Budapest Festival mourns founding violinist

Budapest Festival mourns founding violinist

Conductor Ivan Fischer writes:

It is with deep sadness that I share the grief of the family and the whole Hungarian music world: we have lost György Konrád, Pamacs, the wonderful violinist and friend.
As a founding member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, he played in our very first audition and participated in its formation. He was a conductor of several Hungarian ensembles and a legendary member of the Tátrai Quartet. In 1944, with some luck, he escaped from a line in front of a firing squad. I have always been lucky, he said. He loved music, life and people. We preserve the memory of his sunny personality.

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