István Várdai

Cello

Performances with the RNO

January 2015

On Tour

23 Fri

Kodály Concert Hall

Pécs

Program

Glazunov
Prelude from the suite From the Middle Ages
Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Conductor:

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artist:

István Várdai, Cello

2015 European Tours

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace