For more than a decade, Péter Sárik and his trio have been concentrating their work on bringing some of the more difficult-to-receive genres and composers such as jazz and Béla Bartók closer to the public. “I consider it extremely important that the work of perhaps the most important composer in our country be preserved, passed on, and made known and loved by the widest possible audience. I believe and I know from experience that if we perform these works in a natural and direct way, breaking down rigid forms, we can attract new, sincere jazz and Bartók fans who will become true lovers of these treasures.” (Péter Sárik)
Although Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle is a popular work on the opera stage, many find it difficult to enjoy as it seems too modern and abstract. It has been performed in countless interpretations, but never in a jazz version.