• By: Chloë Hayes

Hungarian piano virtuoso Misi Boros to perform on March 15.

When: March 15, 2023
What time: Reception at 6 pm followed by the concert at 7 pm
Where: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 290 Lisgar Street
Price: Free admission • Click here to reserve your complimentary ticket

A truly special classical music experience is coming to Ottawa this March. Award-winning Hungarian piano prodigy turned virtuoso Misi Boros will perform masterpieces from Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Debussy hosted by Her Excellency Maria Vass-Salazar, Ambassador of Hungary to Canada for the anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848.

By the age of eight, Misi Boros won each of the 12 national and international age-group competition he entered, several being in Budapest, Milan, Rome, and Paris. He has showcased his talent in New York and as far away as Tokyo and Shanghai. On March 15, he will bring the magic of piano virtuosity to Canada’s capital.

Misi explains his touring and performing: “My life is playing the piano, travelling and being on stage, practicing and preparing a concert is a lifestyle.”

Since age four, Misi has used the piano as a form of self-expression. He fell in love with the instrument while his brother was in music school, Misi being the one who really wanted to play. He says, “when I came home, I would play, and my parents and friends knew what kind of day I had by listening.” 

On March 15 at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, Misi will play a vivid program including two pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, two by Franz Liszt, two by Claude Debussy, one by Ludwig van Beethoven, and one by Canadian organist Rachel Laurin.

The performance will bring Misi to Canada for the first time. He is thrilled to connect a new audience with the musical minds of such esteemed artists, especially Franz Liszt, a Hungarian pianist, in honour of the Hungarian revolution anniversary.

For Misi, music is more than a passion. It is a way to connect timelessly with other human minds, feelings, and cultures. “There is life in music. It lasts forever. The works by artists like Bach and Beethoven are lively today, maybe even more than back then,” said Misi.

ABOVE: Misi Boros accepting the Virtuosos Award in 2012.

Since childhood, Misi has been recognized by musicians all over Europe. Maestro Tamas Vasary, a prominent Hungarian pianist and conductor, described his performance: “This is more than playing well on piano or good music. This is art, true art.”

Do not miss this unique opportunity to experience a soulful performance by a talented, young piano virtuoso!

The dress code for the evening is business attire. Reserve your complimentary tickets by clicking this link.