Zsolt Hamar Appointed Music Director of Hungarian National Philharmonic OrchestraClassical Concert Agency artist Zsolt Hamar has been appointed music director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Várdai, Várjon and Baráti Among the World\'s Busiest Musicians in 2016Bachtrack, the world's largest London based classical music listings site has released the statistics for the past year. In 2016 Bachtrack listed over 32.000 concerts and performances of classical music across the globe, so their statistics are the truest reflection of the international scene possible.
Violinist Giovanni Guzzo Joins Classical Concert Agency RosterClassical Concert Agency is proud to welcome the signing of violinist Giovanni Guzzo to its roster, as of January 1, 2017.
István Várdai Awarded "Ex du Pré-Harrell Stradivarius"István Várdai has received the extended loan of the famous "Ex du Pré-Harrell Stradivarius".
Two Classical Concert Artists Get 2016 Gramofon PrizeThe Hungarian classical music magazine Gramofon has announced the winners of this year's Gramofon Prizes. In the category "Best Hungarian classical music CD" the first prize (ex eaquo) went to Dénes Várjon and Kristóf Baráti.
Dénes Várjon on Tour with the Budapest Festival OrchestraDénes Várjon was recently soloist of Iván Fischer's brilliant Budapest Festival Orchestra at two major foreign tours. In June they performed Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 in Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia) and Ravenna (Italy), in mid-August Bartók's Piano Concerto No.3 in San Sebastian (Spain).
Kaposfest Again a Huge SuccessThe seventh edition of Kaposfest International Chamber Music Festival was held at Kaposvár, Hungary between 13-19 August. This was the second year under the artistic leadership of István Várdai and Kristóf Baráti.
Dénes Várjon Back from Hugely Successful North-American TourThe great Hungarian pianist was on tour in the US and Canada between February 7th and 18th, with concerts and master-classes in St.Paul (The Frederic Chopin Society), Vancouver (Vancouver Chopin Society), Philadelphia (Philadelphia Chamber Music Society), Strathmore (Music in the Mansion), Washington D.C. (Phillips Collection), New York (Carnegie Hall) and New Haven (Horowitz Piano Series at Yale School of Music).
Hungaroton releases new CDs with Várjon, Baráti and VárdaiThe Hungarian label Hungaroton has just released three new CDs: the much-awaited recording of all five Beethoven piano concertos with Dénes Várjon, a selection of famous violin encores with Kristóf Baráti and a CD entitled "Singing Cello" with István Várdai.
Marlboro, Oxford, Krzyżowa: Busy Summer Schedule for Dénes VárjonReturn to legendary Marlboro Festival, solo recital in Oxford, visit to Krzyżowa in Poland to attend new festival - summer once again has been extremely busy for Dénes Várjon.
Huge Success of Kaposfest under Baráti and Várdai as Artistic LeadersThe first edition of Kaposfest Chamber Music Festival under the artistic leadership of Kristóf Baráti and István Várdai was held between 13-19 August and proved to be a huge success.
New Korngold CD of Kristóf Baráti ReleasedThe Dutch label Brilliant Classics has released the recording of two Korngold pieces with Kristóf Baráti: the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35, and the Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, Op.6, written at the age of 16.
István Várdai Receives Liszt PrizeOn the occasion of Hungary's national holiday, March 15th, the Hungarian government awarded the Liszt Prize, the nation's highest award in the domain of classical music to István Várdai. The decoration follows the young cellist's recent victory at the highly prestigious ARD competition in Munich.
Russian National Orchestra Performed with Two Classical Artists SoloistsThe Russian National Orchestra, one of the world's leading symphony orchestras gave under the baton of Mikhail Pletnov two concerts in Hungary in January: the one in Pécs featured István Várdai, the second in Budapest Kristóf Baráti as soloist.
New Tchaikovsky CD of István Várdai ReleasedThe Dutch label Brilliant Classics released in December 2014 István Várdai's new CD featuring the complete works of the great Russian composer for solo cello and orchestra.
István Várdai Wins ARD Competition in MunichPhantastic success - the young Hungarian cellist, István Várdai has won one of the world's most prestigious music competitions, that of ARD in Munich. Várdai won back in 2008 the Geneva Competition, too, which makes his Munich victory even more exceptional.
New Brahms CD of Kristóf Baráti ReleasedBrilliant Classics released on August 31st a CD with Kristóf Baráti and Klára Würtz playing the three Brahms violin-piano sonatas. The same musicians recorded last month a French sonata programme.
Dénes Várjon to Record All Five Beethoven Piano ConcertosThe Hungarian label Hungaroton is going to record all five Beethoven piano concertos with Dénes Várjon. The sessions start in mid-September and the three CDs will be released in 2015.
