Throughout the past twenty-five years, the Memorial House has become the worthy home of Bartok's art: his works for piano, chamber music pieces and classic compositions, that may once have been played between these walls during his life, are now regularly interpreted by the most prominent Hungarian artists in the concert hall. Moreover, his spirit is worthily represented by the music events presenting the latest contemporary compositions and the introduction of the most eminent young musical entrants.

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Istvan Vidovics

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The 120-seat event room on the second floor regularly houses concerts, master classes, lectures, film presentations, talks on music and other events. The room is equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia devices, and also houses a concert grand piano for solo and chamber music performances. The round "theatron" in the garden is a venue for open-air concerts.


EVENTS - ARCHIVE

2016

Event information last updated: 19 January 2017
Tickets available at the venue of the concert,
as well as in the known ticket offices and through www.jegy.hu
Events are listed also on the Facebook.


CONCERT SERIES BY JUNIOR PRIMA PRIZE WINNERS 4/1

6 pm Tuesday, 12 January

Violin recital by Júlia Pusker

Partner: Renáta Konyicska (piano)

J. S. Bach: Sonata G major, BWV 1021
Bartók: Solo Sonata, Sz. 117, BB 124
Kodály: Adagio for Violin and Piano
Beethoven: Sonata A major, op. 47 (Kreutzer)

- Joint concert with the Jakobi Koncert Kft -
Tickets: Jakobi Koncert


"CLOSE TO THE PIANO" /3

6 pm Tuesday, 9 February

Recial Series by Balázs Fülei

"Thus or So - Who and Where?"

- Joint concert with the Jakobi Koncert Kft -
Tickets: Jakobi Koncert


GUEST ARTISTS /1

11 am Saturday, 13 February

Piano matinee concert by Marco Bianchi

Chopin:
- Nocturne C minor
- Preludes Op. 28
Liszt: Vallee d’ Obermann

Entry: HUF 1500


GUEST ARTISTS /2

11 am Saturday, 27 February

Concert by the Eris String Quartet

Alice Ivy-Pemberton (violin)
Králik Abigél (violin)
Jasper Snow (viola)
Daniel Hass (violoncello)

Bartók: 44 Duets – extracts
- 32 (Máramarosi tánc)
- 28 (Bánkódás)
- 35 (Rutén Kolomejka)
- 1 (Párosító)
- 36 (Szól a Duda)
Beethoven: String Quartet A minor op. 132
Haydn: String Quartet C major Hob.III:32, op. 20, No. 2

Emcee: Gábor Eckhardt

The Eris String Quartet was founded on the Summer String Academy held by Itzhak Perlman in 2014. They played on the master class by the General Director of the San Francisco Symphony, under direction of the violoncellist of the famous Cavani String Quartet, Merry Peckham. Last year the Eris Quartet gave more concerts in New York and in February 2015 they played on the „From the Top” program of the NPR (American Pulbic Service Radio), where they have been asked for world premier of a piece by the flim director Danny Elfman. The members of the Quartet played together as well as separately on well-known stages throughout USA. All the four are holders of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship scolarship, students of the Juilliard School in New York..

Entry: HUF 1500


CONCERT SERIES BY JUNIOR PRIMA PRIZE WINNERS 4/2

6 pm Tuesday, 8 March

Chamber Concert by
Szilvia Vörös (voice) and László Váradi (piano)

Liszt: 3 Songs
- Im Rhein, im schönen Strome
- Es muß ein Wunderbares sein
- Ihr Glocken von Marling
Liszt–Schubert: Song transcriptions
- Erlkönig
- Gretchen am Spinnrade
- Der Müller und der Bach
Liszt: 3 Songs
- Freudvoll und leidvoll
- Es war ein König in Thule
- Die drei Zigeuner
Liszt–Bellini: Reminiscence de Norma
Schumann: Woman's Love and Life (Frauenliebe und Leben) -
- Song-cycle

