29 January 2016 7.30 p.m. – Great Hall of the Liszt Academy
Dénes Várjon (piano) – „MVM Concerts – The Piano”
Haydn: Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI:34, Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
*** Janácek: On an Overgrown Path - excerpts (six part),
Chopin: Ballada No. 3 in F major, Op. 38, Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 67 No. 4,
Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 No. 2, Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 31
Dénes Várjon obtained his degree at the Liszt Academy in 1984. He won first prize at the Piano Competition of Hungarian Radio, at the Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition and at the Géza Anda Competition in Zurich.
He is a regular guest at the most prestigious international festivals: Salzburger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik-Festival, Biennale di Venezia, Marlboro Festival (USA), Klavierfestival Ruhr, Kunstfest Weimar, Edinburgh Festival, Ittinger Konzerttage in Switzerland. He has performed with major orchestras such as Camerata Salzburg, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Tonhalle Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra. He has worked with conductors like Sándor Végh, Horst Stein, Heinz Holliger, Georg Solti, Ádám Fischer, Leopold Hager, Iván Fischer, Hubert Soudant and Thomas Zehetmair. He is a deeply committed to chamber music and has been the partner of Steven Isserlis, Leonidas Kavakos, David Grimal, Miklós Perényi, András Schiff, Jörg and Carolin Widmann, Joshua Bell, Tabea Zimmermann. He has recorded for the Naxos, Capriccio, Hungaroton, Teldec, Hyperion and PAN-Classics labels. His solo CD with pieces of Berg, Janáček and Liszt was released in 2012 by ECM. Dénes Várjon is professor at the Ferenc Liszt University in Budapest and was recipient of the Liszt and Sándor Veress Awards. From the 2010/2011 season he is guest professor at Bard College (US).