Budapest, Petőfi Sándor u. 5, 1052


Young Musicians Concert Series

Felix Mendelssohn wrote his „Italian” Symphony No. 4 in A-major when he was 24 years old. Schubert was composing his famous 8th, „Unfinished”  symphony at the age of 25. Rossini was also 24 when his opera, The Barber of Seville, opened, and Mozart was a mature, accomplished composer by this age, with numerous operas and compositions.

What about composers who are in their mid-twenties in 2019? Judit Varga, who teaches composing in Budapest and Vienna, selected works from recent years for the concert. The composers are all students from the composing, applied composing and electronic composing courses of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst of Vienna. They are young, fresh, innovative and traditional at the same time, and their works deserve to escape the confining walls of their respective schools.


  • Philipp Manuel Gutmann: Lunatico (2018)
  • Abigél Varga: Porcelain (2018)
  • Balázs Erőss: Zongora trió (2019)
  • Petra Szászi: Hommage à Charles Bukowski (2019)
  • Tatyana Juraszek: Weisse Schatten (Fehér árnyak) (2018)
  • András Gelléri: Burst of evidence (2019)
  • Rojin Sharafi: Your mirror stage was spotlighted (2020)


  • Stefan Lichtenegger - drums
  • Eszter Agárdi - cello
  • Dalma Józsa - violin
  • Dorottya Asztalos - cello
  • Zsófi Persányi - piano
  • Gergely Bozsóki - guitar
  • Ágnes Tóth - flute
  • Kristóf Siklósi - flute
  • Péter Szűcs - contrabass clarinet
  • Rojin Sharafi - cimbalom, live electronics