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TamasTamás Ittzés

Well, my name looks differently here than in the upper menu bar. Because up there it is used in Hungarian, i.e. family name comes first then the given name: Tamás means Thomas. Anyway, this portion of the site is about half of me. Only half, as ragtime and traditional jazz is my other half. But, according to my profession, I am a classical violinist. So you can learn a little bit more about my "serious" part of life on these pages. Have fun!

 

You can hear and see the Fuge from Bach's C major Solo Sonata for Violin below. It was recorded at a concert in the Liszt Hall in Debrecen on the 16th of September, 2009. (The camera was almost on the ceiling, hence the strange angle. The video has been compressed in order to make it available on the net, therefore the picture runs a little late and the sound is not studio quality, either. But it's still enjoyable.)

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