Zoltan Kocsis Zoltán kocsis Biography, CDs, concert review Born in Budapest in 1952, the pianist,composer and conductor Zoltán kocsis commenced his musical studies when http://www.cosmopolis.ch/english/cosmo5/kocsis.htm
Extractions: Zoltán Kocsis: Béla Bartók. Works for Piano Solo. Conductor: Iváb Fischer. Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Ten Easy Pieces for Piano, BB 51; Three Burlesques, op.8c, BB 55; Seven Sketches, op.9b, BB 54; Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 79; Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, op.20, BB 83. Zoltán Kocsis is renowned for his Bartók interpretations. Kocsis began recording these works following a tour to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bartok's death. The cycle is an ambitious project involving a tremendous amount of study and research into forgotten scores. This CD is volume 6 in Kocsis' Bartók series. The recordings of Béla Bartók's complete works written for piano and orchestra, recorded in 1987 and performed with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer, won an Edison award. In 1990 his selection of Debussy's solo works was awarded with the Gramophone prize as the best instrumental recording of the year.
Extractions: item(s) Home About the Y Press Resources Dist Artists Koscis 03 Distinguished Artists Series - Zoltan Kocsis (10.16.2003) Tickets/Registration: Media Contact: Beverly Greenfield, 212.415.5452, email ONLY NEW YORK RECITAL THIS SEASON Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m., $35 Presented by: 92ND STREET Y TISCH CENTER FOR THE ARTS "[Kocsis had] a commanding, utterly personal approach to everything he touched... [He] has the ability to penetrate to the heart of a piece with an almost ruthless immediacy." The series opens on October 16 at 8:00 p.m. when the Y provides a rare opportunity for New York audiences to hear Hungarian pianist . The performance follows Kocsis's appearance with the New York Philharmonic on October 9, 10 and 11. A highly respected conductor and composer, Kocsis is known as an electrifying pianist and chamber music player. Kocsis' recital at the Y features Beethoven 's classic Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 (1814) and two works by Schubert : Sonata in E minor, D. 566 (1817) and Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960, Schubert's last instrumental work, finished less than two months before he died in 1828. Kocsis also performs music by
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NPR Zoltan Kocsis Plays Haydn Hungarian pianist zoltan kocsis (KOHcheesh) is our man of the hour. Later he plays a concerto by Franz Liszt. But first we'll hear him play the opening movement of Haydn's Piano Sonata No. 28. ( http://rdre1.inktomi.com/click?u=http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=12
ICM - International Creative Management, Inc. zoltan kocsis is often regarded as one of the living legends of the keyboard, a musician,pursuing a wide range of activities as a pianist, conductor, chamber http://www.icmtalent.com/musperf/profiles/60121.html
Extractions: Zoltan Kocsis Zoltan Kocsis is often regarded as one of the living legends of the keyboard, a highly versatile, brilliant and at times enigmatic figure. He is a complete musician, pursuing a wide range of activities as a pianist, conductor, chamber music player, composer and arranger. Of a recent recital at the Wigmore Hall in London, The Independent wrote, "As an advocate of Bartók's music, Kocsis must surely be unsurpassed at present." Born in Budapest, Mr. Kocsis began to play the piano at the age of 5. After attending music school and the Béla Bartók Conservatory in his native city, he entered the Franz Liszt Academy there, where his professors included Pál Kadosa and Ferenc Rados. His international career began at 18 years old when he won the Hungarian Radio Beethoven Competition. He was invited to perform all over Europe, making appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, among many other ensembles. Since then he has toured extensively in Europe, America, Japan, the Far East and Australia, performing with such orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Chicago and San Francisco symphonies, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philharmonia, and participating in many prestigious festivals, including those of Salzburg, Edinburgh and Lucerne. He has played under the batons of Claudio Abbado, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Lovro von Matacic, Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Georg Solti, Michael Tilson Thomas and Edo de Waart. Mr. Kocsis was invited by Sviatoslav Richter to perform recitals for piano, four hands, at the Hohenems and Tours festivals.
Iclassics.com - Classical Music And More Feature Articles. zoltan kocsis plays Bartok Piano Works. Hungarian pianist Zoltán kocsis performs music for solo http://www.iclassics.com/iclassics/album.jsp?selectionId=5335
DWKC.com Music Directory kocsis, zoltan (1952) Cosmopolis archive Hungarian pianist;brief biography and concert review. » Zoltán kocsis - TV and http://dwkc.com/directory/Top/Arts/Music/Instruments/Keyboard/Piano/Pianists/K/K
Zoltan Kocsis - Biography Zoltán kocsis. The pianist, composer and conductor awarded withthe Kossuth and Liszt prizes, was born in 1952 in Budapest. His http://www.darvas.de/kocsisvitae.htm
Interviews kocsis is niet alleen een fenomenaal pianist, maar ook dirigent en kenner van hetwerk van Béla Bártok. 15 mei 2002 (a4). zoltan kocsis (in Real formaat). http://info.omroep.nl/ncrv/radio?nav=tgtmFsHjHAQTKLOcB
DVD Review by Musical Pointers for this first sampling, the leading Hungarian zoltan kocsis(b. 1952 Perlemuter (I wonder if she is related to the great French pianist?). http://www.musicalpointers.co.uk/reviews/cddvd/lewis_kocsis_dvds.htm
Extractions: For Irvine World News It's rather common to see an orchestra perform a classical piano concerto by Mozart or Beethoven with the soloist conducting from the keyboard, the way it was done 200 years ago. But Franz Liszt's First Piano Concerto, a decidedly complicated and romantic work? "It's a challenge," admitted Zoltan Kocsis, award-winning pianist, who will do just that when he and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra from Budapest will make their Orange County debuts Friday at the Irvine Barclay, courtesy of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Kocsis, the orchestra's music director, will take the more usual position on the podium to conduct works by Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok. The following night, the orchestra will play a second concert, "A Night in Vienna," featuring waltzes, galops and other Viennese and gypsy dances by Johann Strauss II and Co., with Kocsis' assistant, Zsolt Hamar, arriving directly from Hungary to take over the podium for his county debut.
