Virtuosos: The Future of Classical Music


Saturday, November 16, 2019 / 19:00 - 21:00

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poster“Virtuosos”, the world’s first classical music TV competition started in 2014, broadcasted by the Hungarian Television. As quality music education is available in Hungary from kindergarten to professional music academies, hundreds of musicians applied to the show. The competition has become so popular that some of the episodes were watched by as much as 10% of the country’s population. The judge panel consisting of renowned, professional musicians discovered dozens of brilliant talents in every season. The main goal is to keep these talents in the music industry and give further opportunity of professional development, performing and playing music together. To help this, the founders of the Virtuosos program have established Young Virtuosos Foundation, which nurtures the young musicians in every aspect.

Virtuosos Ensemble, whose members are outstanding talents discovered in the previous 5 seasons of the successful show, is being supported and led by the Foundation. The orchestra’s aim is to put famous classical music into an unusual and interesting transliteration to hold high quality, yet entertaining live performances. Leader of Virtuosos Ensemble is the 25 years old Apor Szüts, an excellent pianist, composer and conductor. The compositions on the Ensemble’s repertoire are his adaptations of the ensemble’s youthful, innovative spirit.

The Virtuosos Ensemble wants to convey a high culture of classical music for future generations in a modern form.

Virtuosos Ensemble

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  • Zoltán Bácsy-Schwartz (violin)
  • Bence Bánkövi (cello)
  • Zsuzsanna Csabay (flute)
  • Kata Koppán (viola)
  • Vanessza Korb (violin)
  • Leonóra Liszkay (flute)
  • Ali Daniel Lugosi (clarinet)
  • Jenő Puporka (double bass)
  • Apor Szüts (piano)
  • Gyula Várady (violin)

Dr. András Batta (Chairman of Young Virtuosos Foundation)

Distinguished Virtuosos Concerts Worldwide


  • Beijing
  • Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie Concert Hall
  • Brasil
  • Budapest, Nato Assembly
  • Cologne and Edinburgh, Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 and 2018
  • Egypt
  • London, Concert with London Mozart Players
  • Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Miami, Kravis Center
  • Milan, World Expo
  • New York: Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Koch Theater
  • Pakistan
  • Paris, Climate Change Conference
  • Shanghai, BudapestFEST
  • Shenzhen, Asia Music Festival
  • Singapore, Charity Event
  • Strasbourg, Council of Europe
  • Tokyo, Tokyo Forum Hall
  • Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall

Concert Program Repertoire

  1. Kodály, Zoltán: Intermezzo – Háry János
  2. Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction and rondo capriccioso
  3. Antonin Dvořák : Slavic dance Op 46. No.8
  4. J. S. Bach: Suite in b minor: Badinerie
  5. C. Saint-Saens – Jascha Heifetz: Swan
  6. Kodály, Zoltán: Adagio
  7. Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1.
  8. Ian Clarke: Hypnosis
  9. David Popper: Dance of the Elves
  10. Kovács, Béla: After you, Mr. Gershwin
  11. Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance
  12. Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
  13. J. S. Bach: Double violin concerto in d-minor, 1st movement
  14. Giovanni Bottesini: Elegy
  15. Bartók, Béla: Romanian Folk Dances
  16. Antonin Dvořák : Silent Woods
  17. Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.9.
  18. Ernest Bloch: Nigun
  19. P. I. Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major 3rd movement
  20. Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour
  21. Adolf Schreiner: Immer kleiner
  22. Leonard Bernstein: Mambo
  23. Astor Piazzolla: Tango etude
  24. Szüts, Apor: Tango á la Grotesque
  25. Aram Khachaturian: Sabre Dance


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NKA logoNemzeti Kulturális Alap
KV logoYoung Virtuosos Foundation

Program Schedule

19:00 — Concert

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
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