A Grammy-awarded star on the phone: Kurt Elling and the SuperBlue

Kurt Elling recorded an exciting and experimental new album with three of his peers: Charlie Hunter, DJ Harrison, and Corey Fonville.

Transcendent experience of music: Alim Qasimov and Alireza Ghorbani

“To be a musician, you must have a true fire burning inside you” – says Alim Qasimov before his very first concert in Hungary.

Concert of inseparable Gotthard and Szebényi

Article: Győző Nagy Translation: Nóra FehérMihály Gotthard and Dani Szebényi are old “collaborators”. Ever since they met behind the scenes…

Marc Albrecht on the trail of lost works by restless geniuses

Marc Albrecht explained to me why is it important yet sometimes difficult to find not so well known works from older times.

Kady Diarra and the Spirit of Burkina – a concert you shouldn’t miss!

What role did her origins play in her career, and what is the newest album like with which Kady Diarra is currently touring?

Yellowjackets celebrates its 40th anniversary with an amazing party

Yellowjackets has seen – and survived – many changes in style and members, and now they are back for another round anniversary.

Arturo Sandoval, a trumpeter with a vibrant personality

Arturo Sandoval’s life is rich in stories and notes. His music is just as vibrant as it was decades ago. Hear it for yourself!

Ramón Vargas – a tenor who sings for special needs children

Ramón Vargas, Mexican-born star tenor, has been active for more than 35 years. He will give two concerts in Hungary soon.

Sergei Krylov from Witches’ Sabbath to a naughty folk song

“Sergei Krylov is one of the five greatest violinists of our time”, wrote Mstislav Rostropovich about him.

Song of the Earth: Mahler’s wonderful message about eternity

The Song of the Earth was written in the most difficult period in Mahler’s life and is based on a collection of ancient Chinese poems.

Sleepless: gloomy yet beautiful Péter Eötvös opera in the Müpa

Péter Eötvös adapted Jon Fosse’s Trilogy. The story of precarious couple Alida and Asle is childishly innocent yet deeply sinful…

Honorary Hungarian Uri Caine plays the Bartók Project with friends

Hungarian Project, which was introduced in the Trafó in 2006, has already made Uri Caine an honorary Hungarian.

Péter Eötvös: I ran away from Bartók’s works to avoid falling into repetition

For me the genre of opera is an absolute miracle – says Péter Eötvös before the premiere of his newest opera Sleepless.

Monsieur Bartók: The influence of Béla Bartók in contemporary jazz

Béla Bartók made a huge contribution to the evolution of jazz, helping it to get to where it is today after a journey of some 130 years.

We all use the falsetto register – interview with opera singer Anthony Roth Costanzo

Anthony Roth Costanzo will sing at Bartók Spring on 7 April. Now he reveals what contemporary opera changed his life…

Dániel Villányi: I pondered how my concert relates to the war

Dániel Villányi: “This sonata by Prokofiev, although it won a Stalin Prize, is in fact against the Stalinist regime…”

Dénes Várjon speaks beautifully about Bartók’s music

When I was a child, I had a very different image of Bartók, and that image has been imprinted on people in general – says the musician.

Ensemble Mini: club concerts if you don’t want to fight

Ensemble Mini, a formation by British conductor Joolz Gale, building upon Schönberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances.

Parade for the music of Boban Marković! – interview with Attila Egerházi

I have been planning to work with Boban Marković for a very long time, and now it is time – says Attila Egerházi.

Reorganised Robert Schumann songs tell a romantic story

Alexander Schmalcz not only reorchestrated Robert Schumann songs, but also created a new song cycle. Pure Romanticism!