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1st New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival

Budapest, Hungary

30 August - 3 September 2019

Welcome from Violinist Miranda Liu, Founder and Artistic Director

Dear Music Lovers and Music Students,


The New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival will be held this summer for the very first time between 30 August and 3 September 2019.  The festival takes place in the heart of Budapest, a stunning city with a rich architectural and historical heritage.  Chamber music is the primary focus of the festival and the concerts will feature colorful and innovative programs highlighting masterpieces not only from the rich duo, trio, and quartet repertoire, but also a sextet and septet!  Moreover, you will not want to miss the exciting debut of the newly formed professional ensemble, the Central European Strings.


Our goal is to feature chamber music in its most authentic form – the “music of friends” – which was originally intended to be performed in intimate settings.  In order to realize this goal, the festival will be held at the Festetics and Benczúr Palaces, as well as at the Chamber Hall of the Old Liszt Academy of Music (which itself was Franz Liszt’s living room).  The festival’s roster consists of musicians in Hungary who are among the most successful and who will be joined by international star musicians.


Additionally, the master class component of the festival will offer students the opportunity to study the solo and chamber music repertoire with the festival artists during one-on-one lessons.  The master class is open to musicians of all ages and nationalities.  Furthermore, the participants of the master classes will be given a rare opportunity to participate in the festival’s Concerto Competition, which will give the winners the opportunity to appear as a soloist at the festival’s closing concert, accompanied by the Central European Strings.

I hope to offer much inspiration to our artists, students, and concertgoers with this new initiative.  It has been a dream of mine to create a platform to make music together with talented musicians from all over the world and to build new and lasting friendships.  The community of the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival welcomes you!


Musically yours,

Miranda Liu

Find out more

The New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival

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Our Performers

Miranda Liu - Artistic Director


Ensemble in Residence:  Central European String Quartet (Miranda Liu, Máté Soós, Haruka Nagao, Judit Szabó)


Miranda Liu - violin

László Móré - viola

Bartosz Koziak - cello

Noémi Győri - flute

Csaba Klenyán - clarinet

Klára Bábel - harp

Tamás Érdi, Mira Nagy, Georgy Tchaidze - piano


Orchestra for the closing concert: Central European Strings

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Our Venues


Festetics Palace

1088 Budapest, Pollack Mihály tér 3.

  

Liszt Old Academy of Music

1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 35.

 

Benczúr Palace

1068 Budapest, Benczúr utca 27.

  

Ádám Jenő Music School of Ferencváros

1092 Budapest, Köztelek utca 8.

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Our Master Classes

Open to all ages and levels!

Venues:  Ádám Jenő Music School, Liszt Old Academy of Music


Faculty

Violin  |  Miranda Liu

Cello  |  Bartosz Koziak

Piano  |  Georgy Tchaidze

Flute  |  Noémi Győri

Clarinet  |  Csaba Klenyán

Harp  |  Klára Bábel

Chamber Music  |  Judit Szabó

Piano Accompanist  |  Mira Nagy


Application deadline: 1 August 2019

Late application deadline: 15 August 2019 (with a late application fee)


Full Master Class Application Information 

About Us

The 1st New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival’s artists together with concert violinist Miranda Liu, the founder and artistic director, invite music lovers from around the world to join them in the beautiful city of Budapest and to be inspired by the performances of world-esteemed musicians and ensembles.  The concerts will take place at the intimate and historical concert halls of Budapest.  Public master classes will also be given and a student concerto competition will be held to showcase star participants of the master classes in a closing concert with the newly formed Central European Strings on 2 September 2019.

Outstanding Musicians and Faculty

The festival will be featuring exciting and outstanding classical musicians who will also teach and guide the participants of the Master Classes via one-on-one lessons and a student recital.

Master Classes & Competition

Participants of the solo master classes may play works from the solo, sonata, or orchestral repertoire during the course.  The chamber music course is open to pre-formed groups consisting of between two and eight members. 


