TALES, DANCES

Abouzahra Amira, Csaba Péter

February 23, 2024
7 PM
Budapest
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
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PROGRAM

Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 17-21.
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 14
Ravel: Mother Goose
Ravel: La Valse

FEATURING

Abouzahra Amira - violin

CONDUCTOR

Péter Csaba
Péter Csaba is truly fond of Brahms' Hungarian dances, especially the lesser known ones, and he has chosen five of them, along with treasured pieces from his current home country, France. Maurice Ravel's fairy-tale illustrations are the pinnacle of orchestration artistry, while his symphonic poem on the waltz captures the intoxicating effect of the legendary dance. The conductor, who started his career as a violinist in Transylvania and moved to Hungary in 1952, has not been unfaithful to his instrument, and he also supports the professional development of young talents, including Amira Abouzahra, who was born in 2005 to a Hungarian-Egyptian family of renowned pianists. She started playing the violin at the age of 4, and was already performing in public at the age of 5. In 2017, she won first prize in her age group at the Hungarian 'Virtuosos' classical music television talent contest. She has performed in her home country, and among numerous European cities, in Germany and Hungary, and also in Oman.