Born in Hungary (1969) and a graduate of the Budapest Liszt Academy of Music, Gergely Ittzés is one of the most proactive personalities of the flute scene. While being a researcher of his instrument and composer of many experimental flute works applying the most up-to-date flute techniques, especially polyphonic playing, he does not specialize in contemporary music only but tries to connect it with tradition. His large repertoire includes all the important works written for his instrument and a great number of rarities from the past centuries and today. In addition to classical and modern music, several other styles have also influenced his musical idiom, like jazz and free improvisation.
Ittzés has recorded more than twenty CDs, including Hungarian contemporary music, his own works and violin transcriptions. His new recording project entitled ‘The Great Book of Flute Sonatas’ includes all of the significant flute sonatas of music history (34 pieces on 7 CDs) and was nominated for the International Classical Music Award as one of the three best collections of the year.
The artist’s program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Anthony Newman, Miklós Rózsa, and Niccolò Paganini, as well as his own compositions.
Admission is free.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.