Intense musicality returns to Teatru Manoel with the MPO!
Brother-sister duo Ákos Kertész and Judit Kertész team-up to take the audience on an exquisite musical journey, during an intimate cello and piano recital at Teatru Manoel.
The latest event by the MPO, Cello Fantasies on the 17 June, will be a night of intense musicality. The programme travels from the French impressionist colours of Debussy’s Cello Sonata and Fauré’s poignant Élégie, to German Romantic lyricism of Schumann’s Fantasiestücke and the Twentieth Century Hungarian spirit of Kodály’s elegant Adagio.
Interpreted by the siblings, who will showcase their masterful instrumentality, the repertoire brings out the poetic harmony of the two instruments. MPO Principal Cello Ákos Kertész, joined the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) in 2012, after having played in numerous prestigious international orchestras including the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, the Japan’s Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra and Het Residentie Orkest in The Hague.
Both well travelled, Ákos has worked with world-class conductors and soloists, having toured extensively throughout Europe, North America, China and Japan. Judit Kertész, a keen educator, concert pianist, and active as a chamber musician, is prize-winner of various international competitions in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Spain, having regularly performed in concerts and festivals across Europe as well as Japan.
Teatru Manoel has regularly hosted the orchestra, with the most recent concert being the sold-out Four Seasons. Keeping up with the hybrid model the orchestra had adopted, the MPO also performed numerous live and some of its more than 70 online productions at the historic theatre. Some of these held during the 21/22 Concert Season included An Evening with Beethoven, Impression, Malta and Strings at the Manoel, which helped reap the orchestra’s 195% increase in reach locally and abroad.