VIRTUOSOS Holding Ltd. (VHL) was established in March 2018 to expand the international reach of the Virtuosos television talent show format, monetizing the increased reach of the show itself and the ancillary businesses associated with the Virtuosos brand.
The business is controlled by a charismatic and committed Founder-CEO, Ms. Mariann Peller, supported by a small executive management team and a number of specialist advisors
Several world famous artists shared the stage with the young talents during and since the television show and on international concerts
Following the television show, Mariann Peller has founded the Young Virtuosos Foundation, a social platform that aims to maintain and improve the social and cultural values of classical music and support discovered talents in need.
Over 30 young, talented musicians and singers have live performance and/or recorded music representation contracts with the Company
Results, key figures
Broadcasted first time in 2014
the total reach of the program
was 3.1 mn people
which is close to third of the population of Hungary
Despite the fact
that classical music is a niche,
the final was amongst the
TOP 10 considering all
downloads over a week.
Close to 100,000 likes on
Facebook over a month
After the show 14% more
children applied for music
schools compared to the
More than 300 concerts in
one year after the TV
Since the launch of the
show the New Year’s
concert is organized with the
talents of Virtuosos each
year at the Liszt Academy
of Music or the Palace of
Arts in Budapest
Virtuosos has been the most
frequently cited cultural
project in Hungary during
and after the show.
MISSION / VISION
Virtuosos is a unique format in the world of television. The show is starting its sixth season in 2020. It is a classical music talent competiton where talent and performance skills are recognized, encouraged and rewarded.
Contestants are required to be excellent performers of a classical instrument or be an outstanding classical singer.The mission of the television show is to discover genuine talent, and to present the beauty of classical music to the widest audience possible. The show has only one ultimate winner, the person whom the expert panel and the audience selects.
The winner will be able to perform in the world’s most famous concert halls, and receive a scholarship to one of the most prestigious music institutions.
Thus, a fabulous career opens up in front of the winner at the moment of victory.
A world-renowned, multifaceted artist. The most influential singer in the history of opera. Founder of Operalia talent contest, minority shareholder of Virtuosos Holding Ltd.
Sir John Hegarty
Creative branding executive advisor for international branding. World-renowned advertising legend and creative professional, co-founder of The Garage Soho.
Cultural manager, the creator and producer of the show. She is the founder of Young Virtuosos Foundation, and has a number of charitable initiatives.
Multi-awarded coloratura soprano, founder member of Young Virtuosos Foundation, one of the international judges of Virtuosos Talent Show.
Director, renowned cultural manager, Maestro Plácido Domingo´s long-term representative, shareholder of Virtuosos Holding Ltd.
András Batta PhD
One of the judges of Virtuosos show, Erkel and Széchenyi Award-winning music historian, former rector of the Liszt Academy of Music.
Former investment banker-turned-super investor co-founded startup incubator The Garage Soho with Sir John Hegarty. He is best known as the founder of Lastminute.com.
Contessa Mária Bárdossy
Hungarian-born Venezuelan philanthropist, currently living in Colombia. She is determined in taking Virtuosos talent show to South America.
Owner of Deer Capital Management Co. Ltd, a venture investment fund established in 2015 by Mr. Roy Fu, regional manager of HSBC Investment Bank. He is focusing on investing to the TMT sector.
- Full of heart but no heartbreak
- We do not show failed performances, but present interesting life stories and results achieved
- We discover talents instead of making them
- Since our business covers the entire platform of classical music it is important for us that the winners of the show are selected by a professional jury as they will be among those 3 selected talents country by country who are expected to become the next Maestro Plácido Domingo or Lang Lang
- Highly professional yet street level popular
- The format of the show can be tailor made to specific local needs
- We do not lose sight of the talents after the show, we provide training and performance opportunities for them through our domestic and international network
- We show the beauty of music and music learning as an example to the youth and educate society
- Focusing on youth but talking to 3 generations
Young Virtuosos Foundation
The Young Virtuosos Foundation supports social values, classical music traditions, and helps outstanding musical talents. Our goal is to promote classical music, to support young musicians and music education.
The Foundation provides a complex development opportunity for young artists that is unique and invaluable for their training and career development.