Barnabás Kelemen, Kossuth, Bartók-Pásztory and Prima Prize-winning violinist and one of the founders of the Festival Academy Budapest, has been invited to perform in the world’s most famous and important classical music concert halls on several occasions during 2022.
Kelemen will perform at Wigmore Hall in London on 7 February with Ashley Wass, and in March, September and December in several concerts with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, with Iván Fischer and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Alexander Lonquich.
London’s Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw are perhaps two of Europe’s best-known concert halls, where violinist Barnabás Kelemen, who won the Gramophone Prize last year for the third time, can be heard in different formations, and with different partners.
Due to cellist Nicolas Altstaedt’s illness, at Wigmore Hall on 7 February 2022 Kelemen will be an understudy with Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin and Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 alongside Ashley Wass, Director of Music at the Yehudi Menuhin School.
After London, Kelemen performs with the Anima Musicae Orchestra at the Great Hall of the Academy of Music on 9 February. On 20 February, he will perform as a soloist with Concerto Budapest in the series Hungarian Treasures at the Pesti Vigadó.
In March, the violinist will perform twice in the Concertgebouw, a concert hall with a capacity of almost 3,000 people, with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. In September, Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 1 will be performed twice with Iván Fischer and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, labelled as the world’s leading orchestra, and in December, Kelemen will perform Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello, and Dvořák’s Dumky Trio with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Alexander Longuich.