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