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…

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.

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.

There are no styles, only soulful our soulless music – interview with multi-sided musician Viktor Tóth

I want to be a creative musician and a composer who always writes from his soul. I’m searching for the meaning of my presence in this world.

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?

Gergely Agócs: we have no reason to hold grudge against the neighbouring countries

“I have collected more than 850 hours of folk music material during the last 35 years, and meanwhile I visited hundreds of places.”

Víkingur Ólafsson: Hungarians are everywhere in my career

I’m catching pianist Víkingur Ólafsson for an interview during his tour in Los Angeles to discuss his newest album and the related concert…

Friedrich Liechtenstein: sometimes irony is more precise than realism

I remember how lovely it felt with 15 to sleep on the Margaret Island under the stars – he recalls before coming to Budapest soon again.

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.

Péter Kálmán: I won’t be the usual Don Giovanni but a wizard

Director András Hábetler and myself are childhood friends, so he tailored the character of Don Giovanni to match my personality.

Gabi Szűcs: the femme fatale has no success in finding happiness

Jazz singer Gabi Szűcs investigates in her concert what is really like to be labelled as femme fatale. Are these women better lovers than wives?

Jazz musicians need to be as open as the genre itself! – remembering János Gonda

He did so many things that it is almost impossible to imagine how it could be only one person’s life work.

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