On 24, Jan 2016 | In | By mate
György Cziffra’s intellectual legacy, unique musical talent, humane attitude and selfless support to young people made him a legend already during his life.
The aim of Mr. János Balázs, pianist and holder of the Franz Liszt prize and the Prima Prize, and founder of the Cziffra Festival is to use the Festival to put the name and work of György Cziffra to its rightful place not only in the international world of music, but in Hungary as well.
The György Cziffra Festival is not only a concert series involving the best of the international and Hungarian world of music, but also a complex arts project which addresses several age groups and people of different interests in order to familiarise them with classical music: creative competitions for children, informative detective game for young people, concerts presenting a specific music instrument, gastronomy, appearances in public spaces, installations, concerts of classical music and jazz, crossover productions, readings and academic presentations, competitions and master courses.
Nominated by Zsuzsa Megyesi:
‘János Balázs, world-famous Hungarian pianist in his twenties teaches at Snétberger Foundation. Besides his music carrier he works tirelessly to make the musical and human greatness of his role model György Cziffra well-known in Hungary. His selfless work and dedication over the years resulted in a complex, word-class music festival that the domestic music scene was always lacking.’
*Participants of the project can be seen on the Hungarian website.