BALATONFÜRED INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 23 – 30 June 2018

PROGRAM

23 June 2018 Saturday

Adriano Del Sal

7:30 –9:00 pm – OPENING CEREMONY

ADRIANO DEL SAL / Italy

Adriano Del Sal is one of he most significant young performers of the latest years.

The extraordinary musical talent and the profound artistic sensibility, as his total tecnical control of the instrument, make his performances really unforgettable… a real music virtuous.

He begins the study of the guitar with Stefano Viola at the “J.Tomadini” conservatory of Udine where he graduates in 1999 with Guido Fichtner.

At the same time he attends lessons at “F.Tarrega” accademy of Pordenone improving himself with Stefano Viola and Paolo Pegoraro.

He attended masterclasses with important concert artists: David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Stefano Grondona, ALberto Ponce, Angelo Gilardino and Carlo Marchione.

Adriano impressed the juries of important national and international contests winning 12 first prizes.

Thanks to the winning of the international competition “Julian Arcas” of Almeria (Spain), he recorded his first solo Cd for the “Radio Nacional de Espana”.

In 2003 he recieved the “La chitarra d’oro” ricognition at the international meeting of Alessandria as best young concert artist of the year at international level.

In 2004 he won the first prize at the prestigious international competition “Città di Alessandria”.

Adriano is the winner of the historic “Certamen F.Tarrega” Benicassim, Spain in 2009.
His cd’s are distibuited by Naxos.

He played at the most important international festivals in Italy, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine and Slovenia.

In 2001, in an interview, David Russell mentioned him as one of the best concert artists of the moment.

Currently he teaches at the Guitar Accademy Segovia in Pordenone, and from 2015 he is a new Professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.

PROGRAM

G.Regondi 

“Reverie” (Notturno op.19)

A.Barrios-Mangorè

“Mazurka Apasionada”

“Confesion”

“Choro de Saudade”

J.Rodrigo

“Invocacion y danza”

(Homenaje a Manuel de Falla)

————————————————————————————

F.Moreno-Torroba

“Piezas Caracteristicas”

Preambulo

Oliveras

 Melodia

 Los Mayos

Albada           

Panorama

J.S.Bach

BWV 998

Prelude

Fugue 

Allegro

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery, Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1
Ticket: HUF 2,500

Free entry FOR the residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

24 June 2018 Sunday

DuoMelis

9:00 am-1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

ADRIANO DEL SAL, THOMAS OFFERMANN

Instrument and Music Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.
Ticket: HUF 1,000

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm – CONCERT

DUO MELIS

Susana Prieto / Spain
Alexis Mazurakis / Greece

Spanish guitarist Susana Prieto and Greek guitarist Alexis Muzurakis made their debut as Duo Melis in 1999 at the International Guitar Festival of Volos (Greece). Since then they have performed in such prestigious halls as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Megaron in Athens, and the Merkin Concert Hall in New York. They are in great demand for concerts and master classes at international guitar festivals and prestigouse concert series in Europe and America.

They have won numerous prizes, both individually and together. In 1999, as a duo, they won first prize at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Frechen (Germany). The following year they won the prestigious Guitar Duo Competition of Montelimar (France) as well as the 21st International Guitar Duo Competition “Mauro Giuliani” (Italy). In 2001 they captured the Duo/Ensemble prize at the Chamber Music Competition of Leipzig (Germany) and the same year were the winners at the International Guitar Duo Competition of Paris (France). In 2003 they recorded their first CD after winning the recording prize Citta di Verona at the International Chamber Music Competition “Gaetano Zinetti” (Italy). In 2005 they successfully auditioned for the Yehudi Menuhin Society Live Music Now.

Duo Melis has collaborated with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, and the National Orchestra of Thessaloniki conducted by Leo Brouwer. Their wide repertoire spans from the baroque music to the music of A. Piazzolla, A. Ginastera, Leo Brouwer, and also includes concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Vivaldi as well as the newly composed concerto of Marek Pasieczny dedicated to Duo Melis.

Recent appearances in North America include the Guitar Foundation of Americas Annual Convention, and recitals in Chicago, St. Louis, Austin, Scranton, College Station, Houston, Brownsville, and Detroit. They have appeared twice for both OMNI Concerts in San Francisco and the Cleveland Classical Guitar Weekend. They were featured artists at the Bethlehem Guitar Festival in Pennsylvania. In Europe, they have presented recitals in Italy, Greece, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Rumania, Holland, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Sweden and France. Following their performance at the GFA Convention in 2008, Mark Switzer wrote in Soundboard:

“The performance of Duo Melis was one of my favorites of the conference; their playing was technically superb, musically convincing, and demonstrated fantastic ensemble.”

Susana and Alexis have studied in Spain and Greece respectively. They continued their postgraduate studies as duo and as solo artists at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (Holland), the “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Conservatory in Leipzig (Germany), and the Conservatory “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin (Germany).

Since 2006 Alexis and Susana have taught at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg in France.

Program

J. RODRIGO (1901-1999)

Tonadilla

ANTOINE DE LHOYER (1768-1840)

Duo N° 3. Op. 31
I.Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo

N. KAPUSTIN (1937- )

Toccatina*

PAUSE

D. SCARLATTI (1685-1757)

Sonata K 204 a *
Sonata K 9, L 413 *
Sonata K 18 *

ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916)

Valses Poéticos*

A. PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992)

Tango Suite
-Allegro
-Andante rubato melancolico
-Allegro

*Transcriptions made by Alexis Muzurakis & Susana Prieto
As D’Addario classical artists, Duo Melis performs exclusively on D’Addario Strings

Venue: Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred, Honvéd u. 2-4.
Ticket: HUF 2,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

25 June 2018 Monday

Jan Jakub Bokun, Jakub Kosciuszko

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

SUSANA PRIETO, ALEXIS MUZURAKIS

Instrument and Music Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

Ticket: HUF 1,000

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13

7:30 pm

JAN JAKUB BOKUN /clarinet/
&
JAKUB KOSCIUSZKO /guitar/

The Bokun/Kościuszko Clarinet and Guitar Duo is a musical ensemble whose aspiration is to
rediscover the greatest masterpieces of chamber music from Schubert (Sonata Arpeggione, the most
well-known chamber music masterpiece of the Romantic composer in a remarkably unique
adaptation for clarinet and guitar), through 20th-century French composers (Debussy, Ravel, Dyens),
to a contemporary chamber and solo music repertoire (Szewczyk, Smutny). Beside chamber music
concerts, the Duo also performs with orchestras, playing the Double Concerto by Astor Piazzolla in an
arrangement for clarinet, guitar and strings. In 2015 they released the album A la carte, gaining 5-star
reviews.
The duos` concert tour in 2017 included such cities as Cologne, Tokyo,
Nagoya, Paris, Budapest, Vilnius, Cracow and many others. The
enthusiastic acclaim in Japan resulted with the appereance on the
cover of “Clarinet” magazine.
“Bokun plays with a compact, ringing tone of excellent quality and
Kosciuszko’s robust guitar playing results in an excellent blend and an
equality of sound. Both players are outstanding musicians.”
Larry Guy, The Clarinet

“Beautiful music combined with a huge dose of professionalism”
Krzysztof Nieborak, Twoja Muza Magazine