Steven Neugarten (Piano) STEVEN NEUGARTEN, pianist and teacher. Piano Masterclasses Charles Rosen, KurtagGyorgy, kocsis zoltan, Alfred Brendel, David Wilde, Evgeny Mogilevsky, Fou Ts http://www.maslink.co.uk/cvs/keyboards/neugarten(steven).html
Extractions: Email Edith Vogel A winner of several prizes in both national and international piano competitions, Steven Neugarten made his debut in 1988 at St. George's, Brandon Hill and has since performed throughout England and in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Singapore and Spain. His teachers have included James Gibb, Edith Vogel and Gyorgy Kurtag. As a duo pianist he has performed with Tom Ades and with Rolf Hind, he recently toured in recital with saxophonist Simon Haram, he has worked with several larger ensembles including the Continuum, the Dallapiccola and the Guildhall New Music Ensembles (Messiaen's Sept Haikai and Oiseaux Exotiques , Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire ); he was a member of the Gilliver-Neugarten-Nishino Trio, resident ensemble in the highly successful "Moto Perpetuo" festival of arts held in Pescocostanzo, Italy in 1996; Steven was then invited back to the 1998 Pescocostanzo festival to perform in three concerts with the wind quintet 'Achord' and as a soloist in a group of Ligeti's Piano Etudes. His solo repertoire ranges from J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven through to Messiaen, Tippett, Elliott Carter and Ligeti. He has worked with many composers, including such distinguished figures as Sir Michael Tippett, Witold Lutoslawski, George Benjamin, Justin Connolly, Berthold Goldschmidt and Robert Saxton, and he has also given a number of premieres including the first British performance of Goldschmidt's Piano Sonata of 1926. His new piano trio- the Neugarten Trio made its international debut at the Venice Biennale 2000, featuring a rare performance of Morton Feldman's enormously difficult
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Renowned pianist zoltan kocsis recently joined Bavouzet for the premiere of Bavouzetsown transcription of Debussys Jeux for two pianos; the two pianists http://www.jwentworth.com/bavouzet/bavouzet.htm
Extractions: photo by Christian Steiner "The young French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, made his debut. His imaginative, accurate, and beautiful playing honored his impressive pedigree he studied with Genevieve Joy, the wife of Henri Dutilleux, and worked on this piece with Messiaen's widow, Yvonne Loriod, for whom it was written." "Jean-Efflam Bavouzet "speaks" Bartok without an accent. Invited by George Solti, the young pianist makes his debut with L'Orchestre de Paris in the Bartok 3rd Piano Concerto conducted by Pierre Boulez." [Headline] -e Figaro, Paris, "He gave the 12 independent universes of Debussy's Book Two the same degree of violence, delicacy, humor, and poetry he had devoted to Book One - and then, with extreme generosity and perfect Gallic aplomb, went on to show us that he was just as much at home with a totally different kind of genius."
Carnegie Hall: Budapest Festival Orchestra The Budapest Festival Orchestra (photo left) was founded by Hungarian conductorIvan Fischer and pianist zoltan kocsis in 1983 but did not start playing http://www.scena.org/columns/anson/030116-PA-budapest.html
Extractions: The Budapest Festival Orchestra (photo left) was founded by Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer and pianist Zoltan Kocsis in 1983 but did not start playing together permanently until 1992. Created as an alternative to what was then perceived as mediocre official socialist-era Hungarian orchestras such as the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra hired musicians on merit and asked them to work for little or nothing while the band established itself and sought private funding. The group toured to raise its profile and landed a contract with Philips Classics. Its albums of music by Liszt, Dvorak, and Bartok got good reviews. Yet the road to success was rocky. Fischer faced unexpected competition from his former partner Kocsis who in 1997 became the artistic director of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Kocsis more or less undercut Fischer by implementing his reforms at the National and landing several millions of dollars in government funding. Meanwhile, Fischer was left to beg for corporate handouts to support his fledgling capitalist enterprise. Today the Budapest Festival Orchestra is actively trying to brand itself and to find a niche in the competitive world of major symphony orchestras.Its job is not made any easier by the simultaneous U.S. touring of its erstwhile competitor the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Extractions: Jan. 21, 2000. New York - The fall of Soviet Bloc communism and the subsequent drying up of government subsidies stimulated the creation of several new orchestras along the lines of privately sponsored western institutions. Hungary's Budapest Festival Orchestra was founded in 1983 by conductor Ivan Fischer and pianist Zoltan Kocsis. The Moscow-based Russian National Orchestra was created in the former Soviet Union in September 1990 by pianist Mikhail Pletnev, bringing together what promotional literature describes as "the finest musicians in the country" and "many players from the principal ranks of the major Soviet orchestras, most of them soloists in their own right." The need to earn hard currency and to promote their thirteen Deutsche Gramophon recordings means that the RNO has to tour constantly. Their latest American tour covered Ann Arbor, Worcester, Troy, Long Island, and Manhattan between Jan. 19 and Jan. 24. Performing six concerts in as many days is no way to get the best out of weary musicians, as the RNO's lacklustre Jan. 21 concert at Lincoln Centre's Avery Fisher Hall demonstrated.