Mozart Day: Children’s programme - The adventurous travels of Mozart with Izabella Simon

Sunday 3 March 2024 Liszt Academy | Host: Izabella Simon

There are many journeys in life, both real and imaginary.

Hosted by Izabella Simon, pianist, pedagogue

With: Yvette Mondok (soprano), Bernadett BiczóSatoko Kakutani (violin), László  Móré (viola), Eszter Karasszon (cello), Orsolya Kaczander (flute), Dénes  Várjon (piano), Izabella Simon (piano), Liliána Várjon (illustrator)

Mozart’s genius made his life almost inseparably rich in both. Even during his real journeys, his imagination raced at the speed of light, travelling through a wonderful realm of sounds and harmonies.

How all this gave birth to his masterpieces will be revealed in this performance,  and adventurous journey for children.


Year after year since 2018, Concerto Budapest has dedicated a day-long series of concerts to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the eternal favourite of classical music, or rather to our shared and unquenchable passion for the composer. And so it is on the first Sunday in March 2024. Wind quartets, clarinet concertos, horn concertos, overtures, symphonies, and a variety of genres will represent Mozart' s art in four consecutive concerts, with the participation of top artists such as horn player Stefan Dohr, clarinet player Wenzel Fuchs, pianist Gergely Bogányi, violinist-conductor Arvid Engegård and the Keller Quartet. “This day will stay with me for the rest of my life as a bright, clear and beautiful memory. The magic of Mozart’s music still rings in my ears, as if from a distance.” This is what Franz Schubert wrote two hundred years ago about a day spent listening to the music of his great and much admired predecessor, and there is a good chance we will all remember this Mozartian Sunday in the same way.