JAN JAKUB BOKUN – clarinet
Polish clarinetist and conductor. Graduated summa cum laude from Karol Lipiński Music
Academy in Wrocław and obtained further postgraduate training with Guy Dangain at the
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He studied conducting at the University of
Southern California in Los Angeles with Larry Livingston and John Barnett. Bokun was awarded
a grant by the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen where he studied with David Zinman,
Jorma Panula and David Robertson. In 2012, he obtained his post-doctoral from Karol Lipiński
Academy of Music in Wrocław. He had attended master courses with eminent artists including Sergiu
Celibidache, Michael Stern, Jerzy Salwarowski, Philippe Cuper, Guy Deplus, Walter Boeykens, Michael
Collins, Béla Kovács, James Levine and Kurt Masur.
Jan Jakub Bokun was a winner of competitions in Wrocław, Włoszakowice, Białystok,
Enschede and Mt. Pleasant. He received the Foundation for Polish Culture Award, and scholarships
from the Minister of Culture and Art, the Jan Adolf Górecki Scholarship, and the French Government.
He has performed extensively in Europe, USA, United Arab Emirates, and Southeast Asia. He
represented Poland at the World Clarinet Congress Clarinetfest (in Ostend, Stockholm, Tokyo, Lincoln
and Assisi). In 1999, Krystian Zimerman invited him to perform with the Polish Festival Orchestra in
Salle Pleyel in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall in New York and to record for
the Deutsche Grammophon. As a soloist and conductor he has regularly performed with
distinguished orchestras in Poland and the Czech Republic. As a clarinetist and conductor he
recorded 11 albums. His album, Duo Guitarinet, was nominated for the award Fryderyk 2000. His
latest album, A la carte, was recorded with guitarist Jakub Kościuszko and released in 2015. J.J.Bokun
also recorded for the Polish Radio and Television, the International Clarinet Association, the record
company Koch Classics and Dux. In 2005, he founded his own record label JBRecords.
Jan Jakub Bokun is a highly sought-after teacher, who has conducted numerous courses and
master classes at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, in Sofia, Belgrade, Prague, Paris, Brno, Lubljana,
Mexico, Beijing, Tokyo and Avila, Spain. He is currently in the faculty of the Karol Lipiński Academy of
Music in Wrocław. Jan Jakub Bokun is the president of the Polish branch of the International Clarinet
Association, originator and art director of the Clarimania festival, and founder and conductor of the
chamber orchestra Inter>CAMERATA. He is an endorser for the companies – Yamaha, D’Addario and
BG

JAKUB KOŚCIUSZKO – guitar
Perfection, excellent, amazing, sensitive virtuoso – these all terms come from the music
critics` articles concerning Jakub Kościuszko. He has performed concerts in most of European
countries and Japan, including such places as Tokyo Yamaha Ginza Concert Hall, Lutosławski Concert
Hall in Warsaw and the Berliner Philharmonie. He has played as a soloist with the philharmonic
orchestras of Szczecin, Zielona Gora, Lomza, Radom, Kielce and AUKSO chamber orchestra. In 2010
he released a world premiere recording with works of Marek Pasieczny, i.a. with the Threnody of the
Victims of Bełżec,
dedicated to Kościuszko. The debut album was highly acclaimed by the critics in
Europe and USA. In 2012 he recorded a classical Guitar Recital with works by Bach, Tansman,
Piazzolla, Jarrett and Metheny. The third solo album, Guitar sounds jazzy, contains music inspired by
jazz and world music.
Jakub Kościuszko started to learn to play the guitar at the age of 8. At the age of 16 his
biography was placed in the Lexicon of Polish Guitarists. In 2004 he graduated with honors from the
Music School in Szczecin, where he was a pupil of Piotr Pałac. In 2009 he graduated with honors from
the classes of Piotr Zaleski at the Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw and maestro Zoran
Dukić at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In 2010 he received a Diploma di Merito and
a scholarship from maestro Oscar Ghiglia during Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Since 2016 Jakub
Kościuszko holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Academy of Music in Wrocław.
He regularly teaches guitar at international music courses, master classes and workshops. He
is a laureate of several international guitar competitions, he participated in master classes of such
great guitarists as: Abel Carlevaro, Oscar Ghiglia, Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl, Scott Tennant. Jakub
Kościuszko plays a Bogusław Teryks guitar Nada Brahma Op. 157 stringed with D`Addario strings and
uses DPA microphones.

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.
Ticket: HUF 2,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

26 June 2018 Tuesday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm –  MASTER COURSE

JAKUB KOSCIUSZKO, SÁNDOR SZILVÁGYI
Instrument and Music Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.
Ticket: HUF 1,000

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

19:30 – CONCERT

YOU WU / China

You Wu was born in 1993 in Lishu, China. 5 years later he started to study guitar with his father when he was 8 years old. 5 years later, he begans to study guitar with Prof. Danny Yeh in Admitted of Music middle school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2012 he has graduated in High School of Schanghai Conseratory of Music. Then he went to Vienna to study with Prof. Alvaro Pierri at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

