News
New CD of the Simon-Várjon Piano Duo to be Released Soon
The Hungarian record label, Hungaroton will release on September 23rd the new CD of Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon, entitled "The French Album", featuring works by Fauré, Debussy and Ravel.
Giovanni Guzzo Professor of Violin in Graz
With the academic year 2022/2023 Giovanni Guzzo has been appointed Professor of Violin at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Kunstuniversität) in Graz, Austria.
 
all concerts
04/10/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
String Orchestra of the Franz Liszt Music Academy
Kristóf Baráti (violin and conductor)

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major, K.219
Suk: Serenade
06/10/2022 - Debrecen, Hungary
University of Debrecen, Liszt Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon

Schubert: Two Impromptus from Op.142
Schubert: Three Piano Pieces, D946
Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
08/10/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon

Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
14/10/2022 - Engelberg, Switzerland
Kursaal 8.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon

Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op.66
15/10/2022 - Gödöllő, Hungary
Royal Palace
Kristóf Baráti
with
Gábor Farkas (piano)

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'in lieux cher
Paganini: Cantabile
Ravel: Tzigane
R.Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano
15/10/2022 - Engelberg, Switzerland
Kursaal 11.15 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Izabella Simon (piano)

11.15 a.m.
Kurtág: works for piano four-hands

8.00 p.m.
Schumann: Pictures from the East
15/10/2022 - Engelberg, Switzerland
Kursaal 11.15 a.m. and 8.00 p.m.
Simon-Várjon Piano Duo

11.15 a.m.
Kurtág: works for piano four-hands

8.00 p.m.
Schumann: Pictures from the East
16/10/2022 - Engelberg, Switzerland
Kursaal, 6.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Merel String Quartet

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34
22/10/2022 - Santiago de Chile, Chile
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Sinfónica Nacional de Chile
Rodolfo Saglimbeni (conductor)

programme tba
27/10/2022 - Berlin, Germany
Philharmony Chamber Music Hall, 8.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Veronika Eberle (violin)

Hummel: Concerto for Violin and Piano, Op.17
Mendelssohn: Double Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Piano, MWV O4
28/10/2022 - Eisenstadt, Germany
Esterházy Palace, Haydnsaal 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Veronika Eberle (violin)

Hummel: Concerto for Violin and Piano, Op.17
Janácek: Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Double Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Piano, MWV O4
29/10/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
soloists of Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Mozart: Quintet in E-Flat Major, K.452
Janácek: Concertino
Schubert: Notturno
Dvorák: Piano Quintet, Op.81
30/10/2022 - Gödöllő, Hungary
Royal Palace
Dénes Várjon
with
Izabella Simon (piano)
Liána Várjon (narrator)

Bach-Kurtág: Two Choral Preludes
Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K.381
Mendelssohn: Andante and Allegro brillante
Liszt: Christmas Tree - excerpts
Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye
Debussy: Petite Suite
30/10/2022 - Gödöllő, Hungary
Royal Palace
Simon-Várjon Piano Duo
with
Liána Várjon (narrator)

Bach-Kurtág: Two Choral Preludes
Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K.381
Mendelssohn:Andante and Allegro brillante
Liszt: Christmas Tree - excerpts
Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye
Debussy. Petite Suite
04/11/2022 - Oslo, Norway
Nynorskens Hus, 7.00
Dénes Várjon

Schubert: Impromptu, Op.posth.142. D935, Nos.2 &4
05/11/2022 - Oslo, Norway
Nynorskens Hus, 12.30 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Laura Custodio Sabas (violin)
Izabella Simon (piano)
Arvid Engegård (violin)
Juliet Jopling (viola)
Jan Clemens Carlsen (cello)
Christian Henriksen (double-bass)

at 12.30 a.m.
Schubert: Sonatina in D Major, Op.137
Schubert: Lebensstürme, D 947

at 7.00 p.m.
Schubert: Trout Quintet
05/11/2022 - Oslo, Norway
Nynorskens Hus, 12.30 a.m.
Simon-Várjon Piano Duo

Schubert: Lebensstürme, D 947
06/11/2022 - Oslo, Norway
Nynorskens Hus, 7.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon

Schubert: Three Piano Pieces, D 946
11/11/2022 - Salzburg, Austria
Mozarteum Great Hall, 7.30 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg

programme tba
13/11/2022 - Salzburg, Austria
Mozarteum Great Hall, 11.00 a.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg

programme tba
14/11/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Orchestra of the Franz Liszt Music Academy
Valentin Magyar (piano)

Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6. "Pathétique"
17/11/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, Solti Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Veronika Eberle (violin)
Arvid Engegard (violin)

Dietrich-Brahms-Schumann: FAE Sonata - 3rd and 4th movement
18/11/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, Solti Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Veronika Eberle (violin)

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op.78
19/11/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Veronika Eberle (violin)
Engegard String Quartet

Rebecca Clarke: Midsummer Moon
Elgar: Piano Quintet
20/11/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, Solti Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Barnabás Kelemen (violin)
Katalin Kokas (viola)
Dóra Kokas (cello)
.
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.60
25/11/2022 - Szombathely, Hungary
Kristóf Baráti

between 25-27 November participate as President of the Jury at the János Koncz National Violin Competition
25/11/2022 - Szombathely, Hungary
Bartók Hall
Kristóf Baráti
with
Savaria Symphony Orchestra
NN (conductor)

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
26/11/2022 - London, United Kingdom
Wigmore Hall, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Anthony Marwood (violin)
Susanne Schäffer (violin)
Elvind Ringstad (viola)
Christopher Richter (cello)

Dohnányi: Piano Quintet in C Minor
27/11/2022 - London, United Kingdom
Wigmore Hall, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Matthew Hunt (clarinet)
Alice Neary (cello)

Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114
27/11/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra
Giovanni Guzzo (soloist and conductor)

Haydn: L'isola disabitata overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto in A Major, KV219
Beethoven: Symphony No.4
02/12/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 6.00 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Saint Stephen Philharmonics
Kristóf Baráti (violin and conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Slavonic March, Op.31
Tchaikovsky: Memory of a Dear Place
Ravel: Tzigane
Prokofiev: Romeo and Julietta - suite
03/12/2022 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 3.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Concerto Budapest
Kristóf Baráti (soloist and conductor)

3.00 p.m.
Schubert: Unfinished Symphony
Schubert: Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in A Major

7.30 p.m.
Schubert: Songs (Die Forelle, Gretchen am Spinnrade, An Sylvia, Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, Im Abendrot, Erlkönig)                                  
04/12/2022 - Budapest
Hungaroton studio
Dénes Várjon
with
Izabella Simon (piano)

between 4-6 December recording of Mahler's Symphony No.1. in Bruno Walter's arrangement for piano four hands for the Hungaroton label
04/12/2022 - Budapest
Hungaroton Studio
Simon-Várjon Piano Duo

between 4-6 December recording of Mahler's Symphony No.1. in Bruno Walter's arrangement for piano four hands for the Hungaroton label
10/12/2022 - Budapest
Hungaroton Studio
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Zoltán Fejérvári (piano)

between 10-12 December recording of Brahms's Sonatas or Violin and Piano for the Hungaroton label
12/12/2022 - Cologne, Germany
Dénes Várjon
with
Antje Weithaas (violin)

beetween 12-15 December recording of the integral of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano
31/12/2022 - Salzburg, Austria
Mozarteum, 6.00 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Giovanni Guzzo (violin and leading)

Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne - overture
Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano
Elgar: Chanson de nuit, No.1
Ravel: Tzigane
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri - overture
Lanner: Die Romantiker
Ziehrer: Sternschnuppen
J.Strauss: Aus der Ferne
J.Strauss, son: Spanischer Marsch
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Czibulka: Liebestraum nach dem Balle
Lehár: Gold und Silber Walzer, Op.79
Strauss: Vergnügungszug, Op.228
01/01/2023 - Salzburg, Austria
Mozarteum, 3.30 p.m,.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Giovanni Guzzo (violin and leading)

Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne - overture
Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano
Elgar: Chanson de nuit, No.1
Ravel: Tzigane
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri - overture
Lanner: Die Romantiker
Ziehrer: Sternschnuppen
J.Strauss: Aus der Ferne
J.Strauss, son: Spanischer Marsch
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Czibulka: Liebestraum nach dem Balle
Lehár: Gold und Silber Walzer, Op.79
Strauss: Vergnügungszug, Op.228
08/01/2023 - Elmau, Germany
Schloss Elmau, 5.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
Jean Guihen Queyras (cello)
Noah Bendix-Balgley (violin)

Brahms: Piano Trio in A Minor, Op.114
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A Minor
08/01/2023 - Luzern, Switzerland
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum, 11.00 a.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Giovanni Guzzo (violin and leading)

