3rd Mozart Junior Festival in Warsaw
Basen Artystyczny Stage
Concert of the Finalists of V4+ Virtuosos International Talent Show
Rozsonits Ildikó – piano
Eduard Kollert – violin
Teo Gertler – violin
In 2020, Poland participated for the first time in the International Talent Show Virtuosos 4+. Four Polish finalists competed not only for the main prize, but also for the recognition of the audience in Budapest, which has been organizing this excellent talent show for several years.
To attract the interest of today’s youth with classical music is a big challenge nowadays, especially taking into account all the things that may be found in the Internet, particularly on YouTube. However, the Virtuoso V4 + show may change that, presenting the wonderful world of classical music in an unconventional way – summed up the previous show’s edition WCO director and jury member of Virtuosos 4+ Alicja Węgorzewska
Rozsonits Ildikó – Ildikó was born in 2006 in Budapest. Her extraordinary talent became apparent at the age of four, when she started playing the flute on her own. At that time, her parents took her to flautist Réki Kassai, with whom she studied the curriculum at a first-year music school for six months, and then, at her urging, she began to play the piano at the age of five. At the age of ten, she was admitted to the Liszt Ferenc University of Music and became the youngest student of the Academy. Over the past four years, she has won many prestigious international piano competitions in Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Belgium.
Eduard Kollert – born into a family of musicians – his parents are pianists. At the age of less than seven, Eduard began playing the violin at a music school in Prague, while his parents taught him to play the piano. In the course of two years, he successfully performed as a soloist with the PKF – Prague Philharmonic; for his concert repertoire he chose one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos and Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concerto, played both during the same concert.
This resulted in an invitation by the Spanish royal family to perform at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid, where he distinguished himself with a solo programme for violin and piano. The next day, the concert organizers introduced him to Zakhar Bron, who invited him to take part in the new Zakhar Bron Akademie in Interlaken, Switzerland. Since then, Eduard has been studying with Professor Bron and continues his studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid. Eduard is the winner of the main prizes at various international competitions – Young Virtuosos in Bulgaria and the TV show “The Nutcracker” in Russia. He regularly appears at concerts and festivals in Europe, Russia, Jordan and Japan at such events as Interlaken Classics, Moscow Meets Friends, Young Prague, Bohuslav Martinů Festival and Prague Spring Festival. Eduard is often invited by orchestras as well. He has been a guest of many TV and radio programmes. In December 2020, he appeared in the multi-episode TV Talent Show “Virtuosos” next to such world stars as Plácido Domingo, Thomas Gottschalk and Ida Nowakowska. Eduard also takes part in the new documentary “Talent”.
Teo Gertler – a laureate of many recognized international competitions. Debuting at the age of 8, he won Second Prize at the 17th International Television Contest for Young Musicians “The Nutcracker” in Moscow in 2016. In 2018, he received the Grand Prix at the 14th Karol Lipiński and Henryk Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin in the junior category (up to 17 years of age) and in 2019 he won the Grand Prix at the 9th International Competition for Young Violinists in Novosibirsk. He is also the winner of several other top prizes in international violin competitions. He has performed as a soloist with the world’s best orchestras, including: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Moscow Academic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and worked with such conductors as: Adam Medveczky, Eugene Kohn, Ivan Fischer and Vladimir Spivakov. He cooperates on an ongoing basis with the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina and conductor Leoš Svárovski (concerts at the Rudolfinum in Prague, Berlin Cathedral and many other concert halls).