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Endre Hévézi Squaring the circle


september 12 Sep ≥ page 3 • exhibition Kalocsai Exhibition and Workshop 13–14 Sep ≥ page 4 • fashion show UK debut of Hungarian Je Suis Belle 17 Sep ≥ page 5 • talk Field Marshal Count András Hadik (1710–1790) 19 Sep ≥ page 6 • book launch Tövispuszta by András Kepes 24 Sep ≥ page 7 • exhibition A lifetime in art – Endre Hévézi in London 25 Sep ≥ page 9 • jazz Visegrad All Stars and a UK guest 30 Sep ≥ page 10 • monday music soirées Introducing Éva Polgár (piano)

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4 Oct ≥ page 12 • children + families Children’s author Erika Bartos brings her stories to London

14 Nov ≥ page 24 • lecture What is Hungarian like? – by Daniel Abondolo Magyar Mind – Open Lecture Series

9 Oct ≥ page 13 • literature Sándor Márai’s poems in English translation: The Withering World

21 Nov ≥ page 20 • children + families Kodály-based music sessions for Hungarian children and their families

9 –11 Oct ≥ page 14 • jazz The British-Hungarian Jazz Festival 10 & 31 Oct ≥ page 20 • children + families Kodály-based music sessions for Hungarian children and their families 16 Oct ≥ page 20 • talk + exhibition Roma life stories through pictures and documentary films by John Oates Magyar Mind – Open Lecture Series

28 Oct ≥ page 22 • monday music soirées Introducing Piroska Baranyay and Janka Turcsányi 30 Oct ≥ page 23 • lecture A classic designer in a modern world. The life and work of László Hoenig by John Hoenig Magyar Mind – Open Lecture Series

december 1 Dec ≥ page 25 concert György Kurtág and Márta Kurtág in concert at the Southbank Centre

2 Dec ≥ page 26 concert Advent Concert featuring the Duo Gyôri-Madaras

5 Dec ≥ page 20 children + families Kodály-based music sessions for Hungarian children and their families


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e EXHIBITION Kalocsai Exhibition and Workshop

The Kalocsa exhibition will include workshops and interactive activities as well as a video screening showing the beautiful town of Kalocsa and its folk art. Visitors will be able to try on traditional costumes from the region and try their hands at embroidery and painting porcelain with the help of a professional painter. The hand-decorated porcelain on display is created and sponsored by the Porcelain Manufactory of Kalocsa (www.porcelanfesto.hu). This manufactory has been producing porcelain since 1971 with the help of highly skilled and talented craftswomen. Once the astonishing patterns are painted on the goods, they are shifted to the furnace. The completed products are then ready to turn the dull days into a celebration. The folk art of the town started to unfold at the end of the 18th century with furniture decoration, followed by the techniques of daubing and embroidery. The motifs were created by pattern designers. The colourful embroidery began to spread around the 1920s, which resulted in the application of more and more colours. The designs of the embroidery are continuously changing and they are being refined as the tradition and skills spread from generation to generation.

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Kalocsa is one of the oldest and most charming towns in Hungary, which is usually associated with the aromatic paprika used for seasoning. Kalocsa is also famous for its flamboyant folk art. To celebrate the specialties of the town, the Hungarian Cultural Centre London in partnership with Krisztina Design exhibits the folk art of this versatile city the same weekend as the Festival of Paprika in Kalocsa takes place.

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Thursday | 12 September | 6 pm ≼ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

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The approach of wall flower painting was first mentioned in several notes around the end of the 1800s. Wonderful motley flowers were painted on a blue base and the most commonly used motif was a tulip and a rose. As the patterns were progressing, the flowers on the artworks became more outlined and dense. Also the compositions were converted into more colourful and heavier arrangements. After the Second World War the techniques of daubing on walls began to fade. The embroidery and daub designs were provided by the women of Kalocsa and Homokmégy. The exhibition has been organized by Krisztina Design and has also been supported by Dee's Harmony, Fuvarozás Manchester, 6:3 magazin, Vinyl Warriors, HC&HS and Parcelmoving. Δ Exhibition open: 16–20 September • Opening hours: Mon–Thurs 10am–5pm, Fri 9am–2pm

Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448, email bookings@hungary.org.uk or visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon.

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10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

e FASHION SHOW – EXHIBITION UK debut of Hungarian Je Suis Belle To coincide with the London Fashion Week 13–17 September 2013 In French Je Suis Belle means ‘I am Beautiful’, but for two designers from Budapest it refers to a woman’s sense of Self, her state of Being and her Aesthetic. Dalma Dévényi and Tibor Kiss founded Je Suis Belle in 2005. Since then the brand has become one of Hungary's leading fashion houses as well as an internationally recognized label. Their concept is (and was from the very beginning) constantly collaborating with various branches of art especially with visual arts. They consider traditional techniques and giving contemporary frame to folk art as two of their main intellectual values. The Je Suis Belle muse is profoundly interested in her surroundings as well as in herself. She is creative, embraces her talent, witty and cool. They believe that anyone who wears Je Suis Belle clothes becomes part of their world and through her personality she shapes this world equally. They develop every collection using a complex system of references: the pieces always reflect current social and cultural changes. Constancy of quality is a core value, the clothes lack unnecessary details: they are straightforward and communicative.


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Their pieces are available online and in stores in New York, London, Beijing and Shanghai as well as Budapest. Hilary Alexander, Sussie Bubble, Tilda Swinton, Chloé Sevigny and Rita Ackermann all share the JSB thread. Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon

Tuesday | 17 September | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA e TALK the british hungarian fellowship presents

Field Marshal Count András Hadik (1710–1790), his campaigns and his family By András Hadik Count András Hadik de Futak was a Hungarian Noble and Field Marshal of the Habsburg Army. He was Governor of Galicia and Lodomeria from January 1774 to June 1774. He is famous for capturing the Prussian capital Berlin during the Seven Years' War. András Hadik, son of a lesser noble family, was born on October 16, 1710. Andras Hadik volunteered for the Ghilányi Hussar regiment when he was 20, and at 22 he was given the rank of officer and became the standard bearer in the Dessewffy Hussar regiment in the Habsburg army. Hadik fought in the War of the Polish Succession (1733–1738), the Austro-Turkish War (1737–1739) and the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748).

Early in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763), Hadik executed the most famous hussar action in history: when the Prussian King Frederick was marching south with his powerful armies, the Hungarian general unexpectedly swung his 5,000 force of mostly hussars around the Prussians and took their capital Berlin. The city was spared for a negotiated ransom of 300,000 thalers, which he distributed among his troops.

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The philosophy of the brand is that fashion is not a privilege but a fundamental part of everyday life, beyond comfort and wearability it's an important tool for building one's uniqueness.

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For this feat, Hadik was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. He was also awarded the Großkreuz of the Maria Theresia Order. András Hadik, a direct descendant of Field Marshal Count András Hadik, will give a talk, from a personal point of view on the life and career of the Field Marshal and other members of the Hadik family. Antidotes, family snippets as well as historical events involving his ancestor will be covered and especially his military achievements. András Hadik (named after his ancestor) is a barrister living in London. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon

Thursday | 19 September | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA e BOOK LAUNCH The Inflatable Buddha by András Kepes translated into English by Bernard Adams, published by Armadillo Central featuring the author and the translator The Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to host the launch of The Inflatable Buddha, (original title: Tövispuszta) author András Kepes’ first work of fiction, in partnership with the independent UK publisher Armadillo Central. András Kepes and his English language translator Bernard Adams will be in conversation about the book and their collaboration. András Kepes needs no introduction in his home country where he first worked in radio, followed by a distinguished career in TV, subsequently producing and hosting cultural programmes and documentaries across the globe. These confirmed his profile as one of Hungary's most recognised faces and voices on a wide range of topics including film, native and minority cultures in far-flung territories and South American literature to name but a few. He has interviewed a long list of interesting and illustrious guests and many of his documentaries have become Hungarian media history classics. Since 2010 András has been Dean of the Communication and Art Faculty of Budapest College of Communication and Business, where he is also Professor of Film and Media Studies.


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Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon

Tuesday | 24 September | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA e EXHIBITION A lifetime in art – Endre Hévézi, the 90-year-old Hungarian artist in London H. E. Mr. János Csák, Hungarian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in London opens the exhibition On the occasion of Endre Hévézi’s 90th birthday the Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to celebrate Endre Hévézi’s long-lasting career and to present the exhibition of his works. H. E. Mr. János Csák, Hungarian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in London will open the exhibition on Tuesday 24 September 2013. Endre Hévézi was born in 1923 in Szeged, Hungary. He graduated in architecture from the Technical University of Budapest and afterwards completed his MA at the University of London. Hévézi’s career as an artist started in Denmark in the late 1940s, where he painted portraits and landscapes (mainly of Hungarian motifs) and exhibited them in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Odense and several other Scandinavian cities.

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András Kepes’ novel is a warm, witty and poignant account of the lives of three boys from disparate cultural backgrounds, set against the dramatic backdrop of Hungary’s 20th-century history. Pál, Isti and Dávid are closely connected, through shared roots in Tövispuszta and in the ordinary joys and struggles of their respective families, relationships and careers. The narrative is intimate and universally appealing. It also offers a rare overview of events in Hungary as they unfurl, as seen through the prism of the protagonists’ eyes – throughout the course of only one lifetime, the country’s political and cultural landscape undergoes more challenges and changes to allegiance, geographical borders, beliefs and governments than most other nations experience in their entire history.

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András has had a number of popular non-fiction books in print in Hungary. Armadillo Central is proud to be publishing Tövispuszta in English, bringing it to a wider audience. The book was published in Hungary in 2011 where it fast became a best-seller receiving brilliant reviews from critics and readers alike.

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His religious works include a set of ceramic panels symbolizing the Stations of the Cross at the Catholic church of Hartley Witney, and twelve wall panels of Eucharistic symbols using the same technique at the Allan Hall Catholic Seminary in Chelsea. However, his most significant work of this kind is the decoration of the Debra Libanos Cathedral in Ethiopia. Part of this material has also been exhibited in the Royal Festival Hall. Hévézi is also a founding member of the British Society of Enamellers. With his vitrified enamel pictures he won first prize at the biennale of La Cruna (1988), Madrid (1998) and a prize in Budapest (2001). Endre Hévézi’s works can be found in private collections in Europe and America, in the National Gallery of Warsaw and Gdansk, in the National Gallery and the Museum of Decorative Art in Budapest, in the Móra Ferenc Museum of Szeged, the Silkeborg Museum in Silkeborg, Denmark and in the Usher Gallery in Lincoln, UK. Δ Exhibition open: 25 September–11 October • Opening hours: Mon–Thurs 10am–5pm, Fri 9am–2pm

Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon


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in celebration of the visegrad group and the hungarian presidency of the central european initiative 2013–14

Visegrad All Stars and a UK guest featuring Béla Szakcsi Lakatos (H) piano, Robert Balzar (CZ) bass, Maciej Sikala (PL) tenor saxophone, David Hodek (SK) drums, Steve Fishwick (UK) trumpet On 1 July 2013 Hungary took over the Visegrad Four presidency from Poland. To mark the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency in 2013-14, the Hungarian Cultural Centre London, with the partnership of the Czech Centre, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, the Polish Cultural Institute and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, organises a gala concert featuring the unique jazz formation Visegrad All Stars, recruited only for this event from the most talented musicians of the Visegrad countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as the UK. Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Hungary’s world-famous stylesetting, innovative pianist is the leading Roma jazz musician in his country, who is constantly exploring his ancient roots while preserving his own unique style. Alyn Shipton in The Times wrote of ‘the brilliantly eccentric pianism of Béla Szakcsi Lakatos’, while John Fordham of The Guardian simply stated that ‘pianist Béla Szakcsi Lakatos is wonderful’. In November 2007 he and his augmented group represented Hungary at the London Jazz Festival. His frenetically successful concert was broadcast live by BBC Radio 3. Top Czech bassist, Robert Balzar has rightly earned the admiration of his world famous fellow countryman, George Mraz who had this to say of his playing: ‘He sounds great, his solos are thought through, he’s got unerring rhythm, he creates just the right sound for the band.’ When Robert’s trio recorded with American star guitarist, John Abercrombie, reviewer Bill Milkowski remarked that ‘(Balzar) demonstrates a deep woody tone along with impeccable time and a penchant for agile counterpoint.’

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Wednesday | 25 September | 7 pm ≥ Auditorium, EBRD ✉ One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN

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The brilliant, hard-driving Polish saxophonist, Maciej Sikala held the first place in the Jazz Forum magazine readers’ poll in the tenor sax category during the years 1995-2005. He has played practically with everyone who is anyone on the Polish jazz scene and has also worked with the likes of Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, Billy Harper, Billy Hart, Joanne Brackeen, David Liebman and Reggie Workman. He is a lecturer in Jazz Saxophone at the Academy of Music in Gdansk and the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. The barely 16-year old drummer from Slovakia, David Hodek started playing at the age of 3. When he turned 4 David not only played at the level of a gifted teenager but he was also able to read musical scores. In the same year he became a member of a blues band. His discovery of jazz opened a new world to him. By now he has played with most of the top-line jazz musicians in Central Europe and brought the house down at Ronnie Scott’s in London. His well-earned place in the Visegrad All Stars is not a publicity stunt. Steve Fishwick is widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players ever to come from the UK, and is rapidly gaining a global reputation thanks to his flawless technique, and his beautifully flowing, harmonically rich improvisations. He has already played with numerous jazz legends such as George Mraz, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Herb Geller, Bob Cranshaw, Lew Soloff, Ronnie Cuber, Anita O’Day – and the list is far from complete! He won the 2002 British Jazz Awards 'Rising Star' prize. Δ Please note this event is by invitation only.

Monday | 30 September | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA e MONDAY MUSIC SOIRÉES Introducing Éva Polgár (piano) Hungarian pianist Éva Polgár started her studies in 1990. In 2001 she was admitted to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki as a student of Hamsa Al-Wadi Juris. From 2002 she also studied at Budapest's Franz Liszt University of Music under the expert guidance of Jenő Jandó. Éva Polgár graduated with honors from Franz Liszt University with


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Liszt: • Au bord d'une source from Années de Pèlerinage, First year, Switzerland, S.160 • Sonetto 104 del Petrarca from Années de Pèlerinage, Second year, Italy, S.161 • Les jeux d'eau de la Villa d'Este from Années de Pèlerinage, Third year, S.163 • Variations on the theme of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, S.179 Tschaikowsky – Liszt: • Polonaise from the opera Jewgeny Onegin, S.429 Liszt: • Csárdás No.1, S.225 • Csárdás obstiné, S.225 • Hungarian Rhapsody No.6, S.244

To pursue her studies in the United States, Éva Polgár was awarded Hungary’s most highly acknowledged stipend for postgraduate studies and research abroad, the Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She is active as a concert pianist, chamber musician and recording artist. She has performed concerts in Hungary, Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Colombia and the United States. Éva Polgár has been recognized in a number of international piano competitions. Most recently she participated in the 2012 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, where she won the Grand Prize, first prize of the Concerto division and the Liszt Society Award. As a result, she recently performed at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and with the Pasadena Youth Orchestra in Pasadena, California. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

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a master’s degree in 2007. She finished her studies in Helsinki in 2008, performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Sibelius Academy’s student orchestra under the direction of the famous Finnish conductor Okko Kamu. Since 2011 Éva has been pursuing her doctoral degree in piano performance as a student of Adam Wodnicki with a related field in contemporary music at the University of North Texas College of Music.

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Children’s author Erika Bartos brings her stories to London The Hungarian Cultural Centre, in association with Mosoly – Hungarian Families Group, is delighted to host an afternoon of story-telling for children featuring one of the most popular Hungarian children’s authors, Erika Bartos. Erika Bartos graduated in architecture but after the birth of her children she started telling and writing stories. At first she only told her stories to her own children but due to encouragement she received from her friends she now shares her stories with a wider audience, which has become a huge success. She encouraged and greatly contributed to postcommunist children’s literature in Hungary. Her books are special in the sense that image and text come together and convey a comfortingly harmonic world. She has published several children’s books, among the most popular ones are Berry and Dolly and the Anna, Peti and Gergô series. She does not only write the stories but also illustrates them. The poems of Erika are also widely known and several bands turned them into songs. The series of Berry and Dolly has been published in the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, China and Turkey. Kedd Animation Studio made a cartoon out of the series, which is the first animation series in Hungary since 1989 and has also been the most successful Hungarian cartoon recently. The film has won an award in China and it was shown at the Animation Festival in Tokyo. Erika Bartos has been widely recognised and won numerous Readers’ Choice Awards. She also uses her architecture studies in her story Hoppla, where she presents Hungarian architecture in a language accessible to children. From the beginning of her career Erika Bartos has actively engaged with the issues of children with disabilities or those suffering from serious illnesses. Her books have brought happiness to these children. In her stories the importance of acceptance, assistance, equality and support are always key issues.


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Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon

Wednesday | 9 October | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA e LITERATURE Sándor Márai’s poems in English translation: The Withering World Translated by John M. Ridland and Peter V. Czipott Tibor Fischer in conversation with Peter V. Czipott, the translator of the first edition of Sándor Márai’s poems in English. ‘The poems, again the poems. They jangle and haunt me. Somebody’s hailing me from very far away. I record the message with trembling hand and eyes watery from tears. That’s the sum total of the poem.’ ‘Poetry is the ultimate. It’s greater even than music – even than life.’ From Márai’s Diary

Sándor Márai (1900–89) was a Hungarian novelist, journalist and poet who lived in exile for the last fifty years of his life and is now considered one of his country’s major twentieth-century writers. Although Márai is now mostly remembered as a novelist, it was as a poet and translator that Sándor Márai first made his name in the literary world. The Hungarian Cultural Centre is delighted to host the

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She often has story telling programmes for children with special needs and her stories and illustrations are always welcome by all. Erika supports the kindergarten for the blind and visually impaired, the institution for deaf and hard of hearing, the disabled children’s house. She is also in close connection with the Downs Syndrome Association, and with the institution for children with mental disabilities and autism. Some of her books were published in Braille writing and her stories can be watched in sign language. Erika’s book Courage Test is specifically written for children with cancer or leucemia with the aim to give them strength and courage to deal with the challenges of their medical treatment. She has also published a book for children with heart problems.

