Kristóf Baráti returns to London with Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti returns to London to perform once again with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev on 9 October 2017. The performance, taking place at Cadogan Hall, is part of the orchestra’s residency at the hall celebrating the music of Rimsky-Korsakov and his pupil Stravinsky. Baráti performs Stravinsky Violin Concerto, which he has recorded with the orchestra for future release.
Following this, Baráti makes his debut with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph König, with a performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 at Glasgow City Halls on 12 October, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in Inverness’s Eden Court Theatre on 13 October.
Elsewhere this month, Baráti also performs in a chamber programme at Budapest’s Liszt Academy on 6 October alongside Maxim Rysanov, Enrico Pace, and Pieter Wispelway.
Kristóf Baráti makes Los Angeles Philharmonic debut at Hollywood Bowl
Kristóf Baráti makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra debut in the closing concert of the Hollywood Bowl classical season on 14 September 2017. Baráti performs Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 in an all-Mozart programme conducted by Nicholas McGegan.
Baráti recorded the concerto in 2016 for an acclaimed album of Mozart concertos with the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra:
"the Hungarian, having already proved his impeccable intonation and stylistic command with Bach, Paganini, Brahms and Ysaÿe, demonstrates his outstanding skill exactly where it might be the easiest to fail. He knows exactly how to interpret Mozart’s art in a refreshingly musical way, free of any nervousness."
Elsewhere in September, Baráti performs in a chamber concert at Cologne Philharmonie on 8 September with Trio Catch, featuring Thomas Adès Court Studies from The Tempest and Catch, and Bartók Sonata for Solo Violin. Later in the month, he performs in recital on Hungarian Radio with Zarina Shimanskaya on 19 September and at New Ross Piano Festival in Ireland in a series of chamber concerts between 22 and 24 September.
Kristóf Baráti returns as Co-Artistic Director to Kaposfest
Kristóf Baráti returns to the Kaposvár International Chamber Music Festival, Kaposfest, for another season as co-Artistic Director, along with regular collaborator cellist István Várdai. The festival takes place between 13 and 19 August, and Baráti performs alongside artists such as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Thomas Hoppe and Julia Hagen in a range of repertoire from Bach to Messiaen.
Also in August, Baráti makes his debut at two Italian festivals: at Stresa Festival on 29 and 30 August, where he performs Bach’s complete solo works for violin across two recitals, and at Merano Festival on 31 August performing Bach’s Partitas No.2 and No.3 and Sonata No.3.
Baráti is a noted performer of Bach and performed his complete works for solo violin at the Verbier Festival last season - watch an extract below:
Kristóf Baráti gives recitals at the Stars of the White Nights with Nikolai Lugansky
Kristóf Baráti travels to Russia to perform two recitals with Nikolai Lugansky at Valery Gergiev's Stars of the White Nights festival on 20 and 21 June 2017. The concerts take place at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall on 20 June and at the Mariinsky Theatre on 21 June. Baráti and Lugansky perform violin sonatas by Debussy, Brahms and Franck.
The recitals follow Baráti's debut with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, when he stepped in at the last minute to perform Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 under the baton of Lionel Bringuier.
Kristóf Baráti makes debut with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich
Kristóf Baráti steps in at the last minute to give his debut performances with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich on 15 and 16 June 2017. Baráti performs Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 under the baton of Lionel Bringuier.
Following this, Baráti travels to Russia to perform two recitals with Nikolai Lugansky. The concerts take place at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall on 20 June and at the Mariinsky Theatre on 21 June as part of Valery Gergiev’s Stars of White Nights festival. Baráti and Lugansky perform violin sonatas by Debussy, Brahms and Franck.
Kristóf Baráti performs at the Moscow Easter Festival with Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti returns to Moscow this month to perform at the city's Easter Festival with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra on 1 and 2 May 2017. On 1 May, Baráti joins the orchestra at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall to perform Bach Violin Partita No.2 in D minor and Ysaÿe Sonata No.2 in the first half of the concert, with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev performing Strauss Ein Heldenleben in the second half. On 2 May, Baráti performs Brahms Violin Concerto alongside Gergiev and the orchestra Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory’s Great Hall.
