Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace

Events

Body Image
Kiscelli Múzeum
3rd April, 2020 6.00 pm
Body Image

Each year, Budapest Photo Festival concentrates on a different classical theme of image-making, and 2020 will be dedicated to exploring how contemporary photography relates to the problems of representing the human body. Throughout the ages, our...

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Félix Lajkó and the Ballet Company of Győr
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
3rd April, 2020 7.30 pm
Félix Lajkó and the Ballet Company of Győr

A masterpiece of 19th-century Romantic ballet, Giselle established a style and its popularity is unabated. The title role is every ballerina’s dream. The piece, which had its premiere in 1841, conquered the world with Adolphe Adam’s...

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Collegium Vocale Gent
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent, the world-famous Belgian ensemble that was formed half a century ago, and its founding conductor, Philippe Herreweghe, are best known for the performance of baroque music. It is probably no exaggeration that the sound they...

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Marcell Szabó’s Piano Recital
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Marcell Szabó’s Piano Recital

Marcell Szabó presents characteristic situations and genre scenes at his piano recital, the works by Mussorgsky and Debussy will become points of departure for audio-visual associations in the strictest sense of the word. Marcell Szabó was a student...

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Ensemble Mandel
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ensemble Mandel

St Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century nun, was one of the most intriguing polymaths of her age. She was a natural scientist, composer, theologist, mystic and physician, whose written teachings made a serious impression on the world view of the...

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Percussion Day
Liszt Academy
5th April, 2020 11.00 am
Percussion Day

One of the most resounding successes of the 2012 Budapest Spring Festival was an all-day series of concerts with percussion in its focus, featuring Zoltán Kocsis, József Balog, Gábor Farkas, Fülöp Ránki, the Hungarian National Choir, Amadinda...

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Marianna Bednarska (percussion) and the Amadinda Percussion Group
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
5th April, 2020 11.00 am
Marianna Bednarska (percussion) and the Amadinda Percussion Group

The young Polish percussionist is equally active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She is a regular partner of some of the world’s most acknowledged performing artists at different international festivals. She started her musical...

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Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 12.30 pm
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble

Formed in 1993 by Ricardo Gallardo, Alfredo Bringas, Raúl Tudón and Miguel González, the Mexican quartet is one of the best ensembles of chamber music for percussion. They have garnered four Grammy nominations, including one for best classical...

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Third Coast Percussion
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
5th April, 2020 3.00 pm
Third Coast Percussion

Third Coast Percussion, the Chicago-based, Grammy Award-winning quartet has been giving concerts for fifteen years. With novel, captivating and surprising performances, they keep pushing the boundaries of the concert’s traditional form. Their...

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Kai Strobel in Concert
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 4.30 pm
Kai Strobel in Concert

Kai Strobel is one of the most versatile and most promising percussionists of his generation. As a soloist, he has performed with the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra, the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Asko...

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Closing Concert of the Percussion Day
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
5th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Closing Concert of the Percussion Day

With this large-scale concert, Concerto Budapest and their exceptionally talented guests offer a glimpse into the world of concertos for one or more percussion instruments with some of the genre’s most compelling works. The Polish Marianna...

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Yuya Mizuno’s Cello Recital
Pesti Vigadó — Northern Hall
6th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Yuya Mizuno’s Cello Recital

Yuya Mizuno was born in 1998, and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, where his professor was Sumiko Kurata, in 2019. He now studies at the Liszt Academy, with Miklós Perényi. In 2015 he won the first prize, as well as the audience...

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Joep Beving
A38 Ship — Concert Hall
6th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Joep Beving

One of the genre’s most liked artists, who boasts a vast number of online followers, Beving composes dreamy, melancholy, minimalist music, with the intention of reaching listeners in the most direct manner – with a universal dialect of...

#popular music

Magical Decorated Eggs
Duna Palota
7th April, 2020 6.00 pm
Magical Decorated Eggs

Trained as a mathematician, she devoted herself to this special form of art not only as a decorator, but also as the collector and classifier of patterns known in Hungarian-speaking areas. Her exhibitions feature about a thousand decorated eggs from...

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Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet) and the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
7th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet) and the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

World-famous trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov burst into the international music scene in the early 1990s. He has played with the greatest conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Mikhail Pletnev, Sakari Oramo, Jaap van Zweden, Valery...

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Slow Life
Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum
8th April, 2020 6.00 pm
Slow Life

The roots of the Slow Movement, which originally rose in protest of fast-food restaurants, and whose core document is Carl Honoré’s book, In Praise of Slow, go back to the 1980s. The Slow Budapest movement was initiated in 2012. This...

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GlasSpring
Tér-Kép Galéria
8th April, 2020 6.00 pm
GlasSpring

In 1996, the Hungarian Glass Art Society was founded with the aim of presenting the various branches of glass art to the public in a professional context, and of raising the art market’s awareness of glass. Glass art is marked by extraordinary...

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Hungarian National Dance Ensemble: The Faithless Wife – première
Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
8th April, 2020 7.00 pm
Hungarian National Dance Ensemble: The Faithless Wife – première

The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s latest production recounts a sad story, one of the most mysterious in the Hungarian literature of ballads, which portrays profound human emotions and ends in tragedy. It is the age-old story of the...

#dance #folk music, folk dance

Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
8th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The world-famous Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra celebrated the 40th anniversary of its foundation in 2019. The ensemble and its founding conductor bring to the Budapest Spring Festival one of the greatest compositions of Handel’s Italian period,...

#orchestral concerts

Tank and the Bangas
A38 Ship — Concert Hall
8th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Tank and the Bangas

The members of Tank and the Bangas met while jamming at an Orleans open mic event in 2011. The chemistry was instant, and soon the band was formed, which went on to conquer America. Their 2013 debut album was already released to the delight of a...

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Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
9th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

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György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) – Hungarian première
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
10th April, 2020 7.00 pm
György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) – Hungarian première

According to a critic, Kurtág’s Fin de partie is a loving farewell to 20th-century modernism. Based on Samuel Beckett’s drama, György Kurtág’s opera was premiered in Milan in November 2018. The Teatro alla Scala’s production...

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Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
10th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

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Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
11th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

#dance

Kristine Opolais Sings Arias
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Kristine Opolais Sings Arias

The Latvian Kristine Opolais is one of the brightest singer stars of the past decade, who sings at the world’s leading opera houses and has a penchant for Puccini. She has appeared at the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Teatro...

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Ji’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ji’s Piano Recital

The astonishingly talented pianist dazzled the audience of the 2019 Budapest Spring Festival with a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. A reviewer called the Korean pianist’s take on Bach “fresh, eccentric and intensive,...

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Accord Quartet
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Accord Quartet

Since its foundation in 2001, Accord Quartet has developed a repertoire diverse in genres and styles; in addition to the classical chamber music literature, the ensemble likes to test itself in a wide range of forms, from experimental opera to...

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