May 8, 2010 - Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson NJ



Photos:  László Kerkay

Greetings and introduction by
Kálmán Magyar, Director , American Hungarian Museum, Passaic,
and Alison Faubert, Director, Lambert Castle Museum

Ágnes Kállay and Ron Levy

Ágnes Kállay

Ágnes started playing the violoncello at the age of six. She graduated at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest in 2006. She earned DAAD scholarship and studied under Maria Kliegel at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany.
In 2004 she won the Alpe Adria International Violoncello Competition in Gorizia, Italy.

In 2007 she placed first at the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition, London, UK.

In 2010 she was selected among the best 13 cellist at the 5th Unisa International String competition in South Africa.
She participated in the master courses of Ralph Kirshbaum, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Philippe Muller, Guido Schiefen, Alberto Portugheis, Martin Lovett, Déri György and Gulyás Márta. She plays the baroque cello as well, she is a member of Camerata Hungarica early music ensemble and a permanent guest of Mandel Quartet. She received scholarship last year to complete her study with Nick Tzavaras of the Shanghai Quartet at the Montclair State University, USA.
In 2010 February she was selected for the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival.

Ron Levy

Mr. Levy is an internationally acclaimed pianist, has been called “first-class” by the New York Times. He regularly appears as a soloist, and in partnership with many of the world's leading singers and instrumentalists. Mr. Levy is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Ohio. He is a founding member of the Hudson Trio, Kaleidoscope, the New World Trio, the Manchester Chamber Players, the Breucklen Trio and the award-winning Palisades Virtuosi.
Mr. Levy has taught at numerous colleges, and is currently an instructor at Montclair State University, Kean University and the Ridgewood Conservatory. He maintains an active and on-going affiliation with the Manhatten School of Music, Julliard, and NJ PAC.

Related Links:

Concert Program - Flyer (pdf 1,388 Kb)

Lambert Castle Museum - Valley Rd. Paterson, NJ

Passaic - gimagine photo reports