Baráti then returns to Hungary to where he performs in recital with Nikolai Lugansky at Budapest’s Liszt Academy on 6 May. The duo performs Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor, Brahms Violin Sonata No.2 and Franck Violin Sonata.
Also in May, Baráti performs at Paris’s Maison de la Radio in a chamber performance with Mathieu Herzog and István Várdai on 14 May. The programme includes solo Bach, Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello and Webern’s String Trio.
Kristóf Baráti performs Brahms in return to the NHK Symphony Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti returns to Japan for two performances with the NHK Symphony Orchestra on 28 and 29 January 2016. Baráti joins the orchestra to perform Brahms Violin Concerto under the baton of Tatsuya Shimono at NHK Hall.
While in Japan Baráti also gives a solo recital at Munetsugu Hall in Nayoga on 24 January, where he performs a programme of Bach and Ysaye.
Kristóf Baráti performs Prokofiev in Shanghai with Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti joins the Mariinksky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev in China this month, performing Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 at the Shanghai Grand Theatre on 21 October 2016.
Baráti’s Shanghai concert comes after an acclaimed London performance of the concerto in late September, also with the Mariinsky and Gergiev.
"Kristóf Baráti started at the other extreme of audibility, his honeyed tone and intense intimacy willing the orchestra into submission. With his delicate sculpting of phrases and welcome injections of expressive breathing space, Baráti brought a degree of care and fragility"
Guardian, September 2016
"Kristóf Baráti and Gergiev revealed the music’s evocation and enchantment to compelling effect and enjoyed its angular arguments... they also responded fully to the sultry colours and increasing eroticism of the Finale... Baráti’s rich-toned musicianship was matched by his technical excellence"
Classical Source, September 2016
Barati returns to Shanghai in November for a solo recital in the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre.
Kristóf Baráti returns to London with Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti returns to London this month to perform once again with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra at Cadogan Hall on 26 and 27 September 2016. Baráti performs both Prokofiev’s Violin Concertos, as part of the Mariinsky Theatre’s year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of Prokofiev’s birth. These performances follow Baráti’s numerous appearances with the orchestra and Gergiev so far this year, including at a gala concert in honour of Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg in April.
Following this, Baráti returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the second time this year, joining the orchestra and Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski on tour in Hungary. Baráti performs Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in Pécs and Budapest on 29 and 30 September.
Martyn Brabbins & Kristóf Baráti join the Symphony Orchestra of India in Mumbai
Martyn Brabbins and Kristóf Baráti travel to India this month to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of India at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre in Mumbai on 12 September 2016. Brabbins conducts a programme of Rossini The Thieving Magpie Overture, Brahms Symphony No. 1 and is joined by Baráti for Paganini Violin Concerto No.1.
Brabbins conducts the orchestra in a second concert at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre on 17 September, this time with a programme of Wagner Tannhäuser Overture and Holst The Planets.
Brabbins then returns to London where he conducts the BBC Singers in a programme of Britten, Harvey and the world premiere of Blossomings by Wim Henderickx at LSO St Luke’s on 23 September.
Watch Kristóf Baráti perform Bach Sonatas & Partitas at Verbier Festival
Kristóf Baráti performed Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin in two back-to-back recitals at the Église de Verbier Village on 26 July 2016. The broadcast of his performance is available to watch on Medici TV.
The programme contains Bach’s Sonatas for Solo Violin Nos 1, 2 and 3 and Violin Partitas Nos 1, 2 and 3.
Kristóf Baráti performs Bach Sonatas & Partitas at Verbier Festival
Following his debut at the festival on 24 July, Kristóf Baráti performs Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin in two back-to-back recitals at the Église de Verbier Village on 26 July 2016.
Baráti's interpretation of Bach has been praised by the Washington Post as "nothing less than revelatory", and he recorded the Sonatas and Partitas for Brilliant Classics in 2013.
Following his recitals at Verbier, Baráti returns to St Petersburg on 27 July for a performance of Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. He performs with Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra again in September, joining them in London for performances of Prokofiev's two violin concertos.
Watch Baráti playing an excerpt from the Chaconne from Bach Partita No.2 in a new video filmed at Schossberger Castle in Tura, Hungary:
Daniil Trifonov gives solo recital & Kristóf Baráti debuts at the Verbier Festival with Benjamin Beilman
On 24 July 2016, Daniil Trifonov, Kristóf Baráti and Benjamin Beilman appear at the Verbier Festival.
Trifonov makes the first of three appearances at the festival, performing in recital at the Salle des Combins at 7pm. He performs a programme of Bach Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV.1004: 5. Ciaccona (arr. Brahms for Piano Left-Hand), Liszt Grandes études de Paganini, Schubert Piano Sonata in G major, D.894 'Fantasie' and Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book I, Op.35.
Kristóf Baráti then joins Benjamin Beilman and others for his festival debut in a chamber concert at the Église de Verbier at 8pm, performing Fauré Piano Quartet No.2 and Enescu Piano Quartet No.2.
Watch Kristóf Baráti perform Bach Partita No.2 in D minor, Ciaccona
Watch Kristóf Baráti playing an excerpt from the Chaconne from Bach Partita No.2, ahead of his debut at the Verbier Festival. He performs the complete Solo Partitas and Sonatas of J.S. Bach at Verbier on 26 July at 11am and 2.30pm, televised by Medici.
The new video was filmed at the Schossberger Castle in Tura, Hungary, by Pilvax&Oberyn.
Valery Gergiev reinvites Kristóf Baráti to the Mariinsky for two concerts
Kristóf Baráti returns to St Petersburg on 24 June 2016 for two performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. The first, taking place on 24 June at 6pm, features Baráti performing Stravinsky Violin Concerto as part of the theatre’s White Nights Festival.
Baráti then joins the orchestra on 27 July at 8pm to perform Beethoven Violin Concerto.
The concerts follow two highly successful recent performances at the Mariinsky Theatre: a Prokofiev Gala concert with the orchestra in April and in recital with Zarina Shimanskaya on 6 June.
Intermusica artists star at the 2016 Verbier Festival
Intermusica artists appear throughout the 2016 Verbier Festival, with all performances streamed live by Medici.tv. Set in the scenic mountain resort of Verbier, Switzerland, the festival draws the most respected names in classical music each year. See performance times, dates and venues below:
Baráti then performs two back to back solo recitals at the Église de Verbier Village on 26 July. At 11am, he performs Bach Sonatas for Solo Violin Nos 1, 2 and 3, and at 2.30pm he performs Bach Violin Partitas Nos 1, 2 and 3.
Daniil Trifonov joins forces with Leonidas Kavakos at the Église de Verbier at 11am on 29 July to perform Smetana Piano Trio, Op.15 alongside Gautier Capucon. Trifonov and Capucon also perform R. Schumann Fantasiestücke and Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor.
Leonidas Kavakos then performs with Yuja Wang, Martin Fröst, Gautier Capucon, Roman Simovic and Blythe Teh Engstroem at the Salle des Combins at 7pm on 30 July, playing a programme of Bartók, Brahms and Robert Schumann.
Daniil Trifonov gives his third and final performance at the festival on 31 July, joining the Verbier Festival Orchestra and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy at 7pm at the Salle des Combins to perform his own Piano Concerto.
Leonidas Kavakos performs the Brahms Double Concerto with cellist Alexander Buzlov and the Verbier Festival Orchestra and conductor Paavo Jarvi at the Salle des Combins at 7pm on 1 August.
George Li joins Emmanuel Krivine and the Verbier Festival Orchestra at the Salle des Combins at 7pm on 6 August. Li performs as soloist in Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No.2, in addition to Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3 with Joshua Bell and Bizet Symphony in C major.
Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Verbier Festival Academy Orchestra in a performance of Mozart Don Giovanni at 2.30pm on 7 August at the Salle des Combins.
Visit Medici.tv for broadcast links to each concert.
Kristóf Baráti performs at the White Nights Festival
Kristóf Baráti returns to the Mariinsky Theatre for a recital with pianist Zarina Shimanskaya on 5 June at the White Nights Festival.
