Hungary highlights Manchester Links

Posted on March 10, 2010

Budapest Festival Orchestra highlights Gábor Takács-Nagy Manchester Links

The renowned violinist, former first violin of the Takács String Quartet and concert master of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy will conduct the BFO in the coming concerts of the “Haydn-Mozart Plus’ series in the Italian Institute.

For some years Takács-Nagy has devoted more and more time to conducting: Manchester Camerata has just announced that from the 2010/11 season he will be the new artistic leader of the orchestra.

His three concerts with the BFO on April 10th az 7.45 p.m., on April 11th at 3.30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. will feature works by Britten, Haydn and Bizet. The concerts start with Britten’s Simple Symphony followed by Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major. The soloist of the concerto will be Balázs Tóth who won the 2008 Sándor Végh Competition of the BFO with a performance of the same piece. In the second half of the concerts the audience will hear Bizet’s Symphony in C Major, composed at the age of 17.

To read more about the Gábor Takács-Nagy’s concerts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra click here