Organ Concert in the Basilica
Organ concert in the Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest is one of the most significant and most spectacular of religious and tourist attractions. The reasons behind it is the respect for its titular ordained king, the country’s state founder, and the artistic value of the building itself. The church is the third highest buildings in the country, and one of the two tallest in the city with its 96 meters.
The construction of the church started in 1851, under the guidance of one of the greatest Hungarian architects, Miklós Ybl, and it was completed by József Klauser in 1905. In the next 50 years the cathedral suffered from wars, storms and earthquakes. The final reconstructions lasted from 1983 to 2003.
The concert is lead by the incredibly talented Milkós Teleki, who is regarded as one of the best organ artists in the country. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous concert and oratorio singers in Hungary. He received the Kossuth Prize in 1992, which is the highest prize for any artist in the country. Our flute artist is Eleonóra Krusic, who is famous for her performances with different noted orchestras, from Barcelona to Zürich, Graz and Vienna.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593 (Allegro, Adagio, Allegro)
Tommaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio
Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Pieta Signore
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C major K 315
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria
Liszt Ferenc (1811-1866): Fantasy on the name B-A-C-H
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Agnus Dei
Johann Sebastian Bach: Menuet and Badinerie from suite in B minor BWV 1067
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
Every concert starts at 20:00, and takes about 70 minutes, without intermission.
PricesCategory 2: 22.5 EUR
Category 1: 28 EUR
Category 3: 16 EUR
Category 1 with hotel pick up drop off service: 38 EUR
Category 2 with hotel pick up drop off service: 32.5 EUR
Category 3 with hotel pick up drop off service: 26 EUR
Reduced Prices (Students)Category 2: 21 EUR
Category 1: 26 EUR
Category 3: 15 EUR
Category 1 with hotel pick up drop off service: 36 EUR
Category 2 with hotel pick up drop off service: 31 EUR
Category 3 with hotel pick up drop off service: 25 EUR
After the performance, we would like to invite you on our special one and a half hour Dinner and Cruise program, with candlelit buffet dinner on the breathtaking river Danube. The program is also available without dinner, with one welcome drink and another glass of beverage, (wine, beer, champagne or any soft drink). Audio guidance is not included.
The outstanding bass singer from Mohács was born in 1948 and studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. He debuted in the National Opera of Budapest in 1970, his first big success was in Verdi’s La forza del destino and in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea. He won the Caruso competition of Rio de Janeiro in 1973 and in Russia he was awarded with the 2nd prize of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition. From 1971 he appeared in Budapest, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Moscow and at the Vienna State Opera among many other places. He was also a guest at Milan’s La Scala and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His main roles were Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco, Boris Godunov, Don Giovanni, Mephisto and Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme. Kováts is one of the most famous and talented concert and oratorio singers in Hungary. He received the Ferenc Liszt-prize in 1977, the Merit of Art in 1984 and the Kossuth Prize, the highest Hungarian honor an artist can receive, in 1992. The Kossuth Prize is awarded by the Hungarian Parliament and is handed out by the President of Hungary. In 1996 Kolos Kováts was granted the life membership status of the Hungarian State Opera House.
Miklós Teleki, an artist of the organ, graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 1995. In September 1993 he received the special prize of the Ferenc Liszt International Organ Competition in Budapest. Between 1994 and 1998 Mr. Teleki accompanied the Men’s Choir of the Hungarian Army with piano and the organ. He was awarded by the Douwe Egberts Foundation in 1996, and in 2000 he won the Annie Fischer scholarship. Miklós Teleki was also a tutor of the Siófok International Organ Master Course for many years. Ha had given several first performances of works from both Hungarian and International composers, and in 2006 he received the Artisjus Award. Since 2007 he has worked as a teacher of the organ in the László Hermann School of Music in Székesfehérvár and was selected to be the honorary organist of the Siófok Lutheranian Church in 2011. Miklós Teleki gives 50 to 60 concerts each year, many of which are performed at the St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest. He played all over Europe and in the USA. He released 5 solo CD-s and published one DVD.
Dates2016, August : 4. 11. 18. 25.
2016, September : 1. 8. 15. 22. 29.
2016, October : 1. 6. 13. 20. 27.
2016, November : 3. 10. 17. 24.
2016, December : 1. 15. 22. 29.
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