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!

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.

What is the best music to fall asleep to?

Music can play an important role in reducing our daily anxiety, which is essential for improving sleep quality.

Vengerov: the instrument teaches you to play, not the other way round

Vengerov about music: “It has a healing power because it can help us learn something not only about music, but also about ourselves.”

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.

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.

Chick Corea composed this work shortly before his death

Chick Corea was scheduled to return to Müpa Budapest in November 2021, with a piece to celebrate the institution’s 15th anniversary.

Kornél Thomas: I’m gonna use Bernstein’s method

Kornél Thomas is conductor and composer. His work, conducted here by himself, is a prize-winner in the Müpa music competition.

Crazy About Jazz – Erika Náray and her special guests

The Müpa Budapest Crazy About Jazz series continues with its sixth season, in which a selection of people confess their passion for jazz.

The Power of Music – an essay by Nóra Fehér

From ancient Egyptian texts to scientifically based music therapy, the healing effect of music is part of our history, as Nóra Fehér shows.

Smetana – love, intrigue, travelling circus, beer

Bedrich Smetana was raised in the tradition of German music and only later returned to the inspiration of the Czech countryside.

Wayne Marshall and his music that crawls under our skin

Wayne Marshall doesn’t have to go far to find a variety of genres; he was involved in jazz, Broadway and church music all at the same time.

Laramie L. Bahr: One hasn’t really lived until they have faced and cheated death

Laramie L. Bahr discovered a true love for teaching, something he had done a great deal of as a soldier, but not on the same level.

Leader of The Krylov Trio is in love with Hungary

The fact that Krylov, Knyazev and Lugansky will perform together in chamber formation in Budapest is practically unprecedented.

Folk music celebration in the Müpa: 6 formations in 2 hours

Whatever the form and performance, folk music helps us to learn about and carry on our traditions and roots.folk

Béla Bartók at the bus stop ~ by Nóra Fehér

He was sitting cross-legged, grey and avuncular in a bus stop pavilion, smoking a cigarette. Béla Bartók at the bus stop…

Béla Zsoldos: there is always emotion in my pieces

The instruments Béla Zsoldos plays include classical percussive instruments, jazz vibraphone, percussion and drums.

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.

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.

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