GEORGES CZIFFRA FESTIVAL
AND MEMORIAL YEAR
The Georges Cziffra Festival was founded in Hungary in 2016, by founder and artistic director János Balázs pianist. The Festival was established to commemorate world-famous Hungarian pianist Georges Cziffra in his homeland. Held each year, the event hosts the world’s best-known artists — among others Evgeny Kissin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, José Cura, Vadim Repin, Gwendolyn Masin, Darko Brlek, and Massimo Mercelli — in Hungary.
The Memorial Year held in 2021, which will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary pianist Georges Cziffra, was included in the List of Anniversaries Recommended by the Executive Board of UNESCO.