Dear Friends,As part of the Hungarian Presidency 2017/18 of the Visegrad Group, Embassy of Hungary and Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in collaboration with the India International Centre is organizing a piano cello recital by the EBONY DUO from Hungary comprising of Virag Kiss and Sandor Dezso on Tueday, 8th May 2018 at 6:30 pm. PFA the invite for the same. We look forward to your presence.
When talking about a classical music concert, the piano-cello pair is always a favorite of the audience.The different sounds and tones of the instruments come together wonderfully. The dense sound and wide range of the piano creates a brilliant unity with the lyric and smooth tone of the cello. The virtuosic characteristic of both instruments always promises an exciting performance.
The artists’ acquaintance dates back to 2005, when they were both studying in Miskolc. Their work together has gathered great interest early on and they have given numerous concerts in the years since then with the help of Philharmonia East-Hungary Non-profit Llc. They have played at the Community Hall of Erzsébetváros, the Klebelsberg Hall of Culture, Cultural Center of Marczibányi Square, the Glass Hall of the Palace of Arts, Budapest, the Törley Salon and many other locations. Since spring 2009 they have fulfilled many invitations abroad, including the Hungarian Institute of Paris, the Hungarian Institute of Sofia, Nagybánya, at the Teleki Home in Kassa, Slovakia, in the Löffler Béla Museum in Kassa, Slovakia. They have also performed in France in the cities of Tours, Angers, Trellieres, St.Florent Le Viel, Mont Louis sur Loire, Fécamp and Amboise. Their professors: Miklós Perényi, Zoltán Kocsis, János Rolla, László Mező.
About the musicians
Virág Kiss, pianist
She studied in Tours, France at the Francis Poulenc Music Academy. She received her degree with honors as a piano artist under the tutelage of Marc Maier and Jean-Marc Cochereau. She stepped into the limelight as a solo artist by performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff. She received her piano teacher and chamber music artist degree from the Bartók Béla Music Institute of the University of Miskolc.
She utilized her artistic talents as a piano accompanist working for – among others – the Miskolc National Theatre assisting the singers, instrument players and the choir as well. She was the piano teacher of Egressy Béni Music School, Miskolc from 2006, and has held the same position in Járdányi Pál Music School, Budapest since 2009. Her professors: Marc Maier, Margit Kincses, Lívia Rév, Jenő Jandó.
Sándor Dezső cellist
He laid the foundations of his studies first as a student of the University of Debrecen, then later as a graduate of the Bartók Béla Music Institute of the University of Miskolc. In 2005, he won Special Prize on the National College Competition of Bow-instrument Players. Returning participant of the courses held by Jozef Podhoransky. Worked as a cellist for the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Miskolc and he has also worked with the Symphonic Orchestra in Kassa. He has been on numerous concert-tours in Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, and also in Asia: China, Japan, South-Korea. In 2011, he received his master’s degree as a cello artist in Budapest at the Liszt Academy of Music under Miklós Perényi. Currently he holds a teaching position at the Járdányi Pál Music School in Budapest and is a regular performer at various concerts.
Sandor Dezso: Sonatina (Hungarian)
Miloslav Korinek: Sonatina (Slovak)
Ferenc Liszt: Love Dreams (Hungarian)
Bohuslav Martinu: Variations on a Slovak Theme (Czech)
Bela Bartok: Rhapsody 1 (Hungarian)
F. Chopin: Grand Duo Concertant (Polish)
Zoltan Kodaly: Hungarian Rondo (Hungarian)