Nicholas Yonge Society

International Chamber Music in Lewes

Friday 2 December 2022

Zoltán Fejérvári (piano)
Programme
Bach Partita in C minor BWV 826
Schubert Valses nobles D 969
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Chopin 2 Nocturnes - Op.9 No. 1, Op. 27 No. 2
Schumann Carnaval op. 9

Zoltán Fejérvári has emerged as one of the most intriguing pianists among the newest generation of Hungarian musicians. Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal and recipient of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout the Americas and Europe, at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall. Fejérvári’s solo recording debut, Janáček, released in January 2019, earned rave review in Gramophone as “the most sensitive and deeply probative recording” of that composer’s work. A recent recording, Schumann, was released in 2020 and was again highly praised by Gramophone.  His latest recording Schubert on Violin with the violinist Júlia Pusker was released in April 2022. 

Past seasons’ recital highlights have included contemporary and Baroque concerti at Lucerne Festival at the request of Sir András Schiff, a long-time mentor to Fejérvári; Schiff chose Fejérvári to participate in ‘Building Bridges’, a series established to highlight young pianists of unusual promise.  Under this aegis Fejérvári gave recitals throughout Europe during the 2017-2018 season. 

'Phrases are exquisitely sculpted and always ripe with meaning. An almost uncanny sense of proportion prevails; astonishing degrees of variety and colour are contained within the smallest fraction of the dynamic spectrum...Fejérvári is a deeply communicative artist who combines an imperturbable yet magisterial command of his instrument with impeccable musicality. Those who have yet to hear him are in for a rare treat.' Gramophone

Visit ​Zoltán Fejérvári's website.