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Did you know ...

... that a Hungarian pianist, 30 year old Fejérvári Zoltán won first prize at the 2017 CMIM (Concours Musical International de Montréal) on May 10th?  In the final round of the competition, Fejérvári played Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto, accompanied by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra directed by Calus Peter Flor. 

... that among 66 national teams competing in the final phase of the Kayak-Canoe World Championship races in Szeged this May, Hungarian teams won 13 medals – 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze – putting them at the top of the list?  In the 3000 m kayak relay, the first and third team winners were Hungarian.  (First place: Takács Tamara and Kopasz Bálint; third place: Lucz Dóra and Németh Viktor Máté).

It is also of interest that in the 3000 m canoe relay, where another Hungarian team (Lakatos Zsanett and Kiss Tamás) won first place, half the second-placed Canadian team was also Hungarian:  Roland Varga, born in 1990, who proudly asserts that he lived in Hungary until he was 15 years of age.  He had won first place in the Hungarian National Championship in the C4 1000 m and 500 m meets in 2004, placed second in the Canadian Championship C1 category in 2009, and in 2010 placed first in the C2 500 m Canadian Championship.  In 2010, Roland also took second place in the Pan American Championship C4 competition.

... that a cellar network dating back to the time of St. László (reigned from 1077 until his death in 1095),  has been discovered in Pannonhalma?  Examining some of the wall tiles by laboratories of the ELTE (Eötvös Lóránd Tudományos Egyetem) University, the cellars lying 8 meters (c. 24 ft.) below ground, have been identified as having been built into the walls between 1073 and 1157.  The abbacy’s brick-works date from approximately the same time.



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