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1+1 Chamber Music series Didier Poskin & József Balog

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Date: 21 November 2017 8PM

József Balog is one of the most talented pianists of his Generation. This exceptionally gifted performer was born in 1979 in Budapest as an heir to the internationally well know Hungarian piano tradition established by Franz Liszt, Ernst von Dohànyi, and Béla Bartók. He has been praised by critics and acclaimed by audiences for his brilliant technic and very deep, sensitive musicianship. Despite his young age, he has a huge repertoire of concertos, recital programs and chamber music. Along with standard piano repertoire, he plays works by neglected composers, jazz, contemporary music and his own transcriptions.He has eight CD recordings at Convention Budapest Classic, Hungaroton and Brillant Classics. His first album - titled Hungaricum - won the "Liszt Grand Prix du Disque" in 2005, and his latest, "Transcendental Etudes" by Liszt was recording of the month in June 2015, on the one of the most prestigious website: allmusic.com. 

 

It is no real surprise that Didier Poskin, born into a family of musicians, turned towards music at a very early age. His natural talent, together with intensive work, quickly brought out his full potential. Didier began performing as a soloist at the age of 13. After attending the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, he was admitted at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, a highly specialized school known for teaching exceptionally young, talented musicians. During his three years there, he received the teaching, support and friendship of Edmond Baert, and soon became one of Baert's star pupils. Following his attendance at the Chapelle, Didier Poskin continued to perfect and expand his practical skills, seeking out the help of the great cello pedagogues. These masters included Walter Grimmer in Zurich, Maurice Gendron in Paris, and members of the Amadeus Quartet at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. Furthermore, he regulary attended masterclasses; notably with Pierre Fournier, Reine Flachot, Daniel Chafran, Frans Helmerson and Wolfgang Boettcher.
While still at the dawn of his professional career, he was invited to become principal cellist with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra of Flanders. After being a member of the orchestra for several years, Didier then turned towards chamber music and he was asked to join the Verdi Quartet in Cologne. During the ten years with this ensemble, he travelled the world and recorded many major compositions, in particular the complete quartet works of Schubert.
Today he spends his time teaching and performing as soloist and chamber musician. His generous nature motivates him to transmit his experience and passion to the young pupils of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where he currently holds the position of Professor of Cello.

Program:
Zoltán Kodály:
Solo Sonata for Violoncello op.8
Dances of Marosszék
Adagio
Sonata for piano and Cello  op.4 

Location : Balassi Institue, Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels

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The Hungarian Bauhaus and its Heritage - exhibition
Balassi Institute, 10 Treurenberg, 1000 Brussels
Nov 23.
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Folk Music from the Carpathian Basin - Concert of Panni Demeter and the Bajkó band
Balassi Institue, Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels
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Hungarian Folk Night
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Cathedral Saint Michel et Gudule, Brussels
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My Grandfather’s Nativity Play - Advent Concert with the Kákics Ensemble
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