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launch of the first ever collection of poetry by Márai to be released in English, The Withering World, published by Alma Classics and translated by John Ridland and Peter V. Czipott. Tibor Fischer, who wrote the introduction to the English language poetry collection, will converse with translator Peter V. Czipott about the challenges of translating the poetical work of one of Hungary's greatest writers. Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport, brought up in South London, he was educated at Cambridge and worked as a journalist. He was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for his first novel, Under the Frog, which also won a Betty Trask Award, and he was nominated as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Subsequent works include The Thought Gang, The Collector Collector, Don't Read this Book if You're Stupid and Voyage to the End of the Room. His latest novel, Good to Be God, is published by Alma Books. Born in California to Hungarian parents and a physicist by profession, Dr Peter V. Czipott has published a number of translations from the Hungarian in literary journals the world over, including the poems of Sándor Márai, Miklós Radnóti, Sándor Reményik, György Faludy and Zoltán Zelk. In 2010, he received the Bálint Balassi Memorial Medallion for services to Hungarian culture. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448

or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon

9 –11 October ≥ 606 Jazz Club

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e JAZZ the 606 jazz club and the budapest jazz club in association with the hcc present

The British-Hungarian Jazz Festival Three nights of incredible music at the 606 Jazz Club in Chelsea with the jazz superstars of Hungary and Britain celebrating ten years of cooperation between the leading clubs of the two capitals and following up the roaring success of the previous inter-club festivals.


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Arnie Somogyi is one of the UK’s leading jazz bass players and innovative new bandleaders. He has played around the world with many of the world’s top jazz musicians from Steve Grossman, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Annie Ross and Clare Martin, to Art Farmer, Joey Calderazzo and Bud Shank. He is much drawn to the music of his Hungarian father’s homeland. Arnie was the motivating force behind Cold Cherry Soup and another Anglo-Hungarian outfit, Improvokation, a truly ground-breaking 10-piece ensemble of leading jazz and folk musicians. His last British band, Ambulance also earned high critical acclaim.

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The guitar maestro par excellence of the Hungarian Great Generation, Gyula Babos is also the teacher of most of the young lions on his instrument in his native land.

• First set 8.30pm–9.30pm: Fun experimental music at its approachable best with creative star players. Iain Ballamy (saxes), Zoltán Lantos (electric violin), Huw Warren (piano), Steve Watts (bass), András Dés (percussions) • Second set 10pm–11pm: The new singing sensation from Hungary! Nikolett Vörös (vocal) László Vörös (piano), Steve Watts (bass), Martin France (drums)

• First set 8.30pm–9.30pm: A fantastic singer-songwriter with an all-star rhythm section Kriszta Pocsai (vocal), Steve Rubie (flute), Péter Sárik (piano), Márton Juhász (drums) • Second set 10pm–11pm: Tony Lakatos (saxes), Steve Fishwick (trumpet), Róbert Lakatos (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Winston Clifford (drums) Friday 11 October • First set 9.30pm–10.45pm: The hugely and deservedly popular Anglo-Hungarian songstress meets Hungarian ace guitarist Natalie Williams (vocal), István Gyárfás (guitar), Phil Peskett (piano), Robin Mullarkey (base), drummer to be announced at a later date, please keep checking our website • Second Set 11.15pm–12.30pm: Passionate and fiery Hungarian gipsy fusion with brilliant British rhythm-men. Gyula Babos (guitar), Mónika Veres (vocal), Róbert Lakatos (piano), Laurence Cottle (base guitar), Mike Bradley (drums)

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András Dés is the uncrowned king of the new generation of Hungarian percussionists, an immensely skilful, witty and inventive player. No wonder the London audience immediately warmed to him when he appeared as part of the Gerard PresencerKálmán Oláh AngloHungarian Septet at the 2008 London Jazz Festival.

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He has been one of the great stars of the Hungarian jazz scene ever since the seventies when he came to prominence with the great wave of phenomenally talented Gypsy musicians who discovered jazz for themselves and made it their own. In 1992, when students of the Copenhagen Jazz Conservatory visited several countries to find teachers for their summer master course, he was chosen to work alongside Barry Harris, Ed Thigpen and Butch Lacey. He plays a heady mix of Gypsy jazz and fusion. Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a twenty-year career. Equally at home crossing the often exclusive worlds of Jazz, World and Contemporary music, he has a distinctive and personal voice. But even at his most experimental his music is always fun and approachable. Awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation, and the ACW Creative Wales Award, he is currently artist-in-residence at Brecon Jazz. Tenor, alto and soprano saxophonist Iain Ballamy emerged among the vanguard of '80s British jazz-rock and fusion players. He was one of the founding members of the legendary band, Loose Tubes. In 1985 Iain recorded Gil Evans’ music for the film Absolute Beginners. Transcending musical genres and forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, he has worked with many of the cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary jazz scene. The group Food which he co-formed with drummer, composer and electronics wizard Thomas Stronen is now signed to ECM Records. Kriszta Pocsai possesses one of the most beautiful voices in jazz. This fantastic but unassuming, friendly and modest singer only returned recently to the scene with a sensational album. You are likely to hear a lot of that material during the gig. She composed or co-wrote all the songs and she is one of those rare singers who can compose to evergreen standard. The mood ranges from movingly sad to hilariously funny and upbeat. Pianist and arranger László Vörös plays a considerable role in her sister’s, Niki’s success. This self-effacing, quiet young man is a brilliant accompanist. At the annual jazz competition in Paks, Hungary he won the first prize on piano in 2007 and was voted best composer the following year. He also leads his own band, the KvarTonus Jazz Quartet that plays original material composed by him. Laurence Cottle, magician of the bass guitar is one of the leading figures on the jazz and fusion scene in the UK. He is also a brilliant composer and heads an excellent big


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Award Winning young drummer Márton Juhász studied extensively in his native Hungary, winning national first prize for solo percussion in 2005, before re-locating to study in London. After being awarded the prize for top overall student on his course, in 2007 he was accepted in to Berklee College of Music. Since then he has performed and recorded extensively both in the US and Hungary, including performances at the14th, 15th and 16th International Drum Festivals. Drummer Mike Bradley is much in demand both on the pop/funk session and jazz scene in the UK and internationally. He is featured on the albums of international artists Natalie Cole and David Cassidy as well as numerous jazz albums comprising his own original material. Mike has worked closely over two decades with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians, notably Mark Murphy, Georgie Fame, Ronnie Scott, Rosemary Clooney, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Acoustic Alchemy, Ernestine Anderson, Nelson Rangell, Andy Sheppard, Claire Martin and Jason Rebello. Mónika Veres, the singer with the fantastic voice and fiery Gipsy passion was one of the great sensations of the 2009 Budapest Jazz Festival. She has been singing professionally since the age of 4. Last year she was one of the Hungarian entrants at The Voice and was in the finals of the Hungarian selection for the Eurovision song contest. Equally at home in operas, pop, jazz and Roma folklore she was the lead singer in Gyula Babos’ Babos Project Special, which showcased her talent in the field of jazz. This time she reunites with the two key members of that legendary outfit: Babos himself and Robi Szakcsi Lakatos on the keyboards. Singer Natalie Williams is the child of a Hungarian mother and British poet John Hartley Williams. By 2000, she was touring Europe as a member of the European Youth Jazz Orchestra. Her 2003 debut, Lucky Old Sun, was a live album that put a new spin on classic jazz standards and was recorded in only two days. This was followed up with the critically acclaimed album,

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Drummer Martin France was a founding member of the extraordinary 1980s big band Loose Tubes, where he began long standing partnerships with many of its members, including Django Bates. Martin has performed and recorded with some of the world's best musicians including John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Ralph Towner, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Arild Andersen, Marc Johnson, Steve Swallow, Bob Mintzer and The Yellowjackets, with Russell Ferrante and Bugge Wesseltoft, Mike Gibbs, Maria Schneider, Gil Goldstein, Joe Lovano, Victor Bailey and Maria Joao.

