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.

I-opener: A call for empathy in times of ecological crisis

I-opener is a free immersive video installation that aims to cultivate a deeper sense of ecological awareness.

Best of 2021: Dora Endre’s list of movies +1

Dora Endre, Hungarian artist, brings us the best movies of the past year. The honourable mention is a US-American movie called Pig.

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.

Best of 2021: Dora Endre’s list of movies V.

Dora Endre, Hungarian artist, brings us the best movies of the past year. The fifth one is “Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In”.

Best of 2021: Dora Endre’s list of movies IV.

Dora Endre, Hungarian artist, brings us the best movies of the past year. The fourth one is “The Human Voice”.

Best of 2021: Dora Endre’s list of movies III.

Dora Endre, Hungarian artist, brings us the best movies of the past year. The third one is Riders of Justice.

A Barenboim family concert featuring Mozart

There are many ways to play Mozart, but for me one of the most authentic interpretations has always been the legendary Daniel Barenboim.

Best of 2021: Dora Endre’s list of movies II.

Dora Endre, Hungarian artist, brings us the best movies of the past year. The second one is a Greek movie called Apples.

Best of 2021: Dora Endre’s list of movies I.

Dora Endre, Hungarian artist, brings us the best movies of the past year. The first one is “Quo Vadis, Aida?”.

Ton Koopman comes with the mysterious Mass in B minor

“The most colourful work one can imagine” – says Ton Koopman who has an almost childlike enthusiasm for Bach’s art.

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”.

Kusturica brings a brutally awesome concert to the Müpa

Music has always played an important role in Kusturica’s films, but his relationship with music really took a serious turn later.

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.

María Pagés: flamenco is a genre for a lifetime

Let’s look a bit behind the scenes through the story of a world famous dancer, María Pagés. Soon at the Bartók Spring!

David Fray will play Beethoven in Budapest after 7 years

Some compare him to Glenn Gould, others contrast David Fray’s wild, life-affirming liberality with Gould’s precise, ascetic profundity.

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!

Bartók Spring comes with a Bosch exhibition and special premieres

Although we are just entering winter, Müpa Budapest is already preparing for its 2nd Bartók Spring International Art Weeks.

Csontvary painting sets record starting price at auction

Csontvary’s “Secret Island”, one of only a dozen or so paintings by the Hungarian master that is privately owned, is…

Duruflé – Bach – Szathmáry: hear the organ with 6,804 pipes!

Duruflé: “This Requiem is not an ethereal work. It reflects the anguish of man confronted with the mystery of his destiny.”

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.

Lucie Horsch: the new piece is a result of a past encounter in Budapest

Rising Stars: three-day festival and six concerts in the Müpa. We asked Dutch Lucie Horsch before the beginning of the adventure.

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