Fazil Say’s piano recital

When Fazil Say articulates his artistic credo, it is as if we heard György Cziffra himself: there is only good and bad music, regardless of genre constraints. It is not surprising that since 2008, Fazil Say has been acting as an ambassador for intercultural dialogue at the request of the European Union. He is regularly invited by the New York Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Baltimore Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and, the BBC Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the French National Orchestra, and he has performed at Carnegie Hall and many prestigious festivals. He enraptures audiences all over the world with his stunningly unique performance, full of surprises – and of course, also with his ingenious transcriptions or his own compositions, for he is an active player in the cultural scene not only as a pianist but also as a composer and jazz musician. In his concert at the Liszt Academy, he will show us some of the most important of his thousand faces: his Mozart interpretations  (sometimes spiced with jazz) are legendary, the great French impressionist composers speak with idyllic freedom through his fingers, and he pours the essence of his credo into notes also through his own works.



Supporters: Prime Minister’s Office, Bethlen Gábor Fund


Debussy: Preludes (selection); Moonlight;

Ravel: Miroirs (selection);

Mozart: Piano Sonata in A major, K 331


Fazil Say: Piano Sonata- “Yeni hayat”, Op. 99; 4 Ballads; Jazz Fantasies





Liszt Academy, Great Hall