VILLA-LOBOS DANCE HALL
A unique collaboration between dancer Reka Solymosi-Tege, choreographer and experimental artist Tomaas Yilssom and classical guitarist Bence Hartl premieres on the 1st of April online on different platforms. Stay tuned!
BENCE HARTL WINS THE 2021 MIAMI GUITART FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Works have been submitted from 22 different countries to the 2021 Miami International GuitART Festival Composition Competition. After long and thorough delibarations, the judges (Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Carlos Rafael Rivera, Jacob Sudol) announced the winner as follows:
Winner: Bence Hartl (Hungary)
Composition: Variations on a theme of Liszt
Honorable mention: Mauro Godoy Villalobos (Sweden)
The winning composition was performed by Dora Cserenyec and recorded by Sandor Arok in 2020 and will be played on the Festival by Fabio Adour. Recordings of the winning compositions can be heard on the website of the festival.
Concert of Fabio Adour:
PREMIER OF TRY PISNI BY BENCE HARTL
Bence Hartl's Try Pisni for violin duo premieres on 10th March 2021 at the III. Festival of Young Composers in Szeged, Hungary. The piece will be performed by Zita Giriti and Viktoria Horvath-Toth. The concert includes contemporary pieces by other composers as well (Peter Tornyai, Mate Szigeti, Virag Anna Virag, etc.) and will be online available at:
The Transparent Sound New Music Festival (Budapest) is happening now - also online. Bence Hartl took part in two segments of the 2021-edition of the contemporary music festival: an online sonic memory game features noises by composers and a collection of music videos (MUVID-19) shows how composers and sound artists audiovisually reflect on the current situation. Check out the website of the festival and the following links:
STUDIES BY VILLA-LOBOS
Three studies by Heitor Villa-Lobos in Bence Hartl's interpretation are now free to listen on Soundcloud. The pieces were performed during the COVID-Lockdown.
NEW RECORDING ON SOUNDCLOUD
A professional studio recording of Bence Hartl's Variations on a Theme of Liszt was made by guitarist Dora Cserenyec and sound engineer Sandor Arok in Budapest. The recording is free to listen on Soundcloud.
All three movements are available at:
BENCE HARTL IN THE FINAL ROUND OF THE 1ST CHALKI INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Bence Hartl's piece for solo violin Scherzino Diminuito got into the final round of the 1st Chalki International Composition Competition in Greece. The eight finalists were chosen from 113 composers worldwide. The final concert and results of the competition take place on the 27th of August 2020 on the island of Chalki, Greece. The piece was originally comissioned, performed and recorded by hungarian virtuoso Edua Zadory on his CD Heavy.
More infos about the competition at:
TROIS GYMNOPEDIES NOW AVAILABLE AT BERGMANN EDITION
Erik Satie's Trois Gymnopedies have been arranged for flute or Bb-clarinet and guitar by Bence Hartl and published by Bergmann Edition (DK) as a downloadable PDF or a print-on-demand. The beautiful cover graphic was made again by Bence Hartl's longtime visual artist collaborator Jeno Levay (HU).
Scores available at:
BENCE HARTL WINS SECOND PRIZE AT THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL EDISON DENISOV COMPETITION
Bence Hartl's piece 'Fi' for clarinet and piano won 2nd prize at the Fifth International Edison Denisov Competition. (Chairman of jury: Hervé Désarbre, members of jury: Victor Ekimovsky, Yuri Kasparov, Alexei Nadzharov and Vladimir Gorlinsky.) The piece will be premiered by Evgeni Barkhatov (clarinet) and Natalia Cherkasova (piano) on the 19th December in Tomsk, Russia. It just feels great!
More infos at:
Erik Satie's Trois Gnossiennes arranged by Bence Hartl for flute (or clarinet) and guitar has been published and available at Bergmann Editions (DK). The cover art graphic was made by Jenő Lévay (HU).
Scores available at: