They forgot that Hitler and Eichmann were also Austrians

How can someone have moral strength, somebody that you trust when he claims that he has supreme power, without any control above him? And why people don’t realize that these two concepts are not really hand in hand?

Branford Marsalis: Playing with Sting for four years was a great experience

“Working with singers, you have to understand that you are in a support role. Now that we are a quartet again, we use that experience to support each other.”

Twenty-two students join professional musicians at the Classical Chill Out concert

Students on stage, students in the audience. A cool experience of classical music, mostly (but not exclusively) for young people…

Tomoki Sakata: I admire Liszt and Hungary is my all-time favorite

Péter Dobszay and the Szeged Symphony Orchestra, Müpa, 24 February 2019, 7:30 pm Thinking about he is only 26 and…

It’s not about you in the music, it’s about music in yourself

She answers the phone and I’m astonished how beautiful her voice is. I can imagine her leading a meditation group…

Why did Gilbert Varga decide to sign a contract with the Pannon Philharmonic? – video

Gilbert Varga, the British conductor with Hungarian roots, found his way “back home” last February when he performed in Hungary….

Even the conductor was outraged because of my blonde wig – interview with Karine Babajanyan

The Land of Smiles, Müpa, 1 February 2019, 7 pm We caught the incredibly nice opera singer, Karine Babajanyan, for…

The way we play this instrument is like conducting a whole orchester

“I found it fantastic that every organ is different, you can hear completely new sounds, hundreds of years of music is awaken, and there are all these historical organs, still working today, all around the world…”

She heard Jerusalem’s stones crying out to her to sing

“I am the result of the most beautiful mixture and this mixture is the fountain from which I create.” Yasmin Levy on her father, the Sephardim, Jerusalem and the sacredness of music.

Seven-year-old Nina cried when she found out she was Serbian and not Croatian

The Croatian movie Srbenka received The Human Rights Film Award of the Verzió 15 International Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest. We interviewed the director Nebojša Slijepčević.

We strive for a life with six hours of work per four days a week

This year will be the 100th year since we have 8-hour working. The world has changed so much in this one hundred year. There would be a need to talk about what work really means.

We aim to impress fans of big musical emotions – interview with conductor Erki Pehk

“I consider Sinfonietta Rīga as one of the best, if not the best, chamber orchestras in the Baltic region”, says Estonian conductor Erki Pehk.

We can go around in augmented reality with our physical body – interview with Ambrus Ivanyos

“This is something like an open world simulation game where the movements of the audience – or more like participants – influence the story.” Interview with Ambrus Ivanyos about how to disappear completely…

We bring the space to life and have a dialogue with it – Shapers’ farewell in Budapest

“The work of Ex Nihilo starts with observation, rereading an intact space, listening to our intuitions, emotions, one or the other idea, moment, feeling.” An interview with Anne Le Batard.

Who is the man behind the remembrance stones? – interview with Gunter Demnig

“Although my stones can’t replace gravestones, people still can visit them” – Gunter Demnig recalls how the Stolpersteine became his essential life work.

This performance isn’t an end of the debate, it’s an exclamation mark – interview with Fruzsina Háda and Renáta Báder

“Living in the same village doesn’t mean us to hang out together around the clock. Rehearsing gives us good vibes, can’t be put into words how it feels to resonate, crying, grieving, laughing together, engulfed with sympathy comforting each other.” Renáta Báder and Fruzsina Háda speak about Live long, Regina!, an improvisational docudrama by the group SajátSzínház.

It’s always a good sign when language is on the move – interview with Kinga Tóth about her performance show

It’s not like a poem reciting event with background projection and music. For me, all these forms are equal and juxtaposed, I’m creating a “living text body” from their mixture. – Kinga Tóth is preparing for her performance show in the Trafó.

There are no rivals at this competition, only friends – interview with conductor Gábor Hollerung

The International Choral Celebration, held in Budapest from May 18 to 21, shows the most beautiful and engaging face of choral music.

Women and men on stage play roles, I went for the individual – interview with choreographer Andrea Mészöly

“I have a recurring dream where I’m roaming around in a house. I always discover new rooms, but somehow I am already aware of them before going in for the first time…” – Choreographer Andrea Mészöly reveals how the dream became a dance show on stage.

Baroque Soap Opera Reloaded

All three works contain references to moments in Wilhelmine’s life: the self-sacrificing, loving sister, the hysterical arguments between her parents, the tyrannical father forcing his daughter to marry, who even condemns his own son to death.

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