Studio 11 is 60 years old – interview with Gyula Tóth

We try to keep our history alive, and fortunately there are opportunities to do so – says band leader Gyula Tóth about Studio 11.

Bartók meets ska: PASO launches its new album!

Victor Rice met Hungarian PASO through his passion for Bartók. Is Jamaican ska similar to Central and Eastern European music? Come and see!

Ivan Repušić: I Lombardi and Nabucco are twin plays – an interview

Earlier Verdi operas are rarely performed, but the line-up of the Munich Radio Orchestra is optimal for these works – Ivan Repušić explains.

Edina Szvoren: If I could play Purcell on peppers filled with water…

Edina Szvoren is a master of contemporary Hungarian short stories and one of the most original voices in Hungary.

Anton Gerzenberg: Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Dohnányi fit well together

Rachmaninoff’s music is close to me, which mostly comes from my family – says pianist Anton Gerzenberg before his Budapest concert.

Nesrine Belmokh: now I am cellist and singer at the same time

My music includes where I come from: the Algerian Arabic milieu. It includes European classical music. It includes rock and soul.

Bence Vági: most of all, Kristály is a story of love

Kristály is an ice queen who suffers from a broken heart and freezes the world around her, not wanting to let any emotion in anymore.

Two businesswomen from a century ago: The White Map by Cecilie Enger

Bertha and Hanna had no example to follow, they just went along with their own intuitions – says Cecilie Enger about the protagonists.

Diana Tishchenko: my music delivers messages in support of the Ukrainians

He has an intelligent approach to music – says Diana Tishchenko about concert and recording partner Zoltán Fejérvári.

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo at the Budapest International Guitar Festival

It is a great honour to welcome the Montenegrin Guitar Duo to the Budapest International Guitar Festival, subtitled ‘The Colours of Guitars’.

A living composer in the spotlight: an evening with Judit Varga

I meet Gábor Boldoczki twice during this season, it was great to compose a new piece for him – says Judit Varga.

Góbé is 15! – Birthday concert in the Müpa

The music of Góbé is based on associations – between folk melodies, popular music and classical music. Interview with band members.

Mihály Dresch: like snipers, they shoot at you

Today I still have my feelings and my truths, but I have refined my things – says legendary musician Mihály Dresch.

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.

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.

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.

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