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Text: Hungarian Embassy in Spain stories and films often deal with the story of a talented child, who lives in bad circumstances and after a long and hard struggle, finally finds happiness and gets to achieve world fame. These miracles happen in real life as well. The World-famous Hungarian jazz musician, Ferenc Snétberger, in 2011 made the decision to found a talent center in a small town in Hungary, next to Lake Balaton. The goal of the center is that the dream of young people with little media will become reality. The Center today offers possibilities to sixty young people endowed with special talent, mainly of Gypsy origin and coming from socially disadvantaged groups to develop their knowledge and musical capacities and, as a result of their dedication and Hard work, they can be part of the circle of the great musicians. THE training program developed by Ferenc Snétberger not only considers the individual value of music, but also its primary facet of social inclusion. "Music raises you" – says the Center's motto – Music elevates the spirit and indicates a path. Several dozen Roma young people who studied in the various formations there today are already stepping on the world's biggest scenarios. Thanks to the collaboration of the Embassy and the Government of Hungary, the Foundation Yehudi Menuhin España (which offers training through the arts to more than 7,000 children from disadvantaged groups of the Community of Madrid), the Institute of Gypsy Culture and the World Association in Harmony, the following days 8 and 9 of April, Ferenc Snétberger and nine of his students will offer concerts and a workshop in Madrid, in order to present to the Spanish public both them, and the method of the Center of Talent with which they are educated. Nine students, nine hopes, now nine real success stories. The Institutional Partners are the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Spain, the Community of Madrid and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM). The performances in Madrid of Ferenc Snétberger and the students of the Center of Musical Talent Snétberger are:

  • Monday, April 8, 2019 at 20:00 hours

Performance in the framework of the gala organized by the Institute of Gypsy Culture on the occasion of the International Day of the Gypsy People in the Auditorium of the National Museum of the Prado.

  • Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 11:00 hours.

Morning Concert offered for children with whom the Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España Works within the framework of the MUS-E Program in the Comunidad de Madrid, which will close with a brief performance of the MUS-E students of the Velilla de San Antonio City Council (Madrid), in the Chamber Room of the National Auditorium

  • Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 12:30 hours

Ferenc Snétberger Methodological Workshop on its educational program in the conference room of the National Auditorium

  • Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 19:00 hours

Concert at the Casino Gran Madrid, where we will have the pleasure of having Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece. Music Program musical talent Center Snétberger Students musical talent Center Snétberger