Gratis TOKAJ wine tasting before the concert!
György Lakatos, violinist - main performer of our concert
The artist has been fiddling since he was 8 years old only. Even though being born to a many-generations family of musicians (his father has been one of the most regarded violin player in Hungary, his mother a pianist) the parents have not oriented him to follow the tradition. Learning this, it was not natural when – being only 12 years old – he was invited to a Junior School for Talents at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, thanks to his sustained work and salient artistic qualities. His tutors were András Kiss and Miklós Szenthelyi when he was awarded the First Prize and the Best Performer trophy (between adults!) in 2013, at the American Protégé International Competition in New York. Following this event he held a full-house concert at Carnegie Hall (27th May, 2013) as a foremost invited artist, playing a Paganini-capriccio. Today he works as a master teacher of Chamber Music and Violin at the Béla Bartók Secondary School for Music and also has been tutoring young artists at the Snétberger Center of Music Talents for years. Moreover, he regularly responds to many invitations coming from home and abroad.
Rudolf Czene, pianist
Young talented pianist Rudolf Czene graduated in 2013 at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest, founded in 1875), after having finished courses tutored by famous artists Zoltán Kocsis (Budapest) and Livia Rév (Paris), among others. He has performed many concerts even during his studies like a solo concert at the Academy of Music (Budapest, 2009), the Opening Concert of the Year of Franz Liszt (Paris, 2011), another event at the Progetto Argerich Festival (Lugano, Switzerland, in 2011), or at the Ravello Festival (Italy, 2012) and had a succesful tour in Japan in 2012 (Tokio, Kagoshima). As a promising young piano player he won a Special Award at the National Piano Competition in 2005 and a Most Virtuoso Player Award in 2006, at Zagreb International Piano Competition. Also received a Special Award at Nagoya, (Japan) International Competition in 2008.