X. Wine and Violin - Violin Makers Salon

X. Wine and Violin - Violin Makers Salon

Event date/time : 2021-09-0416:00

10. Wine and Violin

Violin Maker's Salon

2021. September 4-5.

An exhibition of mastercrafted bows and stringed instruments, wine tasting and concerts


For the tenth year in a row, Fonó has hosted the Wine&Violin Violin Makers' Salon, which was established on the initiative of violin maker Márton Faragó-Thököly. Every year 10-12 violin makers, along with bow makers, present their new instruments in the framework of the exhibition where the instruments can be played, taken in hand and admired up close. The event is a great forum for maker and musician to meet and exchange ideas.


In the recent years, the audience could listen to the concerts of world-famous musicians such as Kristóf Baráti, Barnabás Kelemen and Katalin Kokas, Ádám Banda, Gwendoly Masin and the Keller Quartet. This year, the solo concert of violinist Ágnes Langer and the concert of violinist Miranda Liu, accompanied by pianist Éva Szalai can be heard. On Sunday, the Somogy String Quartet will perform as part of the exhibition, playing the second part of the concert on the exhibited instruments.

"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." (Faragó-Thököly Márton)

Exhibiting instrument makers:

Bárdi Szabolcs, Etzler Bernd, Faragó-Thököly Márton, Ficsor Gergely, Gollob Balázs, Héjja János, Holló Bence, Kovács Tibor, Kőrösi Ferenc, Lakatos László, Popara Nikola 

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4 September, 2021

4 PM Wine and Violin Exhibition - visiting hours begin
6:30 PM Exhibition - official opening ceremony

7:30 PM Performance by Ágnes Langer (violin)

The concert is suppoted by 'Köszönjük Magyarország' Programme. 

Concert programme: 
Bach: Violin Sonata no 3 in C major BWV 1005
-Allegro assai
Ysaye: Violin Sonata Nr.3 "Ballade"


8:30 PM Performance by Miranda Liu (violin) & Éva Szalai (piano)

Concert programme:

Béla Bartók Rapsody No. 1 for violin and piano
Hubay Jenő: Sechs Stücke, Op.121 - Preghiera
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances - selection
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane

The exhibition is open until 11 PM.

5 September, 2021

12 noon Wine and Violin Exhibition - visiting hours begin

2 PM Performance by Somogyi String Quartet

SOMOGYI Péter 1. violin
LENDVAI György 2. violin
TÓTH Balázs viola
PÓLUS László cello


Beethoven String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Weiner: Pastorale, Fantasy and Fugue

Wine tasting: During the programs

Entrance to the exhibition and Sunday concert is free of charge.


Tickets for Saturday’s program:
Advance purchase (first 30 tickets): 2000 Ft
Advanced purchase: 2500 Ft
Day of the concert: 3000 Ft


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