One Piano, Two Souls, Four Hands, One Life
On January 14, the OHCC had the pleasure of hosting a piano recital for four hands presented by one of the prominent Hungarian representatives of the genre, the husband-and-wife team of Mr. Zsolt Farkas and Ms. Andrea Várnagy.
The program was built on substantial works by Franz Liszt , garnished by fitting achievements of Schubert, Grieg, Ravel and Noonan. Commented on by the artists themselves, the program has wisely addressed all segments of the audience in an absorbing presentation. The performers had displayed complete mastery of the keyboard and had full command of the different styles, as well. The The piano payer couple possessed the panache of seasoned performers, and they would always be welcomed back in Ottawa. Liszt is probably smiling with content, and he’s proud of them.
Our community received the couple’s concert-gift with a standing ovation, and we would like to thank it again.
P.S. The second child of the Farkas-Várnagy couple, Lili Farkas, is making her parents extremely proud. In 2016, she won three international piano competitions, the last one being the Vivo Youth competition in New York, in November. Some times Lili joins her parents and performs along with them, which must be an uplifting feeling for everyone, both performers and audience. We would be extremely happy to host such a concert!
(Video recordings by Gábor Finta)