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Concert with guitar duo "Katona Twins"

27 September 2014 - (07:00 - )


Concert with guitar duo
Concert with guitar duo "Katona Twins"
27.09.2014, 7 pm

Conservatory, 112 Nguyen Du, District 1, HCMC
+84 4 37342251

The Katona Twins are not only one of the world’s best classical guitar duos but they effortlessly transfer from strictly classical, into more popular musical genres. They have given recitals in the major concert venues throughout the world including performances at the Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo,and the Philharmonie in Cologne. In 2009, as the soloists of the "Night of the Proms" they performed live to half a million people in arenas across Europe. 

The twins have won over ten international prizes at major competitions in New York, London, Germany, France and Hungary. The wide repertoire of the duo spans from Bach, Piazzolla’s tango music to their own arrangements of pop classics. Their programmes also include concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Tedesco. Several contemporary composers have written for and dedicated works to the Katona Twins. The Katona Twins have been invited on numerous occasions to record for the BBC and other international television and radio stations. They played together with renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and world class ensembles such as the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Their CD releases include music by Scarlatti and Handel; Rodrigo; Albéniz, Piazzolla and Manuel de Falla. Peter and Zoltan Katona were born in Hungary, they are German citizens and live in Liverpool in the UK. 

Programme in HCMC: from Bach zu Beatles

G.F. Händel (Arr. Katona): Chaconne in G major, HWV 435
Isaac Albéniz (Arr. Katona): Mallorca Asturias
J. S. Bach: (arr. Katona): Allemande aus der French Suite Nr. 5 (BWV 816) 
Beatles: Come Together 
P. Katona: Meditation and Passacaglia 
P. Katona: The Brothers Karamazov. 
Tears for Fears: Mad World 
Astor Piazzolla: Otono Porteno 
Freddie Mercury: Bohemian Rhapsody 

Free tickets from 20.09.2014 at the Goethe-Institut HCMC

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