A fantastic experience: they dance Vasarely’s paintings! – interview with Balázs Vincze

Vasarely was born in Pécs, so it brings us a great opportunity to celebrate the 60th birthday of our dance company Ballet Pécs with him!

The Concerto reveals a lot about an ill Bartók’s mental and physical state

Interview with dancer-choreographer Tamás Juronics and his artistic partners. How can you dance to Bartók’s Concerto? How do worlds meet?

Criminal dance drama based on a terrifying story – interview with screenwriter Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze

A Szekler folk ballad tells a universal story about passionate love overwriting everything, marital infidelity, jealousy, and revenge.

Music is not like a 100-metre dash – interview with Charlie Horváth

…And then, in the early summer of 2019, we were on the way home in the bus, and then I suddenly said: OK guys, let’s record an album!

Makám shows so many different faces with its music – interview with Zoltán Krulik

I love contemplative, meditative singing. Also, old Hungarian folk music was an important experience – explains the band leader.

Mozart’s music on a historically accurate instrument! – interview with pianist Mihály Berecz

It is much easier to play the pieces on the instrument they were originally written for – says the young pianist.

I got so much from Félix Lajkó and the Győr Ballet Company – László Velekei on their newest production

We put a new layer on the piece, with an update on the language of dance, and we made it faster and thicker.

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.

The man who put on an online-purchased female body

Did you know that there are websites that sell 3D replicas of real people’s bodies and faces…? An online show provided by the Trafó.

Rossini can always make us smile – interview with bass baritone Péter Kálmán

Péter Kálmán, bass baritone who considers himself a Rossini fan, shared a few things with us about this promising night.

Just enjoy! – organist of the Notre-Dame plays from Budapest for the world

Having a transcription or an adaptation of an original piece can be, in some ways, really refreshing – Olivier Latry says.

Lázár Brothers: we tried not to panic when in lockdown at the Lake Balaton

The two brothers give their first live streamed album release concert. These new songs are more optimistic than ever…

Let’s Play! – Judit Varga tells us about the Transparent Sound New Music Festival

The Transparent Sound New Music Festival is organised for the 8th time. Composer Judit Varga explains how it works out during the pandemic.

Here is the future of Hungarian music! – interview with Gyula Fekete about the Müpa competition

The composing competition is a huge success, we can see that Hungarian composing is in a good shape – says lecturer of the Academy of Music.

Wagner is like drugs, but even better! – interview with Ádám Fischer

Wagner was able to pour us with a tsunami of intensive emotions way before we discovered them due to covid – Ádám Fischer says.

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…

Secrets behind the concert videos we can see at home – interview with the creative director of Müpa Studio

Müpa Studio is unique in its kind, it requires the teamwork of many colleagues. This is one secret behind the success of the Müpa.

What can we learn from collective forgetting? – new essay performance by Oliver Zahn will happen online

I had also always wanted to make a desktop-based performance, and the pandemic suddenly made a space for such works – Oliver Zahn says.

Instrument making is a wonderful profession, says “father” of the new giant cimbalom

We take natural materials and create something that can entertain millions of people in a street or a concert hall – the master says.

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.

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