Aram Khachaturian: Waltz
Claude Debussy: g-moll Quartett (orchestral transcr.), Bilitis songs
Bohuslav Martinů: Saltimbanques
Maurice Ravel: Don Quichotte a Dulcinée
Dmitri Shostakovich: The Second Waltz
George Gershwin: Lullaby, Someone To Watch Over Me, It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime,
Do It Again, Biding My Time, Embraceable You
Duke Ellington: Caravan, In a sentimental mood
Tickets: 15 000 HUF, 13 000 HUF, 11 000 HUF, 9000 HUF
Veronika Harcsa is a uniquely versatile Hungarian singer and songwriter, whose greatest strength lies in a clarity, which enchants and bedazzles instantly. She reaches the listener without any detours, gets by without any mysticisms and her voice knows only the most direct way from her soul into the ear of the listener. Her unmistakable combination of timbre, structure and responsiveness consistently result in this rare trait: clarity.
"Eine der besten jungen europäischen Sängerinnen kommt aus Ungarn. / One of the best young European singers comes from Hungary." - Jazz Podium 2/2017
"... la voix superbe de Veronika, capable des graves les plus profonds et des aigus les plus cristallins, de scatter en onomatopées incroyables, de mitrailler ses mots à un rythme infernal. Une voix ductile et toujours claire." - Le Soir
The Budapest Strings ensemble (Chamber Orchestra) was founded in 1977 by graduate students at the Liszt Academy. Their first success came few years later, as they has been awarded the Belgrad International Chamber Competition Prize in 1982.
Since then The Budapest Strings has won several prices, the Bartók–Pásztory prize in 2001 (Hungary's highest award for the musical profession), the Art Prize given by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2007, the Artisjus Prize in 2008. Its outstanding talent has been recognized by numerous important publications and it belongs among the ranks of the leading musical ensembles of Hungary, enjoying a high standing.
The Budapest Strings plays the whole string orchestra repertoire, includes early music, the classic masterworks, and the 19th century music as well. They play regularly transcriptions, other chamber music pieces, string quartets, which fit well with the sound of their string ensemble. The orchestra stands high as a performer of 20th century music, and performs works by contemporary composers, several of which have been dedicated to the orchestra.
"... the Budapest Strings ensemble must today be ranked among the best chamber orchestras in Europe..." - The Times, London