Wine and Violin Violin Makers Salon

Event date/time : 2018-04-07 16:00

Wine and Violin weekend


When making a violin, as when making fine wine, one must pay great attention to detail and with the help of experience, humility and reverence, one can begin choosing the right materials to create a unique and harmonious sound. Each exhibited piece is hand made, reflecting the integrity and dedication to quality and detail the master craftsman is committed to in achieving our goal of bringing the senses to a plateau of perfection when hearing each instrument played. In this spirit we strive to launch a new golden era of Hungarian violin making. Please join us in celebration of our annual event and enjoy the company of fine instruments and great Hungarian wines. We trust you will find one suited to your tastes in all respects; aesthetically, acoustically and financially, but please don' take our word for it, come along and discuss each instrument with it's master maker, in the company of other enthusiasts and a selection of great wines. We look forward to meeting you in Budapest. (Márton Faragó-Thököly, violin maker)

15 of the finest violin and bow makers of Hungary will exhibit their most recent works of the year the whole weekend through. Get to know the makers who spend countless hours on each piece and while tasting wines selected to best represent the exhibited instruments, one must not forget to enjoy the event visually and audibly.


On Saturday night, two world-famous Hungarian artists, Katalin Kokas (violin) and Dóra Kokas (cello) perform a concert in the Fono Grand Hall, bringing to the stage a strong familiar atmosphere with duo pieces from Ravel and Kodály. On Sunday, the members of the Opera Quartet will selected masterpieces from the opera and quartet literature.


List of exhibitors: Adonyi Iván, Bárdi Szabolcs, Etzler Bernd, Faragó-Thököly Márton, Ficsor Gergő, Gollob Balázs, Guminár Tamás, Héjja János, Holló Bence, Kovács Tibor, Kőrösi Ferenc, Lakatos László, Nagy András, Popara Nikola



4 pm. Opening of the exhibition

6 pm. Round-table discussion with the exhibitors

7.30 pm  Concert of Katalin Kokas (violin) and Dóra Kokas (cello)

Maurice Ravel: Szonáta hegedűre és csellóra / Sonate for violin and cello
Kodály Zoltán: Duó hegedűre és gordonkára, op. 7. / Duo for violin and cello, op. 7


Katalin Kokas and Dóra Kokas born into a musical family, have performed at many prestigious concert halls in Hungary and around the world as soloists and as chamber musicians alike. 



Ticket purchase for Saturday:

Pre-purchase until March 1st: 1500.-Ft
Starting March 2nd: 2000.- Ft
Concert day: 2500.-Ft


For the Wine and Violin  programme on Sunday click here »»



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