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Müpa Budapest is one of Hungary’s best known cultural brands and one of its most modern cultural institutions. It brings together the many and varied disciplines of the arts in unique fashion by providing a home for classical, contemporary, popular and world music, not to mention jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, dance, literature and film. The venue known to Hungarians simply as Müpa opened its doors in 2005 to offer cultural events of the highest quality for diverse audiences.

Müpa Budapest is one of Hungary’s best known cultural brands and one of its most modern cultural institutions. It brings together the many and varied disciplines of the arts in unique fashion by providing a home for classical, contemporary, popular and world music, not to mention jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, dance, literature and film. The venue known to Hungarians simply as Müpa opened its doors in 2005 to offer cultural events of the highest quality for diverse audiences.

8th March 2018

Rodica Vica, considered one of the most dynamic coloratura sopranos of her generation, makes her debut as part of the Early Music Festival of Müpa in a concert performance featuring the music of Lully, Charpentier and Rameau. On the day of the concert Rodica Vica will also take part in a panel discussion where she will discuss the programme and sing for the audience.

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Palyizsofia Urhatnampolgarok
8th March 2018

Rodica Vica, considered one of the most dynamic coloratura sopranos of her generation, makes her debut as part of the Early Music Festival of Müpa in a concert performance featuring the music of Lully, Charpentier and Rameau. On the day of the concert Rodica Vica will also take part in a panel discussion where she will discuss the programme and sing for the audience.

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9th April 2018

Soloists of the Neue Oper Wien – Rebecca Blanz, Savva Tikhonov, Johannes Schwendinger – perform Leonard Bernstein’s last work for the stage, A Quiet Place in the 2018 celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. As part of a partnership between Müpa Budapest and Neue Oper Wien in the Budapest Spring Festival, the project also includes open rehearsals for Music Academy students and panel discussions to bring audiences and artists closer together.

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Posztos Janos
9th April 2018

Soloists of the Neue Oper Wien – Rebecca Blanz, Savva Tikhonov, Johannes Schwendinger – perform Leonard Bernstein’s last work for the stage, A Quiet Place in the 2018 celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. As part of a partnership between Müpa Budapest and Neue Oper Wien in the Budapest Spring Festival, the project also includes open rehearsals for Music Academy students and panel discussions to bring audiences and artists closer together.

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21st April 2018

Students of Munich’s Theaterakademie August Everding perform Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Artaserse, whose male lead (Arbace) was first sung by Farinelli at its premiere in 1730. With a dramaturgy designed especially for the company’s capabilities, the project will be presented as part of the Budapest Spring Festival together with open rehearsals for Music Academy students and panel discussions bringing audiences and artists together.

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Palyi Zsofia
21st April 2018

Students of Munich’s Theaterakademie August Everding perform Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Artaserse, whose male lead (Arbace) was first sung by Farinelli at its premiere in 1730. With a dramaturgy designed especially for the company’s capabilities, the project will be presented as part of the Budapest Spring Festival together with open rehearsals for Music Academy students and panel discussions bringing audiences and artists together.

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10th June 2018

Austrian tenor Franz Gürtelschmied launched his career at the 2014 Salzburg Festival and in this concert makes his debut at Müpa in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman as part of Müpa’s renowned Wagner-days festival. Gürtelschmied will be central to publicity for this event, taking part in interviews designed to introduce him to local audiences.

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Mr. Gábor Kotschy
10th June 2018

Austrian tenor Franz Gürtelschmied launched his career at the 2014 Salzburg Festival and in this concert makes his debut at Müpa in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman as part of Müpa’s renowned Wagner-days festival. Gürtelschmied will be central to publicity for this event, taking part in interviews designed to introduce him to local audiences.

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9th October 2018

Filip Presseisen, Polish organist and improviser performs new music for the German film Der letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) written by, and alongside, the French composer and pianist Karol Beffer. Presseisen graduated from the University of Music in Warsaw and in 2016 received a special award in the International Organ Competition ION in Nuremberg for the best interpretation of organ repertoire played on historical organs. Presented as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Festival, Filip Presseisen will also perform and introduce the art of improvisation in a series called “OrganExpedition” for students and concert audiences.

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Posztos Janos
9th October 2018

Filip Presseisen, Polish organist and improviser performs new music for the German film Der letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) written by, and alongside, the French composer and pianist Karol Beffer. Presseisen graduated from the University of Music in Warsaw and in 2016 received a special award in the International Organ Competition ION in Nuremberg for the best interpretation of organ repertoire played on historical organs. Presented as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Festival, Filip Presseisen will also perform and introduce the art of improvisation in a series called “OrganExpedition” for students and concert audiences.

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4th November 2018

Violinist Mohamed Hiber, former student of the Conservatoire de Paris and Queen Sofia College of Music, and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara, graduate of the Cutis Institute in Philadelphia take to the stage in a concert featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’s Piano Concerto in B major. In this concert as part of the ‘Discoveries’ series, both artists will take part in a pre-concert introductory discussion with the audience and on the morning of the performance also present a free concert to children.

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KOTSCHY Gabor
4th November 2018

Violinist Mohamed Hiber, former student of the Conservatoire de Paris and Queen Sofia College of Music, and pianist Pallavi Mahidhara, graduate of the Cutis Institute in Philadelphia take to the stage in a concert featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Brahms’s Piano Concerto in B major. In this concert as part of the ‘Discoveries’ series, both artists will take part in a pre-concert introductory discussion with the audience and on the morning of the performance also present a free concert to children.

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23rd November 2018

Prize-winning harpist Anaïs Gaudemard performs a reciprocal of classic and contemporary music for the harp, including Rameau, Debussy and Nighthawks, a new work by French composer Camille Pépin inspired by the American realist painter Edward Hopper. As part of ECHO Rising Stars Gaudemard embarks on a recital tour, introducing her to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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23rd November 2018

Prize-winning harpist Anaïs Gaudemard performs a reciprocal of classic and contemporary music for the harp, including Rameau, Debussy and Nighthawks, a new work by French composer Camille Pépin inspired by the American realist painter Edward Hopper. As part of ECHO Rising Stars Gaudemard embarks on a recital tour, introducing her to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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24th November 2018

The Amatis Trio take to the stage at Müpa for a programme of Shostakovich, Ravel and a new commission from Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, drawing inspiration from art and landscape. The Amatis Piano Trio was founded in 2014 and has performed in many prestigious festivals including Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival and Janine Jansen’s Utrecht Chamber Music Festival. As part of ECHO Rising Stars the trio embarks on a recital tour, introducing them to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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24th November 2018

The Amatis Trio take to the stage at Müpa for a programme of Shostakovich, Ravel and a new commission from Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi, drawing inspiration from art and landscape. The Amatis Piano Trio was founded in 2014 and has performed in many prestigious festivals including Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival and Janine Jansen’s Utrecht Chamber Music Festival. As part of ECHO Rising Stars the trio embarks on a recital tour, introducing them to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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25th November 2018

Cellis Kian Soltani has garnered critical acclaim since winning the International Paulo Cello Competition aged 21 and performing as part of a piano trio with Daniel and Michael Barenboim. In this Müpa recital the cellist will perform a recital of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Soul-Searching, a new commission from the Austrian jazz pianist David Helbock. As part of ECHO Rising Stars Soltani embarks on a recital tour, introducing him to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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Juventino Mateo
25th November 2018

Cellis Kian Soltani has garnered critical acclaim since winning the International Paulo Cello Competition aged 21 and performing as part of a piano trio with Daniel and Michael Barenboim. In this Müpa recital the cellist will perform a recital of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Soul-Searching, a new commission from the Austrian jazz pianist David Helbock. As part of ECHO Rising Stars Soltani embarks on a recital tour, introducing him to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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24th February 2019

