The Oxford Hungarian Society Concert presents internationally acclaimed pianist Tamás Érdi, who is blind, playing music by Liszt, Schubert, Chopin and Beethoven.
The concert is in aid of the African Medical & research Foundation.
Meet at The Leonard Wolfson auditorium from 7:00
Look for Oxford Arts Group signs or call[masked]
£7 or £5 concessions.
Pianist Tamás Érdi lost his eyesight as a result of an oxygen overdose in a defective incubator. His teacher Erika Becht used a technique called 'the structural method' to teach Tamás how to play the piano, whereby he virtually 'recomposes' the music he is introduced to.
In 2002, he graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto as piano artist instructed by Leon Fleisher. During his studies, he played with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony, Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sverdlovsk Symphonic Orchestra. In 2012, he was closing act of the Liszt Bicentennial events in Romania with the Enescu Symphonic Orchestra. He has performed at Carnagie Hall, Lincoln Center. Moreover, he played in Siberia, Russia, Kuwait, Lebanon, the US, Canada and several European cities, most recently in London at the Barbican Centre.
'Tamás touches piano keys with much more sensitivity than those who can see. I believe that in his play, in certain dynamic domains there is such sensitivity which is naturally not possible to reach for us. I would say that this ability could be measured by Chopin's standards. It is no coincidence that Chopin is so close to him... He opens up a new world, a new dimension that no one has opened before.' (Zoltán Kocsis, Parlando, January 2010)