János Balázs, piano

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János Balázs is one of the most successful and recognised pianists on the Hungarian classical music scene.

Event is part of the festival Winter Ljubljana Festival

Balázs’ passion for the piano, his efforts to reach beyond the limits of musical genres, and his gift for improvisation have brought him a brilliant reputation; this pervades his concerts, which inspire critics and audiences alike. He draws his inspiration from two legendary musicians: Franz Liszt and Georges Cziffra, famous pianists who also helped him in his career as a pianist.

Programme:

  • F. Liszt: Fountains of the Villa d’Este
  • R. Wagner – F. Liszt: Isolda´s Love-Death
  • R. Schumann – F. Liszt: Widmung
  • C. Saint-Saëns – J. Balázs: The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
  • F. Liszt – J. Balázs: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
  • S. Rahmaninov – J. Balázs: Vocalise
  • G. Puccini – J. Balázs: Lauretta’s aria from Gianni Schicchi
  • J. Brahms – G. Cziffra – J. Balázs: Hungarian dance No. 5 in F sharp minor
  • J. Brahms – G. Cziffra – J. Balázs: Hungarian dance No. 6 in D flat major
  • M. M. Ponce – J. Balázs: Estrellita
  • J. Strauss – J. Balázs: Reminiscences

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