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Advent Concert in St Paul's Church

Monday 30 November 2015, 7 pm
St Paul's Church
Bedford Street, London W2CE 9ED


Advent Concert


Gyula Rab
Dániel Ali Lugosi
The Adorjáni Family 


Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major K622 (2nd movement)
Liszt: Consolations Nr.3
Béla Kovács: Hommage a J.S. Bach
Vivaldi: Four Seasons - Winter (excerpts) 

Since December 2012 the Hungarian Cultural Centre has invited friends and supporters for a traditional and joyful Advent concert each year. Exceptional Hungarian artists and music always provided a unique opportunity to prepare for the Advent season. On the evening of 30 November 2015, Hungarian tenor Gyula Rab, clarinet player Ali Dániel Lugosi, and the Adorjáni family will entertain and prepare us for the joyful Advent season.

1130 RabGyulaHungarian tenor Gyula Rab received an Artist Diploma in Opera from the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Dinah Harris as a Sir Roger and Lady Carr Soirée d'Or Scholar and was the winner of the Independent Opera Award. He also holds a Master of Music degree from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Gyula made his professional operatic debut in October 2014 with Wrocław Opera as Louis in Angels in America after which he gave his debut role as Tamino at the Sir Georg Solti Hall in Budapest. He made his Royal Albert Hall debut in September 2014, singing the tenor solo in Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace at the commemoration concert of the outbreak of the First World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

1130 LugosiAliAli Dániel Lugosi was born on 14 February, 1999 in Ózd. Ali's relationship with music began quite early as his three older siblings also study classical music. He began to play the clarinet at the age of 10. His musical development was guided and supported by his teacher Sándor Horváth at the Aladár Rácz Music School in Budapest and by his music teachers András Horn, Csaba Klenyán and János Szepesi. Ali's first serious challenge was the Clarinet Competition of Pest County in May 2011 where he won the first prize. At the end of the term, he won the title of Excellent Pupil of Aladár Rácz Music School and he received the award of excellence for best instrumental performance at the Aladár Rácz Festival. In 2012 he took part in the 1st Tibor Dittrich National Chamber Music Festival as a pupil of the Szent Isván Király Secondary School of Music, where he won the first prize of Individual Clarinet Competition. In the same year he won the first prize at the 5th Anton Eberst International Clarinet Competition in Novi Sad. In 2013 Lugosi gained admission to the class of exceptional talents of the Academy of Music in Vienna, where he is studying under the supervision of Professor Johann Hindler, head of department. As the winner of the International Music Festival in Vienna in 2014, he was given the opportunity to participate in the 15th Osaka International Music Competition in Japan, where he was awarded the third prize. In the autumn of 2014 Ali was awarded the first prize of his age group by the professional jury at the finale of the Virtuosi classical music talent show of the Hungarian MTVA and he also won the Grand Prize based on audience votes.

Adorjani csalad montageThe Adorjáni family from Transylvania is a musical family and they can easily form a classical music choir and ensemble as every family member plays music. At our Advent concert they will come and play music for us together.
The father, László is a Lutheran pastor and founding member of Agnus Radio. He is also the founder of the Bethánia Foundation, which assists mildly disabled children in kindergarten.
His wife, Katalin is a chorister. She also does office work, coordinates religious lessons and organises church events. She used to be a volunteer at Agnus Radio and now she works for two non-governmental organisations.
Tamás, their eldest child, works for an IT company and plays the drums in an alternative rock band.
Eszter studies music pedagogy at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy and she is also a freelance cultural manager. She teaches and plays the violin and the piano.
Ágota studies at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy as well, playing the organ. Occasionally she works as a chorister in Cluj-Napoca.
Panna is a freelance writer, critic and dramaturgist. She lives in Budapest at the moment, but she takes part in theatrical events in both Hungary and Romania.
Csenge plays the oboe and studies at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy. She is currently a student of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest with the Erasmus programme.
Réka is a cellist, who started her studies in Budapest and at present studies at Maastricht Academy of Music.

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