For a little Eastern European flair, Matei Varga presents an evening of solo piano music with strong representation from composers of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Varga's motherland, Romania. In this (Le) Poisson Rouge show on February 6, Varga celebrates his recent Naxos release, a disc devoted to works by George Enescu.
Though hailing from Romania, Varga maintains strong ties with New York City, having received degrees from the Mannes College of Music. Highly regarded for his passionate performances combined with intellectually-sound interpretations, Varga holds the unique post of Project Manager for the Vendome Prize Piano Competition. He was instrumental in reconfiguring the competition and its selection process and with 2009's successful contest, he will resume his position in 2013. Juggling a burgeoning career with administrative roles, he was also invited to be a judge at the inaugural "Dinu Lipatti" National Competition in Bucharest in 2010.
Don't forget to poke around the Q2 Live Concert archive for more exciting live performances at your fingertips. You can access Q2 24/7 through our pop-out audio player or iTunes. (L)PR’s Technical Director is Richie Clarke and this concert was mixed by Noriko Okabe.
Leoš Janáček: In the Mist
Karol Szymanowski: Scheherezade
Béla Bartók: Suite, Op. 14
George Enescu: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor
Tudor Dumitrescu: Prelude