The Görög Sisters piano duo cordially invite you to the Children’s concert on February 3, 2018, held in Budapest, Hungary, at the Klauzál Ház (31-33, Nagytétényi street), where they will be joined on stage by the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok.
The concert is conducted by Gábor Hollerung, whereas Győző Lukácsházi will be introducing the pieces for the children. The concert program includes works for two pianos, orchestral and two-piano pieces, and orchestral pieces, such as, among others, Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals. This piece has always been a favorite with the audience, especially with children, which is hardly surprising, as it lovingly presents scores of animals. Moreover, Loriot’s witty and fitting fables will frame the concert performed by the two pianists, Noémi and Enikő Görög.
The sisters play with an amazing synchronicity, as proven by their numerous awards at international contests. Their performance is characterized by professionalism and humor. They regularly play concerts specifically aimed at children, therefore they audience will surely be treated to a stunning experience at this concert.
Here you can read about the participants’ stellar careers in music.
Gábor Hollerung is a Liszt Ferenc Prize winning conductor, chorus master; Meritorious Artist of Hungary; Executive Music Director of Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok; master conductor of Budapest Academic Choral Society; Arts Director of Zemplén Festival; founder and Art Director of Budapest International Choir Competition. He studied at Liszt Ferenc College of Music, specialized as chorus master (1972-77) and conductor (1975-80). His professors were Zoltán Vásárhelyi, István Párkai and András Kórodi. Later he extended his trainings at master courses led by Eric Ericson (1975), Kurt Masur (1978) and László Somogyi (1981).
About his conducting activities
1979–81: second conductor of Miskolc Symphonic Orchestra. Master conductor (since 1989), Executive Music Director (since 2001) of the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok. Conducted several Hungarian orchestras as a guest conductor. 2002–2005: first guest conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. 2002–2007: musical consultant for the Philharmonia Singers, Tel Aviv.
In addition to holding concerts with a great number of European orchestras, he has been a guest conductor for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra.
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
The Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok was founded by László Nemes in 1970, after assembling the then-students of the Kálmán Nádasdy Music School. Several students from this Music School continued their studies in vocational secondary schools specializing in music and then at the Academy of Music. As their age increased and skills improved, the ensemble gradually became a youth symphonic orchestra. Ernő Dohnányi’s name was adopted in 1989.
The local government of the 22nd district of Budapest transformed it into an official ensemble in 1993, and Gábor Hollerung has been the conductor and music director of this orchestra ever since. The ensemble has since become one of the highest quality orchestras in Hungary, a leading actor in the musical life of Budapest.
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In its series of concerts, managed in common with MÜPA Budapest, the Orchestra has created great many outstanding performances, moreover, it performs in several independent concert series in the Academy of Music and in the concert hall within its operating region. Additionally, the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok also plays in the significant concert venues in Budapest.
The orchestra is proficient in all genres, it has played in numerous world-famous concerts in the Sports Arena and other spacious venues. It has been the resident orchestra of the Zemplén Festival since 2004. The orchestra went on many tours abroad, it has been a guest performer in almost each major concert hall and festival in Europe.
Győző Lukácsházi is the founder and host of the BonBon Matinée. As a musician, radio editor and as the director of the Szeged Symphonic Orchestra, he sees the musical education of children as one of his most important tasks. This is why he created the BonBon Matinée in 1998, with the aim to offer high-quality musical programs for children and their families, as cultural beacons in the sea of events for children in Budapest and across Hungary.
The goal is to introduce children at a very young age to the world of music, so as to provide them with the basis for their later musical life, to ensure that they become concert-going and music-loving culture creatures. This aim has not changed, or maybe just in the sense that musical education has been expanded to include other cultural areas, such as theater, literature and pedagogy. In the past two decades, members of his audience have grown up to be music-loving adults, while many became professional musicians and performers themselves.