Ris­ing Stars

Three to look out for…

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Gá­bor Káli Con­duc­tor

Born: Bu­da­pest, Hun­gary Ca­reer high­light:

This year I won two in­ter­na­tional con­duct­ing com­pe­ti­tions – one in Hong Kong and one at the Salzburg Fes­ti­val. The con­certs in both fi­nal rounds were un­for­get­table mu­si­cal mo­ments. Mu­si­cal hero: When I was a child I wanted to play the pi­ano like An­drás Schiff and con­duct like Ferenc Fric­say. Nowa­days I let these ex­tra­or­di­nary artists from the past and present in­spire me, but I am de­vel­op­ing my own style.

Dream con­cert: I’d per­form Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich and it’d be staged in a Greek am­phithe­atre, be­cause that is the ul­ti­mate his­tor­i­cal venue for art.

Liya Petrova Vi­o­lin­ist

Born: Sofia, Bul­garia Ca­reer high­light: Win­ning first prize at the Carl Nielsen In­ter­na­tional Vi­o­lin Com­pe­ti­tion in Odense, which led to the re­lease of my de­but al­bum with the Odense Sym­phony Or­ches­tra and Kris­ti­ina Poska. Mu­si­cal hero: I ad­mire all mu­si­cians that keep their iden­tity, de­velop their per­sonal voice and stay true to them­selves on their mu­si­cal jour­ney.

Dream con­cert: A live per­for­mance in which ev­ery­one – play­ers and au­di­ence alike – are able to fo­cus on the emo­tions and char­ac­ters in the mu­sic, and are touched by what they hear.

Aysed­eniz Gokcin Pi­anist

Born: Ankara, Tur­key Ca­reer high­light: It has been lib­er­at­ing to fi­nally cre­ate mu­sic that isn’t based on any­one else’s com­po­si­tions. Next year I’m per­form­ing an al­lo­rig­i­nal pro­gramme at Burn­ing Man fes­ti­val in Ne­vada, which will prob­a­bly be a ma­jor high­light!

Mu­si­cal hero: Pi­anist Martha Arg­erich has so much pas­sion and tech­ni­cal bril­liance, as well as such a strong char­ac­ter. Liv­ing the life of a rock star clas­si­cal mu­si­cian as a woman is not easy, espe­cially with kids. It’s im­por­tant for fe­male per­form­ers to show that it is pos­si­ble to be a mother, live a free life and be suc­cess­ful.

Dream con­cert: I’d love to per­form with Pink Floyd’s Roger Wa­ters, with a few Lisz­tian so­los thrown in!

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