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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hungary - Bartok 2002

In May of 2002, I participated in the Hungarian Television International Conducting Competition in Budapest. The first round, however, was held in Miskolc, and out of about 50 candidates they happened to draw my name out of the hat to go first!

I conducted Bela Bartok's "Dance Suite", and this was the perfect orchestra for that piece. In our hotel restaurant, every night there was a virtuosic ensemble of Hungarian folk musicians who played for us!

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