World Classical Music Series | Istvรกn Vรกrdai | Master of Cello

20:00 Sat 14 Sep 2019
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๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐„๐†๐„๐๐ƒ๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ, ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฏ๐šฬ๐ง ๐•๐šฬ๐ซ๐๐š๐ข for the opening of Dubaiโ€™s classical concert season โ€˜19!

On 14th September 2019, Dubai Concert Committee kick starts Dubaiโ€™s classical concert season in the magical Royal Ballroom, One & Only Royal Mirage, presenting one of the ๐™ข๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™œ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐˜พ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ โ€“ Istavan Vardai.
Early Bird Tickets Are Limited, Available Here:รกnVรกrdai.

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜:
Istvรกn Vรกrdai has been honored with several prestigious international prices: starting in 2014 he won the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich, shortly after the Junior Prima Prize, Prix Montblanc, Coup de Coeur Breguet, 3rd in the Tchaikovsky Award, to name a few. And played alongside world-famous musicians and orchestras including Mikhail Pletnov, รdรกm Fischer, Zoltรกn Kocsis, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genรจve, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, etc.
Without a doubt, his excellence has been supported by ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ-๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ โ€“ โ€œ๐—˜๐˜… ๐—ฑ๐˜‚ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒฬ-๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น" ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐˜-๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฏ.

We are very excited for this fantastic evening - an ideal
marriage between virtuoso and instrument. Kindly purchase your tickets online onรกnVรกrdai.

Before or after the concert book your dinner at the Beach Bar & Grill (dinner not included in the ticket) separately at 04 3999999.

๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ:
โ€ข Concert doors open at 19:00 and close at 19:55.
โ€ข The concert starts sharp at 20:00. Latecomers will only be permitted after the intermission.
โ€ข Dress code: cocktail / formal.

๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐‚๐‚:
We are building a community of Classical Music Lovers in & around the region and are proud of providing high-quality music in over 250 concerts for 23 years.

István Várdai - Master of Cello

István Várdai plays the legendary "Ex du Pré-Harrell" Stradivari built in 1673 in an ideal marriage between virtuoso and instrument.

István Várdai has been honoured with several prestigious international prizes: in 2014 he won the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. In 2009 he was awarded the Junior Prima Prize as the best young artist of the year, and in 2012 he received the prestigious Prix Montblanc awarded to the world's most promising young musician. He won the 63rd Geneva International Cello Competition, along with three special prizes: Audience Prize, “Pierre Fournier” Prize, and “Coup de Coeur Breguet” Prize in 2008, and he took third prize in the Tchaikovsky Music Competition in Moscow in 2007. Since the beginning of his career, István has played with world-famous musicians and orchestras including: Mikhail Pletnov, Ádám Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, Howard Griffiths, Gilbert Varga, and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Manchester Camerata, and American Symphony Orchestra. He has been invited to perform in several music festivals including, Festival of Radio France, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Verbier Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, and Budapest Spring Festival. His chamber music partners include amongst others András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Nelson Goerner, Yura Lee, Kristóf Baráti, Shai Wosner, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Víkingur Ólafsson, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Mischa Maisky, and Dénes Várjon.

His debut album of Janáฤek, Prokofiev and Elgar’s Cello Concerto was released in October 2009 by Ysaÿe Records. This was followed by a recording by Hännsler in 2013, where he plays works by Mendelssohn, Martinลฏ, Paganini, Beethoven and Popper. In 2014 he released an album of both versions of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations released by Brilliant Classics. His CD released in 2015 "Singing Cello" (Hungaroton) features famous encores, and his most recent recording of Bach's solo cello suites is also released by Brilliant Classics.

This exceptional concert will take place in the magical ‘Royal Ballroom’ of the One & Only Royal Mirage.



The Venue



The magical Royal Ballroom with its great acoustics provides the frame to the concerts and creates a bespoke atmosphere for music connoisseurs to enjoy world performers in an elegant setting ideal to socialize before, at the interval and after the event. Special food packages can be booked and are prepared of the marvelous Chefs of the One and Only Royal Mirage

Dubai Concert Committee


About Us

Our aim is to contribute to the cultural dialog and to enlarge the diversity of Dubai’s cultural program. We are a team of music enthusiasts chaired by opera stage director Brigitta Dagostin, who are driven by our passion for music and our commitment to high quality classical concerts in Dubai. We have been bringing international professional performers to Dubai since 1996. The Committee was founded by Sir Maurice Flanagan the founder of Emirates Airlines and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and diplomats from England and the Netherlands. Dcc was the first organization organizing classic concerts in the UAE!  In January 2014 we have created a new classical music series called “World Classical Music Series” and moved the concerts to the Royal Ballroom of the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel where the series have been performed since. We have organized over 200 concerts for approximately 100000 lovers of classical music in Dubai. The Dubai Concert Committee was awarded as Supporters of the Arts during the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Award ceremony.

For further information, please contact: Brigitta Dagostin

Dubai Concert Committee
+971 (0)506593796


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20:00 Sat 14 Sep 2019
Price from:
210.00 AED
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