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Matthias Church concert series - Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra
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Matthias Church concert series - Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra

The Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber orchestra concerts in Matthias Church are one of the most sought after events in Budapest.  more

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Matthias church is not only the hottest tourist location, but after its complete renovation ended in 2013 it is more beautiful inside and out than ever before. It is a must to attend for all classical music fans.
(The church is heated during winter)

Introduction
Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra was founded by violinist and artistic director Miklós Szenthelyi with outstanding young musicians from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1988.
This string orchestra has built a vast repertoire with a special emphasis on romantic compositions. They have toured the United States, Canada, Japan, India, South Korea, South America, and almost every country in Europe. During the past decades the Virtuosi gave more than 500 concerts abroad in the span of over 50 tours.
In the course of its career, the orchestra has worked with many excellent vocalsists, instrumentalists and conductors. For many years the ensemble performed with Jean-Pierre Rampal, the world-known flutist, with whom they recoreded Mozarts’s Fluge Concertos uncer the American PROdigital label.
In 2008, the musicians were invited for the Mumbai Hungarian Cultural Festival in India, where their performances were the highlights of the series. Their recordings have been released ba the PROdigital, Summerfest and Romeo labels in the US, the Hungarian company Hungaroton and Gloria CD Publishing. A double album of the music of Gioachino Rossini was released by the International Naxos Company.
Thanks to numerous performances in some of the most elegant concert venues, the Virtuosi comprise the most well-known ensemble in Hungary. They have performed in the Hungarian Parliament, the Palace of Arts, Matthias Church, and the Hilton Dominican Courtyard.

Miklós Szenthelyi – The Kossuth Prize-winning founder and artistic director of the Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Mr. Szenthelyi has graduated with distinction from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, in 1973 where he stayed to become an assistant professor. He has participated in magy high-profile international competitions with much success. Receiving his first prize at the Violin Competition of the Hungarian Radio has opened the doors for his international artistic career. As a soloist he has been invited to almost all European countries, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, New Zeland, Cuba, Canada and the United States – the latter of which he toured ten times previously.
During his American tours he gave three performances with cellist Leonard Rose. As a regular guest soloist with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, he has played over 30 concerts abroad and approximately 100 concerts with his own ensemble, the Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. With Professor Szenthely, the orchestra is among the best and most respected Hungarian ensembles.
Matthias Church classical concert Series – 2014
All concerts start at 20:00
Dates:

Május 2, 10, 24, 30.
Június 6, 14, 28.
Július 4, 11, 19, 25, 26.
Augusztus 8, 22, 23, 30.
Szeptember 6, 12, 20, 26.
Október 4, 10, 18, 24, 31.
November 8, 14, 22, 28.
December 13, 20, 27, 29, 30.
All concert start at 20:00.
Address: Matthias Church, Szentháromság tér 2. Budapest (Castle)
Performing:
Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Miklós Szenthely – violinist
Ingrid Kertesi – opera singer
Zoltán Mága – violinist
André Vásáry – male soprano
Mónika Fischl – soprano
Dániel Vadász – tenor
Balázs Fellegi – bass bariton
Csaba Király – organ
Bertalan Hock – organ
and students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

The program will include a selection of compositions of Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Bizet, Handel, Telemann, Franck, Schubert, Gounod, Mozart and Liszt, and is subject to change.

Ticket prices:
Bronze: 20 Euro
Silver: 25 Euro
Gold: 35 Euro
VIP: 65 Euro
VIP Premium: 119 Euro

Prices vary by the sectors. VIP and VIP Premium sectors are located near the orchestra inside the altar. Gold sector seats are near the altar, Silver sector seats are the first rows, Bronze sector seats are the back rows of the church.

VIP Ticket package:
1. Entry to the concert (VIP armband will be provided)
2. The best seats with the best visual and accoustic experience
3. CD of the Orchestra
4. Welcome drink
5. Three course dinner in one of the most prestigious restaurants in the castle of Buda
VIP Premium ticket package:
1. Entry to the concert (VIP armband will be provided)
2. The best seats with the best visual and accoustic experience
3. CD of the Orchestra + surprise gift
4. Welcome drink
5. Three course dinner + drinks in one of the most prestigious restaurants in the castle of Buda

Further information: www.hungarianvirtuosi.com

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