2018   Zagreb Guitar Competition Category VI                                              Second Prize
2017   Forum Gitarr Wien First Prize
2017 LiGita International Guitar Competition First Prize
2014 Shenyang International Guitar Competition First Prize
2014 Changsha International Guitar Competition Second Prize
2013 Tokyo International Guitar Competition(No second prize) Third Prize
2013 ‘Ciudad de Coria’ International Guitar Competition Third prize
2013 Kutna Hora Internatitional Biennial Guitar Competition Second prize
2011 Tianjin National Gutiar Competition First Prize
2012 Shenyang National Guitar Competition First Prize
2009 Thailand Internatitional Guitar Competition First Prize
2009 Kyushu Internatitional Guitar Competition First Prize
2009 Shanghai National Guitar Competition First Prize
2008 “Best Student” in Shonai Internatitional Guitar Festival Japan
2006 Singapore Internatitonal Guitar Competition Second Prize
2006 Liaoning Guitar National Guitar Competition First Prize

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.
Ticket: HUF 1,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

27 June 2018 Wednesday

Eötvös Alapítványos koncert

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

MARKO TOPCHII, SÁNDOR SZILVÁGYI 

Instrument and Music Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

Ticket: HUF 1,000

3:00–5:00 pm –  REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm– CONCERT

CONCERT OF 2017-2018 YEAR’S GRANTEES OF EOTVOS MUSIC FOUNDATION

LOTTI SZALAI

Lotti Szalai was born is Veszprém (Hungary) in 1999. She started to play the guitar at the age of 9. She has been a student of the School of Exceptional Young Talents of the Hungarian Music Academy with József Eötvös, Liszt Prize awarded guitarist. As opposed to her young age Lotti, both as a soloist and also with a chamber orchestra performed at such prestigious stages as the Grand Hall of the Franz Liszt Music Academy, the Ceremonial Hall of Pesti Vigadó, the Budapest Music Center and the Budapest Congress Hall. She has already played together with Miklós Szenthelyi Kossuth Prize awarded violinist, Ingrid Kertesi opera singer and Sándor Szilvágyi guitarist.

MÁTÉ TOKÁRSZKY

Máté Tokárszky started his music studies in 2008 at the Vikár Sándor Music School and Elementary Art School of Nyíregyháza (Hungary) with Gábor Olajos, then in 2013 he became student of the Secondary School of Art in the class of Erika Czakó. Currently he is a student of the Franz Liszt Music Academy with József Eötvös.
His most important results so far include:

– 8th National Guitar Competition for Secondary School Students, 2nd age group, first prize;
– 1st National Youth Guitar Competition, 2nd age group, second prize;
– 6th Topolya “Heavenly Strings” International Guitar Competition, 7th age group, first prize.

TAMÁS NAGY

Tamás Nagy graduated from the Tibor Varga Institute of Musical Art of the Széchenyi István University of Győr in 2016 with Ede Roth. Currently he is a master student at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in the class of József Eötvös. He is an awardee of several Hungarian and international competitions.

MARGARÉTA LAKNER

Margaréta Lakner is currently the graduate student of the University of Szeged István Vántus Secondary School of Music in the class of Andrea Bozóki. She was awarded with the school’s Vántus Prize in 2018. She often participates at master courses as well as at Hungarian and international competitions.

BEATRIX KOVÁCS

Beatrix Kovács is a second years student of the Faculty of Music at the University of Szeged in the class of Andrea Bozóki.

She has participated at and is a laureate of several Hungarian and international competitions, such as the National Guitar Competition of Vác, the Topolya International Guitar Competition and the Eugen Cuteanu Euroregional Strings Competition. Beatrix has been awarded a number of grants: she has received grants of the National Talent Program (several times), the MOL Talent Support Program and the Eötvös Music Foundation. Her vision is not only about a committed teacher, but also about a performing artist, who gives regular concerts and – as long as it is possible – participates at competitions. Currently she is busy with solo concerts, primarily in the town of Szeged (Hungary); her activities are characterized by an ever growing number of performances year-by-year.

JANKA CSIKI

The 17-year-old Janka Csiki has been studying at the Leó Weiner Music School for nine years in the class of Árpád Kató. She has participated at a number of Hungarian and international competitions with excellent results. Over and above her several first prizes she recently became the first in the fifth age group of the 15th Vác National Guitar Competition for Music School Students.

MÁRTON GIRINCSI

Márton Giricsi was born in Nyíregyháza (Hungary) in 2000. He started to study classical guitar at the age of 14 at the Secondary School of Art in the class of Erika Czakó.

