If a street festival can sell out, BALKAN:NOW did. For three days, more than 7000 visitors danced, sang and connected with the diverse musicality of the region in Veszprém.
During the week of our Halftime event, we hosted a delegation of 27 people from Veszprém’s twin city Tartu, and the South Estonia region.
The FOCUS on You talent program aims to support young classical musicians and composers in their journey within the world of classical music by providing practical knowledge for a successful musical career.
Maestro Riccardo Frizza is back to Budapest for his second season as the leading conductor of Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
David Philip Hefti was awarded the Composer Award 2023 of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).
Grzegorz Chojnowski (Radio Wrocław Kultura) talks with Giovanni Antonini, Artistic Director of the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans.
The Máv Symphony Orchestra opened their season on 21 September; Gergely Vajda was honored at the Budapest Music Center on 15 September.
For the Várfok Gallery’s second round of collaborative efforts for musicians to align their inspirations with visual art, four composers and six instrumentalists produced musical reflections on paintings by Endre Rozsda.
“G for Gustav, F for Frankreich, and K for Karajan!” instructed maestro Alain Altinoglu as he conducted a ‘symphonic mob’ rehearsal in the middle of a lovely park in Bad Kissingen, a spa town in Bavaria.
“I have a memory from the time before I was born,” writes Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst. That memory was filled with songs by Scarlatti and Purcell.
A curiously forgotten and fairly prolific Baroque composer, Johann David Heinichen, was a contemporary of Bach; and like him, arose from St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.
On January 27th, 2023, Sony releases the second album of the Italo-Ukrainian violinist Anastasiya Petryshak.
For her debut album, violinist Veronika Eberle revisits a work that has endured more than two centuries, and shares a fresh interpretation featuring new cadenzas by composer Jörg Widmann.
22-year-old German pianist Robert Neumann, ICMA Discovery Award winner 2017, has won the 2023 Audition of the New York Concert Artists & Associates.
In Veszprém, the European Capital of Culture, on 7-9 September, BALKAN:MOST will present the most comprehensive overview of contemporary Balkan music to date.
On 28 August, the 2nd Zoltán Kodály International Music Competition concluded with a Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony at the Kölcsey Centre in Debrecen.
The 16-year-old Austrian violinist Leonhard Baumgartner, Discovery Award winner of the ICMA, has received the Zoltan Kodaly Prize at the International Summer Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Peter Gabriel and Sting’s favourite drummer Manu Katché and nu jazz emblematic trumpeter Erik Truffaz will perform at the Veszprém Jazz Festival.
On 26 and 27 August, the 2nd Zoltán Kodály International Music Competition continued in Debrecen with the third, all-decisive round, during which young conductors competed this time.
Join us for the thought-provoking webinar “Changing Times: Music (Education) Still Matters” for which we have gathered high-level experts from the field of music education and music practices.
On 26 and 27 August, the 2nd Zoltán Kodály International Music Competition will continue with the third round in Debrecen.
The second round starting at 2 p.m. on August 23 and 24 can be followed live on the Papageno platforms by clicking here.