“We are all related!” – A show featuring a Hungarian ethnomusicologist and Caucasian folk musicians

Gergely Agócs has been conducting research in the Caucasus for almost two decades. His new show Paternal Branch features former research participants.

Japanese lady found alternative ways that led to Hungarian composer – interview with Ryoko Aoki

After the concert, Toshio Hosokawa introduced me to Peter. He knew that I am Noh singer, he said “Please sing my piece Harakiri”.

Amazonas, carnivals, rainforests – a composer’s fabulous life in music

Heitor Villa-Lobos applies Johann Sebastian Bach’s characteristic harmonies and counterpoints to Brazilian folk music, and also honoures Mozart…

Jazz Spring welcomes three great female jazz musicians this year

Jane Monheit can thank Ella Fitzgerald, Ida Nielsen to Prince, and Tia Fuller to Beyoncé that their career had a great start.

Why do musicians fear Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3?

“Rachmaninoff composed this peace to do whatever he wanted with the instrument he dominated. It was a demonstration of possibilities.”

Constant, Real-time Composition

Naturally, people have expectations and prejudices regarding such a famous piece, but the final result works in a way similar to jazz standards…

The Far East Draws Near

To us, Tai Chi Chuan is not just a martial art, but a system of motion and composition made up of given movements in perfect harmony with nature…

Bauhaus: The Style We Have Never Known

There is no end to centennial walking tours, while countless exhibitions on the topic keep opening. But what is Hungary’s connection to this German school?

Free Music Under the Open Sky

Get ready to spend your early evenings in the heart of Budapest at the Akvárium Spring Terrace in the company of outstanding open air music.

Temperamento Ungherese

Italian composers admired Verdi so much that no one dared to come after him. But Leoncavallo’s piece cries out for a symphony orchestra version…

Bach’s Keyboards

The fact is that Bach’s music works well on any instrument, something the composer himself proved by writing these concerti…

Harmony that Can Fly

A refined band in its prime, who can be simultaneously meditative and powerfully sweeping, unshakably disciplined and dauntlessly playful.

A Land of Blood and Song

The overall picture is influenced by religious fault lines, with Catholic inhabitants at the western edge, and Orthodox and Muslims elsewhere.

Presenting All the Beauty of Vertical Dance

Strings will be important elements of the performance, both literally and metaphorically. We’d like the people in the audience to discover common threads…

The Everlasting Dance

He got his name from Sholem Aleichem, his fame from Fiddler on the Roof, but Tevye’s true creator was Eastern European history…

Bohemian Lace and Russian Frills

This year’s Jabot Festival, which makes the crucial second step towards creating a tradition, now presents us with many examples and tough nuts to crack…

He Comes, He Sees, He Conquers

Valery Gergiev arrives to this year’s Budapest Spring Festival with two productions – Iolantha and Cinderella -, giving three performances.

The Sherlock Holmes of Russian Opera

“The creation and later life of Khovanshchina surpasses even detective novels when it comes to mystery and adventure…” János Bojti and Mussorgsky.

Glittering like gold – five personalities, five special-themed concerts

We can expect a diverse programme, but the incredible quality links all five individual concerts together. Gold Standard series of the Pannon Philharmonics.

Budapest opens festival season in Europe – 39. Spring Festival launches on 5 April

“We are the Budapest Spring Festival”, says executive director Csaba Káel. Franz Liszt, Russian culture and the 100-year-old Bauhaus in the spotlight.

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