January 1, 2008. - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC

Presented by:
Attila Glatz Concert Productions

SALUTE TO VIENNA

The Strauss Symphony of America
András Deák, Conductor
Luisa Brechtová, Soprano
Zrinko Sočo, Tenor
Dancers from the Vienna City Ballet

The Strauss Symphony of America
András Deák, Conductor

Luisa Brechtová, Soprano

Vienna City Ballet

Zrinko Sočo, Tenor

András Deák Conductor

András Deák was born in Budapest and studied piano and composition at the Béla Bartók Vocational Secondary School for Music. His studies continued at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music under the tutelage of famous Hungarian and foreign professors, including Franco Ferrara, Árpád Joó and Péter Eötvös. He received his first diploma in choral conducting in 1983 and the second in orchestral conducting in 1986.

From 1985 to 1991 Maestro Deák was music director of the Salgótarján Symphony Orchestra, and he has been the principal conductor of the Danube Symphony Orchestra since 1991. In 1995 he was named one of Hungary’s best conductors in Hungarian Television`s International Conductors Competition. He regularly performs on television and radio and in 1995 recorded a CD with the Danube Symphony Orchestra. This past season Maestro Deák conducted the world-renowned Vienna Mozart Orchestra in Vienna’s Musikverein and the Vienna State Opera. International tours and guest conducting invitations have taken him to Finland, Slovakia, Germany Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Israel, Canada, and the United States.

Zrinko Sočo, András Deák, Auisa Albrechtova, and Luisa Brechtová