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The cultural stepping stone between Europe and the Middle East, Istanbul, with its stunning Byzantine architecture, continues to entrance visitors. Founded in 1973, the Istanbul Music Festival originally began as a classical music festival, but has expanded its horizons.
“If you haven’t heard Notations your life isn’t complete.” Ruth Mackenzie is clearly passionate about the music of Pierre Boulez, and in her new capacity as Artistic Director of the Holland Festival she is in the perfect position to share that passion.
FOCUS ON BUDAPEST
From delectable strudels to fine Hungarian dining in opulent surroundings to improbable fusions of Italian and Jewish cooking, Budapest will tempt every palate. The city's famous "Ruin bars", spas and clubs are just some of a thousand places to relax or have fun.
Antonii Baryshevskyi, winner of the Arthur Rubenstein Compeition, made an impressive Wigmore Hall debut in a performance which combined pristine technical facility and consummate musicality in a challenging and highly varied programme.
SIBELIUS AND NIELSEN
An overview of Sibelius' first two symphonies from the perspective of an orchestral violinist.