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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
We offer great new benefits to supporters who play an active role in the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s latest campaign.
On 28 February, the Budapest Festival Orchestra performed Symphony No. 8 by Schubert and the Unfinished Symphony No. 9 by Bruckner at the Palace of Arts. According to the background story of the Schubert piece, the manuscript was lost and was only found in 1865, well after the composer’s death. It was then that the […]