Tomoki Sakata makes his debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 with the Szeged Symphony Orchestra. Sakata has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist worldwide and takes this opportunity to showcase his reputation to a European audience. Audiences at Müpa will have the opportunity to attend a pre-concert Preludium event and get to know Sakata more closely. He will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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Hideki Namai
24th February 2019

Tomoki Sakata makes his debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 with the Szeged Symphony Orchestra. Sakata has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist worldwide and takes this opportunity to showcase his reputation to a European audience. Audiences at Müpa will have the opportunity to attend a pre-concert Preludium event and get to know Sakata more closely. He will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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28th April 2019

Spanish pianist Martín García García makes his debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing Prokofiev’s ever-popular Piano Concerto no. 3 with the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra. García is the winner of national and international piano competitions and takes this opportunity to showcase his reputation to a European audience. Audiences at Müpa will have the opportunity to attend a pre-concert Preludium event and get to know García more closely. He will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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Tamas Rethey-Prikkel
28th April 2019

Spanish pianist Martín García García makes his debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing Prokofiev’s ever-popular Piano Concerto no. 3 with the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra. García is the winner of national and international piano competitions and takes this opportunity to showcase his reputation to a European audience. Audiences at Müpa will have the opportunity to attend a pre-concert Preludium event and get to know García more closely. He will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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29th September 2019

Talented pianist Xinyuan Wang makes his debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing concerto repertoire with a symphony orchestra. Audiences will have the opportunity to meet Wang in person at a Preludium event designed to showcase his personality and the history behind the repertoire. Wang will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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29th September 2019

Talented pianist Xinyuan Wang makes his debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing concerto repertoire with a symphony orchestra. Audiences will have the opportunity to meet Wang in person at a Preludium event designed to showcase his personality and the history behind the repertoire. Wang will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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8th November 2019

Trumpeter Simon Höfele, BBC New Generation Artist and ECHO Rising Star, takes to the stage at Müpa as part of the hall’s Rising Stars Festival. As part of his recital Höfele will take the opportunity to engage with local audiences through post-performance question-and-answer sessions and lead masterclasses for the Music Academy of Budapest and other local music conservatoires.

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Sebastian Heck
8th November 2019

Trumpeter Simon Höfele, BBC New Generation Artist and ECHO Rising Star, takes to the stage at Müpa as part of the hall’s Rising Stars Festival. As part of his recital Höfele will take the opportunity to engage with local audiences through post-performance question-and-answer sessions and lead masterclasses for the Music Academy of Budapest and other local music conservatoires.

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9th November 2019

The Goldmund Quartet, with a growing reputation as one of the most exciting young European string quartets, perform at Müpa as part of the hall’s Rising Stars Festival. As part of their recital the quartet will take the opportunity to engage with local audiences through post-performance question-and-answer sessions and lead masterclasses for the Music Academy of Budapest and other local music conservatoires.

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Nicolai Lund
9th November 2019

The Goldmund Quartet, with a growing reputation as one of the most exciting young European string quartets, perform at Müpa as part of the hall’s Rising Stars Festival. As part of their recital the quartet will take the opportunity to engage with local audiences through post-performance question-and-answer sessions and lead masterclasses for the Music Academy of Budapest and other local music conservatoires.

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24th November 2019

Clarinetist Annelien Van Wauwe, one of the most promising artists of her generation, makes her debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing repertoire selected to demonstrate the talent and technique already gathering critical acclaim. Van Wauwe will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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Christian Ruvolo
24th November 2019

Clarinetist Annelien Van Wauwe, one of the most promising artists of her generation, makes her debut in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall with a concert in the Discoveries concert series, performing repertoire selected to demonstrate the talent and technique already gathering critical acclaim. Van Wauwe will also take part in a concert for students at local schools.

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