The winner of the second prize from last year’s Ida Presti International Guitar Competition, Hungarian guitarist Márton Nagy, played a concert on August 26th in the St. Michael’s chapel as a part of the Youngmasters Festival in Samobor. This location stood out because of its’ excellent acoustics that created a unique atmosphere at the concert. The program followed the chronological order in which the compositions were created – from the Renaissance fantasy „A Fancy“ composed by John Downland to the 20th century and „The Movement in the Form of Passacaglia“ composed by Alexander Tansman. The guitarist showed his technical skills by performing „Partita in C minor“ from Johann Sebastian Bach, which was originally created for lute. We also had the opportunity to listen to the work of Mauro Giuliani called „The Great Overture“, which left a special impression on the audience. The guitarist achieved a particularly successful performance of Alexander Tansman’s „Movement in the form of Passacaglia“. After never-ending applause from the audience, Márton Nagy performed a composition by the Hungarian composer Sándor Balass, who passed away this year. Nagy managed to convey sentimentality to the audience and thus paid tribute to his compatriot.
Author: Aniela Schmidt