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Hungaroton Releases a new CD with Dénes Várjon

The Hungarian label Hungaroton has just released a new CD: the much-awaited recording of all five Beethoven piano concertos with Dénes Várjon.

Besides András Schiff  Dénes Várjon is the only Hungarian pianist to have recorded the integral of Beethoven’s concertos. He is joined in this ambitious project by Concerto Budapest and András Keller as conductor. The studio recordings followed the concert performance of the works in two nights, a highlight and sensation of the 2014/15 Budapest concert season.

Dénes Várjon to record all five Beethoven piano concertos

After a very busy festival schedule in 2014 summer, when Dénes Várjon  performed at 5 great festivals – Salzburger Festspiele,Würzburger Mozartfest,Rheingau Festival,Zürcher Festspiele,Warsaw Chopin Festival – the autumn of 2014 will also be an exciting period for him and his audience!

The Hungarian label Hungaroton is recording all five Beethoven piano concertos with Dénes Várjon.

Dénes Várjon performed five Beethoven piano concertos in the Spring of 2014, spanning two concerts at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, with the Concerto Budapest under the baton of the orchestra’s music director, András Keller. Critics and audiences were enthusiastic about the performances which proved to be a highlight of the concert season. Those who missed the concerts will not have to wait long: the Hungarian label Hungaroton has decided to record the concertos with the same performers. The sessions started in mid-September and the three CDs will be released in 2015.

Várjon-Simon Festival

The Várjon-Simon Festival will be a great chamber festival from October 17 to October 19. Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon are the artistic directors of the festival and many outstanding musicians will participate such as András Keller(violin), Szabolcs Zempléni(horn), Jörg Widmann(clarinet), Miklós Perényi(cello), Alexei Lubimov(piano), Izabella Simon(piano), Zoltán Fejérvári(piano), Kristóf Baráti(violin), Ditta Rohmann(cello), István Várdai(cello, Andrea Hallam(violin), Páter Bársony(viola), Mate Bekavac(clarinet) and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra.

The concerts will take place at Budapest Music Center. You can find the detailed programs here or under the concerts menu item.