50 YEARS CAPTIVATED BY MUSIC

50 YEARS CAPTIVATED BY MUSIC
2019. June 16., 17:00
Ottó Till Hall

Veronika Botos

The Solo Violist of the Hungarian Opera House Talks about Her Life with Music and Anecdotes

Featuring her colleagues and friends:

Erika Dallos, Katalin Hegedűs, Miklós Laczkovich, Monika Ruth Vida - piano
Judit Kiss-Domonkos, Bálint Maróth - cello
Péter Csongár, Péter Székely - clarinet
Éva Mihályi - violin
Zsuzsanna Menyhárt - flute
Júlia Szilvásy, Ágnes Peták - harp

Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G minor, No. 3, BWV 1029
Mozart: Trio in E flat major "Kegelstatt", K. 498
Bruch: Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, op. 83/1, Song
Hubay: Maggiolata, (May Song), Op. 15/2
Beethoven: Romance in F major, Op. 50
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Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite - Mercutio
Dohnányi: Serenade, op. 10 - selections from the String Trio in C
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
György Ránki: Serenata all'antiqua (viola d’amore and harp)
Saint-Saens: Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) - Swan (harp-viola)

Veronika Botos is the solo violist of the Hungarian Opera House Orchestra. She graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1992, where she was a student of head of department László Bársony, and attended the chamber music courses of János Devich, Károly Botvay, and András Mihály. In the same year she won the Pál Lukács Memorial Competition.

In addition to the viola she plays the viola d’amore as well, which is the instrument whose the sweet-and-somber tunes open Melinda's aria in Bánk bán. An unforgettable experience of hers is when she played the instrument in New York, where Placido Domingo congratulated her. At her birthday concert she will likely talk about this moment as well.

Tickets: 1600 Ft, Senior and Student tickets: 800 Ft

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