Improvisart – János Balázs piano recital

Festival on the occassion of György Cziffra’s 100th birthday

A unique venue, the St Frambourg Chapel in Senlis will host János Balázs’ solo concert, which will also act as the opening concert of the centennial festivities organised by the French Cziffra Foundation.

The Cziffra Foundation was established in 1973 by György Cziffra himself. Its centre is the Saint-Frambourg Chapel, which goes by the name Franz Liszt Auditorium. The Foundation aims to support young talents (not exclusively musicians). Cziffra restored the chapel to its present state using his private fortune. Besides the concert hall, the venue also hosts an exhibition hall. The early Gothic chapel is an important site in French history, as the original shrine was founded by Adelhaid,  wife of Hugh Capet,  the king who solidified the Kingdom of France. The severely dilapidated monument, which had been used as a garage by the 1970s, was opened by György Cziffra in 1977 as a concert hall, when the eight stained glass windows made by his friend, Joan Miró, were also completed. The Foundation survived György Cziffra’s death and is still active today. It is run by the International Patron of the Cziffra Memorial Year, Gérard  Bekerman.

Joint event of the Cziffra Memorial Year and Fondation Cziffra


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