CCA artists at EszterházaThe wonderful Esterházy Palace at Fertőd, home of the composer Joseph Haydn for 30 years, hosts three CCA artists, István Várdai, Kristóf Baráti and Dénes Várjon in the 2014 edition of the summer festival called "Eszterháza Festivities"
Dénes Várjon: Three Superb TriosWidely considered as one of the finest chamber musicians of our times, Dénes Várjon is performing between February and April in three trios of exceptional quality: with Caroline and Jörg Widmannn, with Tabea Zimmermann and Jörg Widmann, finally with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis.
Kristóf Baráti Gets Kossuth PrizeOn the eve of March 15th, Hungary's national holiday, the President of Hungary decorated Kristóf Baráti with the Kossuth Prize, the countries most prestigious cultural award. The ceremony held in the Parliament of Hungary was attended also by the Prime Minister of Hungary.
Kristóf Baráti: The Korngold ProjectKristóf Baráti was the soloist of a tour of the Philharmonie Zuidnederland in late January 2014, with Korngold's Violin Concerto. Brilliant Classics has recorded the piece to be released with the composer's Sonata for Violin and Piano.
A Busy Start to a New Year for Dénes Várjon2014 started with an extremely busy schedule for Dénes Várjon with recitals, master-classes and chamber music concerts in Paris, Philadelphia, Washington, London, Padova and Budapest.
World Premier in Madrid with Kristóf BarátiKristóf Baráti performed on October 10th in Madrid the world premiere of Eunho Chang's violin concerto "Fantasía luminosité" with the Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra.
Zsolt Hamar conducts Wagner in WiesbadenThe new production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman premiered on September 7th under the baton of general music director Zsolt Hamar has been extremely well received both by critics and audiences in Wiesbaden.
Back from festivals, Baráti records Brahms sonatasKristóf Baráti's crowded summer programme included concerts at four important European music festivals: Szombathely (Bartók seminar), Toblach (Mahler Music Weeks), Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
István Várdai in YaroslavlThe cellist István Várdai performed on May 12th with the Moscow Soloists works of Paganini and Tchaikovsky in the Russian town of Yaroslavl at Yuri Bashmet's Festival.
Dénes Várjon back from New ZealandDénes Várjon is just back from New Zealand where he performed at the Mozart Festival in Christchurch and at the New Zealand International Piano Festival in Auckland.
Photo exhibition of Kristóf BarátiKristóf Baráti is not only a brilliant violinist, but also an excellent photographer. The Kodály Centre at Pécs presents between March 12nd and April 11th an exhibition of his photos about the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter of Pécs.
Dénes Várjon with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic OrchestraThe Hungarian pianist, widely acknowledged as one of the finest interpreters of Bartók's works, performed on March 10th the composer's Piano Concerto No.3. in the Great Hall of the St.Petersburg Philharmony with huge success The conductor was Dmitry Alexeev.
Várjon Dénes at the Bartók MarathonVárjon Dénes gave two concerts at the Bartók Marathon on February 3rd in the Palace of Arts in Budapest.
Baráti records Ysaÿe solo sonatasKristóf Baráti has recorded all six Ysaÿe violin solo sonatas between 10-12 January in the Kodály Centre at Pécs. The CD is due to be released by the Dutch label Brilliant Classics in Autumn 2013.
Dénes Várjon with the Budapest Festival OrchestraDénes Várjon was the soloist of Iván Fischer's world famous Hungarian orchestra in three concerts in Budapest and two in Salzburg, playing Ernst von Dohnányi's Variations on a Nursery Rhyme.
Zsolt Hamar makes his debut in WiesbadenZsolt Hamar is from the 2012/2013 season General Music Director of the Hessisches Staatstheater, Wiesbaden. The Hungarian conductor made his debut on September 8th leading a new production of Aida.
Viktória Mester and Dénes Várjon at Maribor FestivalMaribor Festival celebrated this year its 50th anniversary. Europe's Cultural Capital in 2012, the Slovenian city has invited for its prestigious Festival, held between September 5th and 15th, dozens of prominent musicians from all over the world.
Baráti records Beethoven sonatasThe complete sonatas for violin and piano of Beethoven was released by Brilliant Classics at the beginning of September.
Dénes Várjon at Salzburg FestivalAudiences of the world famous festival could hear the Hungarian pianist in two concerts on August 6th and 8th.
Steinberg to return to his Rolls-RoyceSteinberg made a a triumphant concert debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2001 and since then he returns to them on a regular basis.
Dénes Várjon at MarlboroThe Hungarian pianist has been invited to legendary Marlboro Music Festival.
Chateau ConcertKristóf Baráti was soloist of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Zsolt Hamar at Maggio Musicale
Huge success of "Bartók - Double Bill" in Florence brings immidiate reinvitation for Hungarian conductor.