Mozart: Bastien und Bastienne - overture
Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano
Elgar: Chanson de nuit, No.1
Ravel: Tzigane
Bizet: Jeux d'enfants
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète
Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri - overture
Lanner: Die Romantiker
Ziehrer: Sternschnuppen
J.Strauss: Aus der Ferne
J.Strauss, son: Spanischer Marsch
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
Czibulka: Liebestraum nach dem Balle
Lehár: Gold und Silber Walzer, Op.79
Strauss: Vergnügungszug, Op.228
09/01/2023 - Elmau, Germany
Schloss Elmau, 11.00 a.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
Noah Bendix-Balgley (violin)

Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
22/01/2023 - Bolzano, Italy
Dénes Várjon

Bach: English Suite in A Minor
Schumann: Fantasie in C Major
Mozart: Rondo in D Major
Chopin: Sonata in B Minor
29/01/2023 - Hamburg, Germany
Elbphilharmonie, Great Hall, 11.00 a.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Kent Nagano (conductor)
Veronika Eberle (violin)

Berg: Kammerkonzert
30/01/2023 - Hamburg, Germany
Elbphilharmonie, 8.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Kent Nagano (conductor)
Veronika Eberle (violin)

Berg: Kammerkonzert
03/02/2023 - Tromso, Norway
Dénes Várjon
with
Erika Tóth (violin)
NN (viola)
NN (cello)

Dvorák: Piano Quartet No.2.Op.81
06/02/2023 - Trommen, Denmark
Kulturhus Trommen, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Izabella Simon (piano)

Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K.381
Debussy: Petite Suite
Mahler: Symphony No.1. (arrangement by Bruno Walter for piano four hands)
06/02/2023 - Trommen, Denmark
Kulturhus Trommen, 7.30 p.m.
Simon-Várjon Piano Duo

Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K.381
Debussy: Petite Suite
Mahler: Symphony No.1. (arrangement by Bruno Walter for piano four hands)
18/02/2023 - Bari, Italy
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Helen Grimaud (piano)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor, KV 466
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-Flat Major, KV 543
22/02/2023 - Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF Ferienabendhaus, 8.00 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Helen Grimaud (piano)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor, KV 466
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-Flat Major, KV 543
24/02/2023 - Salzburg, Austria
Mozarteum, 7.30 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Helen Grimaud (piano)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor, KV 466
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-Flat Major, KV 543
26/02/2023 - Salzburg, Austria
Mozarteum, 11.00 a.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Helen Grimaud (piano)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor, KV 466
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E-Flat Major, KV 543
05/03/2023 - Regensburg, Germany
Aurelium Lappersdorf, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Mark Steinberg (violin)

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-Flat Major, KV302
Busoni: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, Op.36
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in in E Minor, KV304
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, KV526
07/03/2023 - Dresden, Germany
Dénes Várjon
with
Mark Steinberg (violin)

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-Flat Major, KV302
Busoni: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Minor, Op.36
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in in E Minor, KV304
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, KV526
17/03/2023 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
De Doelen, 8.15 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Timur Zangiev (conductor)

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major, Op.19
23/03/2023 - Budapest
Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Hungarian National Philharmonic
Lawrence Foster (conductor)
István Várdai (cello)

Miklós Rózsa: Sinfonia Concertante, Op.29
26/03/2023 - Linz, Austria
Brucknerhaus, 11.00 a.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Reinhard Goebel (conductor)
Mirijam Contzen (violin)

Cambini: La Patriote - Sinfonia concertante in D Major for Two Violins and Orchestra
Viotti: Tema e Variazioni for Violin and Orchestra
Wranitzky: Grande sinfonie caractéristique pour la paix avec la République françoise
27/03/2023 - Florence, Italy
Teatro della Pergola, Saloncino, 9.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Lorenza Borrani (violin)
Miquel Ramos Salvadó (clarinet)
Ursina Braun (cello)

Bartók: Contrasts, Sz.111
Messiaen: Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps
01/04/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Concerto Budapest
András Keller (conductor)

Bartók piano concertos
05/04/2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
Konserthuset, 7.00 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Julia Hagen (cello)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D Major
Mozart: Divertimento in D Major
Mozart: Symphony in A Major, KV 201
06/04/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Concerto Budapest
András Keller (conductor)

Bartók piano concertos
12/04/2023 - Prussia Cove, United Kingdom
Dénes Várjon

between 12-23 April attend the International Musicians Seminar
20/04/2023 - Stavanger, Norway
Fartein Valen, Stavanger konserthus, 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Stavanger Symphony Orcherstra
Péter Eötvös (conductor)

Eötvös: Alhambra Violin Concerto
25/04/2023 - Debrecen, Hungary
Kölcsey Center
Dénes Várjon
with
Tabea Zimmermann (alto)
Jörg Widmann (clarinet)

Schumann: Märchenerzählungen
Schumann: Fantasiestücke
Widmann: Es war einmal...
Schumann: Märchenbilder
Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio     
26/04/2023 - Antwerp, Belgium
DeSingel, Blauwe zaal, 8.00 p.m.
Dénes Várjon
with
Tabea Zimmermann (alto)
Jörg Widmann (clarinet)

Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op.132
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Widmann: Es war einmal...
Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op.113
Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio, KV 498                                      
27/04/2023 - Pécs, Hungary
Kodály Center, 7.00 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with 
Pannon Philharmonic
Tibor Bogányi (conductor)

the integral of Bartók's works for violin and orchestra
28/04/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Pannon Philharmonic
Tibor Bogányi (conductor)

the integral of Bartók's works for violin and orchestra
11/05/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op.13
Bartók: Romanian Dance No.1
Bartók: Elegy No.1
Bartók: Ballad (from 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs)
Bartók: Three Burlesques
Mozart: Rondo in D Major, K.485
Chopin Sonata in B Minor, Op.58 
12/05/2023 - Innsbruck, Austria
Congress Center, 8.00 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Alice-Sara Ott (piano)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Silvestrov: The Messenger
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.13 in C Major, KV 415
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.11
14/05/2023 - Munich, Germany
Prinzregententheater, 11.00 a.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Camerata Salzburg
Alice-Sara Ott (piano)
Giovanni Guzzo (leading)

Silvestrov: The Messenger
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.13 in C Major, KV 415
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.11
20/05/2023 -
Dénes Várjon
with
Antje Weithaas (violin)

From May 20th recording of the integral of Beethoven piano-violin sonatas
11/06/2023 - Cleveland, USA
Dénes Várjon

between 11-19 June participate at Chamberfest Cleveland
23/06/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Dénes Várjon

with
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1. in D Minor, Op.15

04/07/2023 - Sandefjord, Norway
Sandefjord Church
Dénes Várjon

between 4-7 July, 2023, attend Fjord Classics Festival
10/07/2023 - Lofoten, Norway
Dénes Várjon

between 10-15 July participate at Lofoten Piano Festival
29/07/2023 - Itzacker, Germany
Dénes Várjon

between 29 July and 6 August participate at Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker
13/08/2023 - Kaposvár, Hungary
Szivárvány Kultúrpalota
Kristóf Baráti

between 13-19 August, 2023, attend Kaposfest Chamber Music Festival as artistic leader
25/08/2023 - Mondsee, Austria
Castle Ballroom
Dénes Várjon

between 25-30 August, 2023, attend Musiktage Mondsee Chamber Music Festival
13/09/2023 - Joinville, Brazil
Dénes Várjon

Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op.13
Bartók: Rumanian Dance No.1
Bartók: Elegy No.1
Bartók: Ballad
Bartók: Three burlesques
Mozart: Rondo in D Major
Chopin: Sonata in B Minor
16/09/2023 - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Dénes Várjon
with
Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra
NN conductor

programme not known yet
30/09/2023 - Budapest
Hungaroton Studio
Dénes Várjon
with
Miklós Perényi (cello)
Máté Szücs (viola)
Giovanni Guzzo (violin)

between 30 September and 9 October recording for the Hungaroton label the integral of Brahms's Piano Quartets
30/09/2023 - Budapest
Hungaroton Studio
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Miklós Perényi (cello)
Máté Szücs (viola)
Dénes Várjon (piano)

between 30 September and 9 October recording for the Hungaroton label the integral of Brahms's Piano Quartets
04/10/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Giovanni Guzzo
with
Orchestra of the Franz Liszt Music Academy
Gábor Takács-Nagy (conductor)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
22/10/2023 - Budapest
Franz Liszt Music Academy, 7.30 p.m.
Kristóf Baráti
with
Student Orchestra of the Franz Liszt Music Academy

programme tba