The free Concerto Master Class programme series continues with a masterclass by Christian Tetzlaff

In early May, one of the most sought-after violinists in classical music, Christian Tetzlaff, will perform two concerts with Concerto Budapest. He will also be holding a masterclass for outstandingly talented young violinists in the Páva utca headquarters of the orchestra, sessions that will also be free of charge for music lovers as part of the Concerto Master Class.

Christian Tetzlaff - photo: Giorgia Bertazzi

The global star, who last appeared as a guest of Concerto Budapest in 2021, will play one of the highlights of the violin concerto literature in Brahms’s Violin Concerto in D major in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on May 10 and 11, with András Keller conducting. In the second half of the concert, the Angelica Girl’s Choir will also play a role in the performance of one of the most famous pieces of accompanying music, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the fairytale and truly dreamlike overture of which was composed by Mendelssohn when he was aged just seventeen. Both concerts will open with the prelude to Wagner’s Lohengrin.

Prior to the concert, Christian Tetzlaff will hold a freeEnglish-language masterclass for a select group of violin students in music higher education as part of the Concerto Master Class series conceived by András Keller.

The active students to attend the course on May 9 are two young talents at the Liszt Academy, Teo Gertler and Laura Berec, and the Egyptian-Hungarian student Abouzahra Amira from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The free university programme series can be attended free of charge not only by future and already practicing musicians, but also by any pre-registered music enthusiasts with an interest in the course.

Start and end times of the master class:

9 May 2024, 11 am–1 pm


1094 Budapest, Páva u. 10–12.

Language of instruction: English

To register, send an email to The orchestra will accept registrations on a first-come-first-served basis depending on the spaces available.

The next stop for the Concerto Master School will be the course held by Augustin Hadelich for violin students in late May as a guest of Concerto Budapest. The orchestra will provide further details at a later date.