- Joint concert with the Jakobi Koncert Kft -
Tickets: Jakobi Koncert


'THREAD-CONCERTS' 4/1

for kindergarteners and for juniors

11 am Saturday, 19 March

"Music in the Nature"

Creative music matinee with the music teacher Béla Ferge

Organizer and hostess of the concerts: Dóra Szalóczy music teacher

Entry: HUF 1500


ON THE BIRTHDAY OF BARTÓK

6 pm Friday, 25 March

Piano Recital by Gábor Csalog
on the 135th birthday of Béla Bartók

Bartók:
- 14 Bagatelles op. 6.
- For Children - Volume I
Liszt: Via Crucis

This event will be life bradcasted through Bartók Radio Station.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Human Capacities

Entry: HUF 2000


"GLOBETROTTER ARTISTS"

6 pm Friday, 1 April

Piano Recital by Dénes Várjon

Beethoven: Bagatelles op.126
Bartók: For Children - selection
Bartók: Outdoors
Bartók: Rumanian Christmas Carols (Colinde)
Bartók: Mikrokosmos - selection
Beethoven: Sonata A flat major, op.110

- Joint concert with the Klasszikus Koncert Kft.
Entry: HUF 2500


'THREAD-CONCERTS' 4/2

11 am Saturday, 9 April

Instrument presentation by the prof. Gábor Kovács

for kindergarteners and for juniors

"Music in Houshold"

Organizer and hostess of the concerts: Dóra Szalóczy music teacher

Entry with Museum ticket


BARTÓK AND THE PHONOGRAPH CYLINDER
- Scripts and Collections

6 pm Thursday, 14 April

Presentation fo the Online Catalogue and Folk Music Concert by the solo instrument player and singer students of the Folk Music Department, Franz Liszt Music Academy

Program has been realized as a result of the the Museum of the Ethnography,
this event is sponsored by

the Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; the Hungarian Haritage House and the Bartók-successor Gábor Vásárhelyi.

Entry: HUF 1500, free for Students


"SPRING SONG"

6 pm Friday, 15 April

Concert by the Egri & Pertis Piano Duet

Schubert: Marche caracteristique C major D 968 B No. 2
Mendelssohn:
- Spring Song
- Song for the Venetian Gondola
- Allegro, B flat major
Saint-Saens: Duettino op. 11
Kreisler-Rachmanyinov: Liebesfreud
Brahms: Waltzes, op. 39 - selection
Fauré: Dolly-szvit op. 56
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46 - selection

- Sponsored by the Budapest Spring Festival

Entry: HUF 2000


CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

6 pm Friday, 22 April

Chamber Concert
by P
éter Somogyi (violin), László Pólus (violoncello)
and
Anna Lugosi (piano)

Brahms: Trio E major op. 40 No. 2
Dvorak: „Dumky” Trio op. 90

- Sponsored by the Budapest Spring Festival

Entry: HUF 2000


PARTICULAR INSTRUMENTS

11 am Saturday, 14 May

"Wagner and Ritter"- Ritter Viola

Lecture by Dr. György Győriványi Ráth

Performers:
Carl Smith
and Orsolya Zrínyi (Ritter viola)
Zoltán Füzesséry and Nóra Gábor Nagy (piano)

Stradella-Ritter: Arie di chiesa
Biber-Zrínyi:Passacaglia in g-moll
Wagner-Ritter: Lied aus der Oper Tannhauser
Joachim: Romanze op. 2 No. 1
Auer-Smith: Deuxieme Reverie
Hubay: „Maggiolata – Chant de Mai” op. 15/2
Glinka: Nocturne, „La Séparation”
Dohnányi: Intermezzo from the Symphony No.1
Hubay: Intermezzo from the Violin Maker of Cremona op. 40
Bartók:
- Rhapsody No. 1
- An Evening at the Village
Ysaye-Zrínyi: Obsession
Chaplin-Smith: Zigeuner Duett

Hermann Ritter (1849-1926) played for Wagner in 1876 in Bayreuth on a self-developed viola. "I am sorry for not having known about this instrument before, what coul I have composed for it in the orchestra?" It had an effect on Wagner so much, that he immediately ordered 6 pieces of it for the Festspiel, and he invited Ritter to lead the viola part of the Orchestra of Festpiel. He directly indicated the name of the new instrument in the full score of Parsifal. The gigantic-sized instruments were made by Karl Adam Hörlein in his Workshop in Würzburg. We are welcome to become acquianted with the spirit-warming sound, "solistic power" of Ritter Viola.

Entry: HUF 1500


PERTIS KALEIDOSCOPE

6 pm Thursday, 19 May

Barnabás Kelemen (violin)
Katalin Kokas (violin, viola)
Dóra Kokas (violoncello)
Eszter Illés (flute)
Pertis Szabolcs (folk recorder)
Mónika Egri, Attila Pertis and István Lajkó (piano)

Introduction – Szabolcs Pertis

Family music Nr. 5, Sonata for Violin and Violoncello
6 Aphorisms (solo version)
2 Rhapsodies (recorder-viola)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1
Capriccio (piano-flute-violoncello)
Family music Nr. 4, Three Mystic Etudes
Serenade (violin-viola-violoncello)

- Sponsored by the OTP Bank

Entry: HUF 2000


„BE THE JOY OF PIANO PLAYING FOR EVERYONE"

11 am Saturday, 21 May

Michel Sogny's Teaching Method
Presentation and Concert

Leader teacher: Gabriella Szentpéteri

Entry: HUF 1500


PODIUM OF YOUNG ARTISTS

6 pm Friday, 27 May

Piano Recital by Zsolt Szokolay Ádám

Liszt: Aprés une Lecture du Dante
Takács Jenő: In Memory of Béla Bartók
- Eckloge
- Harlequin
Ferenc Farkas: Three burlesques for Piano
Sándor Szokolay:
- Two Sonatinas, op. 9 / 1, 2
- Suite from the "Vérnász"
Máté Hollós:
- Latmotives
- Hungarian Motives
Erzsébet Szõnyi: Toccatina
Bartók:
- Romanian Folk Dances
- Allegro barbaro
- Sonatina
- Rhapsody from "For Children"
- Suite op. 14
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6

- Sponsored by the Municipality of Budapest -

Entry: HUF 1500


COMPETITION WINNERS

11 am Saturday, 28 May

Concert by the Awarded Pianists of the Budapest Musikpreis

F. Poulenc: Toccata
W. A. Mozart: Sonata C major -KV 330
F. Chopin: Fantaisie-impromptu
- Máté Dömötör

W.A. Mozart: Sonata D major - KV 576
R. Schumann: Abegg Variations Op. 1
- Anna Karácsonyi

R. Schumann: Intermezzi Op. 4 No. 2, No. 5, No. 6
F. Chopin: Don Juan variations Op. 2
- Éva Szalai

Liszt: Il penseroso
Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann
- Róza Radnóti

 

Entry free


"SOUND-ROSE"

11 am Saturday, 4 June

Presentation concert by the "Sound-Rose" Piano School

Guest artist: János Balázs (piano)

Emcee: Balázs Juhász, piano teacher

Tickets


CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

6 pm Wednesday, 22 June

Chamber Concert by

Miranda Liu, Haruka Nagao (violin),
Alexandra Enikő Kiss (viola), Leah Plave (violoncello)
and
Barnabás Lenner (clarinet)

Dohnányi: Serenade op. 10
Bartók: String quartet No. 1, A minor
Brahms: Clarinet quintet B minor, op. 115

Entry: HUF 1500


MEMORIAL CONCERT

6 pm Wednesday, 29 June

Concert from the chamber music of Pál Járdányi and in memory of the 50th anniversary of the composer's death.

Judit Németh (mezzosoprano),
Vilmos Szabadi (violin),
Brigitta Tarasszova (piano)

Entry: HUF 2000


 

BARTÓK AND THE WOODEN PRINCE

6 pm Tuesday, 6 September

Interactive musical performance for children (from age 5) by
Margit Garajszki and Julia Urdová /Slovakia/

Entry free


INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER CLASS BY ZOLTÁN KOCSIS

10 am Thursday-Friday, 15-16 September, 2016

Repertoire:

Piano works by Béla Bartók (one or more works)

Application deadline: 5 September, 2016

More information


GALA CONCERT

6 pm Friday,16 September

Performers: Zoltan Kocsis and participants of the master class.

Admission:

- 1-Day Ticket: HUF 2.500
- Discounted 2-Day Ticket: HUF 4.000
- Special ticket for music teachers: HUF 500,
- Entry is free for students and coach teachers.
- Gala Concert: HUF 2.500 (or with Day Ticket)

Tickets are available at the venue.

Special tickets are valid for one day. Holders of day-ticket and special ticket are also entitled to entry to the Gala Concert. Written pre-registration required for the participation (email to the address of the Memorial House). Due to the capacity of the venue, number of seats are subject to limit by the Memorial House.


LET'S BECOME ACQUAINTED
WITH THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF BARTÓK 4/1

- Series of lectures for students

6 pm Wednesday, 21 September

Lecture by Mária Apagyi
and Improvisation Concert by
János Pálúr

"Improvisations based on different musical elements" - creative musical performances

Entry free


CONCERT ON THE 71st ANNIVERSARY OF BARTÓK'S DEATH

6 pm Saturday, 26 September

Piano Recital by Jenő Jandó

Béla Bartók:
- For Children - Book 3 and 4

Ferenc Liszt:
- Nuages Gris
- Csardas macabre
- Csardas obstinée
- Im Traum
- Two Legendes
1. St. François d'Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux
2. St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots

Entry: HUF 2500


BARTÓK IN THE HUNGARIAN POETRY 4/1

6 pm Tuesday, 27 September

Literary Evening

Performers:
László
Szacsvay - Actor of the Nation
András Szabó performing artist
János
Reisinger literary historian, MTA candidate
Csaba
Király (piano)

Our poets – about our composers:

Vörösmarty: To Ferenc Liszt
Petőfi: In Memoriam Rózsavölgyi

Selected piano works by F. Liszt

Entry: HUF 2000


MALE CHOIRS AND FOLK MUSIC

- Series of lectures for students 3/1

6 pm Thuersday, 29 September

„I am going to Pest to get a pipe”

Performers: Dongó Balázs Szokolay, Saint Ephraim Male Choir
Artistic leader: Tamás Bubnó

Entry free


ON THE WORLD MUSIC DAY

6 pm Saturday, 1 October

Piano Recital by Krisztián Kocsis

Bartók:
- Four Piano Pieces (1903)
- Funeral March from the Kossuth Symphony (1903)
Liszt:
- Aux cypres de la Villa d'Este - Threnody 1
- Sonata B minor

Entry: HUF 2000

ATTENTION!
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS.
EVENT WILL BE HELD LATER.


"JUNIOR PRIMA" PRIZE WINNERS 4/3

6 pm Tuesday, 11 October

Piano Recital by Zoltán Fejérvári

Janacek: In the Fog
Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, op. 133
Bartók: 3 Burlesques, Sz. 47 BB 55
Schumann: Humoresque, op. 20

- Joint concert with the Jakobi Koncert Kft -

Tickets: www.jakobikoncert.hu


LET'S BECOME ACQUAINTED
WITH THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF BARTÓK 4/2

- Series of lectures for students

6 pm Wednesday, 12 October

Lecture by Mária Apagyi
and Jazz Improvisation Concert by
Károly Binder

"Improvisations based on principal structures" - creative musical performances

Entry free


IM MEMORIAM BARTÓK

6 pm Friday, 14 October

Presentation Concert by the Female Choir of the Faculty of Music and Visual Art, University of Pécs

Conducted by Attila Kertész
Performers:
Júlia Balázs, Diána Kiss (voice),
András Körtesi, Csaba Király (piano)

Béla Bartók:
Hungarian Folksongs for Voice and Piano
(collected and arranged by Bartók)

- Huszárnóta
- Ne menj el!
- Resteknek nótája
- Bolyongás
- Cipósütés

Lajos Bárdos:
In Memory of Bartók (on the poem of László Bóka)

Béla Bartók:
- Ne hagyj itt!
- Madárdal
- Elment a madárka
- Bölcsődal (Falun)

- Rumanian Folk Dances (piano)

- Nyár (Gombossy Klára verse) /Öt dal, Op.15/
- Itt lent a völgyben (Gombossy Klára verse) /Öt dal, Op.15/

- 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs (piano)

- Három őszi könnycsepp (Ady Endre verse) /Öt dal, Op.16/
- Nem mehetek hozzád (Ady Endre verse) /Öt dal, Op.16/

- Párnás táncdal
- Kánon
- Isten veled!

Entry free


'THREAD-CONCERTS' 4/3
for kindergarteners and for juniors

11 am Sunday, 16 October

„Brass players"

Presented by Jenõ Szirmai trumpetist

Organizer and hostess of the concerts: Dóra Szalóczy music teacher

Entry: HUF 1500


MIXED CHOIRS AND FOLK MUSIC

- Series of lectures for students 3/2

6 pm Thuersday, 20 October

„Let's hear the bagpipe !”

Performers: Dongó Balázs Szokolay, Saint Ephraim Choir
Artistic leader: Tamás Bubnó

Entry free


BARTÓK IN THE HUNGARIAN POETRY 4/2

6 pm Tuesday, 25 October

Literary Evening

Performers:
András Szabó performing artist
János
Reisinger literary historian, MTA candidate
Csaba
Király (piano)

The most famous poem: Gyula Illyés: Bartók (1955)

Selected piano works by Bartók

Entry: HUF 2000


HUNGARIAN PIANO TRIO

11 am Saturday, 5 November

Ferenc Szecsődi (violin),
Ildikó Rádi (cello),
Gabriella Szentpéteri (piano)

Beethoven: Trio in E flat major - Op. 1. no. 1
Péter Tóth: Sentimental Waltz - world premiere
Beethoven: Trio in G major - Op. 1. no. 2

Entry: HUF 2000


STAGE OF YOUNG ARTISTS

11 am Sunday, 6 November

Matinee Piano Recital by Katalin Gonda

Liszt: Étude d'exécution transcendante - F minor, No. 10
Liszt: Waldesrauschen
Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Bartók: Two Romanian Dances (Op. 8a)
Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole

Entry free


'THREAD-CONCERTS' 4/4
for kindergarteners and for juniors

11 am Saturday, 12 November

Organizer and hostess of the concerts: Dóra Szalóczy music teacher

Entry: HUF 1500


GITAR GALA CONCERT

11 am Sunday, 13 November

Concert of the NobilArt Art Association

Entry free


"JUNIOR PRIMA" PRIZE WINNERS 4/4

6 pm Tuesday, 15 November

Chamber Music Concert by
Tamás
Pálfalvi (trumpet) and Marcell Szabó (piano)

- Joint concert with the Jakobi Koncert Kft -

Tickets: www.jakobikoncert.hu


LET'S BECOME ACQUAINTED
WITH THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF BARTÓK 4/3

- Series of lectures for students

6 pm Wednesday, 16 November

Lecture by Mária Apagyi
and Improvisation Concert by
László Fassang

"Improvisations based on various set of notes, soundings, scales - creative musical performances"

Entry free


YOUNG PIANO ARTISTS ON THE STAGE

6 pm Friday, 18 November

Chamber Music Concert by
Ernő
Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano)

Bartók:
- For Children (selection)
- An Evening at the Village
- Out of Doors (The Night's Music, The Chase)
Liszt:
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10
Bartók:
- Rhapsody No. 1
- Rhapsody No. 2

Entry: HUF 2000


BARTÓK AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

11 am Saturday, 19 November

Piano Recital by Klára Körmendi

Bartók: 14 Bagatelles op. 6.
Ligeti: In memoriam Béla Bartók (Musica ricercata IX.)
Durkó: Bartók-like melody (The story of the ball)
Bartók: 4 Dirges op. 9/a
Takács: Dialogue with Bartók (4 epitaphes)
Bartók: Etude op. 18. No. 1.

Entry: HUF 2000


BARTÓK IN THE HUNGARIAN POETRY 4/3

6 pm Tuesday, 22 November

Literary Evening

Performers:
László
Szacsvay - Actor of the Nation
András Szabó performing artist
János
Reisinger literary historian, MTA candidate
Csaba
Király (piano)

Contemporaries about Bartók: Béla Balázs, Lajos Kassák, Attila József

Selected piano works by Bartók

Entry: HUF 2000


CHILDREN CHOIRS AND FOLK MUSIC

- Series of lectures for students 3/3

6 pm Thuersday, 24 November

„Csujogató”

Performers: Dongó Balázs Szokolay,
teachers and pupils of
Budapest Singing School
Artistic leader: Tamás Bubnó

Entry free


LET'S BECOME ACQUAINTED
WITH THE MUSICAL LANGUAGE OF BARTÓK 4/4

- Series of lectures for students

6 pm Thuersday, 1 December

Lecture by Mária Apagyi
and Improvisation Concert by
László Holics

"Improvisations related to the axis system of Bartók" - creative musical performances

Entry free


"SOUND-ROSE"

11 am Saturday, 3 December

Presentation concert
by the "Sound-Rose" Piano School

Emcee: Balázs Juhász (piano teacher)

Tickets


„ON THE WAY FROM LISZT TO BARTÓK WITH THE VERBUNK MUSIC” 2/1

6 pm Wednesday, 7 December

Music history lecture with music and screening by Götz Nándor

Performers:
Nándor Götz (clarinet, folk instruments, moderation)
Jenna Sherry /USA/ (violin)
Dániel Lőwenberg (piano, moderation)

Entry free


„BE THE JOY OF PIANO PLAYING FOR EVERYONE"

11 am Saturday, 10 December

Michel Sogny's Teaching Method
Presentation and Concert

Leader teacher: Gabriella Szentpéteri

Entry: HUF 1500


BARTÓK IN THE HUNGARIAN POETRY 4/4

6 pm Tuesday, 13December

Literary Evening

Performers:
László
Szacsvay - Actor of the Nation
András Szabó performing artist
János
Reisinger literary historian, MTA candidate
Csaba
Király (piano)

Contemporaries and pupils:Sándor Weöres, György Rónay,
Ferenc Juhász, András Fodor

Selected piano works by Bartók

Entry: HUF 2000


„ON THE WAY FROM LISZT TO BARTÓK WITH THE VERBUNK MUSIC” 2/2

6 pm Wednesday, 14 December

Music history lecture with music and screening by Götz Nándor

Performers:
Nándor Götz (clarinet, folk instruments, moderation)
Jenna Sherry /USA/ (violin)
Dániel Lőwenberg (piano, moderation)

Entry free


INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN MASTER CLASS BY ESZTER PERÉNYI

10 am Thursday-Friday, 15-16 December

Repertoire:

Violin works by Béla Bartók and his Hungarian contemporaries

Application deadline: 5 December, 2016

(More information soon)


GALA CONCERT

6 pm Friday,16 December

Performers: Eszter Perényi and participants of the master class.

Admission:

- 1-Day Ticket: HUF 2.500
- Discounted 2-Day Ticket: HUF 4.000
- Special ticket for music teachers: HUF 500,
- Entry is free for students and coach teachers.
- Gala Concert: HUF 2.500 (or with Day Ticket)

Tickets are available at the venue.

Special tickets are valid for one day. Holders of day-ticket and special ticket are also entitled to entry to the Gala Concert. Written pre-registration required for the participation (email to the address of the Memorial House). Due to the capacity of the venue, number of seats are subject to limit by the Memorial House.


Date and program are subject to change.

Sponsors:



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