April 23, 2019

Talented Hungarian artists at The International Holland Music Sessions

Each summer, The International Holland Music Sessions attracts over 100 young musical talents from all over the world. During the five-week festival, talents receive lessons and give over 150 concerts throughout the Netherlands.

The 2018 edition welcomed 14 Hungarian musicians. On 8 August, the representatives of the Embassy of Hungary attended a TIHMS event in Bergen. This included a concert by the Pál Hermann Ensemble and a lecture by the Leo Smit Foundation.

During the lecture, the Leo Smit Foundation introduced the unknown repertoire of composers who were persecuted during the Second World War. The focus was on composers who lived and worked in the Netherlands in the pre-war period, among which four were Hungarian; Pál Hermann, Zoltán Székely, Géza Frid and Ferenc Weisz.

The lecture was alternated by short performances by the Pál Hermann Ensemble, which played pieces by Pál Hermann. His daughter, Corrie Hermann was also present during the event.

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