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Gábor Takács-Nagy

conductor
Biography

Born in Budapest, Gábor Takács-Nagy is considered one of today’s most authentic exponents of Hungarian music and was awarded the Liszt Prize in 1982 and in 2017 the prestigious Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory Prize. In March 2021 he received the Érdemes Művész award for Artist of Merit, presented by the Hungarian government to artists of long service in Hungarian national culture, and in December 2021,  the Prima Primissima Prize, reserved for artists, athletes, and representatives of scientific life, culture, and education for their performances and exemplary human qualities and values.

From 1975 to 1992 he was founding member and leader of the acclaimed Takács Quartet. In 1996 he founded the Takács Piano Trio and in 1998  established the Mikrokosmos Quartet, receiving the Excellentia Award of the magazine Pizzicato for its 2008 recording of Bartók’s quartets.

In 2002 Gábor Takács-Nagy turned to conducting and in 2007 became Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Since September 2011, he is Music Director of the Manchester Camerata, one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, and is Principal Guest Conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra since September 2012. He was Professor of String Quartet at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva until August 2021 and was awarded honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music in London in June 2012.

On the 26th May 2023, Deutsche Gramophon will release all nine Beethoven Symphonies (live recordings from 2009-2022) with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gabor Takacs-Nagy.


Programme
20 July 2024 18:00
opera
VFCO / TAKÁCS-NAGY – LES NOCES DE FIGARO
22 July 2024 10:00
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS ENSEMBLES
22 July 2024 14:30
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS CHAMBER MUSIC
23 July 2024 10:00
academy
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS ENSEMBLES
23 July 2024 14:30
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS CHAMBER MUSIC
24 July 2024 10:00
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS ENSEMBLES
24 July 2024 14:30
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS CHAMBER MUSIC
25 July 2024 10:00
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS ENSEMBLES
25 July 2024 14:30
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS CHAMBER MUSIC
26 July 2024 14:30
masterclass
TAKÁCS-NAGY / MASTERCLASS CHAMBER MUSIC
03 August 2024 18:30
symphonic concert
VFCO / TAKÁCS-NAGY / DOVGAN

Streaming
24 July 2008 HONECK, TAKÁCS-NAGY
Concerts
Honeck & Takács-Nagy conduct Beethoven & Wagner
22 July 2009 TAKÁCS-NAGY, ARGERICH & WANG
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Beethoven, Scarlatti & Mozart – with Argerich & Wang
17 July 2010 ARGERICH, PRESSLER, LUGANSKY, CAPUÇON & HARDING
Concerts
Argerich, Pressler, Lugansky, Capuçon, Harding play Chostakovitch, Prokofiev & Mozart
30 July 2010 VFO, VFCO / DUTOIT, TAKÁCS-NAGY & ZACHARIAS
Concerts
VFO, VFCO / Dutoit, Takács-Nagy & Zacharias conduct Berlioz, Haydn, & Bizet
19 July 2011 TAKÁCS-NAGY, VOGT
Concerts
Takács-Nagy & Vogt perform Mozart & Beethoven
17 July 2012 TAKÁCS-NAGY, KOVACEVICH
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart & Beethoven – With Stephen Kovacevich
27 July 2012 VFCO / Takács-Nagy, Gautier Capuçon
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart, Saint-Saëns, & Beethoven – with Gautier Capuçon
17 July 2013 GÁBOR TAKÁCS-NAGY
Concerts
Antonín Dvořák in Verbier
28 July 2013 VERBIER FESTIVAL
Concerts
The Verbier Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary
27 July 2015 TAKÁCS-NAGY, MAISKY
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Saint-Saëns & Schumann – with Maisky
17 July 2017 GÁBOR TAKÁCS-NAGY
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3
17 July 2017 TAKÁCS-NAGY, SCHIFF
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn, Schumann & Brahms – with Sir András Schiff
17 July 2017 TAKÁCS-NAGY, PLETNEV
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart & Schumann – with Mikhaïl Pletnev
17 July 2018 TAKÁCS-NAGY, PERSSON, RICHTER, MATTEI & BAUER
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn's Creation – with Persson, Richter, Mattei & Bauer
25 July 2018 VERBIER FESTIVAL
Concerts
The Verbier Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary — Part 2
17 July 2019 TAKÁCS-NAGY, BABAYAN
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart & Brahms – with Sergei Babayan
17 July 2019 TAKÁCS-NAGY, SCHIFF
Concerts
Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Haydn & Bartók – with András Schiff
15 July 2020 TAKÁCS-NAGY & SWAFFORD
Ideas
Beethoven: The Interpreters Ep. 5
06 April 2021 VF Icons
Snapshots
VF ICONS: The Evolution of...
25 June 2021 Virtual Verbier Festival Exclusive
virtual verbier vestival
VFCO / Takács-Nagy - Beethoven Symphony No. 2
17 July 2021 Takács-Nagy, Špaček, Fujita
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Mozart and Beethoven — with Špaček and Fujita
24 July 2021 VFCO / Takács-Nagy / Hadelich / Bouchkov
Concerts
Takács-Nagy conducts Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Ysaÿe — with Hadelich and Bouchkov