Prokofiev Marathon: is piano a percussion instrument?!

Prokofiev Marathon in the Müpa! Meet the genius who sometimes composed 14 hours in a row and skipped meals for it…

Edina Szvoren: If I could play Purcell on peppers filled with water…

Edina Szvoren is a master of contemporary Hungarian short stories and one of the most original voices in Hungary.

Müpa New Year’s concert – with a surprise from Haydn!

The tradition of performing The Seasons at a New Year’s concert appears to go back a long way: the first performance happened in 1900.

Wonderful Nativity by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

This production was born from a mixture of peasant folklore and imagination, and was first performed at Müpa Budapest in 2018.

Arvo Pärt: Silence is when I am closest to God

My works are like my children – says Arvo Pärt. – I would never disown them, but am worried about some of the early pieces.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Barbra Streisand inspired me in singing and acting – says Orsi Kozma

We spoke to singer Orsi Kozma about Barbra Streisand, the relationship between acting and singing, and how they are preparing for the evening.

Béla Szalóky: Duke Ellington explored and pushed the boundaries of jazz

Duke Ellington composed in a very unique, personal way – says Béla Szalóky about his hero, subject of the Echoes of Ellington concert.

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…

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!

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