It is a privilege for Székesfehérvár to host the International Cello Festival between November 25 and December 2, 2018. Being the Mayor of Székesfehérvár, I welcome the four internationally renowned members of faculty who established the International Cello Festival, as well as all participants and honored guests to this prestigious event. The one-week Festival Program will offer faculty and student recitals, chamber performances, premieres of new compositions, and special youth presentations. As Székesfehérvár is dedicated to music education, it is an honor for our city to have music courses and music literature symposiums taught by highly esteemed professionals during the International Cello Festival.
The International Cello Festival will appear as a new color on the music scene palette at Székesfehérvár. I hope this world-class Festival will establish a tradition of bringing outstanding cellists from around the world to Székesfehervár.
It is my great pleasure to invite professional and non-professional musicians, young and old music enthusiasts at Székesfehérvár to attend the wonderful program of the International Cello Festival. While enjoying exceptional music performances, I also encourage guests to get acquainted with Székesfehérvár, a historic capital of Hungary, so you might be inspired to return here in the near future.
Dr. András Cser-Palkovics
Mayor of Székesfehérvár