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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)

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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
February 12, 2015, 9:28 pm, News

It’s worth belonging to the BFO family

We offer great new benefits to supporters who play an active role in the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s latest campaign.

July 2, 2014, 11:16 am, News

Unfinished, but living

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 […]

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June 26, 2014, 5:05 pm, News

BFO community concerts continue

Recent times have clearly proved that the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s community projects are needed both in Budapest and around the country, therefore the orchestra will continue the free concert series between 10 and 16 November, this time including children programmes as well. The orchestra plans to give community concerts at as many provincial venues as possible, enabling local people to become familiar with the magic of live music.

June 19, 2014, 11:50 am, News


In collaboration with Rabbi Slomó Köves, the Budapest Festival Orchestra has launched a new community programme series in abandoned synagogues in Hungary in order to raise awareness of Jewish heritage and to educate local communities of the diversity that was once prevalent throughout Hungary.

June 16, 2014, 11:48 am, News

Where music sounds the most beautiful

As part of its community programmes, the Budapest Festival Orchestra visited three Hungarian churches, over and above the synagogues and homes for the elderly, to make a gift of music for the lovers of Baroque and those who find it difficult to visit a concert hall. The churches were filled to capacity on each occasion, and thus the music of Bach could touch almost a thousand souls.

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June 13, 2014, 12:23 pm, News

Where music cures

The notion that “music belongs to everyone” is not an empty slogan with the Budapest Festival Orchestra but a specific goal. The BFO often performs outside the concert hall so that as many people as possible can hear one of the world’s leading orchestras at a live event, including those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy our performances.