While I remain offline for the moment and don’t ordinarily use this space for announcements, in this case I must make an exception to both rules. The occasion is a Central European Tour of Chamber Music from the Bard College Conservatory of Music, including stops in Debrecen, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Brno, and Prague.
The fine musicians include Contemporaneous members violinist Sabrina Tabby and bassoonist Dávid Adam Nagy (a Bard Concerto Competition winner), Noémi Sallai and Rastislav Huba (the excellent clarinetist and cellist, respectively, in a recent Bard performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time). Nagy, Tabby, Sallai, and Huba will join cellist Robert Martin, Director and Faculty, Bard Conservatory of Music, and violist Péter Bársony, professor at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, as well as Bard Conservatory students and graduates Alex Meyer (oboe), Renata Rakova (clarinet), Ferenc Farkas (trumpet), Szilvia Mikó (piano), and Adrienn Kántor (flute).
The program will include works by Dohnanyi, Mozart, and Schubert, and the premiere of a new work for flute quartet by a Conservatory undergraduate composer, Sunbin Kim. For more information, click here and here.
Can Contemporaneous on the Danube be far behind?
Performances by some of the musicians noted can be heard at the links provided. Sabrina Tabby performs in Dylan Mattingly‘s Six Night Sunrise here, and Tabby and Nagy perform in Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Major here.