Gyula Bánkövi | Greenlight-garden Night
Bartók | Piano Concerto No.3
Borodin | Symphony No.2
featuring | Julian Trevelyan – piano
conducted by Máté Hámori
This event includes compositions of three composers starting with B – though not the three German composers mostly featured in concert programs. Bartók is represented by one of his latest works, the piano concerto he wrote to his wife and which is probably the easiest to digest, with classical proportions and a nostalgic tone. This composition completed in 1945, portraying an astonishingly wide spectrum of moods and characters will be featured by the talented and versatile artist who won the prestigious Long-Thibaud-Crespin Piano Competition in 2015, debuting to the Hungarian audience. Julian Trevelyan even won a special award for the compelling performance of this piece.
It is Bartók to whom contemporary Hungarian composer Gyula Bánkövi’s composition is related to: the piece awarded by the third prize at the New Hungarian Musical Forum’s Composer Competition 2015 and the special award of the Palace of Arts was inspired by Ferenc Juhász’s writing titled Swirls around Béla Bartók, and, as worded by a critic, “the spindles of melodies congealed to particularly rich and vibrating musical tableau abounding in pleasant moments.”
The second half of the concert features perhaps the best orchestral work of one of the greatest representatives of Russian national romanticism Borodin that he completed 130 years ago performed by the orchestra of a youthful verve, conducted by the art director and peculiar young conductor Máté Hámori. In the programs that precede the concert, the artists of the orchestra welcome those interested with children’s concerts and chamber concerts.