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band. He has played with almost everyone who is anyone in Britain. He used to be one of the cornerstones of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks. He has played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Seal, the Bee Gees, Sting, Black Sabbath or Mike Oldfield.

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Yours Truly, in 2004. Throughout her career, Natalie has toured extensively around the globe, performing at a number of the world’s leading jazz events including opening the 2009 London Jazz Festival at the Barbican with Guy Barker’s Jazz Voice, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, as well as Glastonbury with Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra. Songstress Niki Vörös is a true jazz singer, the real thing, who is capable of turning almost any material into high quality jazz. Her slightly smoky voice fits the tradition, she improvises with startling originality but with due restraint. Her debut album is a knockout. One of the most amazing things about her was her first ever appearance last year at the Budapest Jazz Club, where she drew a capacity crowd and brought the house down! Niki sings from the heart. It is hard to say what is pianist Péter Sárik’s forte because he is absolutely brilliant both as a soloist and as an accompanist. He is one of the most popular jazz pianists in his homeland. In 2007 he won the best soloist’s prize in the competition organised by Hungary’s Radio Jazzy. He was a massive hit at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club. His last album, Jazz Request Show earned him 5 stars in Gramofon magazine. Phil Peskett is one of the hottest young pianists on the London jazz scene. He has played with Jim Mullen and at Ronnie Scott's club in London many times with Trudy Kerr, with whom he has recorded two albums. He has also performed with Stan Sulzmann and Steve Waterman. A tutor on the degree course at the Trinity College of Music, he is also a respected composer and has his own piano trio which perform at the 606 Club regularly. Róbert Lakatos on piano totally knocked out a London audience (including ex-Genesis rock-guitar ace Steve Hackett and TV personality Anna Ford) in 2004. The following year he was awarded the Best Soloist price at the Avignon International Jazz Festival. He is equally at home in classical music, having won in 1996 the first prize at the Bach piano competition organized by Radio Basel in Switzerland. A few years later he walked away once more with the first prize from the jazz solo piano competition at Montreux. His solo and trio albums are now huge sellers in Japan. Bassist Robin Mullarkey is a frequent member of the Ronnie Scott’s Allstars house band and is often called upon to work with national and international jazz luminaries, including Natalie Williams, Jamie Cullum, Jose James and Trilok Gurtu. He also brings


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Flautist Steve Rubie, owner of the 606 Club and also leader of the Brazilian-tinged Latin jazz band, Samara, does not overadvertise himself as a musician. Yet those who have heard him in Budapest, when the stars of the 606 visited the Hungarian capital’s leading jazz venue, the Budapest Jazz Club, can attest to the fact that he is a brilliant and spirited jazz player. His impromtu duets with the Hungarian songstress Juli Fábian produced moments of sheer brilliance. We expect nothing less this time. Tony Lakatos (saxophones) was born into a famous musical dynasty of Hungarian Gypsies. Tony has been playing in Germany since 1981. He is one of the very few European saxophonists who is highly rated in the US. A true master of his instrument, his work can be heard on over 350 albums. His latest, the amazing Hometone recorded in New York was rated 5 stars in Gramofon magazine. Alongside with Winston Clifford, he was part of the band Cold Cherry soup led by Arnie Somogyi with whom they are reunited on this festival. Winston Clifford, one of Britain's leading jazz drummers, an incredibly subtle player who makes his instrument sing – and he himself is a formidable scat singer in his own right! – has played with the best of them, including Courtney Pine, Bheki Mseleku, Jason Rebello, Gary Husband, Pete King, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Iain Ballamy, Ronnie Scott Band, Julian Joseph, Andy Sheppard, Steve Williamson Band, Jean Toussaint Band, Slim Gaillard, Bobby Watson, Monty Alexander, Gary Bartz, Art Farmer, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard etc. His playing is matched by the elegance of his movements, much reminiscent of the great ‘Papa’ Jo Jones. Violinist Zoltán Lantos possesses a totally individual sound. It is not just the tone of his violin but the magic mix that comes from his Hungarian heritage, his classical training, his devotion to jazz and from the years he spent in India. His meditative

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Steve Fishwick is widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players ever to come from the UK, and is rapidly gaining a global reputation thanks to his flawless technique, and his beautifully flowing, harmonically rich improvisations. He has already played with numerous jazz legends such as George Mraz, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Herb Geller, Bob Cranshaw, Lew Soloff, Ronnie Cuber, Anita O’Day – and the list is far from complete! He won the 2002 British Jazz Awards 'Rising Star' prize.

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his knowledge of contemporary and electronic music to the exponents of more farreaching genres such as Zero 7, Roisin Murphy, Ty, Eska Mtungwasi and Bugz in the Attic where he is as likely to be playing cello or guitar.

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minimalism and spiritualism is contrasted by an almost danceable vibration that comes from the meeting of free jazz, D’n’B, Dubstep, World Music, rock and Nu Jazz.

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Δ Please note that due to an arrangement between the two jazz clubs, these are not free events.

Entrance is £10 on Wednesday and Thursday, £12 on Friday night. For booking and further information please call 020 7352 5953 or email jazz@606club.co.uk.

10 & 31 October, 21 November, 5 December 11am–11.45am (0–3 yrs old) and 4pm–4.45pm (3–6 yrs old) ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA e CHILDREN & FAMILIES Kodály-based music sessions for Hungarian children and their families Presented by the Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford in association with the HCC These music sessions are suitable for children as small as 6-month-old. During the session the parents learn and try out songs and games they can use at home with their children, which will help them develop not only their musical skills but create a strong bond between parents and children.

Maria Chambers and Polla Rashbrook, two highly experienced teachers from the Hungarian Cultural Association in Guildford lead the sessions. They play music, sing and enchant children and parents with their engaging and creative activities. Δ £6/child/session. To book your place please contact Mária Chambers on 01483 808 643,

07843 054 940 or maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk. Further information: www.hcaguildford.org.uk, www.magyartanodaguildford.org.uk


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e TALK, EXHIBITION MAGYAR MIND

Open Lecture Series

This MAGYAR MIND Open Lecture by John Oates is combined with the opening of a photo exhibition and features the première screening of the 30-minute documentary 6 months, which is a director’s cut of the feature film Vortex (Örvény) and shows six months in the life of a Roma family in the small village of Told in Hajdú-Bihar county in Eastern Hungary. John Oates is a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at The Open University in Milton Keynes and Visiting Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth. His research focus is the development of young children, especially those disadvantaged by poverty, disability or special needs. His connection with Hungary arose through research collaboration with Dr. Judit Gervai of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. That led to him joining the Budapest team establishing the Biztos Kezdet programme, as he has experience in the English Sure Start programme. He coordinated agreement for the Hungarian adoption and translation of the English Early Years Foundation Stage framework as the pedagogic basis of Biztos Kezdet. Through visiting poor communities in Hungary, and making a documentary film, Három gyermek; három sors, he encountered the plight of Roma groups and determined to use filmmaking and photography to bring the issues more into public debate. With the strong support of Pál Sándor, and his colleague Csaba Szekeres, they won funding from the Magyar Mozgókép Közalapítvány to make the feature film Örvény, which has been on general release across Hungary and won numerous awards, and has been used by Amnesty International in promoting Roma rights. As well as filmmaking in various Roma communities, he has been building a body of still photographic imagery. His primary concern in this work is to use his academic and artistic skills in synergy to engage both emotion and intellect in analysing more deeply the complexities of the factors that seem to trap people in remorseless disadvantaged positions. At the same time, he wants to show a dignity in human spirit, which comes through for example in table arrangements, and is hard to quell, but struggles to find expression in the face of discrimination and prejudice. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon Exhibition open: 17 October–6 November. Opening times: Mon-Thur 10am–5pm, Fri 9am–2pm

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Roma life stories through pictures and documentary films by John Oates

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Wednesday | 16 October | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

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Monday | 28 October | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

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e MONDAY MUSIC SOIRÉES Introducing Piroska Baranyay and Janka Turcsányi Piroska Baranyay and Janka Turcsányi were born in Budapest, Hungary. They both graduated as Doctors of Liberal Arts at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest in 2010 and 2012 respectively. They were instructed by Gábor Csalog, Miklós Perényi, Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner. Both artists pride themselves in foreign studies. During their studies at the Doctoral School of Arts, Janka broadened her knowledge of Beethoven while spending a semester at the Mozarteum of Salzburg under the guidance of Imre Rohmann, while Piroska had the opportunity to study baroque music at the Universitat der Kunst, Berlin in the class of Phoebe Carrai and Marcus Möllenbeck and later at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Jonathan Manson.

programme Beethoven: Sonate in C major Op. 102 Nr.1 Liszt:

Élégie (Premiére Élégie) Zweite Elegie Romance oubliée La Lugubre Gondola

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Sonate in C, Op. 65

Piroska is currently living in London and playing as principal cellist in the English Baroque Soloists under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Janka is a devoted performer and researcher of both Alexandr Scriabin’s music and chamber music ranging from Bach to Britten. However, she is also keen on teaching music. She is currently living in Cambridge with her husband and their 7-year-old son.

Piroska and Janka first met at the Academy of Music and soon found out that they both share the idea about conveying the musical message and an admiration for Ferenc Rados’s expertise. They have been playing together ever since. They have performed in several chamber music concerts in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany. This is their first concert in London together. In a series of concerts, they are planning to play all the Beethoven Sonatas and Variations combined with early 20th century music. This concert is the first one in this series. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

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e LECTURE MAGYAR MIND

Open Lecture Series

By John Hoenig BDA László Hoenig, was an Austro-Hungarian architect, interior designer and cabinetmaker who studied at the Bauhaus in the late 20s and practised in Berlin until 1933 when he relocated to England rather dramatically due to the political and social climate of the time. Within a few years he had opened his London design studio and showroom in Mayfair and continued a successful career in business as an interior designer and maker of bespoke furniture for mostly private and some corporate clients, until his death in 1971. He was able to balance the styles from several periods whilst at the same time his work possesses a distinctive and timeless quality of its own. Although he kept an intensely Hungarian passion beneath an acquired veneer of English reserve, the warmth of his natural Hungarian charm endured in the memories of all whom he encountered.

John Hoenig was born in London, educated at Haileybury College and began his theatre career with the National Theatre at the Old Vic. After moving to Australia, he gained a BDA in Technical Production at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. After 30 years in Sydney as a lighting designer and stage director, John relocated to Florence in order to study Renaissance art history and develop inter-disciplinary theatrical, musical and art-historical presentations to be staged in authentic locations. John is currently undertaking Mannerist and Modernist research at museum libraries in Florence and London. He regularly presents guest lectures and continues to produce ephemeral events in conjunction with his colleagues i Buontalenti. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further

information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HCCLondon

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A classic designer in a modern world. The life and work of László Hoenig.

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Wednesday | 30 October | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

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Thursday | 14 November | 7 pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Centre ✉ 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA

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e LECTURE What is Hungarian like?

MAGYAR MIND

By Professor Daniel Abondolo, SSEES/UCL

Open Lecture Series

This talk is intended for non-specialists. It will address the question ‘What is Hungarian like?’ as well as many other, related, ones such as: • What kind of language is Hungarian? • Is Hungarian endangered, and if so, in what ways? • In what ways is Hungarian different from other languages? • And in what ways is it similar? Whenever helpful, we will be asking also: ‘Why?’ The talk will range through a crosssection of topics including vowels and consonants; stress; nouns and adjectives; the noun phrase; the verb and its satellites; the clause; and some of the formal and semantic features of the Hungarian lexicon. what is hungarian like?

Professor Daniel Abondolo began to study Hungarian in the early seventies. He wrote his PhD thesis on Hungarian inflectional morphology in the early eighties. He has taught literature and linguistics courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level since 1987 and has written widely on topics in Hungarian phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and poetics as well as on related topics in related languages, most notably Finnish, Mordva, and Khanty.

Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page ww.facebook.com/HCCLondon


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≥ Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

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Hiromi Kikuchi, violin | György Kurtág, piano | Márta Kurtág, piano As a composer, György Kurtág has sought to achieve ‘the maximum possible density of expression by means of the minimum possible sound’ and as such his compositions are made up of short movements of few notes. An example is Játékok; a series of humorous, quirky miniatures. Several are played with the palms of the hands or the fists, emulating the kinds of sounds that young children make instinctively before being formally trained. A remarkable 'living' composition, Játékok has consistently evolved since it was begun in 1970.

A selection from Játékok for the piano and Bach Transcriptions (arrangements for four-hands) will be performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall concert by György Kurtág himself alongside his pianist wife Márta Kurtág. This will be a rare and exciting opportunity for audiences to see Kurtág perform.

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György Kurtág and Márta Kurtág in concert at the Southbank Centre

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Hiromi Kikuchi, a long-standing champion of Kurtág’s work, will open the concert with the eight short, intense pieces that make up Hipartita; a piece for solo violin.

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The presentation will celebrate Kurtág’s critical role in European music history. The Guardian described him as ‘one of the major European composers of today’ and Sir Simon Rattle described his piece Stélé as ‘a gravestone on which the entire history of European music is written.’ The concert forms part of a year-long classical music festival in 2013 called The Rest Is Noise, after Alex Ross' groundbreaking book of the same name. The Hungarian Cultural Centre is proud to have supported the concert. Δ Tickets: £22 / £15 / £10. For more information and to book tickets please visit the website of the Southbank Centre: www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Monday | 2 December | 7 pm ≥ St. Paul’s Church ✉ Covent Garden, Bedford St, London WC2E 9ED e CONCERT Advent Concert Featuring the Duo Gyôri-Madaras Noémi Gyôri, Gergely Madaras, flute Christopher White, piano

+ Announcing the winner of the Award For Hungarian Culture in the UK In January 2013 the Hungarian Cultural Centre invited cultural and educational organisations to submit their applications for its Award For Hungarian Culture in the UK. The winner of the award will be announced before the Advent concert, which will thus also celebrate Hungarian culture and the award-winner.

This year’s Advent concert offers a musical journey through centuries of enchanting music for two flutes and a piano, presented by three young and aspiring musicians. The Duo Gyôri-Madaras was formed in 2000 and has given more than 250 live concerts in 15 countries on 3 continents since then. In 2007 they won the Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Duo Competition, the most prestigious contest of its kind, where a first prize has not been awarded for the previous six years.


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Christopher White joined the music staff of English National Opera in 2012, having gained opera experience in Munich, Zurich and at Glyndebourne. Besides being an active concert artist, he authored and recorded a solo piano transcription of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony in 2008, which remains available on the Divine Arts label. Future plans include concertos with the Orchestra of the City and West Forest Sinfonia, and work for the Bregenz Festival and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. St Paul’s Church, also commonly known as the Actors' Church, was designed by Inigo Jones as part of a commission by Francis Russell. As well as being the parish church of Covent Garden, it gained its nickname by a long association with the theatre community. The Hungarian Cultural Centre organised its first highly successful Advent concert in St Paul's Church in 2012 and we are returning this year with another fantastic concert programme and three exceptionally talented young musicians. Δ Free but booking is required. Please call 020 7240 8448 or email bookings@hungary.org.uk. For further information visit our website www.hungary.org.uk and our Facebook page ww.facebook.com/HCCLondon

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Gergely Madaras has a double career as a flutist and conductor. Besides his regular performances as a flutist, he is the chief conductor and music director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne in France and is the Charles Mackerras Conducting Fellow of the English National Opera. 2013 marks his ENO debut conducting the new production of Mozart’s Magic Flute. Gergely has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals, including Tanglewood, Aspen, Aldeburgh and Lucerne. www.gergelymadaras.com

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Noémi Gyôri is currently a faculty member at the Royal Northern College of Music next to a busy career as a soloist. She regularly performs at such venues as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Mozart Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna and Luxembourg Philharmonie just to name a few. Noémi was recently awarded the Career Prize of the Salon de Virtuosi Foundation New York and the European Cultural Prize for Young Artists of the Pro Europa Foundation. www.noemigyori.com

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hungarian cultural association’s programme Saturday, 21 Sep, 10am–1pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey 9th Open Day for new families and members at the Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford o Tickets: please contact Maria Chambers for fee information. Advanced booking only. Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk Saturdays ≥ 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 9 & 30 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec, 10am–1pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey

Presentation of the 2013–2014 Annual Report o Tickets: free for HCA members, Guests £3.00/person. Advanced booking only: Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk Saturdays ≥ 21 Sep, 10am–1pm 5 Oct, 3pm–4.30pm, 19 Oct, 9 & 30 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec, 10am–1pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey Hungarian as a foreign language groups for adults o Advanced booking only:

Hungarian Language, Music, Folkdance, Craft, Play Groups for children (0-11 yrs old)

Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk

o Tickets: please contact Maria Chambers for fee information. Advanced booking only. Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk

Mondays and Saturdays ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey

Saturdays ≥ 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec, 12noon–1pm ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey Hungarian Youth Group for 11–18 yrs old o Tickets: please contact Maria Chambers for fee information. Advanced booking only. Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk

Date and time: TBA ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey Film Screening Réka Pigniczky “Inkubátor”

Hungarian folkdance and folk singing group for adults o Advanced booking only: Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk Saturdays ≥ Hungarian Cultural Association Guildford, Surrey Career development and volunteering Free Employability Workshops, “Hungarian Community Employability Development Project” o Tickets: free for HCA members, Guests £5.00/person Advanced booking only: Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk

For further information on the Hungarian Cultural Association’s programme please visit www.hcaguildford.org.uk and www.magyartanodaguildford.org.uk

september Sunday, 1 Sep, 1 pm ≥ St Peter and Paul Church, 38 Camborne Avenue, W13 9QZ Patronal Festival, St Stephen House Sung Mass with Baptism & Confirmation, music by St Stephen Choir. Followed by three course meal (£15) at 62 Little Ealing Lane o Tickets: please email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com for booking information. Please note this event is in Hungarian.

