Baroque violin concert

Márta Ábrahám & Ábrahám Consort

Thursday, 27 August 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Kismaros, Cistercian Abbey Church (Szuttai dűlő)


Ábrahám Consort

  • Márta Ábrahám — violin, artistic director
  • Eszter Draskóczy — violin
  • Ágnes Draskóczy — violin
  • Tamás Cs. Nagy — viola
  • Anna Scholz — cello
  • Borbála Dobozy — harpsichord
  • György Schweigert — double-bass


  • Henry Purcell: King Arthur — suite
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concert in E major BWV 1042
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin concert in a minor BWV 1041
  • Henry Purcell: Abdelazer — suite

Violinist Márta Ábrahám’s Bach concert at our 2007 festival was a great success. This year she put Bach in the centre of her programme again. The two violin concertos of the great composer are framed with Purcell’s suites, the orchestral versions of his famous semi-opera and incidental music, King Arthur and Abdelazer. Márta Ábrahám, who plays the baroque violin on this occassion, is accompanied by a chamber ensemble of renowned musicians, including Borbála Dobozy harpsichord player.

Márta Ábrahám

Márta Ábrahám is one of the most significant violinists in Hungary. Beginning to play the violin at the age of six, she has won all major competitions in Hungary as well as several international prizes. She received her master degree at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest in 1996, and also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Ruggiero Ricci, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with David Takenol. She has participated in master classes given by Lóránd Fenyves, Vladimir Spivakov and Nathan Milstein. Márta Ábrahám has given concerts throughout Europe. She performed in Italy, Germany, Austria, Finland, Luxemburg, France, Great Britain and Brazil. From 1997 she was living in Belgium. There she performed with major orchestras and conductors. She has given concerts as soloist with the following orchestras: L’Arco Musicale, Nouve Musiche, Prima la Musica, I Fiamminghi, the Rotterdam Young Philharmonics and the National Orchestra of Belgium. She has made several CDs and recordings. One of them was made by the Flemish Radio and another one by Philips Classics with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2005 she has been professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the concertmaster of the Hungarian Radio Orchestra.

Márta Ábrahám
Márta Ábrahám