FRENCH BAROQUE MUSIC

Date: 
May 29, 2007 - 19:00 - 20:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Popper room
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)

"French Baroque Music"

 Benedek Csalog (HUN) – baroque flute

Léon Berben (NL) – harpsichord

Benedek Csalog, born in Budapest, studied at the Franz Liszt Conservatory, then at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He performs throughout Europe, in the United States, Brazil, Japan and the Middle East, and he is regularly invited to play as soloist at the important early music festivals. He won first prize at the Baroque Flute Artist Competition in Orlando in 1995 as well as first prize at the Musica Antiqua competition in Bruges in 1996. He has recorded many CDs as a soloist for Hungaroton and several German labels. Benedek Csalog teaches the baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig and at the Academy of Bydgosccz (PL), and regularly gives master-classes in Europe and Japan. He is a guest professor at the Franz Doppler Institute in Budapest and artistic director of the Summer School for Early Music in Tokaj. 

Léon Berben was born in Heerlen, but has been living in Cologne. He studied harpsichord and organ in Den Haag and Amsterdam and finished his studies with solo-diploma for both instruments. Since March 2000 he is the harpsichordist of Musica Antiqua Köln. As such he has given concerts all over the world, and has traveled Europe, Asia, North- and South America. With Musica Antiqua Köln he has recorded several CDs for Deutsche Gramophon. Léon Berben now focuses his work next to chamber music more on the solo-repertoire. He gives solo-recitals on harpsichord and organ. His solo-CDs on historic organs and harpsichords - above all with the labels Ramée and Aeolus - have been highly acclaimed in the press, and received numerous awards. Besides playing the harpsichord and organ, Léon Berben engages in debates on historical performance practice by writing articles and also signs as a co-author for MGG.