A true representative of the Hungarian school and a great contemporary pianist, Zoltán Kocsis lets us into the secrets of his art, his teaching, and the tradition which he embodies for a whole generation of new pianists. His teaching serves to evoke the Major figures of the great Hungarian piano tradition, from Franz Liszt – the first virtuoso pianist of modern times – via Béla Bartók and Ernst von Dohnányi, to György Kurtag.
Rare archival footage shows Annie Fischer and György Cziffra, two pianistic geniuses of the Hungarian piano school, in performance and Zoltán Kocsis aged 17, with his friends Andras Schiff and Dezsö Ranki being coached by an outstanding professor… Pál Kadosa.
Festival Verbier 2008
A tribute to Italy
Verbier Festival 2008