Violinist Miranda Liu, the youngest concertmaster in Hungary, focuses on possibly the most authentic interpretation of chamber music. She has launched the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival, which will take place from 30 August to 3 September in Budapest at the Festetics Palace, Benczúr Palace and the Chamber Hall of the Old Music Academy, the most emblematic concert halls to host such events.
Performers include: the Central European String Quartet, pianist Tamás Érdi, clarinetist Csaba Klenyán, cellist Bartosz Koziak from Poland and pianist Georgy Tchaidze from Russia. Furthermore, the chamber orchestra Central European Strings will be making its debut, and the most successful musicians of the younger generation will perform as well. Festival tickets and passes can be purchased on https://nmicmf.jegy.hu/ with 10% discount off festival passes until 31 July.
Innovative programs will provide attendees the excellent opportunity to hear sextet and septet masterpieces in addition to the rich duo, trio and quartet repertoire.
All of this is available at very affordable prices, as one of the missions of the festival is to make classical music concerts available to the widest range of people.
The international master classes of the festival are open to musicians of all ages, offering the opportunity to study solo or chamber music repertoire at individual lessons with the teaching artists of the festival. Students may participate in the festival’s concerto competition to win a prize of a solo performance beside the artists of the festival and make their debuts with the Central European Strings at the festival’s closing concert.
A limited number of participants can be accepted to the master classes. Applications may be submitted until 15th August. For further information please visit https://nmicmf.com/master-classes.
Cadenza Arts Management plays an important role in organising the operative tasks of the festival.
International concert violinist Miranda Liu, born in the USA, studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. At age 19, she won the concertmaster position of the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra and became the youngest concertmaster of Hungary.
She regards Hungary as her second home, participating in its musical life actively not only as a soloist, a chamber musician and concertmaster, but also as an organizer and initiator of several international projects.
This summer, Miranda has been invited back to give two solo international concerts. Her highly successful recital debut with the pianist Éva Szalai last year at Krakow’s Festival of Polish Music, where they received a standing ovation, earned Miranda a re-invitation to the festival this year to perform with the outstanding Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Poland’s oldest orchestra. She will play the excellent violin concerto of the Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, to commemorate the anniversary of his death.
In August, Spanish classical music lovers in the region of Galicia will have the chance to be treated to Miranda Liu’s playing when she solos in the Devil’s Trill Sonata by Tartini/Kreisler accompanied by the Orquestra De Camara Galega, and also when she makes a guest appearance in a chamber music concert.
Check out the detailed programme HERE!