Театр им. Ауэзова

Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos



Dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the Hungarian classical music composer

On October 17, “Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos” concert, dedicated to the 135th anniversary of birth of the great Hungarian composer will take place.

B.Bartók is an innovator, who has enriched musical language, a brilliant pianist, and a scholar-folklorist, who studied songwriting of peoples of the world. Bartók's creative work has served as an important landmark for the establishment of a new school of composition in the history of the Hungarian music culture. His music has gained international fame.

The concert will feature the famous Hungarian pianist and teacher Balázs Réti. He was born in 1974 in Budapest. In 1998, he graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (class of Professor G. Nádor) and the doctoral school of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (2003). Doctor of Liberal Arts (2007).

Winner of international competitions in Dublin (Ireland, 1996), Scheveningen (the Netherlands, 1997), Bordeaux (France), Pörtschach (Austria) and others. Winner of the Fischer Annie Scholarship (1999-2001). He underwent master classes given by Lev Naumov, András Schiff, and Dmitri Bashkirov.

Balázs Réti's teaching experience: the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music (1999-2004), the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (from 1999), and the University of Miskolc (from 2008 – head of Piano Department at the Bartók Béla Music Institute).

He gave master class at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Lima (Peru, 2004) and the Conservatorio di Musica in Trento (Italy, 2008). Réti Balázs prepared 7 winners of international competitions.

He gave concerts in the National Concert Hall in Dublin (Ireland, 2000), the Konzerthaus Berlin (2001), the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara (Mexico, 2003), at the Zemplén Festival in Sárospatak (2004), in the Balai Sarbini in Jakarta (Indonesia, 2006), and the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest (Hungary, 2006).

Balázs RÉTI will perform piano works by Béla Bartók such as Romanian Folk Dances, pieces from the Mikrokosmos series and others. The Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal MUKHITDINOV will present Béla Bartók’s music for string orchestra.


Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes


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