April 7 - 9, 2006 - Concerts in New York and New Jersey


American Hungarian Museum, Passaic in association with
American Liszt Society, New York and New Jersey Chapters presented

Piano Concerts Featuring

Internationally renowned pianist from Hungary with

Pianist, conductor and educator

Concerts are dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising and for the benefit of the New York Area Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

See photo reports of three concerts in the New York Area
Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson, NJ
Klavierhouse Concert Hall, New York, NY
Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick, NJ

Balázs Szokolay is one of Hungary’s best pianists, who has given concerts and offered master classes in over 30 countries. He is the winner of several piano competitions and currently member of the faculty of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He was awarded the coveted "Liszt Prize" by the Hungarian Government and has recorded numerous CDs. Balázs is an avid chamber player who has played with world class soloists and orchestras. He is often invited to hold Master classes; currently he is a guest professor at Montclair State University.

Gergely Szokolay is also a noted pianist, chamber player and conductor from Hungary and the older sibling of Balázs. Their father is Sándor Szokolay, the prolific Hungarian contemporary composer of operas, major concert pieces and modern chamber music. The three concerts will be a rare collaborative effort between brothers from a musical dynasty.

 Liszt: Les Preludes /4 hands/
 Brahms: Hungarian dance no. 7
 Dohnányi: Rhapsody in C
 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies nos.17 &11
 Sándor Szokolay: Blood Wedding - Suite
 Kodály: Piano pieces, Op.11, Nos.3 & 2
 Bartók: 3 Folk Tunes from Csik District 1-2.Dirges Romanian Folkdances
 Schubert: March - from the Hungarian Divertimento/4hands
 Brahms: Hungarian dances nos.5, 20-21, 2, 1 /4 hands/

April 7, 2006 - Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson, NJ

Photos: László Kerkay

Welcome and introduction by Kálmán Magyar,
Director of American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ

Balázs Szokolay

Balázs and Gergely Szokolay

Gergely Szokolay, Maryjanes Proctor, Balázs Szokolay and Kálmán Magyar


April 8, 2006 - Klavierhaus Concert Hall, NYC

Photos: Clara Deak

Kálmán Magyar, Gila Goldstein, pianist, Board member of the American
Liszt Society and the Founder-President of its NY/NJ Chapter since 1992
and David Witten, Associate Professor of Music, MSU


April 9, 2006 - Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick

Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy