TCU/Liszt Academy Festival 2012

January 27-29, 2012 -- PepsiCo Recital Hall

Admission Free to all events.

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FRIDAY, January 27, 2012

2:00 - 5:00
Master Class - Balázs Réti
Participants by invitation

7:00 p.m.
Balázs Fülei - Opening Recital

SATURDAY, January 28, 2012

1:00 - 4:00
Master Class - Balázs Fülei
Participants by invitation

4:00 - 5:00
Presentation: Balázs Fülei

General Observation on Liszt's Piano works

7:00 p.m.
Balázs Réti - Recital

SUNDAY, January 29, 2012

1:00 - 4:00
Master Class - Balázs Réti
Participants by invitation

4:00 - 5:00
Presentation: Balázs Réti

General Observation on Liszt's Piano works

Final Remarks:
Balázs Réti - Balázs Fülei

Balázs Fülei

Hungarian pianist was born in Kecskemét, Hungary 1984. He started to learn music at the age of eight, his interest in music and his performer qualities were already revealed in early childhood. His first teacher was Mrs Katonáné Szabó Judit. In the Bartók Conservatory, Budapest, his professors were prof. Gábor Eckhardt and prof. Balázs Réti, then he made his diploma with honours at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, 2008 in prof. György Nádor, prof. Márta Gulyás and prof. Balázs Réti’s class. In 2009-10 he was studying in Tel Aviv University, The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music with prof. Emanuel Krasovsky.

Significant stations of his national and international carrier were the Great Concert Hall of the Liszt Academy, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and in 2008 he had his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York and in the Kioi Hall, Tokyo, 2011, with a solo recital. He was invited to several prestigious festivals, like the La Gesse Festival, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Miami Piano Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Ferruccio Busoni Festival.

Mr Fülei has a wide repertoire, his solo concerts are famous for unique connections within the programmes. He has nexus with several Hungarian composers, his name is attached to premieres of contemporary works and radio recordings. He attended masterclasess and private lessons with Zoltan Kocsis who is recently Mr Fülei's doctoral consultant, Ferenc Rados, György Kurtag, Imre Rohmann, Amadeus Webersinke, Willem Brons, Florent Boffard, Jeremy Menuhin, Norma Fischer, Boris Berman, Arie Vardi and Detlef Kraus.

He was awarded at a number of national and international competitions: in 2003 he was first prize winner at the 10th National Piano Competition of the conservatories and the 10th Andor Földes Piano Competition. In 2005 he was winner of the 43th „Arcangelo Speranza” International Piano Competititon in Taranto, Italy and then won prizes in Milan, Cagliari and Moscow. Twice he was selected to be soloist of the New Masters on Tour concert tour by the International Holland Music Sessions. In 2006 he recorded Chopin and Liszt ballades on DVD in Tokyo. Recently at the Paisiello Festival in South Italy he played the composer’s piano concertos on fortepiano. Mr Fülei was invited by several Hungarian orchestras (Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Ern? Dohnányi Symphonic Orchestra, MÁV Symphonic Orchestra, Szolnok Symphonic Orchestra, Danubia Symphonic Orchestra), the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and played with the orchestra I pomeriggi Musicali in Milan Piano Concertos by Beethoven.

He gave concerts in nearly all Europen countries, in the United States, Japan, China, Israel and Australia.
In 2010, he was awarded with the Junior Prima Prize, the most prestigious award in Hungary for young musicians, and the „Artisjus” prize in 2011, as the honor of playing world premiéres of contemporary music.

Recital Program --Friday, January 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Etude d'execution transcendante No.11 “Harmonies du soir”

Les jeux d'eau á la Villa d'Este

Two concert etudes:

Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude from “Harmonies poétiques et religieuses”

- intermission -

Two legendes: No. 1 "St Francois d'Assisi is preaching to the birds"
No. 2 "St Francois da Paola is walking on the waves"

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song) Mendelssohn-Liszt
Ständchen (Serenade) Schubert-Liszt
Die Lorelei (2nd version) Liszt - Liszt

Venezia e Napoli
1. Gondoliera
2. Canzone
3. Tarantella


Balázs Réti

Appointed to the University of Miskolc (Bartók Béla Institute of Music) in 2007, Balázs Réti was named the Head of the Piano Department in 2008. Since 1999 he is also Professor of Piano at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music where he leads a distinguished performance class.

Born in 1974, Mr. Réti studied at the Béla Bartók High School of Music under Gábor Eckhardt
and with György Nádor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Presently he is completing his DLA (Doctor Liberalium Artium) degree. During his studies he participated in the master classes of Lev Naumov, Claude Franck, András Schiff, and Dmitrij Bashkirov.

Mr. Réti is prize winner of several competitions including the First Prize in the “European Prize" Youth Music Competition in Dublin, Ireland, (1996); Third Prize in the Scheveningen International Piano Competition, The Netherlands, (1997) and Third Prize in the Johannes Brahms International Piano Competition, Austria (1997).

Professor Réti continues to concertize not only in his native Hungary but also France, Czech Republik, Germany, Ireland, Holland, Ukraine, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Romania, USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Indonesia.

Recital Program - Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Sancta Dorothea (1877)
In festo transfigurationi Domini nostri Jesu Christi
Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H (1855, 1870)
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca from Années de Pèlerinage, Second Year, Italy
Après une lecture de Dante (Fantaisie quasi Sonate)
from Années de Pèlerinage, Second Year, Italy


Hungarian Rhapsody No.16 in A minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No.17 in D minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No.18 in F-sharp minor
Sacred Music Transcriptions: Choral - Crux ave benedicta
Vexilla Regis
Csárdás obstinée
Hungarian Rhapsody No.6