Hungarian pianist

World-renowned Hungarian musician passes away

November 7, 2016

The Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra has announced "with deep sadness" that its musical director, Zoltán Kocsis died Sunday afternoon "after a long illness borne with dignity" at the age of 64. He underwent heart surgery in 2012.

Zoltán Kocsis founded the Budapest Festival
Orchestra in 1983 together with Iván Fischer and since 1987, he has performed
as a conductor, as well.

Fischer said he heard the news with deep sadness. He added that Zoltán Kocsis
was a musical giant, one of the rare geniuses with immeasurable effect on his whole


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