One of the most active Mexican soloists the world over, Adolfo Alejo is one of the most creative mexicans in the world by Forbes Magazine in the edition 2019. An artist under the Brilliant Classics label, Alejo has performed and conducted with orchestras around the globe including: Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, Camerata of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon Symphony Orchestra, Kalisz Filharmonic, Opole Filharmonic, Capella Bidgostiensis, Radom Chamber Orchestra, Voronezh Symphony Orchestra, Sinfónica Rossini, Filarmonica della Calabria, Berliner Camerata, Matera Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of Catalunya, the Hunan Symphony Orchestra, Lake Como Philharmonic Orchestra, Braga Philharmonic, Lugansk Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Alejo is frequently invited to be artist in residence and professor for music festivals, including: Ravello Festival, Merano Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Como- Classica Festival, Festival of Bellagio and Lake Como, Festival Cervantino, Festival Paderewski, Fondi Music Festival, Festival Inaudita in Cagliari, and Festival Musiche e Mostra in Borgo Medievale di Torino. He is an advisor and professor at Barcelona International Music Academy and at the Eduardo Ocon Festival in Málaga, violist in the Ighme String Quartet, President of Concertistas de Morelos, Artistic Director of the Teopanzolco Cultural Center Music Series, member of the Atl Trio and Artistic Director of Kukulkán Kamerata. He has collaborated with top artists such as Aiman Mussakhavajeva, Ivan Zenati, Gwendolyn Masin, Jan Latham Koenig, Yoav Talmi, Edward Wolanin, Melani Mestre, Davide Alogna, Francesco di Mauro, Vadim Repin, Fazil Say, Patricja Kopatchinskja, Pascal Roge, Donka Angatscheva, Ana Turkalj, Alun Francis, Carl St. Clair, Hoerst Forrester, Kristoff Campestrini, among others. His recordings include a live DVD from the Berliner Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal and a double album, "Music for Violin and Viola" on the Brilliant Classics label, featuring some of the most important repertoire for violin and viola. He is an active ambassador by Bogaro & Clemente Fine Cases making his own line “Atl Trío” with many of the most important Mexican Art Paintings.

Soprano Zuzana Kohoutová received her Master of Art diploma from the Opera Class of Prof. em. KS Éva Marton at Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
She has been performing frequently in her native Czech Republic but also abroad.  She introduced herself in several operatic roles, but she has also been active as a solo concert singer performing oratorio and song literature.
Zuzana Kohoutová’s repertoire covers the vocal music from baroque to contemporary pieces. She has been regularly collaborating with Miklós Spányi, harpsichordist and specialist in early music. She has also performed on the stage under the baton of conductors: Errico Fresis, László Kovács, Kálmán Szennai, Gergely Vajda, György Vashegyi, Dominic Wheeler. In the Summer 2015 she received the Richard Wagner Scholarship to Bayreuther Festspiele.
She has taken part in several singing Masterclasses, for example: Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, Malcolm Bilson, Michael Chance, Nicholas Clapton, Julia Hamari, Andrea Rost, George Tchitchinadze, György Vashegyi. Currently she is working on her repertoire with KS Angelika Kirchschlager and Judit Németh.