On the programme is Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No.8, Prokofiev’s Sonata No.2, Brahms Sonata No.1 and Ravel’s Tzigane Rhapsody.
Kristóf Baráti's Complete Mozart Violin Concertos released on Brilliant Classics
Kristóf Baráti releases a new disc on Brilliant Classics on 20 May 2016 with all five of Mozart’s vibrant Violin Concertos.
For his first Mozart recording, and debut play-direct recording, Baráti directs the Hungarian Chamber Orchestra in a recording at the Kodály Center in Pécs.
Baráti's previous discs for Brilliant Classics include recordings of both Paganini violin concertos and the Korngold Violin Concerto, as well as the Brahms violin sonatas with pianist Klára Würtz.
Intermusica artists join Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Orchestra for Prokofiev's 125th anniversary
Kristóf Baráti, Leonidas Kavakos, Denis Kozhukhin and Daniil Trifonov will come together across Russia on 23 and 24 April to take part in major Prokofiev celebrations marking 125 years since the composer’s birth, organised by Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.
At 11.30am on Saturday 23 April, Denis Kozhukhin and Leonidas Kavakos perform Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, respectively, in the Moscow Tchaikovsky Concert Hall under Maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky (more details).
At 3pm, Denis Kozhukhin and Daniil Trifonov appear alongside pianists Katya Skanavi and Iliya Rashkovsky to present Prokofiev Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 (Kozhukhin) and 1 & 3 (Trifonov) – more details.
9pm that evening sees Kristóf Baráti perform Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 with Gergiev and the Orchestra in St Petersburg in a concert which will be streamed live on Mezzo TV.
On Sunday 24 April, at 1pm, Daniil Trifonov performs Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major alongside Gergiev and the Mariinsky (more details).
The celebration of Prokofiev continues all week in St Petersburg and Moscow.
Kristóf Baráti performs Mozart with the Budapest Festival Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti returns to perform with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in three performances of Mozart Violin Concerto No.1 under conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy, on 31 March in Kaposvár and 1 and 2 April 2016 at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
Later in April, Baráti appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg and gives two recitals in New York with Klára Würtz.
Kristóf Baráti makes London debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Kristóf Baráti makes his London debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 26 February 2016 at Royal Festival Hall, under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Baráti performs Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor, alongside music by Mendelssohn, R. Strauss and Stravinsky. The concert is repeated at Brighton Dome on the following day.
Elsewhere this month, Baráti performs at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. in a chamber performance on 14 February featuring piano trios by Beethoven, Dvorak and Brahms with fellow Hungarian artists István Várdai and Dénes Várjon.
Violinist Kristóf Baráti joins Intermusica for worldwide management
We are delighted to announce the signing of sensational violinist Kristóf Baráti for worldwide management.
In his mid-thirties, Kristóf Baráti was born in Budapest and spent much of his childhood in Venezuela before returning to study at the Liszt Academy of Music. He continues to live in Budapest, where he performs regularly at the highest level. He has won prizes at many prestigious competitions the Queen Elisabeth and Long-Thibaud competition, and in 2014, at the age of 35, he was awarded Hungary’s highest cultural award, the Kossuth Prize, following in the footsteps of great Hungarian artists such as András Schiff, György Ligeti and Iván Fischer.
Baráti has played with many leading orchestras around the globe, earning the highest respect of conductors such as Gergiev, Saraste, Dutoit, Manze, Bělohlávek, Masur, Janowski, Pletnev, Varga, Fischer, Hrůša and Temirkanov. He has recorded several CDs including the complete Brahms, Beethoven and Ysaÿe Sonatas, Bach Partitas and Sonatas, Paganini Concerti and most recently the Korngold Concerto. Future releases include concerti by Mozart and a recital disc of sonatas by Franck, Ravel and Fauré. He plays the 1703 “Lady Harmsworth” Stradivarius.
Earlier this year, the Washington Post described his solo recital of Bach and Bartók as follows:
“Baráti’s performance was, in a word, masterful. Probing, austere, meditative, it rang with a rare sense of authenticity and almost majestic scope.”
He makes his debut at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrés Orozco-Estrada on 26 February 2016.