Ralph Szigeti

Born into a family of musicians, Ralph Szigeti began violin lessons at the age of six. His teacher was his father, Florin Szigeti. Having exchanged the violin for the viola, he began studies at the Paris Conservatoire under Sabine Toutain. Other teachers have included Wolfram Christ, Nobuko Imai, Seiji Ozawa, Jean Sulem and the members of the Tokyo Quartet. In addition to taking viola lessons, he has studied conducting, music history and musical analysis. Ralph Szigeti has appeared at several festivals, including Kuhmo, the Pablo Casals at Prades, the Santander, and the events at the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland. He frequently plays chamber music and is now principal viola player with the Douai Orchestra and the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Programme

Iisalmi Cultural Centre 14.00

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Charles Griffes (1884—1920):

Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5

Sun
9.7.

5. Kontio School 18.15

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Mon
10.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Ottorino Respighi (1879—1936):

Il tramonto, P 101 for voice and string quartet (1914)

Tue
11.7.

9. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Arnold Schönberg (1874—1951):

Die Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 for string sextet (1899)

Tue
11.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Erich Korngold (1897—1957):

Intermezzo from String Sextet in D, Op. 10 (1914-16)

Thu
13.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Polka Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 (1868)

Thu
13.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Ouverture from Il mondo della luna (1777)

Fri
14.7.

27. Kontio School 11.00

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 (1825)

Sat
15.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Ferruccio Busoni (1866—1924):

Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (1909, arr. for flute, clarinet, string quintet, piano and harmonium by Erwin Stein, 1920)

Wed
19.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924):

Requiem, Op. 48 (1887-1890)

Wed
19.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Osvaldo Golijov (1960):

Last Round for string nonet (1996)

Thu
20.7.