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“Nice idea, but not so good in reality”

Adam Fellegi Concert Pianist
Ranked #24 of 44 Concerts & Shows in Budapest
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

The idea of historical salon music performance is admirable, but somehow it felt like a tourist trap. As a professional musicians, we found the performance pretty average. Also, the old piano was charming, but in desperate need of tuning. Mr Fellegi spoke only Hungarian so we did not understand the introductions to sonatas at all. The concert was tip-based and you were kindly asked to donate some money during the break. We felt the quality had to be much higher, since there are many musicians out there, not only musical amateurs. A little more respect to the performance would make this a really nice innovation.

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Based on the other TripAdvisor review, my young teenage daughter and I signed up to attend a Sunday morning concert at Mr. Fellegi's home. Although our entire trip to Budapest was lovely and unforgettable, this concert may well have been the highlight. Budapest is a musical city, and we took advantage of the opera and listened to music elsewhere: but how often can you go to someone's home and listen to a top-quality concert in intimate surroundings? I only wish we had spoken Hungarian to understand the commentary that preceded the pieces (Beethoven), but considering that all the other attendees were locals, that was to be expected! The 'fee' is whatever you think is worthy of a concert of this quality in your home country, to be put into a closed urn under the piano.

The intermission took place in Mr. Fellegi's kitchen, where he thoughtfully provides drinks and small snacks for the concert-goers. Anyone who is a true fan of classical music--and especially anyone wishing to get beyond the usual tourist sites--should definitely put attending a Fellegi concert at the top of their list of Budapest "musts". Outstanding. SImply outstanding.

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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Adam Fellegi is a pianist of reknown, who decided in the early 90ies, that the classical music concert system is infected with "snobismus gravissimus". He decided on a different setup and opened his own apartment to small groups of people interested in music. He now regularly gives concerts, with richly annotated introductions, also in foreign langauges, that bring pieces of music closer to the audience. Budapest has a rich program of music - but it is worth checking out Fellegi's website: www.fellagiadam.hu for a special event. There are also children's concerts. I heard his rendering of Beethoven's 9th symphony, (in piano transcript by F. Liszt), and it was a wonderful concert.

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