The Istanbul International Music Festival is a cultural event held every June and July in Istanbul, Turkey. It offers European classical music, ballet, opera and traditional music performances with the participation of famous artists from all over the world. This year, the Hungarian, Kossuth Prize-winning pianist, János Balázs and the Sárközy Trio will perform on this renowned festival. They will pay tribute to the art of György Cziffra, and at the same time, combining classical music and gypsy music, they will present Hungarian and European musical traditions.


Liszt: Hungarian rhapsody No. 6; Bartók: Romanian Dances; Haydn: Gypsy Rondo; Liszt: Medley (Liebestraum – Hungarian Fantasy – Hungarian Rhapsody No.2; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen; Puccini-Balázs: Lauretta arias; Ponce-Balázs: Estrellita; Brahms-Cziffra-Balázs: 5th Hungarian dances;  Strauss-Balázs: Reminiscence paraphrases