The first ever Visegrád Four International Piano Festival will be held in Sárospatak, in north-eastern Hungary, in August to promote cultural cooperation, the organisers said.

The document founding the festival was signed in the town on Monday.

Guest performers from the V4 group include Martin Kasik and Lukas Klansky from the Czech Republic and Eva Poblocka from Poland, István Gyöngyösi, the festival’s production director, told a press conference.

The week-long festival will open with a concert by Concerto Budapest conducted by András Keller and featuring Hungarian pianist Ivett Gyöngyösi on August 24, he said.

Other guest performers outside the V4 include Kevin Kenner from the United States and Argentinian-born Nelson Goerner from Switzerland.

The programme will feature an evening performance and talk by Hungary’s Kossuth Prize winning pianist Tamás Vásáry marking the death centenary of Claude Debussy and a performance by Hungarian jazz pianist and composer Károly Binder.

The festival will also offer an opportunity for young talents from the V4 to come on stage for the first time at its Rising Star section, Gyöngyösi said.

Source: MTI

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