Zoltán Fejérvári

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 3:00 PM

“Fejérvári’s playing is multi-layered and precise, requiring full concentration on the part of the audience. Every note has its own particular dynamic, character, and expression.”

—Kultur Vollzug (Munich)

 

Photo by Balazs Borocz

Winner of the 2017 Montreal Competition and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári belongs to Hungary’s ever-growing crop of outstanding musicians. Early attention in the U.S. came from his participation in the Marlboro Music Festival from 2014-2016 and the ‘Building Bridges’ series established by András Schiff to highlight young pianists of unusual promise. He has given recitals in leading venues throughout Europe and North America and performed as soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Verbier Festival, and Concerto Budapest Orchestras, among others, and under the batons of Iván Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and Gábor Takács-Nagy. A passionate chamber musician, Zoltán has worked with the Keller and Kodály Quartets and foremost artists, such as Gary Hoffman, Joseph Lin, András Keller, and Steven Isserlis. His recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony was awarded the ‘Grand prix du Disque’ in 2013. A CD of Mozart violin sonatas, with violinist Ernő Kállai, came out on the Hungaroton label in 2014. Slated for release by Piano Classics in June, 2019 is a solo album of Janáček. At home in Budapest, Zoltán teaches in the Chamber Music Department of the Liszt Academy, his alma mater.

“He imbued even the most overt display pieces with subtlety and aristocratic insight.​ … This is a pianist who needs to be heard more frequently in American concert halls.”
—South Florida Classical Review

 

 

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 13 in E-flat, Op. 27, no. 1

JANÁČEK  Piano Sonata 1.X.1905

BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp, Op. 78

Intermission

BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90

HAYDN   Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI/34

BARTÓK  Piano Sonata

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