Hungarian Embassy event at Athens Concert Hall

The Hungarian Embassy organised a musical event at the Megaron-Athens Concert Hall on Friday night with works by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, to mark the country's EU presidency in the first half of 2011, which coincides with the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Hungarian ambassador in Athens Jozsef Toth, the host of the event, underlined that "human contact and solidarity", which are needed especially at this time when Europe is going through an economic crisis, are a message that Hungary wishes to send to the European peoples.

Excerpts of Liszt's famed Hungarian Rhapsodies and sonatas were performed by pianist and recipient of the 2004 Kossuth Prize Gergely Boganyi.

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