VIII. Wine and Violin Maker’s Salon

Event date/time : 2019-02-16 16:00

Hungarian violin maker’s salon, exhibition, wine tasting, concerts



Gwendolyn Masin (violin) and Szalai Éva (piano) - Saturday Feb 16
Vizeli Máté and his band - Saturday Feb 16
Opera Quartet  - Sunday Feb 17

Exhibition: Sáránszky Pál (1919-2000) - remembering master Hungarian violin maker and teacher on the 100th anniversary of his birth with an exhibition and round table discussion (in Hungarian).

These days there are so few trades left in the world wherein the products don’t come off of industrial conveyor belts and the work of the master’s hands is the deciding factor. At the Wine and Violin Maker’s Salon – Hungarian violin and bow makers present their work. The evening concerts present musical masterpieces performed by world-class musicians. You can hold the instruments on exhibition in your hands and try them out. The secrets of the violin open up to the visitors. In the meantime you can taste wines by Hungarian winemakers. This is the 8th time the Fonó has sponsored the Wine and Violin Salon. The Hungarian master instrument makers have also taken their exhibition to Belgrade and Toronto.

“To make a violin, like making good wine, the proper basic materials, knowledge, commitment, as well as humility and respect for our profession – are all necessary. The instruments are all unique and each one carries the mark of its maker’s own character… an effort to help revive Hungarian violin makers...Come, find the right instrument for you, and talk freely with the instrument maker over a glass of fine wine” (Faragó-Thököly Márton violin maker, exhibition organizer)

Exhibiting instrument makers: Adonyi Iván, Bárdi Szabolcs, Draskóczy Gábor, Etzler Bernd, Faragó-Thököly Márton, Ficsor Gergely, Gollob Balázs, Héjja János, Holló Bence, Kovács Tibor, Kőrösi Ferenc, Lakatos László, Nagy András and Popara Nikola

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2019. February16.

4 PM Wine and Violin Exhibition - visiting hours begin
5:30 PM Exhibition - official opening ceremony
6 PM Round table discussion with violin makers - moderator: music historian Tóth Endre (in Hungarian)

7 PM Concert: Gwendolyn Masin (violin), Éva Szalai (piano)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: e-moll szonáta hegedűre és zongorára K.304
Maurice Ravel: Posztumusz szonáta hegedűre és zongorára
Ravel: Tzigane
Fauré: Après in rêve
Vecsey: Valse triste
Debussy: Beau soir
Piazzola: Chau Paris

8:30 PM Concert: Máté Vizeli and his band:
Vizeli Máté - violin
Konta Noémi - harpsichord
Demény Balázs – piano
Egervári Mátyás - cymbalom

Concert program:
J. S. Bach: Grave and Fugue from Solo Sonata in A Minor
Vizeli Máté: Kalotaszeg Sonata - I. Hajnali, II. Legényes (Fugue)
H. I. F. von Biber: Sonata representativa
Bartók: 2. Rhapsody
Kurtág György: Eight Duets, op 4. for violin and cymbalom
Frolov: Porgy & Bess Fantasy

Tickets for Saturday’s program:
Advance purchase until January 30th 2019: 1500 Ft
After January 30th: 2000 Ft
Day of the concert: 2500 Ft

Entrance to the exhibition and Sunday concert is free of charge



Fonó Budai Zeneház
116 Budapest, Sztregova u. 3

+36 1 206 5300