Monthly Archives: April 2002

Hungarian Radio, New Music Magazine

Since becoming chief musical director of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis has not desisted from thinking and acting like a pianist. Evidence of this has been his concerto invitations extended to highly talented soloists whom Hungarian audiences have not been able to enjoy before. For example, the Russian Arkadi Volodos, who performed at the […]

Secrets hidden in the piano

Kun Woo Paik gives a concert at the Music Academy;;At first glance, he is the embodiment of peace – combining the familiar Asian pleasantness and politeness. Kun Woo Paik however quickly warned me that this image is a deception – "We Koreans in many ways resemble the Russians, we live in extremes as they do. […]

Hungarian Radio, New Music Magazine

The Music Director, and Principal chef, Zoltán Kocsis, invited his guests to a table laden with a gourmet's selection. We could describe every item on the menu as the chef's favourite, since the program alternated works by Debussy and Bartók, the two composers to whom Kocsis the pianist is most closely associated. This evening, the […]

Shostakovich’s ineffable dreams

The cellist Clemens Hagen performs at the National Philharmonic Orchestra's concert on Sunday Clemens Hagen, the Salzburg cellist will play Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto tomorrow evening at the Music Academy with the National Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Zoltán Kocsis. The concert will be followed by Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. Clemens Hagen has toured the […]