St Mary's church, Upton on Mersey

Katona Twins Concert

15th June 2013 7.30pm

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Katona Twins Concert


Where: St Mary's Church, Church Road, Upton, Wirral CH49 6JZ

When: Saturday 15th June

Time: 7.30pm-10.30pm (with refreshments in the interval)

Cost: ?15 (?12 unwaged)


Booking essential via St Mary's Church Office 0151 677 1186

Holmleigh, 8 Church Road, Upton Wirral CH49 6JZ

Please note that the seating is unreserved. A ticket will be for seats anywhere in the church building. Our pews are padded to sit on, but feel free to bring a cushion if you want padding for your back too.

We anticipate that there may be a waiting list, so if you cannot come, please remember to contact us about a refund and to allow another person to take your place.


Critically acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph as ?The classical world?s best known guitar duo?, Peter and Zolt?n Katona effortlessly transfer from strictly classical into more popular musical genres. The wide repertoire of the duo spans from Bach, Piazzolla?s tango music to their own arrangements of pop classics. Their programmes also include concertos for two guitars and orchestra by Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Tedesco. Several contemporary composers have written for and dedicated works to the Katona Twins. Their CD releases include music by Scarlatti and Handel; Rodrigo; Alb?niz, Piazzolla and Manuel de Falla.


They have given recitals in the major concert venues throughout the world including performances at the Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Philharmonie in Cologne.


  • In 2009, as the soloists of "The Night of the Proms" they performed live to half a million people in arenas across Europe.
  • The twins have won over ten international prizes at major competitions in New York, London, Germany, France and Hungary.
  • They were resident Artists of San Francisco Performances from 2007-2011.
  • The Katona Twins have been invited on numerous occasions to record for the BBC and other international television and radio stations.
  • They played together with renowned musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma and world class ensembles such as the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.


Peter and Zolt?n Katona were born in Hungary, they are German citizens and live in Liverpool in the UK. The duo studied in Budapest, Frankfurt and in London.



They have kindly agreed to donate half of the proceeds to St Mary's Church which will be used towards the Faith Building Project.