A concert by Flutist Andrea Ábel, on Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7PM at the Hungarian House of New York.
Come and experience an extraordinary evening of contemporary classical flute music, featuring compositions by renowned artists such as Béla Bartók, Valerie Coleman, Steve Reich, Guillaume Connesson, and our very own performer-composer, Andrea Ábel!
This unique concert will also incorporate captivating electronic music elements, creating an immersive and innovative musical experience.In addition to exploring contemporary works, this concert seeks to create a cultural exchange between Hungarian folk culture and contemporary American music.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical exploration and artistic innovation!
Andrea Ábel is an up-and-coming flutist and composer from Szolnok, Hungary. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program. As a recent graduate of the Bard College Conservatory of Music’s double degree program, she studied with Tara Helen O’Connor as the recipient of the Laszlo Z. Bito Scholarship and where she completed two programs (BA and BM) in 5 years. Prior to her studies in the United States, Ms. Abel studied at the Leo Weiner Conservatory of Music in Budapest, with Eszter Horgas and frequently performed as a soloist with the Budapest String Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. As the winner of the 2021 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, she performed Joan Tower’s Flute Concerto in the fall of 2022 with The Orchestra Now, conducted by the composer herself.
Ms. Ábel pursued her second degree in Multidisciplinary Studies, through which she hopes to create a bridge between the different art disciplines and incorporate them in her works for stage as a writer, composer, and performer. In April 2023, she he had premiered her first staged performance (written, composed, and directed by Ms. Abel), titled From Ictus to Raptus, which was centered around a philosophical and theological investigation of the emergence of sound and rhythm, incorporating dance, visual art, music, electronic arts and video in an immersive multimedia event. In the future, she would like to follow her passion to bring new compositions to life, create a bridge of cultural exchange between her Hungarian heritage and her work while in the US and inspire new generations of young composers to expand the repertoire for the flute.