About Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra

Angela Hewitt is one of those rare pianists who makes you feel as if she’s playing for you personally – combining profound musicality with effortless communicative warmth – and with its glowing, sun-suffused mood, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 in A major is a perfect piece to hear such an engaging player.

Opening the concert is Bartók’s thrilling Concerto for Orchestra. Showcasing individual sections of the orchestra as well as its combined forces, the lyrical and exciting movements are infused with the folk music Bartók spent his life collecting.

Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony provides a fitting climax to end the concert, from the fatalistic opening through to its majestic finale, it’s edge-of-the-seat stuff from the first note to the last.

Angela Hewitt occupies a unique position among today’s leading pianists. With a wide-ranging repertoire and frequent appearances in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, she is also an award-winning recording artist whose performances of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters. In 2020 she received the City of Leipzig Bach Medal: a huge honour that for the first time in its 17-year history was awarded to a woman.

From its base in the Hungarian capital, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra has developed a unique sound during its 100 years of history. Its authority in works such as those of its countryman Bartók is assured, but the 15-year partnership with artistic director and chief conductor András Keller (who just happens to be a world-renowned violinist and founder of the Keller Quartet) has also brought a special insight to its interpretations of classical repertoire.

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  • Symphony Hall
    Broad Street
    Birmingham
    B1 2EA
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