New film music accompanies a 1918 silent film – interview with conductor Gergely Dubóczky

It is a great possibility for different eras to meet. The motion picture is ancient yet the accompanying music is contemporary.

Focus Features to distribute Hungarian-British ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ worldwide

American distributor Focus Features LLC has struck a deal to distribute worldwide British-Hungarian co-production Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris starring…

I would consider extending this Chrismas short film – says director Attila Szász

We wanted to show the loneliness of the life of a piano when there are no concerts, until someone special comes by…

Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian. We are happy to share the video.

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

Video work, based on Hungarian short story, will be exhibited in Switzerland

Péter Forgács’s video work Venom will be exhibited at the artgenève international art fair in Switzerland by the Ani Molnár Gallery.

I realized I could play God, and it freaked the hell out of me

The parents didn’t understand what is happening to their sons. Then one day, when the boys were almost twenty already, truth came to light…

The triplets who were 19 when they first met – interview with docu-director Tim Wardle

“When I showed them the finished film for the first time, and they loved it, there was the sense that I had delivered on my promise and that was great.”

Éva was murdered with 13, now her diary is published on Instagram

Actors and actresses recall what happened to Éva in 1944 in Hungary: from discriminative laws through the ghetto until the transports to Auschwitz.

Call for Entries: Artist for Residency Programme

November and May each year, the Foundation provides accommodation and use of the studio of the Villa Tosa di Sotto in San Sano.

Abundance of Doubt and Wonder: Attila Szűcs’s recent paintings showcased

The miracles of Surrealist, post-conceptual and postmedia painting may also emerge beyond the vital, panpsychic cosmos of romanticism.

Postumus exhibitions in two Budapest venues keep Tamás Konok’s legacy alive

It is painful that Tamás Konok, at the zenith of his creativity, did not live to see the opening of these exhibitions.

Colouring books open a brand new world for us!

The music sheet book is designed for schoolchildren; 50000 pupils from 116 schools will receive it as a Christmas present.

Remembering internationally recognised Hungarian artist Tamás Konok

His conscious and professional creative activity, high intellect and kind personality leaves an irreplaceable and painful hiatus behind him.

The 21st century started with the coronavirus, researcher behind the BarabásiLab exhibition implies

BarabásiLab used data to create visualisations on the movements of the New York population during the covid-19 pandemic.

The aesthetics of networks exposed in a complex way – interview with Albert-László Barabási

Hidden Patterns is the title of the exhibition that shows important projects from the internationally known network researcher Albert-László Barabási….

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

Geotaxis: a duo exhibition at the Ani Molnár Gallery

Examination of imagery and layers of meaning associated with the abstract formal language. Reflection on modernist avant-garde traditions of abstraction.

God’s Mind ~ by Susan Anwin

It was the most daring undertaking of mankind; to send a probe to find the ultimate frontier; the end of the universe.

How to be smart after winning the lottery? – interview with Boldizsár Fehér

I thought, what to do with the money is only one side of the story. The other side is what we do with ourselves.

The way of non-forgetting the late poet Szilárd Borbély

Literature is no easy, joyful game for Szilárd Borbély, be it poetry or prose. It is more like self-discovery, self-crucifixion…

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

Lifetime Beat Poet Laurate award goes to Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics

The International (Individual Country) Beat Poets Laureate is a Special Lifetime Honor that is awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

Video: Gábor Gyukics recites poems in two languages

Gábor Gyukics contributed to an online cultural event, UnDeR SZubCulT, where he recited poems in English and Hungarian. We are happy to share the video.

Gypsy Romanticism – Notes on the Margins of a Dead Friendship ~ by Susan Anwin

It was also the first time I experienced what it is like to be treated like a representative of some kind of exotic species…

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

The Sounds of Freedom are coming to be heard

The three highly impressive and captivating works will be performed by Gábor Hollerung and the Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra at the Liszt Fest.

Musical genius in Budapest: is Cory Henry the new Franz Liszt?

A contemporary artist whose life, works, stage performance can evoke the Liszt phenomenon. Cory Henry presents his new album in Budapest.

Franz Liszt: “the concert is me!” – Passionate rhapsodies on stage

Gypsy music, which Liszt described as unusual and daring at the time, is an exquisite source of inspiration for the genre of rhapsody.

Transporters didn’t need an update; rape is, unfortunately, an eternal topic

Concert-opera or not, music and real or imagined stage events together create the effect – says creator Gergely Vajda.

Norbert Káel: it was a part of Liszt’s rockstar image to be charming

I am close to the Liszt who, in his old age, got fed up with success and glamour and made a complete dimensional change when he abandoned it.

Four premieres, one basic piece: old and new generations of the Eötvös Foundation

If a profession has its masters, “the wise old”, we can learn from them at any age. That is what current mentees of the Eötvös Foundation do.

New opera-musical version of The Master and Margarita – interview with director Vajk Szente

The music is exciting: classical opera on the one hand, rock music on the other, and thirdly, there are musical elements – says the director.

Wandering Jew, Weimar’s Dead, Fathers’ Crypt: songs by Liszt at the Liszt Fest

Thomas Hampson, one of the best baritones in the US, deals a lot with songs of the age of Romaticism. Coming soon at the Liszt Fest!

The storming organ playing of Martin Sturm at the Liszt Fest

The youngest professor at the Weimar Academy of Music will play the magnificent, richly coloured sounding organ of the St. Teresa of Avila Parish Church.

Here, Romanians, Hungarians and the Roma coexist peacefully – interview with Zsolt Juhász

Dance of the Mezőség is very unified, but every ethnic group has its own traits. It was a difficult task for the dancers and musicians…

Transporters didn’t need an update; rape is, unfortunately, an eternal topic

Concert-opera or not, music and real or imagined stage events together create the effect – says creator Gergely Vajda.

New opera-musical version of The Master and Margarita – interview with director Vajk Szente

The music is exciting: classical opera on the one hand, rock music on the other, and thirdly, there are musical elements – says the director.

A married couple on the stage of heaven – Gyula Böszörményi remembers

Mari Simon, actress, and Gábor Mészöly, writer and dramaturg, recently passed away. Writer Gyula Böszörményi says farewell to them.

If you could see me now… and now… and now… – interview with Arno Schuitemaker

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone who indeed fulfilled everyone’s contradictory childhood dreams within one single life?

Cédric Eeckhout’s message to Hungarian PM – what is to be half Flemish, half Walloon?

I realised more and more how my personal feelings and life events are connected to European politics and international relations.

Brilliant Metropolitan broadcasts coming to Müpa’s new season too

Broadcasts help us concentrate on the content rather than the externalities: the HD quality makes them almost as good as an opera experience on stage.

We were born in this land yet strive for the sky: story of the My Land

In stories seemingly from Eastern European countries, Bence Vági found the universal, human; something relatable to his life in Hungary, too.

Budapest Wagner Days goes online again – good news for fans all around the world!

Budapest Wagner Days goes online for the second consecutive year already. This means that it can be watched from everywhere around the world!

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