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?

Yellowjackets celebrates its 40th anniversary with an amazing party

Yellowjackets has seen – and survived – many changes in style and members, and now they are back for another round anniversary.

Freud was suspicious about Dalí’s obsession with him

How, where, when did they finally meet and what happened between them? I asked Dalí-Freud curator Jaime Brihuega.

Péter Eötvös: I ran away from Bartók’s works to avoid falling into repetition

For me the genre of opera is an absolute miracle – says Péter Eötvös before the premiere of his newest opera Sleepless.

We all use the falsetto register – interview with opera singer Anthony Roth Costanzo

Anthony Roth Costanzo will sing at Bartók Spring on 7 April. Now he reveals what contemporary opera changed his life…

Dániel Villányi: I pondered how my concert relates to the war

Dániel Villányi: “This sonata by Prokofiev, although it won a Stalin Prize, is in fact against the Stalinist regime…”

Dénes Várjon speaks beautifully about Bartók’s music

When I was a child, I had a very different image of Bartók, and that image has been imprinted on people in general – says the musician.

Parade for the music of Boban Marković! – interview with Attila Egerházi

I have been planning to work with Boban Marković for a very long time, and now it is time – says Attila Egerházi.

Exclusive Interview with Philippe Lesage: As Long As There’s Movement, There Is Hope

Exclusive interview with Philippe Lesage about inspirations, aspirations, upcoming projects, and much more.

Kornél Thomas: I’m gonna use Bernstein’s method

Kornél Thomas is conductor and composer. His work, conducted here by himself, is a prize-winner in the Müpa music competition.

Laramie L. Bahr: One hasn’t really lived until they have faced and cheated death

Laramie L. Bahr discovered a true love for teaching, something he had done a great deal of as a soldier, but not on the same level.

Béla Zsoldos: there is always emotion in my pieces

The instruments Béla Zsoldos plays include classical percussive instruments, jazz vibraphone, percussion and drums.

Oliver Juan: if we empathise with the panda, why not with the jellyfish?

I-Opener deals with hard topics and I want nothing less than to make participants reflect on their own behaviour – says Oliver Juan.

Kinga Wojdalska will play music by the composer of Star Wars

My mission is to spread knowledge about my instrument and represent it in the brightest light on stage – says violist Kinga Wojdalska.

Ambrose Musiyiwa on poetry by migrants and the obligations of governments

Ambrose Musiyiwa hopes that the anthology will be a resource: “the voice of the people matters, we can influence what happens tomorrow”.

Dóra Pétery: I had a strange feeling while practising the first movement

Munch’s most famous painting appeared before me with a French ‘colour scheme’ – says organist Dóra Pétery.

Lina Cardoso Rodrigues: you need to find your inner silence and the melody in it

In case you have never heard of Portuguese fado music, Lina Cardoso Rodrigues should be your authentic source to get to know it!

László Kollár-Klemencz: I don’t want to be a retro concert musician

It is important to deal with songs with a progressive approach, while respecting the values of old music – says László Kollár-Klemencz.

Levon Eskenian: Bartók got to Armenians only after the genocide

In the past, I had an impressive discussion with Levon Eskenian, leader of Armenian Gurdjieff Ensemble. Now again – but many things changed.

Lucrezia Borgia rules over life and death – says director Ferenc Anger

In fact, Lucrezia Borgia is a Renaissance person who combines the sciences and the arts. A semi-staged opera in the Müpa.