Concert by Fülöp Ránki on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Culture
“In Franz Liszt’s music I sense spaciousness, freedom, power and also gentleness. These feelings extensively radiate from ‘Poetic and Religious Harmonies’. And these emotions do so with an intensity that unites the ten movements of the composition in a single arc, constituting almost one vast breath. The cycle is nothing but a composition by a pianist in perfect command of his instrument. The piece invites us to explore an infinite range of colours and an inexhaustible world of imagination. This music is also a sincere expression of the spiritual and intellectual depths and faith of an artist who refrains from posing in worthless glamour”,
the musician explains and presents musically with the help of his instrument.
Franz LISZT: Poetic and Religious Harmonies
- Ave Maria
- The Blessing of God in Solitude
- In Memory of the Dead
- Pater Noster
- The Awaking Child’s Hymn
- Miserere after Palestrina
- Andante Lagrimoso
- Hymn of Love
Fülöp RÁNKI – piano
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Fülöp Ránki was born in Budapest in 1995. He started playing the piano at the age of three, simply playing by ear. From the age of eight until his graduation, his music teacher was Erika Becht at Budapest’s 2nd District based Járdányi Pál Music School. Fülöp Ránki also studied with Edit Hambalkó before taking his admission exams to Franz Liszt Academy of Music. In 2018, he received his Master’s degree at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where he was a student of Jenő Jandó, István Lantos and Rita Wagner. Since 2021, he has been a lecturer and PhD student at Franz Liszt Academy of Music.
Fülöp Ránki has performed solo and chamber music recitals in several countries in both Europe and Asia. He played at La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival and at La Folle Journée Festivals in Nantes and Tokyo. As a soloist he regularly performs with leading Hungarian orchestras including the Hungarian National Philharmonic, Concerto Budapest and Győr Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with such renowned conductors as Heinz Holliger, András Keller, Zoltán Kocsis, Martin Rajna and Gilbert Varga.
Together with his parents – pianists Edit Klukon and Dezső Ránki – he has performed three-piano concertos by Bach and Mozart. As part of their repertoire, the three musicians play three-piano pieces specifically created for them by Hungarian composer Barnabás Dukay. With Zoltán Rácz acting as conductor, Fülöp Ránki has also performed several of Barnabás Dukay’s solo works.