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15 - 24 November 2024

#WeAreJazz

Ferenc Snétberger

Ferenc Snétberger

Thu 16 November 2023

Stage time / 7:00pm

Celebrating the Jazz Clubs

Location

Liszt Institute,
Hungarian Cultural Centre London
17-19 Cockspur St, London SW1Y 5BL

Join us for a mesmerising musical journey as we welcome the internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Ferenc Snétberger. This exceptional talent from Hungary is returning to London for a performance as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Known for his uniquely distinctive voice in contemporary guitar, Snétberger has crafted a stylistically rich world blending classical and jazz influences. His compositions are seamless dialogues between musical traditions. He is an expert in bringing together the essence of native gypsy tunes, flamenco guitar techniques, samba rhythms, and the timeless compositions of J.S. Bach.

In a review of the album 'Hallgató', William Yeoman delineated Snétberger’s distinctive artistic approach: ’It’s no exaggeration to say ‘Hallgató’ turns the outsider experience inside-out, creating an alt-alterity by deftly bringing together Hungarian, Jewish, Gypsy, Latin, Elizabethan English, Russian and American elements in celebration/commemoration of difference and belonging, both elegiac and ecstatic. This is the versatile Hungarian composer and guitarist Ferenc Snétberger’s third recording for ECM, after his solo recital album ‘In Concert’ and jazz trio outing ‘Titok’. Here, we find him teaming up with fellow Hungarians the Keller Quartet and bassist Gyula Lázár.’

Event Highlights:

Ferenc Snétberger will showcase music from his latest solo album and unveil new compositions recorded for ECM Records, promising an evening of breathtaking artistry and innovation. This event is a rare opportunity to experience the magic of Ferenc Snétberger's artistry in London. Do not miss out on an unforgettable evening of musical brilliance!

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