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16 January

The concert of Voronezh Academic Symphony Orchestra with Hungarian Soloists at the V Platonov Arts Festival

Kristóf Baráti, violin (Hungary).

On 13 June, a concert of Hungarian musicians László Fenyö and Kristóf Baráti with the Voronezh Academic Symphony Orchestra will take place in the Philharmonic Hall within “Academic Music” program. It was reported that the busy schedule of VASO in June prevented the latter from participating in the festival. However, on negotiating the matter, the leaders of the orchestra, the philharmonic society and the arts forum came to an agreement, so the concert preparations are well under way.

The concert program features:

I part: I. Stravinsky - Violin Concerto in D Major in 4 movements;

Ernő Dohnányi – Concert Piece in D Major for Cello and Orchestra.  

II part: Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A minor, Op. 102.  

Kristóf Baráti is one of the highly acclaimed young violinists. When he was still a student of the Budapest Academy of Music, he won the first prize in the international competition “Rodolfo Lipizer Prize”, Italy as well as the second prize in the International M. Long-J. Thibaud Competition, Paris. His career was given a big boost in 1997, when Barati, being the youngest finalist, became the holder of the third prize and the Audience Choice award in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition, Brussels.

In 2010 Kristóf Baráti became a laureate of the International Paganini Violin Competition in Moscow – the award often dubbed “violin Oscar”.

He performs all over the world with master orchestras like Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg and Budapest Orchestras, - under the supervision of such conductors as Kurt Masur, Marek Janowski, Charles Dutoit, Jiri Belohlavek, Yuri Temirkanov, Yoel Levi, Andrew Manze, Yuri Bashmet, Zoltan Kocsis, Gilbert Varga, Ivan Fischer.

László Fenyö, cello (Hungary).
Photo by Marco Borggreve.

László Fenyö is a brilliant cellist from Hungary. In 2004 he won the first prize in the International Pablo Kasals Contest in Kronberg. The jury consisted of such celebrities as Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalia Gutman, Kurt Masur and others. Since then, the musician has belonged to the world elite of cellists and is the most sought after soloist in Hungary. 

In 2005 he received the highly coveted Franz Liszt Prize awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, and in 2008 he became the holder of the Junior Prima Prize, which is awarded on the young Hungarian musicians who have made a great contribution in the dissemination of national art and culture.  

László Fenyö has performed on the most important stages throughout the world including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London or the Gasteig in Munich. He has been the soloist with orchestras such as the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the USA and many others.