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Sounds like Revolution

Monday 19 March 2018, 7pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre London
10 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA


MONDAY MUSIC SOIRÉE | CLASSICAL MUSIC & LITERATURE


Sounds like Revolution

As part of our series of programmes commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 we invite you to enjoy our cross-genre evening featuring iconic texts and compositions of the revolution. Enjoy great Hungarian and international pieces from Liszt, Schubert and Bach performed by Alexandra Balog (piano) and Boglárka György (violin), two young musicians of the International Young Soloists group and listen to great poems and the inspiring story of the revolution presented by actor Raphael von Blumenthal.

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THE ARTISTS:

Since 2014 Alexandra Balog has been studying piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Fountain. She has participated in many competitions where she has been awarded various prizes, most notably, the Budapest Arts Festival, I. prize and the North London Music Festival, I. prize. Recently, she has received the Frederick Jackson and the Margaret Kitchin Award at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Hungarian National Scholarship from the Ministry of Human Resources. She has recently won first prize at the Béla Bartók International Piano Competition in Graz and received a special prize for the best interpretation of Bartok.

Her creative personality and motivation have led her to become the chief organizer of the International Bozsok Music Festival in Hungary, an international music course and festival running since 2014.

Her new project, supported by renowned conductors as well as art managers and art supporters from the European cultural sector is the International Young Soloists musical platform for young musicians (IYS). They had their first public appearance in Budapest in the summer of 2016. The IYS appears in ensemble, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra setting. It includes a 'Baroque Spinoff' branch in which the musicians play on period instruments.

Boglárka György started playing the violin at the age of 8. She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician at major international festivals and masterclasses throughout Europe and Asia including the Budapest Spring Festival, Keshet Eilon, Sommerakademie PragWienBudapest, Lichfield Festival, the 11th International Music Festival in Moscow, to name a few. She is also a prize-winner of several violin competitions and regularly performs world premieres of the works of living composers. Boglárka graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with highest honours. She studied with full scholarship at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Israel. Currently Boglárka is a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is a Weingarten Scholarship-holder provided by the Joseph Weingarten Memorial Trust. 


Raphael von Blumenthal
is an actor, stand up comedian and writer. His short films, viral videos and online sketches, co-written with and directed by Sam Baron have over 4 million views online, have been screened at BAFTA qualifying film festivals, and have been featured on among others the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky One.
Raphael can be seen in a supporting role in the 2017 comedy feature Demain Tout Commence (Two's a Family), featuring Omar Sy and Clémence Poésy. He comperes Rich Gifts Theatre's Deadline: 24 Hour Plays, and regularly performs stand up comedy. More information on his website.

  

 

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