A Marathon from Brahms, Müpa Budapest and the BFO There are only five days to go before the music of Johannes Brahms fills Müpa Budapest. Have you ever heard all four symphonies of the giant of romantic composition played consecutively? Do you like surprises? Do you have the stomach for marathon amounts of music that […]
The first piano teacher of Richard Goode was the Hungarian Elvira Szigeti which might be one of the reasons for the fact that he loves playing for the Hungarian audience so much. When he first met Iván Fischer they felt instant rapport and this harmony between them is still alive. Read our interview with Richard Goode and meet at our concerts on 27, 28 and 29 January, Müpa Budapest!
For the Norwegian cellist, Truls Mørk there are no technical boundaries: he plays expressively and severely with inspiring inner tension. Some years ago he suffered from an illness which paralysed half of his body, but he got back and some say that now he plays even better. Read the interview of Fidelio with him!
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 […]
Imagine that you are in Estonia, walking by a window of a family house. All of a sudden, you realise that some Bartók music is played in the living room. Or Kodály. The internationally acknowledged conductor, Paavo Järvi was brought up in a way that the closeness of Hungarian music was absolutely natural for him. He is leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra on 12, 13, 14 January, Müpa Budapest. Read an interview with the Estonian conductor.
Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra want to play in every abandoned synagogue in Hungary. Daniel Barenboim joined them for a memorable fundraiser. The music critic of The Observer had the chance to participate in the concert and published a report about our initiative and the concert itself, saying: “Free from any symphonic boundaries, this remarkable orchestra must also be the world’s most versatile.”
A concert by the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) has made it into The Daily Telegraph’s top 30 artistic highlights of 2016, as compiled by the critics. This in a week when the BFO also found great success in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls. Even the normally conservative and critical audiences at the Vienna Musikverein and the Frankfurt Alte Oper gave the orchestra, and soloist Leonidas Kavakos, a standing ovation.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra had a busy week. On Thursday, they performed a fund-raising concert with Daniel Barenboim as soloist, while on the next day, they presented the first of a four-concert series with the thought-provoking combination of compositions by Franz Schubert and Béla Bartók. Critical review, Zoltán Szabó, Bachtrack.
He learned almost everything from his Hungarian teacher, Ferenc Rados. The Greek violin virtuoso? Leonidas Kavakos is coming to Hungary to play together with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. We were talking about the humour and genious of Béla Bartók and the unbeliavable musical talents of Hungary. Interview.
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 […]