Gergely Ittzés, Flute

Sunday, November 17 | 3:00 p.m.
Gergely Ittzés, Flute
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Born in Hungary and a graduate of the Budapest Liszt Academy of Music, Gergely Ittzés is one of the most proactive personalities of the flute scene. His large repertoire includes several important works written for flute and a great number of rarities from the past centuries and today. In addition to classical and modern music, several other styles have also influenced his musical idiom, like jazz and free improvisation.

The program will feature:

  • C.P.E. Bach: Flute Sonata in A minor, H.562
  • Niccolò Paganini: Capriccio No. 24
  • László Lajtha: Deux pièces pour flute seule Op. 69
  • J. S. Bach: Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013
  • Gergely Ittzés: Echo Etude
  • Gergely Ittzés: Projections
  • Gergely Ittzés: Totem
  • Gergely Ittzés: Etude for Three Fingerings

Ittzés has given concerts and led master classes in many countries all over the world including Brazil, the United States, Canada, China and Japan and has taught extensively throughout Europe. He premiered Anthony Newman’s Flute Concerto, composed for him at the Budapest Spring Festival, 2005, and has been invited to perform at major flute festivals around the globe (Beijing, Brazília, Paris, New York, Manchester, Freiburg and many others). He is an active soloist and chamber musician, a member of the UMZE Chamber Ensemble (with which he performed in Carnegie Hall in 2009) and founder of the TeTraVERSI flute quartet. He has played together with Magdalena Kožena, Miklós Perényi, Zoltán Kocsis, Zoltán Rácz, the Amadinda Percussion Group, Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra among many others, and improvised together with Markus Stockhausen, Emil Viklický, Don Thompson, Szilárd Mezei etc. He is the principal flutist of the Erdődy Chamber Orchestra.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

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