Adam Gy­orgy cel­e­brates Liszt at Cen­ten­nial The­atre: An exclusive pre­miere in Que­bec

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Pi­anist Adam Gy­orgy makes his Que­bec de­but at Cen­ten­nial The­atre (Sher­brooke, Que­bec) on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22 at 8pm. In one of only 3 con­certs in Canada on this cur­rent tour, Gy­orgy’s per­for­mance will co­in­cide with the birth­day of Hun­gar­ian vir­tu­oso Franz Liszt who’s mu­sic will be the fea­ture of the evening: Sonata in b mi­nor, F. Liszt; Bal­lade in g mi­nor (Op. 23),

F. Chopin; Rigo­letto Para­phrase, F. Liszt; La Cam­panella, F. Liszt;

Hun­gar­ian Rhap­sody No. 2, F. Liszt. Other Cana­dian per­for­mances are sched­uled in On­tario and New Brunswick be­fore Mr. Gy­orgy re­turns to Carnegie Hall by in­vi­ta­tion in Novem­ber.

Adam’s ex­tra­or­di­nary mu­si­cal tal­ents were re­al­ized at an early age. At merely 12 years old, he was ac­cepted to the pres­ti­gious Bela Bar­tok Con­ser­va­tory, where he flour­ished un­der the tute­lage of pi­ano teacher Katalin Hal­magyi, who con­tin­ues to be his men­tor and a key mem­ber of his creative team. At age 18, Adam won Hun­gary’s Pi­anist 2000 Award and was ac­cepted at the Franz Liszt Academy of Mu­sic in Bu­dapest and stud­ied un­der Pro­fes­sors Gy­orgy Nador and Balazs Reti. He went on to win the Vi­enna Clas­sics Prize in 2002 with his out­stand­ing in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Haydn’s Sonata in G ma­jor (No. 54). In 2003 he won the Spe­cial Prize at the San Remo In­ter­na­tional Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion and in 2004, all Prizes (First Prize, Grand Prize and Spe­cial Prize) at the First In­ter­na­tional Chopin Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion in Bu­dapest. Adam grad­u­ated in 2006 and is cur­rently do­ing his doc­toral stud­ies at the Liszt Academy.

In 2005, Adam was in­vited to join the Stein­way com­mu­nity, a sin­gle honor that places him in the com­pany of the great­est pi­anists of all time. This crit­i­cal ac­claim earned Adam his de­but at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall in 2008, where he played to a full house, and most re­cently, Sin­ga­pore’s Es­planade Con­cert Hall, also a sell-out crowd and a post-con­cert 90 minute au­to­graph queue.

Adam con­tin­ues to de­light the world with an awe-in­spir­ing pro­gram of classical works by Chopin and Liszt as well as his own im­pro­vi­sa­tions of well-known melodies, unique in the classical mu­sic com­mu­nity. Re­garded as one of the best Liszt play­ers in the world and the Liszt am­bas­sador in his home coun­try of Hun­gary, Adam’s 2011 con­certs honor the 200th birth­day of this ge­nius com­poser as well as the be­gin­ning of the Hun­gar­ian Pres­i­dency of the Euro­pean Union. From prodigy to Liszt am­bas­sador to phi­lan­thropist, Adam Gy­orgy en­chants au­di­ences ev­ery­where he per­forms. His vir­tu­os­ity and his sen­si­tive in­ter­pre­ta­tions have won him crit­i­cal ac­claim and built him a fan base world­wide. To win a pair of tick­ets to this show, just call the Stanstead Jour­nal be­fore Fri­day Oc­to­ber 21st, noon., to get your name into the draw­ing. Tick­ets will be wait­ing at the Box Of­fice.

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