Above: Image of Péter Tóth, who will be performing at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center on August 25th.
On August 25th at 7pm, the internationally acclaimed Hungarian piano virtuoso Péter Tóth returns to the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. His program will include works by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt.
About Péter Tóth:
Mr. Tóth’s meteoric rise to prominence began as a teenager, when after only four years of piano study, he won international piano competitions in Wittenberg (1997) and Bovino (1998). In 1998 he also received the Liszt Academy’s esteemed “Sari Biro Memorial Award” as the best young pianist of the year. His international career escalated when he won the prestigious Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions in Weimar (2000) and in Budapest (2001). Tóth has performed throughout Europe and Asia, including in such noted halls as the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
In 2005 he made a resoundingly successful debut in Munich with a solo recital in the series, “Piano Concerts in the Royal Residence” of which the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote, “It is enormous what this young Hungarian pianist is capable of….” Of his 2006 CD, “Late Piano Works of Liszt,” which won the coveted Prix du Disque Award, Audiophile Audition enthused, “In the Funeraille (1849), which celebrates the passing of Hungarian patriots and the spirit of Chopin, Tóth’s grasp of this moody lament is thorough and majestic, in the best tradition of Horowitz and Bolet.”
The concert is co-sponsored by the House of Hungary, San Diego, and the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library. A complimentary reception featuring Hungarian pastries will offer an opportunity to mingle with fellow music lovers.
Tickets are only $10 at the door; there is no charge for children under 12.
For more information, call (858) 538-8158 or visit www.srfol.org
Location: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center, 10301 Scripps Lake Drive near Miramar Lake.
**Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.