Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: Boglárka György, violin, & Amy Butler, piano

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Programme

Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances
Amy Beach – Romance for Violin and Piano
Elgar – Violin Sonata in E minor 

Biographies

A spark of passion for music ignited by Bizet’s Carmen, led violinist Boglarka Gyorgy (pictured) to pursue a career as an artist from a young age. She is a graduate of the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.

Originally from Hungary, Boglarka has also called Israel home. Music making has subsequently taken her to many countries. She is currently based in Birmingham.

In 2017 she gave her orchestra debut playing Bartok 2nd violin concerto with Savaria Symphony Orchestra with conductor Gergely Madaras. She also had the privilege of working with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Elim Chan, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. She is regularly performing with the Philharmonia, CBSO, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

As a recitalist, Boglarka has performed extensively throughout Europe and Asia, and at festivals such as Keshet Eilon, ISA Semmering, Lichfield Festival and the 11th International Music Festival in Moscow. She is regularly playing with pianist Amy Butler.

Boglarka plays a Cuypers 1797 violin, kindly on loan to her from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.

Yorkshire-born pianist Amy Butler studied with British concert pianist Martin Roscoe and gained a first class masters degree from Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

Amy has a particular passion for chamber music and she especially enjoys working collaboratively with other musicians. Regular concert partners include violinist Boglárka György and flautist Chris Hill; she also comprises one half of the Luna Piano Duo, alongside pianist Graziana Presicce. Amy has performed for many venues and music societies across the UK, with recent highlights including Stratford-upon-Avon Music Society, North Westmorland Arts, Warwick Arts Centre, Weymouth Chamber Concerts, St Mary’s Perivale, Sprotbrough Music Society, the Eric Coates Society and the Guild of Musicians and Singers (London). She is also a staff pianist for the East Riding Music Service and pianist for Beverley Male Voice Choir and Snaith & District Choral Society.

Amy is a co-founder of Howdenshire Music, a classical concert series based in Howden, East Yorkshire. 

Chichester Cathedral’s Lunchtime Concert series is self-supporting, and thrives through the generosity of its audiences. While there is no charge for admission, we suggest a minimum donation of £3 per person, with Gift Aid applied if possible.

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As well as its regular and special services, Chichester Cathedral runs a series of popular lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays.
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