I’m thrilled to receive the award for the best interpretation of the compulsory modern piece of Christian Jost, called “lautlos II” at the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin. It was great to be able to work on the piece with the composer himself, and give the official premiere at Konzerthaus Berlin.
The concert was recorded, you can listen here.
After 7 years it is time to finish my studies at UdK Berlin! It has been quite a journey, and I feel very emotional about this recital, which supposed to be just an exam as many other ones... But it is impossible for me to look at it that way! I would love to see some friends in the audience and make this evening special. Here is the program:
Péter Eötvös: Two poems to Polly for a speaking cellist
Franz Schubert: "Arpeggione Sonata"
- intermission -
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C-major Op. 102/1
Benjamin Britten: Sonata in C Op. 65
At the piano the heroine of our class, Naoko Sonoda.
I'm immensely grateful for my teacher, Jens Peter Maintz, for the past 14 semesters - he has been a constant source of motivation, inspiration, knowledge, humour, and most importantly he helped me through this complicated phase of becoming a young adult.
Last but not least I'm thankful for the coachings of Alfred Brendel, Péter Eötvös, and Rita Wagner - they had a huge influence on me generally, but also particularly on this program.
Proudly taking part at "The Day of Listening" - a one-day-festival for contemporary music in the Budapest Music Center!
Playing my grandfather's Sonatina "Looking back", and a piece by Péter Eötvös.
Csaba Szabó: Sonatina "Looking back" in C
Emese Mali - piano
Péter Eötvös: Two poems to Polly for a speaking cellist.
At the invitation of Alfred Brendel it is our pleasure to open the festival in Konzerthaus Berlin which is dedicated to him!
Beethoven: Sonata in C-major Op. 102/1
Britten: Sonata in C Op. 65
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso