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Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2

Zoltán Fejérvári, Kirill Troussov, Máté Szűcs & István Várdai

Release Date: 11th August


Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87, B. 162

I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Lento
III. Allegro moderato, grazioso – Un pochettino più mosso
IV. Finale. Allegro ma non troppo

Four world class musicians come together for a live performance of Dvorak’s Piano Quartet no.2, recorded at the Kaposvar Festival, Hungary.

Zoltán Fejérvári

Zoltán Fejérvári has emerged as one of the most intriguing pianists among the newest generation of Hungarian musicians. Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal and recipient of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2016, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout the Americas and Europe, at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Canada’s Place des Arts, Gasteig in Munich, Lingotto in Turin, Palau de Música in Valencia, Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires, and Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungarian National Orchestra, Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and Concerto Budapest, and collaborated with such conductors as Iván Fischer, Gábor Tákács-Nagy, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and Zoltán Kocsis. Fejérvári’s solo recording debut, Janáček, released in January 2019, earned rave reviews as “the most sensitive and deeply probative recording” of that composer’s work (Gramophone). His latest recording, Schumann, was released for the Atma Classique label in May 2020 and was again praised by Gramophone: “Fejérvári is a deeply communicative artist who combines an imperturbable yet magisterial command of his instrument with impeccable musicality. Those who have yet to hear him are in for a rare treat.”

Highlights of the 2022-2023 season include a U.S. tour with Concerto Budapest, as well as performances at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Impromptu Classical Concerts (Key West, FL), Capitol Region Classical (Schenectady, NY), Music for Galway in Ireland, Wigmore Hall and the Nicholas Yonge Society in the UK. He performs with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz.

Fejérvári currently holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik FHNW, Musik Akademie Basel in Basel, Switzerland, where he teaches piano and chamber music classes.

Kirill Troussov

Supported and guided by Sir Yehudi Menuhin at a young age, Kirill Troussov is widely recognised as one of the leading violinists of his generation. He works with renowned orchestras and is a regular guest at prestigious festivals and in famous concert halls all over the world.
His celebrated performances have brought him among others to Tonhalle Zürich, Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux Arts Brüssel, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, De Doelen, NCPA in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival and Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
His passion for chamber music and friendship connect him to artists like Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Julian Rachlin, Daniel Hope, Joshua Bell, Gautier und Renaud Capucon, Natalia Gutman, Christian Zacharias, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky and Julia Fischer.
Kirill Troussov regularly gives master classes at the Mozarteum Salzburg, European Music Intstitute Vienna, in Cremona, Milan, Madrid, Dublin, Berlin, Munich, Oslo, Budapest, USA and Hong Kong.
He is frequently invited as a jury member to international violin competitions, among them the “Schoenfeld International String Competition” and “Ysaÿe International Music Competition”.
Since 2021 Kirill Troussov has been Chairman and Artistic Director of the “Hong Kong International Young Musicians Competition”.
Kirill Troussov plays the Antonio Stradivari violin “Brodsky” of 1702, which was played by the violinist Adolph Brodsky to perform the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto on December 4th 1881.
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Máté Szücs

Máté Szücs was a first prize winner on viola at the International Violin and Viola Competition in Liège, Belgium. He was also a finalist at the International Viola Competition ‘Jean Françaix’ in Paris and laureate of the International Music Competition ‘Tenuto’ in Brussels.

Szücs was just eleven when he won the special prize at the Hungarian Violin Competition for Young Artists. He went on to win first prize at the Violin Competition of Szeged and first prize for ‘Best Sonata Duo’ at the Hungarian Chamber Music Competition. At the age of seventeen, he changed from the violin to the viola and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Royal Conservatory of Flanders with the highest distinction. He continued his studies at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth where he obtained his diploma, again, with the highest distinction.

Szücs is a member of various chamber ensembles such as the Mendelssohn Ensemble, Trio Dor, Enigma Ensemble and Fragments Ensemble. He has been a solo viola player with various prestigious orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders, the Bamberger Symphoniker, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Szücs is a very enthusiastic teacher and has previously held a teaching position at the University of Music in Saarbrücken, the Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark and is also viola tutor at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, UK. Szücs is regularly invited as a soloist in Europe and plays chamber music together with musicians such as Janine Jansen, Vadim Repin, Ilja Gringolts and Vladimir Mendelssohn. Since September 2011 he has been the principal solo viola player at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where he teaches viola at the orchestra academy.

István Várdai

István Várdai is highly regarded for his joyous energy, rhythmic vigour and elegant grace in his soulful renditions of solo, chamber music and orchestral repertoire for cello. In his third season as Artistic Director of Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, he continues to present inspiring and creative programmes. Alongside this, István welcomes world-renowned musicians at the Kapostfest Chamber Music Festival in Hungary, which he co-curates with violinist Kristóf Baráti, and continues his soloist career with leading orchestras performing repertoire from Bach to Péter Eötvös.

In 2022/23 István Várdai plays with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra under Modestas Pitrėnas, Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse under Domingo Hindoyan, Hungarian National Philharmonic and Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava under Lawrence Foster, as well as Liechstenstein and Bournemouth symphony orchestras. Past seasons’ highlights include engagements with Orchestre national d’Île-de-France with Case Scaglione, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Mark Wigglesworth, the Hallé with Jamie Phillipsand Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra with Susanna Mälkki.

István Várdai and Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra welcome violonists Akiko Suwanai, Liza Ferschtman, Luosha Fang, Júlia Pusker, pianists Gábor Farkas, Benjamin Grosvenor and the flautist Emmanuel Pahud in Budapest for FLCO’s series at the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy.

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