Budapest Spring Festival

Bach + Modern

Closing concert of the KOR-TÁRS series

When over half a century after his death Johann Sebastian Bach’s music was discovered by the wider public, it did not sound old, as formerly held: it was contemporary, lastingly current and modern. It is barely surprising that there has been no composer in the past two centuries who was not inspired by Bach’s music in one way or another.

At the KOR-TÁRS (Contemporary) series, young talents have played the works of J. S. Bach, as well as modern and contemporary composers, at a variety of venues. Along with their guests, the pianists featured, current and former students of the Pál Járdányi School of Music, also celebrate a fine centre of musical instruction. These young artists have earned prizes at various competitions in Hungary and abroad, and have performed in the leading concert halls of their native country, Europe and elsewhere in the world as well.

Budapest Music Center
22 April, 2016 (Friday)


Johann Sebastian Bach: g-moll toccata, BWV 915
Johann Sebastian Bach – György Kurtág: Alle Menschen müssen sterben; Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste Zeit; O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 2 in D major, BWV 1028

Béla Bartók: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs
Leos Janáček: Pohadka
Olivier Messiaen:Theme and Variations
Claude Debussy: Petite Suite


Tamás Érdi – piano
Zsolt Medgyesi – piano
Róza Radnóti – piano
Fülöp Ránki – piano
Dávid Szilasi – piano
Mónika Ruth Vida – piano
János Stark – violin
Mátyás Virág – cello

Tickets are available for 1900 HUF on the spot and at

An event of the Budapest Spring Festival.