Competition results: 4th Bácstopolya International Guitar Competition: Second Prize, 4th National Competition for Secondary School Students: Second Prize, National Youth Guitar Competition: Special Prize, 5th National Competition for Secondary School Students: Special Prize, 5th Bácstopolya International Guitar Competition: First Prize, Zagreb Guitar Festival: Silver Certificate

Venue: Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred, Honvéd u. 2-4.

Ticket: HUF 1,500

Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

28 June 2018 Thursday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

Instrument and Music Exhibition

SÁNDOR SZILÁGYI

Szilvágyi Sándor

He was born in Budapest in 1964. He studied with Ede Roth from 1981 and with Zoltán Tokos from 1985 in Debrecen. He earned his degree as a teacher of music with honours in 1988. After having completed his studies in Vienna between 1994 and 1997, he received his concert degree with honours. He studied with Prof. Walther Würdinger. He has been a teacher of the Bartók Béla Vocational School of Music and Grammar School since 1996. He has been a mentor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music since 2002 and has been teaching at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs since 2009. He regularly holds master classes and he organises and holds trainings for guitar teachers every year. (Metronom Kht.) He regularly gives concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in Hungary and abroad.
In his activities as a performer, 20th century and contemporary music, in particular the pieces of Hungarian composers, plays a special role.

JÓZSEF EÖTVÖS

József Eötvös was born in Pécs in 1962. He studied guitar and composition at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar.
He regularly gives concerts in several countries of the world, from Hungary to Japan. His arrangements are musical curiosities which are played on this instrument only by him in the whole wide world. His arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is regarded by critics as the arrangement of the century. His compositions written on the guitar and other instruments have also been released.
He has been a teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest since 2002 and he was the first in Hungary to establish a guitar faculty at a university (music academy) level.
In 2002 and 2010, he was given the Artisjus Prize for the introduction and popularization of contemporary Hungarian musical pieces and he was awarded the Franz Liszt Prize in 2004 in recognition of his work.
His college course book titled ‘Thoughts on J. S. Bach’s Music and the Performance of His Lute Works’ was published by the University of Pécs in 2006 in Hungarian and the same in English by the title ‘How to Play Bach’ in 2014.
He has been the Head of the Strings Department at the Academy of Music since 2016.

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 1.
Ticket: HUF 1,000

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm – CONCERT

MARKO TOPCHII / Ukraine

Marko has won more than 50 awards worldwide in the international guitar competitions in the  professional category. Among them, 22 first places in the competitions in United States, Mexico, Japan, China, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Serbia and Ukraine. The most notable prizes is available in the “awards” section. Marko plays guitars made by Karl-Heinz Roemmich, Yuichi Imai and Sakurai Kohno.

He is a D’Addario artist since 2012. Marko actively performs around the world, regularly gives concerts with the orchestra; he is desired teacher of the master classes and constantly mentioned in the mass media.

Marko Topchii was born into a family of musicians in Kiev, Ukraine and is started studying guitar at the age of four.

He is 23 years old and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev under the guidance of Prof. Yuri Alexik, Honored Artist of Ukraine. He completed his master degree in the National University of Arts in Kharkov in 2011, where he studied under Prof. Volodymir Dotsenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine.

Venue: Kisfaludy Gallery Balatonfüred, Kisfaludy u. 1.
Ticket: HUF 2,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

29 June 2018 Friday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – MASTER COURSE

MARKO TOPCHII, SÁNDOR SZILVÁGYI 

Instrument and Music Exhibition

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 1.
Ticket: HUF 2,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.

7:30 pm – CONCERT

JOSÉ MARÍA GALLARDO DEL REY / Spain

  

