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This recital was recorded live at the Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore on 8 June 2018 and marks Dénes Várjon’s Singapore International Piano Festival debut.
BEETHOVEN Bagatelles, Op. 126
BARTÓK Selections from For Children, Sz. 42
BARTÓK Elegy No. 2
BARTÓK Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
CHOPIN Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2
CHOPIN Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72 No. 2
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
BARTÓK Three Hungarian Folksongs [Encore]
SCHUMANN 'Of Foreign Lands and Peoples' from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) [Encore]
His sensational technique, deep musicality, wide range of interest have made Dénes Várjon one of the most exciting and highly regarded participants of international musical life. He is a universal musician: excellent soloist, first-class chamber musician, artistic leader of festivals, highly sought–after piano pedagogue.
Widely considered as one of the greatest chamber musicians, he works regularly with pre-eminent partners such as Steven Isserlis, Tabea Zimmermann, Kim Kashkashian, Jörg Widmann, Leonidas Kavakos, András Schiff , Heinz Holliger, Miklós Perényi, Joshua Bell. As a soloist he is a welcome guest at major concert series, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Vienna’s Konzerthaus and London’s Wigmore Hall. He is frequently invited to work with many of the world’s leading symphony orchestras (Budapest Festival Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Russian National Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields). Among the conductors he has worked with we find Sir Georg Solti, Sándor Végh, Iván Fischer, Ádám Fischer, Heinz Holliger, Horst Stein, Leopold Hager, Zoltán Kocsis. He appears regularly at leading international festivals from Marlboro to Salzburg and Edinburgh.