Stiletto Sisters

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stiletto Sisters


The Stiletto Sisters have been wooing audiences for over a decade with their seductive blend of Hungarian folk, tango and love songs from around the world.

About Stiletto Sisters

Led with breathtaking virtuosity by Hungarian trained violinist Hope Csutoros, the trio features the dynamic piano accordion playing of Judy Gunson and the wonderful talents of Jo To on double bass. Stiletto Sisters perform with extraordinary emotional range from extreme delicacy to blazing intensity and more than a touch of humour.

About the concert

Have you ever wanted to say ‘Cheers!’ in Hungarian? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering how to bake that spicy honey cake to help you meet Mr. Right? Come with the Stiletto Sisters to the shores of Lake Balaton where the best wines are made. Feast on fish soup with paprika, silver walnuts and golden apples, cherries, elderberries and mushrooms gathered from under the pine trees of the Bakony mountains. Enter a strange world full of mythical creatures including a wicked, magical chicken ‘csodacsirke’, a miraculous white stag and, of course, a mosquito bigger than a horse …

Music by Johannes Brahms, Jenő Hubay, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Grigoraș Dinicu as well as traditional Hungarian songs, potions, spells and secret recipes. ‘Egészségedre’!

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Stiletto Sisters
Hope Csutoros violin
Jo To double bass
Judy Gunson piano accordion


I Have Lost My Heart In Budapest (1936)

Jo To
The Fox and the Bear (2007)

Zoltán Kodály
Jó Gazdasszony

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor (1879)

Még azt mondják (They say this isn’t nice, that isn’t nice…)

Zoltán Kodály
Zöld Erdöben (In the Green Forest)

Béla Bartók
Romanian Folk Dances (2,3,4 & 6) Sz.56

Zsindelytetos Kis Haz

Béla Bartók
Istenem, Istenem (My Lord, My Lord) No.2 from Nyolc magyar népdal (1917)

Grigoraș Dinicu
Hora Staccato (1906)

Debrecenbe kéne menni (Turkey song)
Erdon, mezon jarok-kelek (Through forests, through meadows)
Megfogtam egy szúnyogot (Mosquito Song)

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.5 (1879)