A Thursday: You Have One Hour

The new Indian thriller by Behzad Khambata (Blank) brings a shocking, sensitive and highly original concept to the screen.

Leave No Traces: How Far Would You Go for a Friend?

Leave No Traces: Cold War fear meets macro-scale espionage, investigative journalism and micro-level, personal stories.

What is your Book of REB? – About ‘Prisoners of Beliefs’ by Richard Roe

In Prisoners of Beliefs, both the storyline and the cast of characters help us to delve into burning issues of our global society.

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.

Youssou N’Dour: In Africa, music is never just entertainment

Youssou D’Nour – his outstanding vocal ability is combined with a natural ease that adds to the brilliance of his productions.

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’.

Ilona Prunyi gives special concert with three younger colleagues

Ilona Prunyi plays piano trios with Barnabás Kelemen and László Fenyő, and two-piano pieces with Gábor Farkas.

King Pomádé: György Ránki’s children’s opera is a parody of power

Ránki originally wrote King Pomádé as a children’s radio opera in 1950, and three years later adapted it into a full-length stage work.

Liszt Fest: stars from Plácido Domingo to Víkingur Ólafsson

The outstanding quality, diversity of genres and richness of form that characterise Liszt’s oeuvre are fundamental to the Liszt Fest.

The Face in the Mirror: two men fall in love with the female clone

Face in the Mirror turns our image of the world upside down: the clone is more human than the person coming from a mother’s womb.

Everyone should read Bergen Waltz

The deterrent force of trauma gets weaker and weaker, and suddenly the Bergen-Belsen experiences burst out of BIG.

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.

Metropole Orkest: Arakatak – music of hope and joy

The Metropole Orkest, a vibrant, experimental and ever-renewing Dutch orchestra, will open the Bridging Europe Festival.

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.

The Lost City: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

The Lost City is one of the most enjoyable cocktail comedies of this year. Not perfect – but never loses charm and pace.

Eating Our Way to Extinction: “I’m a Vegetarian and Pigs Are People Too”

Eating Our Way to Extinction uses intriguing examples, well-grounded information and experiments much with genre and form.

Kings of Convenience: honest music about desire and love

The secret to the success of indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience is their unparalleled clarity of sound and unpretentious sentimentality.

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.

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