Bartók Concert

Date: 26 September
Time: 17:00
Venue:  Liszt Institute Brussels
10 Treurenberrg, 1000 Brussels

Classical concert by
Bence Ábrahám, first violinist of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra
Tim Breckpot, violinist, violin and chamber music teacher at the academies of Blankenberge and Ypres

Solo Sonate for Violin (1944)
44 Violin Duos (1931)

Bence Ábrahám
Born in Kiskunhalas in 1979. He began his violin studies at the age of seven with Györgyne Csóti at the music school in Kiskunhalas, and at the age of ten he continued his studies at the Szeged Conservatory as a pupil of Márta Dobos. In 2002 he graduated with Ferenc Szecsődi, and in 2004 he received his second diploma with distinction from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels as a pupil of Katalin Sebestyén and Marc Kowalski.
During his university studies he attended master classes with István Ruha, Ferenc Halász, Lóránt Fenyves, Michael Frischenschlager, Péter Komlós, Dénes Zsigmond and Ervin Schiffer. In 1992 he won third prize at the János Koncz Violin Competition, in 1995 he was awarded the special prize of the jury, and in 1998 he was awarded third prize at the violin competition in honour of Ede Zathureczky. As a chamber musician he has given concerts in Hungary, Serbia, Switzerland, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium. In the 2005-2006 season he was a member of the Kryptos Quartet in Brussels. Since 2010 he has been playing with the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling. Since October 2006 he has been first violinist with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra.

Tim Breckpot
He studied violin at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp with violinist Guido De Neve. There he obtained the degree of 'Master of Music' with distinction. In 2003, after a two-year course with Michael Bezverhny, he graduated magna cum laude from the Royal Conservatory of Ghent as 'soloist, option contemporary music'. He also took several master classes with great violinists such as I. Arditti, P. Cropper, M. Lubotsky and J.J. Kantarov.
Tim Breckpot is very active as a violinist in various chamber and symphony orchestras, including: Prima la Musica, the Orlandus Ensemble, Casco Phil, Arco Baleno, the Chamber Orchestra, etc. For some years now, he has been the permanent violinist of the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders. On top of that, he can be heard regularly in recitals and chamber music concerts in various line-ups.
He has familiarised himself with many genres. Besides an important part of the great symphonic works, he has discovered a considerable part of the classical and romantic chamber music repertoire for string quartet and piano trio. As concertmaster of the Orlandus Ensemble, he made a deep dive into the world of baroque music, with numerous concerts of compositions by the great masters of the baroque period on the programme. In Duo Gitolino, he explored all possibilities in the repertoire for violin and guitar, which ranges from A.Corelli, over N.Paganini, to more modern composers like J.Ibert and A.Piazzolla.
At the beginning of 2015 he took the vacant place of second violinist in the string quartet Amici della Musica, where he found his long-standing love for the string quartet again.
On top of this busy agenda as a performing musician, he tries to pass on his enthusiasm for music to his students at the academies of Blankenberge and Ypres, where he teaches violin and chamber music.