Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace

Events

3rd Cinemira International Children’s Film Festival
National Dance Theatre
5th April, 2020 10.00 am
3rd Cinemira International Children’s Film Festival

Every year, countless excellent films are made for children, but only a few of them can be seen in cinemas or on television. The mission of the Cinemira International Children’s Film Festival is to present its audience with prime family films...

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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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Amadinda Percussion Group
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
5th April, 2020 11.00 am
Amadinda Percussion Group

At a concert that showcases the most diverse trends in modern percussion music, Amadinda Percussion Group presents a variety of languages and styles, from traditional music to American minimalism, from pieces inspired by jazz or Indian music to...

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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’s Percussion Recital
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 4.30 pm
Kai Strobel’s Percussion Recital

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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Makoto Ozone (piano) and Richárd Szaniszló (vibraphone) in Concert
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
5th April, 2020 6.15 pm
Makoto Ozone (piano) and Richárd Szaniszló (vibraphone) in Concert

Richárd Szaniszló, whose principal instrument is the vibraphone, completed his studies in Szeged in 2000. Ever since he started playing he has been interested in contemporary music and jazz, and while still a student, he wrote compositions that...

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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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Charlie
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
5th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Charlie

As the lead singer of Decca, Olympia and Generál, Charlie was a major figure of the heroic age of Hungarian beat music and rock, who also toured internationally with Afriaca and Pannónia Express. In the 1980s, there was a fair chance you had to go...

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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...

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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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The Gala Show of the Hungarian Dance Academy
National Dance Theatre — Main Auditorium
7th April, 2020 7.00 pm
The Gala Show of the Hungarian Dance Academy

The Hungarian University of Dance (formerly State Ballet Institute) celebrates its 70th anniversary. The first part of the gala show will be the Hungarian premiere of Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, presented by the graduating ballet dancers,...

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

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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,...

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Auer Trio
Óbudai Társaskör
8th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Auer Trio

On this evening, Auer Trio will perform three Romantic compositions for chamber ensemble. It will be a roller coaster ride of emotions that leads through a wide spectrum of moods. The first piece of the programme is Rachmaninoff’s Elegiac...

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