The competition is open to all of the participants of the solo master classes.  The prize of the competition is the opportunity to perform the competition’s required work as a soloist with a professional ensemble, the Central European Strings, at the festival’s closing concert on Monday, 2 September 2019.  One or more students will be selected.


REQUIRED REPERTOIRE

Violin

Haydn: Violin Concerto in G Major, 1st movement

Cello

Paganini: Moses Variations

Flute

C. P. E. Bach: Flute Concerto in d minor - 3rd movement

Clarinet

Spohr: Fantasy and Variations, Op. 81

Piano

J. S. Bach: Concerto in g minor, BWV 1056R - 1st movement 

Harp

Händel: Harp Concerto - 1st movement

Concerts

Opening Concert - Chamber Evening No. 1

Recital of the Central European String Quartet


Friday, 30 August 2019, 7:30 PM

Festetics Palota, Tükörterem


Debussy: String Quartet in g minor, Op. 10


Bartók: Duos (selection)


- intermission -


Janacek: String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters"


Ravel: Introduction and Allegro


Performed by:

Central European String Quartet (Miranda Liu, Máté Soós – violin, Haruka Nagao – viola, Judit Szabó – cello)

Noémi Győri – flute

Csaba Klenyán - clarinet

Klára Bábel – harp

Afternoon Concert No. 1

Piano Recital by Tamás Érdi


Saturday, 31 August 2019, 5:00 PM

Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall


Chopin:


Fantaisie Impromptu, Op. 66                                                

Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28     

Ballade in g minor, Op. 23/1

Berceuse, Op. 57                                                               

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53                        

Nocturne in c minor

Nocturne in c-sharp minor, Op. posth.

Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22 


Performed by:

Tamás Érdi - piano

Chamber Evening No. 2

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 7:30 PM

Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall


Mozart: Sonata in e minor for Violin and Piano, KV 304


Brahms: Sonata in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120


- intermission -


Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18


Performed by:

Miranda Liu – violin

Csaba Klenyán – clarinet

Tamás Érdi, Míra Nagy – piano

Central European String Quartet (Miranda Liu, Máté Soós – violin, Haruka Nagao – viola, Judit Szabó – cello)

László Móré – viola

Bartosz Koziak – cello


Chamber Evening No. 3

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 7:30 PM

Benczúr Palace, Díszterem


Brahms: Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 78


Glinka: Variations on a Theme by Mozart 

Godefroid: Carnaval de Venice


- szünet -


Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello


Shostakovich: Piano Trio in e minor, Op. 67


Performed by:

Miranda Liu – violin

Bartosz Koziak – cello

Georgy Tchaidze – piano

Klára Bábel – harp


Afternoon Concert No. 2

Piano Recital by Georgy Tchaidze


Monday 2 September 2019, 5:00 PM
Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in d minor, Op. 31 No. 2 "The Tempest"


Scriabin: 5 Preludes, Op. 16


Schumann: Grande Sonata No. 1 in f-sharp minor, Op. 11


Performed by:

Georgy Tchaidze – piano

Closing Concert - Central European Strings

Closing Concert with the Central European Strings and the winners of the festival's Competition

 

Monday, 2 September 2019, 7:30 PM

Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall


Weiner: Romance for Cello and Harp


Award Ceremony

The New Millennium Music Festival and Master Classes's Competition Winners perform as soloists with the Central European Strings


- intermission -


Tartini: Devil's Trill Sonata in g minor


Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48


Performed by:

Bartosz Koziak – cello

Klára Bábel – harp

Miranda Liu – violin


Competition Winners of the 1st New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival and Master Classes


Central European Strings (leader: Miranda Liu)


Moderator: Endre Tóth, music historian

Tickets

Entry tickets to the festival's concerts:


1.300,- Ft / single ticket, afternoon concert

2.000,- Ft / single ticket, evening concert

6.000,- Ft / 4 concert festival pass (evening concerts)

7.500,- Ft / 6 concert festival pass


Tickets and passes can be purchased on nmicmf.jegy.hu, at the Liszt Academy Ticket Office, as well as at all Interticket ticket offices.  A 10% discount is available until 31 July off festival passes.


Note:  Programs are subject to change

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