Generation Y and Z of today’s Hungarian composers are heirs to the music tradition hallmarked by György Ligeti and György Kurtág, which, after Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Ernő Dohnányi, raised Hungarian contemporary music into an international arena. Five young creators formed Studio 5, a group of composers. They have a mission: starting out from this national tradition laid down by their predecessors, they want to bring the audience music concerts that form a bridge between tradition and innovation, patina and progress, with the highest artistic standards. Even though these five creative minds almost without exception studied music abroad as well as in Hungary (in Canada, Poland, Belgium, Austria and Italy), all look on the Liszt Academy as their alma mater. They want to reformulate their roles in contemporary music and bring it closer to young audiences.
Balázs KECSKÉS D.
András Gábor VIRÁGH
SOUNDSCAPE, April 30, 2022. (Várfok Gallery)
TÁNCJÁTÉK, (“Dance Recital”) November 9, 2020. (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music)
QUODLIBET, October 17, 2020. (Godot Institute of Contemporary Art)
KRITIKÁN FELÜL, (“Above Criticism”) March 9, 2019. (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music)
AKI SZÉPEN TUBÁSKODIK, (“Beautiful Tuba”) October 7, 2018. (Urania National Film Theatre)
LIVE ANIMATION, February 23, 2018. (Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music)
NYOLC MÁSODPERC, (“Eight Seconds”) October 21, 2017. (St. Stephen’s Basilica)