Tcha Limberger learned Hungarian to play Hungarian music

One can indeed love Hungarian ‘nóta’ and authentic folk music at the same time – says multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger.

A duel on organ: László Fassang and Sietze de Vries

As László Fassang believes, “the music that comes out of your listening ears can turn the audience into a spirited, vibrant community”.

Ripoff Raskolnikov and his band plays with root-rock star Dawn Brothers

Although Ripoff Raskolnikov Band and Dawn Brothers members have been long-time music acquaintances, this is their first joint concert.

Metropole Orkest: Arakatak – music of hope and joy

The Metropole Orkest, a vibrant, experimental and ever-renewing Dutch orchestra, will open the Bridging Europe Festival.

Irie Maffia goes back to the roots – interview with MC Columbo

We interviewed MC Columbo, one of the founders and bandleader of Irie Maffia, about the concert at the Müpa and many more.

The Lost City: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

The Lost City is one of the most enjoyable cocktail comedies of this year. Not perfect – but never loses charm and pace.

Eating Our Way to Extinction: “I’m a Vegetarian and Pigs Are People Too”

Eating Our Way to Extinction uses intriguing examples, well-grounded information and experiments much with genre and form.

Kings of Convenience: honest music about desire and love

The secret to the success of indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience is their unparalleled clarity of sound and unpretentious sentimentality.

Music in the making: how Tineke Postma prepares for Budapest

What I prefer is to be in the moment, to improvise, and to react to what the others are doing – says jazz saxophonist Tineke Postma.

Barbra Streisand inspired me in singing and acting – says Orsi Kozma

We spoke to singer Orsi Kozma about Barbra Streisand, the relationship between acting and singing, and how they are preparing for the evening.

Béla Szalóky: Duke Ellington explored and pushed the boundaries of jazz

Duke Ellington composed in a very unique, personal way – says Béla Szalóky about his hero, subject of the Echoes of Ellington concert.

Meantime, A Time Capsule That Lost None Of Its Relevance

Meantime, made in 1983, deals with the early-life crisis and unemployment issues dominating Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.

Organic Collaborations and the Discipline of Creative Artists: Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh: I sit down with the actors and get them to talk about lots and lots of people. And eventually, I choose somebody for them…

Here Before and the Blossoming of Female Led Psychological Thrillers

Here Before, Stacey Gregg’s feature film debut, is an inventive, crafty and most importantly confident piece of art.

Filming Formula One – Exclusive Interview with Phil Rorke

Phil Rorke offered us fascinating insights into his challenging and rewarding job as the Formula-1 broadcast executive director.

A Grammy-awarded star on the phone: Kurt Elling and the SuperBlue

Kurt Elling recorded an exciting and experimental new album with three of his peers: Charlie Hunter, DJ Harrison, and Corey Fonville.

Transcendent experience of music: Alim Qasimov and Alireza Ghorbani

“To be a musician, you must have a true fire burning inside you” – says Alim Qasimov before his very first concert in Hungary.

Concert of inseparable Gotthard and Szebényi

Article: Győző Nagy Translation: Nóra FehérMihály Gotthard and Dani Szebényi are old “collaborators”. Ever since they met behind the scenes…

Marc Albrecht on the trail of lost works by restless geniuses

Marc Albrecht explained to me why is it important yet sometimes difficult to find not so well known works from older times.

Kady Diarra and the Spirit of Burkina – a concert you shouldn’t miss!

What role did her origins play in her career, and what is the newest album like with which Kady Diarra is currently touring?

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