Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace

Events

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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Valentin Magyar (piano) and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra
Hungarian National Museum — Díszterem
8th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Valentin Magyar (piano) and Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra

Mihály Mosonyi, an outstanding figure of Hungarian music in the 19th century earned praise from such contemporaries as Ferenc Liszt and Richard Wagner. Also an organizer of musical life with a lasting heritage, he died 150 years ago, in 1870, at the...

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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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Vincent Peirani Trio: Jokers
Budapest Music Center — Opus Jazz Club
8th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Vincent Peirani Trio: Jokers

From duo to quintet, Vincent Peirani has played in the most diverse forms of musical collaboration. The trio format he brings to Budapest is nonetheless new territory for him. In this band, which he formed with Italian guitarist Federico Casagrande...

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What the France? – French Night
Akvárium Klub — Main HALL
9th April, 2020 6.00 pm
What the France? – French Night

Though music knows no boundaries, performers who sing in a language other than English come to Hungary less frequently. So it is high time we heard what rock and roll feels like in French, and three bands will be happy to oblige at Akvárium Klub....

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Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) in Concert
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
9th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) in Concert

For their programme, Barnabás Kelemen and Péter Nagy selected some of the greatest pieces from the literature of the sonata, Beethoven’s works for violin and piano. In contrast to the piano sonatas, the string quartets or the symphonies,...

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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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Desired Beauty
Hungarian National Gallery
10th April, 2020 10.00 am
Desired Beauty

In the middle of the 19th century, certain young, rebellious artists in Great Britain began to imitate the style of early Renaissance painting, which constituted a radical break with the dominant trends of the period. Using brilliant colours and...

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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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Baroque Modification
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
10th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Baroque Modification

The baroque violin meets digital technology and laser. Iskandar Widjaja, a charismatic violinist, and Bernhard Rasinger, an Austrian musician and visual artist make masterpieces of the baroque period as well as sounds produced by a modular...

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