Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS
Join us for a celebration of the Visegrad group with the finest classical music performed by young talents from the Virtuosos V4+ series.
Virtuosos is a classical music talent competition broadcasted every winter on several TV channels across multiple countries. The format of Virtuosos is unique, focused upon the discovery and ongoing support of young classical talents, through scholarship, performances and developmental opportunities. The series is supported by significant classical music figures, such as Plácido Domingo, Maxim Vengerov and HAUSER.
The concert will feature solo and chamber orchestra performances by six of Virtuosos' most prominent talents, including Mariam and Amira Abouzahra (13 and 16 years old, HU, violinists), Richard and Eduard Kollert (14 and 19, CZ, violinists), Zarina Zaradna (11, PL, harpist) and Alžbeta Reháková (20, SK, soprano), accompanied by renowned pianists Nóra Emődy and Jirí Kollert.
The concert is organised jointly by the Embassy of Hungary, the Embassy of Poland, the Embassy of Slovakia and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London, the Liszt Institute - Hungarian Cultural Centre London, the Czech Centre and the Polish Cultural Institute.
The Visegrad Four Group (V4) is a long-standing regional alliance in Central Europe and a geographical region with an exceptionally rich cultural heritage and natural treasures. Cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia covers a wide range of areas, including culture and the promotion of our cultural achievements in the world.
With the motto 'Recharging Europe', Hungary's 2021/2022 V4 Presidency aims to contribute to economic and social reopening in the region after the pandemic.
1. A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins, 1st mov.
2. Brahms: Hungarian dances no.1.
3. Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasy
4. Chopin: Nocturne no.20. in C-sharp minor
5. Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo
6. Trnavský - Ďaleko široko
7. Antonio Bazzini: La ronde des Lutins
8. Smetana: Moldau
9. Ferenc Lehár: "Meine Lippen.."
10. Hubay: Carmen Fantasie Brillante
11. Weiner Leó: Divertimento 3 movements, "Rókatánc, Marosszéki keringő, Csűrdöngölő"
12. Carl Bohm - Perpetuum mobile
The concert is free but RSVP via Eventbrite is required. Please print your Eventbrite ticket or bring it on your mobile phone. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Dress code: business attire/business casual
Doors open at 17.30, the concert starts at 18:00 pm.