„Continuity of tradition” in the spirit of the creative legacy of Kodály, Bartók, Dohnányi, Veress, Ligeti.

Cultural Festival in Cluj-Napoca, 14-18 November 2017

Patron: Mr. Mile Lajos, consul of Cluj-Napoca

The activity of the Society of Hungarian Musicians of Romania (SHMR) is focused on the presentation of our remarkable composers, performers, young talents by organizing festivals, competitions, conferences, workshops and memorial days.

Starting from 1995 each of our events was mainly focused on a single outstanding composer (Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Dohnányi, Veress, Ligeti). Such events were the Bartók Memorial Days in 1995, Kodály Memorial Days in 1997, Zsurka Péter Memorial Days in 1999, Balogh Ferenc Memorial Days in 2000, Vermesy Péter Memorial Days in 2008, Liszt Ferenc Memorial Days in 2011, Veress Sándor Memorial Concerts in 2013, Ligeti Workshop in 2013, Dohnányi Memorial Days in 2015 and the Mozart-Bartók Memorial Days in 2016.


Preliminary Program


14 November, Tuesday, 19:00 , Gh. Dima Music Academy – Studio Hall

Chamber concert – Ligeti and Brahms horn trios – Kováts Péter violonist (HU), Demény Balázs pianist(HU-RO).


15 November, Wdnesday, 19:00, Györkös-Mányi Memorial House (EMKE)

Musical history class with Andrejszki Judit, emblematic figure of the Hungarian early music scene, baroque and folk singer, harpsichord player.


16 November, Thursday, 19:00, Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca

Folk music compilation based on Kodály’s folk music collection/Tokos ensemble

Kodály: The Spinning Room

Performed by the soloists and choir of the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca

Conductor: Horváth József




18 November, Saturday, 19:00, Evangelical Church

Chamber Concert – Kodály, Bartók, Dohnányi, Ligeti

Performers: Horváth Zoltán, Horváth Edit – piano, Kostyák Előd – cello, Veress Orsolya – mezzo-sporano, Béres Melinda – violin



We will soon announce the detailed program!