José María Gallardo del Rey made his debut in Seville at the age of nine and since then has been garnering the greatest hits from audiences and critics around the world. Artist of formation and musical knowledge unusual in the world of the guitar, is the most demanded soloist and programmed by the orchestras of the whole world. Directors and musicians confirm him unanimously as a reference guitarist.
His training as a classical guitarist has been enriched by his intense relationship with the world of Flamenco. The combination of both styles has created a unique way to interpret and understand Spanish music. It is for this reason that his presence becomes essential in projects like “Pasión Española”, with Plácido Domingo (Latin Grammy 2008), “Habanera Gipsy”, with Elina Garança (2010), “Caprichos Líricos”, with Teresa Berganza (1996) or his work as director and artistic adviser of Paco de Lucía in his debut with the Concierto de Aranjuez (Japan 1990).
As Spanish Musical Ambassador, his presence is frequently required in concerts and cultural events such as EXPO 92, EXPO AICHI 2005, Years of Spain in China, Korea, EXPO Shanghai 2010, Year Cervantes, Centenario Albéniz, and especially in Centenario Rodrigo, that has led him to interpret his concerts for guitar throughout the world.
Recognized composer, his works are performed in the most important music festivals and choreographed by dance names such as María Pagés, Victor Ullate and Lola Greco in shows such as “Sevilla”, “De la Luna al Viento”, “Don Quijote” And “Iberia”.
As an Artist of Deutsche Grammophon, has edited “The Trees Speak”, “14 Maneras De Echarte De Menos” and his album with La Maestranza, “My Spain”, reaping the greatest hits of critic and public. His previous discography includes very different works on labels such as Mandala, RTVE, Autor, Almaviva and BMG, which in 1998 published his version of the Aranjuez Concerto in “Rodrigo Guitar Concerto”. Currently his recordings are also edited by Gallardo Del Rey Ediciones.
His music interpretation classes are required in conservatories and universities around the world. Centers such as the Mannes Conservatory of Music in New York, Northridge University in Los Angeles, Córdoba Guitar Festival, Santander’s UIMP or “Proyecto Canción Española” in Granada, among others, are habitual scenarios of their courses and master classes.
Sir Neville Mariner, Philippe Entremont, Frübeck de Burgos, John Axelrod, Ros Marbá, García Asensio, Josep Pons, José Ramón Encinar, Leo Brouwer, Karel Mark Chichón, with orchestras like ONE, Royal Philarmonic, RAI Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic , Ton Halle of Zurich, London Philharmonic, Orchestra of Cadaqués, ORTVE, Royal Orchestra of Seville, Community and Symphonic Orchestra of Madrid, National Orchestra of Belgium, Radio Phil. Saarbrücken, etc., are common in the concert tours of Jose Maria.
As a soloist, composer, chamber musician or musical director, he has performed in theaters such as Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera House, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Champs Elysees and Paris Opera, Bucharest Athenaeum, Walt Disney Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sadler Wells and Cadigan Hall of London, National Auditorium of Madrid, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Seoul Concert Hall, Birmingan Symphony Hall, Osaka Concert Hall, Auditorium of Rome, etc.

Venue: Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred, Honvéd u. 2-4.
Ticket: HUF 2,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)

30 June 2018 Saturday

Gitárzenekar

9:00 am-1:00 – MASTER COURSE

LUKASZ KUROPACZEWSKI

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.
Ticket: HUF 1,000

3:00-5:00 pm – REHEARSAL FOR GUITAR ORCHESTRA

Venue: Janos Ferencsik Music School, Balatonfüred, Ady Endre u. 13.
Ticket: HUF 1,000

7:30 pm – CONCERT

CONCERT OF THE BALATONFÜRED INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Head of Guitar Orchestra: Erika Czakó

Erika Czakó is a guitar teacher and a chamber music guitarist/artist. She teaches at the Liszt Music Academy Budapest, at the Vikár Sándor Basic School of Musical Arts as a head teacher of the guitar section and at the Secondary School of Arts in Nyíregyháza. She graduated from different universities with distinction and she also took a pedagogical qualifying exam. She regularly gives master classes and is often invited to music events and competitions to be a member of national and international juries. Many of her students are regular first prize winners at both national and international competitions and they get into universities and attend guitar courses there. After graduation, most of them start their careers as guitar teachers in Hungary or abroad. As recognition of her successful work, she has been awarded several prizes. “We can say without exaggeration that she represents the highest standards of her profession at both basic and intermediate level, and not only on a national but also on an international scale. Her name has become a guarantee for success over the years. Her activities are characterized by precision and the transfer of high quality instrumental techniques and the knowledge of music. She teaches to love and respect the instrument, music and human values” – said József Eötvös, a Liszt Prize-winner guitar artist.

Venue: Evangelic Church, Balatonfüred, Bajcsy-Zs. u. 15.4.
Ticket: HUF 1,500
Free entry Residents of Balatonfüred
(entitlement with address card required)