Three different perspectives on classical music: a flashy ladies man, an introspective devotee of his own folk culture, and a gruff conservative maintaining his faith in the old styles of composition. Liszt, Bartók, and Brahms may not have gotten along well over dinner, but to listeners, their combined works create a powerful evening. And, this also marks the return of violinist Elina Vähälä, a Huntsville favorite.
Meet Gregory Vajda
Born in Budapest, the son of renowned soprano Veronika Kincses, Gregory studied clarinet and conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Hailed as a “young titan” by the Montreal Gazette after conducting the Montreal Symphony, Gregory completed his tenure as Assistant Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2005. Continue reading →