Sunday 13 June 4.00 pm
Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church
The eminent violinist talks about his long and distinguished career
with extracts from some of his recordings
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Born in Budapest in 1936, György Pauk suffered the loss of both his parents in the Holocaust. He spent the remaining years of the Second World War in the care of his grandmother in the spartan confines of the Budapest Ghetto. Showing extraordinary musical talent from an early age, he began to learn the violin and was admitted to the Liszt Academy at the age of only 13. After winning several international violin competitions, Pauk defected from Soviet-controlled Hungary, claiming asylum in Paris and becoming a ‘stateless person’ at the age of 22. He met and married his young Hungarian wife in Amsterdam. The couple moved to London on the advice of Yehudi Menuhin, gaining British citizenship in 1967. Over the course of more than 50 years, György Pauk became an internationally acclaimed concert violinist, appearing worldwide with the leading orchestras and conductors, and making countless broadcasts and recordings. Now in his ninth decade, he is a renowned pedagogue based in London, and regarded as the foremost living ‘torch-bearer’ of the Hungarian Violin School, which traces its origins to the 19th century violinist, Josef Joachim.
György Pauk's memoirs have been published in Hungarian and are now available in an English translation. Copies can be purchased via this link https://www.thestradshop.com/store/thestrad/gyorgy-pauk/ at a price of £15 plus p&p. Signed copies are available for £25 plus p&p via this link. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304021322002 . All proceeds go directly to support young musicians.
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