‘…a pianist of world class…due to his intelligent understanding of the meaning
and direction of whatever he plays.’ Sunday Telegraph, Sydney
BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS
Gusztáv Fenyő has recently completed two cycles of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, in Scotland and Hungary, in celebration of the composer’s 250th anniversary in 2020. The first half of each cycle was given in 2019 but part two, intended for 2020, was postponed until 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Full details here.
He has now embarked on a project to record all the sonatas, and will also be performing a further cycle in Edinburgh in 2023. Recitals will take place at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians on 21 January, 18 February, 18 March, 22 April, 20 May, 2 September, 23 September, 14 October. Advance booking is advisable – see ESM.
SCHUBERT / BRAHMS
In mid-October Gusztáv gave a recital of Brahms (6 pieces from Op.76) and Schubert (Sonata in B flat D960 and Impromptu in A flat D935/2) at St Mary’s Perivale, West London. The performance was recorded live and is available to listen to online here.
This website also serves as an archive for Music-Makers, a Scottish charity dedicated to chamber music which Gusztáv Fenyő founded in 1995. Under his artistic direction, Music-Makers acquired a reputation for innovative programmes, imaginative presentations and exciting performances. These ranged from festivals and themed concert series to masterclasses and summer schools, in a variety of settings, mostly within Scotland and always involving superb professional musicians. See Past Events.
Music-Makers closed in June 2019 to allow more time for Gusztáv Fenyő to pursue his own performing and teaching career, including increasing activities in Hungary. We would like to thank all who supported Music-Makers throughout these twenty-five years and hope very much that you will continue to stay in touch.
Gusztáv intends to produce more frequent blogs on a range of musical topics and, of course, there will be further news about his own musical activities – all on this website, so there is no need to look elsewhere!