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Nándor Götz was the principal clarinettist of the Cologne Ensemble Musikfabrik of contemporary music from 1994 to 2000. He has performed as a soloist and chamber orchestra musician in almost every European country (e.g. Opera Garnier in Paris, Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Barbican Hall in London), as well as in the USA (Lincoln Center – New York and Los Angeles). In addition to concerts, he holds master classes in Japan. He was the guest performer with Klangforum Wien at the Salzburg Festival in 1998 and 1999, and performed Burlesque, a saxophone concerto by Mauricio Kagel, conducted by the composer at the Hannover World Expo in 2000.
Nándor Götz has made studio and concert recordings as well as albums with Hungarian Radio, WDR Cologne, Maison de Radio France Paris, ZDF Zürich, Radio FIN, Hungaroton and Kairos.
He has been involved with composing and orchestrating since 1992. His cross-over opera The Sword of Antonius was a guest presentation at the San Francisco Theater Festival.
Nándor Götz developed his concept of musical action painting at the Bartók Conservatory of Music. The presentations of his concept will be a striking new phenomenon of the 2018 season. These mini concerts will take place in front of the National Gallery.
Béla Götz is a Jászai Prize-winning stage designer and scenist awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.
He was born in Budapest in 1940 and became a self-taught stage designer. His first work was immediately highly successful (God is no Gambler, Madách Kamara, 1976). It was here that he was the first in Hungary to apply semi-transparent surfaces with mirror foil. His commissions came in quick succession, for example, Stephen the King on Királydomb in the City Park, The Csíksomlyó Passion in the Castle Theatre and the premiere of Cats in Budapest.
Béla Götz was the permanent stage designer for the Szentendre Theatre for ten years. He has made stage designs for nearly all of Hungary’s theatres, both indoor and open-air, as well as set designs for films and TV dramas. He directed a light and sound show on the Citadel on Gellért Hill. He regularly publishes about professional issues.
Béla Götz taught lighting design at the Academy of Fine Arts and stagecraft at the Academy of Drama. As the chief stage designer, he participated in the renovation of the Madách Theatre in 1999 and designed the auditorium’s ceiling fresco. Examples of his interior design can be seen in the Italian Cultural Institute and the Parliament in Budapest.
The program is executed by the Budapest Festival and Tourist Center,
with the support of the Hungarian Prime Ministry.