"Virtuoso of chamber music playing"
16 February, 11 AM
The Immortal Beloved
Ludwig van Beethoven was a passionate man, and unsurprisingly, his music is full of emotion and fervour too. No work of his exhibits this depth of feeling more than the piano sonata bearing the very moniker Appassionata, one of the grand and virtuosic masterpieces of the genre. Passion is a phenomenon that accompanies the formation of human relationships. For Beethoven, the exceptional individual and 'difficult person' whose life was rich in conflicts, relationships - both romantic ones and friendships - were a source of many problems...
29 March, Budapest, 7 PM
Budapest Quartet Weekend, Shostakovich
All Shostakovich string quartets on one weekend. More info is coming soon.
14 April, 7 PM
Budapest Spring Festival
At the Budapest Spring Festival they celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a classical programme, though it must be noted that the two quartets to be performed were once considered pieces that pushed the envelope of the genre. Still equally challenging for performers and audiences alike, these compositions require a truly inventive performance for their non-conventional quality and immutably avant-garde character to shine.
was formed in 2001, by four students of the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest. Since then they won several national and international prizes — such as the 1st prize of the Brahms Competition or the Junior Prima Prize — and become one of the most determinative musical groups in Hungary. From 2012 the members of the Accord Quartet started to teach officially in university and hold masterclasses in Hungary, Japan and USA.
The list of the location of their past concerts in Hungary include the Main Hall and the Chamber Hall of the Music Academy, the Old Academy, the Bartók House, the French Institute, the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio, the Budapest Autumn Festival (2004, 2005 and 2006), as well as in provincial towns and cities, namely Debrecen, Győr, Eger, Dunaújváros, and they have broadcasts in the Hungarian Radio too. They also gave concerts in almost all countries and great concert halls of Europe, such as in Museum of Fine Arts of Bruxelles (BOZAR), Museum of Fine Arts of Madrid, in the Ermitage of St Petersburg. In April, 2008, they were giving concert to the Royal Family of Belgium and the President of Hungary.
From 2014 they have been started international exchange programs for solo and chamber music in the USA. They held masterclass, coaching at the Rutgers University (New Jersey) and the Youngstown State University (Ohio).
They were awarded three high-class instruments from the Republic of Hungary, a French and an Italian master violin and an Italian master cello from June 2005. In February of 2008 a replica of a Gasparo da Saló viola was made to the Quartet by Tamás Guminár.
Junior Prima Prize 2010
Brahms Competition 2009, Pörtschach: 1st Prize
Leó Weiner Competition 2003, Hungary: 1st Prize
Vienna-Budapest-Prague International Summer Academy:
Thomastik-Infeld Prize 2003
Kodály Prize 2004
Bartók Prize 2005
Artisjus Prize 2008, Hungary (prize for contemporary music premiers and performance)