One of the most active Mexican soloists the world over, Adolfo Alejo is one of the most creative mexicans in the world by Forbes Magazine in the edition 2019. An artist under the Brilliant Classics label, Alejo has performed and conducted with orchestras around the globe including: Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, Camerata of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon Symphony Orchestra, Kalisz Filharmonic, Opole Filharmonic, Capella Bidgostiensis, Radom Chamber Orchestra, Voronezh Symphony Orchestra, Sinfónica Rossini, Filarmonica della Calabria, Berliner Camerata, Matera Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of Catalunya, the Hunan Symphony Orchestra, Lake Como Philharmonic Orchestra, Braga Philharmonic, Lugansk Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Alejo is frequently invited to be artist in residence and professor for music festivals, including: Ravello Festival, Merano Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Como- Classica Festival, Festival of Bellagio and Lake Como, Festival Cervantino, Festival Paderewski, Fondi Music Festival, Festival Inaudita in Cagliari, and Festival Musiche e Mostra in Borgo Medievale di Torino. He is an advisor and professor at Barcelona International Music Academy and at the Eduardo Ocon Festival in Málaga, violist in the Ighme String Quartet, President of Concertistas de Morelos, Artistic Director of the Teopanzolco Cultural Center Music Series, member of the Atl Trio and Artistic Director of Kukulkán Kamerata.
He has collaborated with top artists such as Aiman Mussakhavajeva, Ivan Zenati, Gwendolyn Masin, Jan Latham Koenig, Yoav Talmi, Edward Wolanin, Melani Mestre, Davide Alogna, Francesco di Mauro, Vadim Repin, Fazil Say, Patricja Kopatchinskja, Pascal Roge, Donka Angatscheva, Ana Turkalj, Alun Francis, Carl St. Clair, Hoerst Forrester, Kristoff Campestrini, among others.
His recordings include a live DVD from the Berliner Philharmonie Kammermusiksaal and a double album, “Music for Violin and Viola” on the Brilliant Classics label, featuring some of the most important repertoire for violin and viola. He is an active ambassador by Bogaro & Clemente Fine Cases making his own line “Atl Trío” with many of the most important Mexican Art Paintings.
“Sincerely I did not believe it, the sound He produces is addictive; great respect to this wizard” – Donka Angatcheva, Vienna 2012
“Perfect mix of fine technique and volcanic musicality, no doubts he is one of the most important Mexican artist nowadays” – Ismael Alvarez Leon, Morelos University Radio, Mexico.
“Adolfo combine the violin and viola in a perfect way, I have not doubts he is one of the best performers of this generation giving an important voice to Latinoamérica” – Mate Szucz – Berliner Philharmonie 2016.

Kendzsi Tanaka was born in Hungary, and he is half Japanese. He studied piano at the Vántus István Music High School with Dr Lucz Ilona from 2009-2013 in Szeged, Hungary. He then graduated from The Royal Academy of Music, London in 2017 under the tutelage of Joanna MacGregor. He is also a masters graduate in Piano Performance, which he completed with Niklas Sivelöv at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. His best successes as a pianist so far are Second Prize at the VIII. International Stasys Vainiunas Piano Competition, Third Prize in the VII. International Bartók Béla Piano Competition, along with the orchestra’s special award, with which he was granted a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged. His other merits include The 1st Prize and The Best Interpretation of a Hungarian Piece at the 18th National Piano Competition in Békescsaba, Hungary; and Second prize at the 32nd Valsesia Musica International Competition. He has played in several masterclasses in Hungary, The Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK with superb teachers such as Matti Raekallio, Vladimir Viardo, Eckhardt Gábor, Diana Ketler, Steven Osborne and Lívia Rév. He outstandingly likes playing music from Bartók, Brahms and Bach, but loves experimenting with contemporary music and jazz as well.

Zsolt Balogh (Tapolca, Hungary), pianist, began studying piano at age five. He received a master’s degree in piano from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music where he studied with András Kemenes. He has appeared at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, the Great Concert Hall at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and extensively as a collaborative pianist in cities throughout Canada and the United States. He graduated with a MM in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School in 2014, and in 2019 finished his DMA in collaborative piano at the University of Maryland. Mr. Balogh is currently working as freelance pianist back in his home country.

Music of Nations — Zuzana Kohoutová, Adolfo Alejo, Kendzsi Tanaka and Zsolt H Tamássyk Balogh

11th August 2022, 18:00

Kodolányi János Közösségi Ház és Könyvtár
2089 Telki, Petőfi Sándor u. 4

Programme:

Dvořák: Gypsy songs 
 
Kodály: Nausikaa 
 
Dvořák: Armida: Armida’s aria: Za štíhlou gazelou 
 
Bartók: 8 Magyar népdal (selection): 
Fekete főd 
Annyi bánat 
Ha kimegyek 
Olvad a hó 
 
Bartók: 20 Magyar népdal:
Székely lassú 
 
Dvořák: Rusalka’s aria song to the moon 
 
Ponce – Heifetz: Estrellita
 
Grieg: c-moll hegedűszonáta op. 45