Cellist is named chamber orchestra chief

The Hungarian cellist István Várdai, 34, has been appointed artistic diretor of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

He says: ‘This is an ensemble with a great past, and I have always enjoyed playing with them, because they play at the highest level. It will be a very inspiring and beautiful task to perform with a group of outstanding musicians on the world stage and develop an artistic concept that is internationally outstanding. I was delighted to accept the offer of concertmaster Péter Tfirst and the Orchestra, because I feel that the key to the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra’s and my own artistic development is the same: to create, as Hungarian musicians, music and art programs that give the audience a lasting experience and high cultural value anywhere in the world.’

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  • Robert Roy says:

    Great news! I’ve always loved their work.

  • Doug says:

    Excellent news. This phrase: “to create, as Hungarian musicians, music and art programs that give the audience a lasting experience and high cultural value anywhere in the world.’” carries promise. Just please avoid moving to Berlin to live in an upscale penthouse apartment from which you pontificate and virtue signal to the Hungarian people.

  • Larry W says:

    A musician of the highest level joins with a group of the highest level. Great things will come. Congratulations, István and FLCO !

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