Zoltan Katona


  • concert

    Friday, March 14th | 21:00
    Belgrade Youth Center

  • master classes

    Thursday 13th of March 2014.

  • jury

    category I, II and III (chamber music)


L. Boccherini – Introduction and Fandango*
D. Scarlatti – Sonata C minor K 481*
P. Katona – The Brothers Karamazov
F. Mercury – Bohemian Rhapsody*
M. de Falla – El Amor brujo*: Introduccion
                                           Danza del Terror
                                           El Circulo Magico
                                           Danza Ritual del Fuego
I. Albéniz – Cordoba*
Katona Twins – Scarlatti’s Metamorphosis
*Arrangement - Katona twins


Critically acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph as the classical world’s best known guitar duo, Peter and Zoltán Katona effortlessly transfer from strictly classical, into more popular musical genres. They have given recitals in the major concert venues throughout the world including performances at the Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

In 2009, as the soloists of the "Night of the Proms" they performed live to half a million people in arenas across Europe. The twins have won over ten international prizes at major competitions in New York, London, Germany, France and Hungary.

The wide repertoire of the duo spans from Bach, Piazzolla’s tango music to their own arrangements of pop classics. Their programmes also include concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Tedesco. Several contemporary composers have written for and dedicated works to the Katona Twins.

The duo studied in Budapest, Frankfurt and in London.

The Katona Twins have been invited on numerous occasions to record for the BBC and other international television and radio stations. They played together with renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and world class ensembles such as the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. In September 2013 their new CD dedicated to J. S. Bach was released with the Dutch Channel Classics label. Former releases include music by Scarlatti and Handel; Rodrigo; Albéniz, Piazzolla and Manuel de Falla.

Peter and Zoltan Katona were born in Hungary, they are German citizens and live in Liverpool in the UK.





"Bohemian rhapsody" guitar version by Katona Twins



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