The Hungarian music group, Accord Quartet, will be in residence at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music Oct. 1 through 14, conducting several master classes and performing a concert.
The Jozsef Karolyi Foundation (Hungary) is sponsoring the Quartet’s residency, while the Hungary Initiatives Foundation (U.S.) provided a grant making the visit to YSU possible.
The Quartet will perform a concert on 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown. The concert is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow sponsored by the Youngstown American Hungarian Federation and the William Penn Association, Branch 28. The group will perform selections from Mozart, Bartók and Beethoven. Parking is available in the St. John’s parking lot accessed from Wick Avenue. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
The Accord Quartet was formed in 2001 by four students of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Budapest. Since their formation, they have studied with members of other internationally distinguished string quartets including the Amadeus Quartet, the Alban Berg Quartet, the Janacek Quartet, the Smetana Quartet, the Mozaik Quartet, the Hagen Quartet and the Bartók Quartet. The members of the Accord Quartet are: Péter Mező, violin; Csongor Veér, violin; Péter Kondor, viola and Matyás Öveti, cello.
The group’s liaison, Christopher Daniels, a native of Bessemer, Pa., and a graduate of Mohawk High School, earned a degree in music education from Clarion State College. Before joining the Navy, he was the band director at Springfield Local High School. After graduate studies in arts administration at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, he was the assistant production manager and the artists’ liaison at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for six years. He was also the executive director of the San Bernardino Symphony and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra.