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January 24, 2017, 12:11 pm, News

BFO’s new ticketing system

Dear Music-lovers, To offer you a more seamless and complete service, the Budapest Festival Orchestra is switching to a new ticket vending platform from 1 February. During the two days preceding the switch, 30 and 31 January, temporary disruptions in service may occur from time to time. Thanks to the early launch in February, you […]

January 6, 2017, 8:57 am, News

Change of program

Dear Audience! We are sorry to announce that although Paavo Järvi was very much looking forward to his Budapest concerts, he cannot come to Hungary due to health reasons. The concerts of the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Müpa Budapest, on 12, 13 and 14 January will be conducted by the Finnish Pietari Inkinen. The program […]

November 6, 2016, 7:36 pm, News

Farewell to Zoltán Kocsis

With deep shock and sadness I heard the news that Zoltán Kocsis passed away. He was a musical giant, one of the rare geniuses. His impact on our whole generation is immeasurable. On behalf of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and myself, deeply moved I say  farewell to my co-founding partner, to a colleague of many […]

August 30, 2016, 12:40 pm, News

BFO at the Proms – listen to the entire concert!

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra gave an outstanding concert at the BBC Proms. You can listen to the entire program in the BBC.

Fischer Iván
August 17, 2016, 5:18 pm, News

Knight of Illumination Awards 2016 Theatre shortlist announced

The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) Theatre judging panel has announced its eagerly anticipated shortlist for this year’s ceremony, which will take place at London’s iconic Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Sunday 18th September. Our colleagues, Róbert Zentai and Gergő His are also on the shortlist.

June 10, 2016, 5:12 pm, News

BFO and Beethoven among the TOP 50

Gramophone just published a list of the 50 greatest Beethoven recordings and our Symphonies Nos 4 & 6 disc made it to the list. Read the critical review of Richard Osborne.

Beethoven_4. és 6. szimfónia
May 25, 2016, 10:51 am, News

Top 10 Mahler symphony recordings

Gramophone Magazine put together a top list out of the best Mahler-symphony CDs. BFO is also among the ten with Symphony No. 4. Read the critical review below!

Mahler Symphony No.4.
March 26, 2016, 5:00 pm, News

Iván Fischer’s Easter Triumph in France

Even with the headline, the Parisian newspaper Le Figaro was already waxing lyrical about the unrivalled success that the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and its conductor, Iván Fischer, met in France. (Népszava/Tibor Várkonyi)

Nagyzenekari hangverseny, Fischer Iván
November 2, 2015, 10:17 am, News


The duo of Erika Sebők on flute and Clément Noël on the English horn, the violin duo of Mária Gál-Tamási and Anikó Mózes, and István Kádár’s solo violin performance proved to be the best at the 2015 edition of the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s (BFO) Sándor Végh Competition.

October 1, 2015, 3:23 pm, News

List of the hottest Hungarian brands

According to the editorial staff at Forbes magazine, alongside various experts, Sziget is the hottest Hungarian brand, followed by Prezi and BP Clothing/BDPST. The Budapest Festival Orchestra also made it into the top 10.

Fischer Iván, Stiller Ákos