UC San Diego's Department of Music

July 16, 2007

  UCSD violinist János Négyesy recently returned from a European sabbatical that included several critically acclaimed performances. In March he performed in Oslo, Norway, where the press greeted him as "one of the world's leading violinists of contemporary music." For his performance of John Cage's "Freeman Etudes," Négyesy was praised as the "Paganini of new music" and "the only fearless violinist of the world." In Germany the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote: "Négyesy is one of the greatest interpreters of contemporary music." Audiences gave standing ovations. In April he and partner Päivikki Nykter gave a concert of music by Jean Marie Leclair, Hans Otte, Béla Bartók, Franco Donatoni, Kalevi Aho and Matthew Hindson in Helsinki, Finland. On September 6th, 2007, at 9 p.m. CET, Négyesy will premier the first global web violin concerto by Georg Hajdu in Budapest during the International Conference in the Global Village ( He is preparing seventeen Mozart sonatas for piano and violin with Yvonne Lee for the 2007-2008 concert season. They plan to record four new CDs together by the end of 2008.

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