Sunday, 15 Sep, 5 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Film Club o Tickets: free entry (donations welcome). For more information please visit www.magyarkatolikusok.co.uk. For any enquiries please email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com. Please note this event is in Hungarian. Saturday, 28 Sep, 6pm–midnight ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Szüreti Bál (Harvest Festival) for ARKME Members & Friends with live music and sit down dinner o For bookings and enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com Please note this event is in Hungarian, however non-Hungarian guests are welcome!

october Saturday 5 Oct, 5 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Public lecture by the art historian, László Zsolnai Dreams, tales and myths in fine arts from the Neolithic ages to present days – The representation of ancient art forms in modern Hungarian arts o Tickets: free entry (donations welcome). For any enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com Please note this event is in Hungarian.


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Saturday 26 Oct, 6 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA

Saturday 9 Nov, 6 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA

Bartos Erika story telling event

Film Club

o Tickets: free for HCA enrolled

o Tickets: free entry (donations

children and their parents, Guests £2.50/person Advanced booking only: Please call 00 44 1483 808 643 or 00 44 7843 054 940 or email maria.chambers@hcaguildford.org.uk For further information please visit www.hcaguildford.org.uk and www.magyartanodaguildford.org.uk

welcome). For more information please visit www.magyarkatolikusok.co.uk. For any enquiries please email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com. Please note this event is in Hungarian.

Pig Feast Meal (Disznótoros Ünnepség és Vacsora) An evening of traditional meals, live music and entertainment.

Sunday 6 Oct, 3 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Public lecture by the art historian, László Zsolnai The Art of Churches – Portrayal of the most popular saints in Hungary with sculptures and paintings o Tickets: free entry (donations welcome). For any enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com Please note this event is in Hungarian. Saturday 12 Oct, 8 pm ≥ Queen Mary University of London, The Great Hall, 327 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS stage in london presents L’art pour l’art Társulat András Laár, Róbert Dolák-Saly, Mónika Szászi, Zsolt Pethô o Tickets: £22/£25 (advance), £26/£30 (on the door). Booking: www.stageinlondon.com/jegyvasarlas For further information please visit: www.stageinlondon.com www.facebook.com/stageinlondon www.lpl.hu Please note this event is in Hungarian. Sunday 20 Oct, 5 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA

november Saturday 2 Nov, 6 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA An Evening of Poetry & Literature – the works of Sándor Weöres On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Hungarian poet, Sándor Weöres, we come together to reflect on his poetry. What’s your favourite? Bring it along and share. o Tickets: free entry (donations welcome). For any enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com Please note this event is in Hungarian.

Thursday 7 Nov, 7.30 pm ≥ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP Ferenc Pál priest and specialist of mental health Lecture about self-regard and satisfaction. Presented by Nyitott Akadémia and Stage in London o Tickets: £16 (advance), £18 (on the door). Booking: www.stageinlondon.com/jegyvasarlas For further information please visit: www.stageinlondon.com www.facebook.com/stageinlondon www.lpl.hu Please note this event is in Hungarian.

Tribute to Katalin Karády presented by Nikolett Farkas and Gergely Kaposi

Hungarians in the North of England (Észak-angliai magyarok) offer regular community and cultural events.

o Tickets: free entry (donations welcome). For any enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com Please note this event is in Hungarian.

o Further information: www.facebook.com/groups/ eszakangliaimagyarprogramok

o Please note: for ARKME Members & Friends only. For any enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com. Please note this event is in Hungarian, however non-Hungarian guests are also welcome! 15–19 Nov ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Pilgrimage to Dunfermline in honour of St Margaret of Scotland. o For more details and enquiries email hungarian.chaplaincy@btinternet.com

Saturday 30 Nov, 10am–3pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Advent Quiet Day Led by Fr. Márton Kiss from Bélfenyér, Nagyvárad o For more details and enquiries email hungarian.chaplaincy@btinternet.com Please note this event is in Hungarian.

december Friday 6 Dec, 8 pm ≥ Queen Mary University of London, The Great Hall, 327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS stage in london presents Beugró #2 Lia Pokorny, Péter Kálloy Molnár, Péter Rudolf, Gyôzô Szabó, Péter Novák – Four fantastic actors play improvisational games. The types of games remain similar but the situations are always new. o Tickets: £22/£25 (advance), £26/£30 (on the door). Booking: www.stageinlondon.com/jegyvasarlas For further information please visit: www.stageinlondon.com www.facebook.com/stageinlondon www.lpl.hu Please note this event is in Hungarian.


hcc recommends Saturday 7 Dec, 12 noon ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Christmas Fair – In aid of the Hungarian R.C. Chaplaincy. Family event. All welcome. o For more details and enquiries email hungarian.chaplaincy@btinternet.com

Saturday 14 Dec, 6 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA An evening of guided Taizé prayers, songs and meditation o For more details and enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com. Please note this event is in Hungarian, however non-Hungarian visitors are also welcome!

Tuesday 24 Dec, 6 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA Christmas Eve Sung Mass followed by shared meal and refreshments o For more details and enquiries email hungarian.chaplaincy@btinternet.com. Please note this event is in Hungarian.

Tuesday 31 Dec, 7 pm ≥ St Stephen House, 62 Little Ealing Lane, London, W5 4EA New Year’s Eve Celebrations With a special multi-course menu, live music and entertainment o For more details and enquiries email szentistvanhazbookings@gmail.com. Please note this event is in Hungarian, however non-Hungarian visitors are also welcome!


8 If you wish to receive more information about our upcoming events and sign up for our newsletter, please visit our website www.hungary.org.uk. Alternatively, find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/hcclondon and Twitter @HCCLondon. Thank you for your interest.

The HCC team: Dr Beata Pászthy PhD | Cultural and Scientific Counsellor – Director Gyöngyi Végh | Programming and Communications Manager Andrea Kós | Office Manager Fruzsina Kováts | Finance Manager Balázs Szaszák | IT Consultant

The information in this brochure is believed to be correct at the time of going to press, but as this may be three months or more before the events take place, we strongly advise you to confirm dates, times and availability on our website and Facebook page before setting out for any particular event. The HCC reserves the right to alter artists or programme details as necessary. Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre London 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA Tel: 020 7240 8448 • Fax: 020 7240 4847 • Voicemail: 020 7240 6162 E-mail: andrea.kos@hungary.org.uk and bookings@hungary.org.uk

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Hungarian Cultural Centre - Programme Brochure Sep-Dec 2013  

Details of current Hungarian cultural events in London and the UK organised by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London and other cultural organ...

Hungarian Cultural Centre - Programme Brochure Sep-Dec 2013  

Details of current Hungarian cultural events in London and the UK organised by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London and other cultural organ...

Profile for hcclondon
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