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Festival: Festival Academy Budapest

Festival Academy Budapest

August 20th – 30th, 2020

The Festival Academy Budapest chamber festival is brought to life by Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen. During the concerts, masterclasses and lectures at the Liszt Ferenc Academy, the audience will have the chance to meet the thirty internationally renowned artists. The 2nd Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition will be part of the Festival Academy and the president of the distinguished jury will be the legendary violinist and former Ilona Fehér student Shlomo Mintz.

“The Poetry of Attractions” is the motto for this year’s Festival Academy, with three composers – Tímea Dragony, Zoltán Kovács and Péter Zombola – writing music for the poems of Melinda Fellegi. These compositions will be premiered at the Festival Academy, alongside the publication of the first volume of Fellegi's poetry.

Unique formations of star soloists will grace the stage during the evening concerts. Late afternoon dress rehearsals in the Solti Hall, where the evening concerts also take place, will be open to the public.

Masterclasses will be held during the day, and we welcome students who study violin, viola, cello, double-bass, piano, flute, oboe, bassoon, trumpet or singing in music schools, secondary schools and universities across the world. Some stars are also giving lectures about their favourite masterpieces or music making in general.

In the Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition, Hungary’s first international youth violin competition with different age groups, violinists under 18 will be able to show their skills.

On the Europa Boat, José Gallardo and Barnabás Kelemen will play tangos in addition to classical masterpieces, and the collaboration between the InFusion Trio and a string quartet will be a fusion between retro-minimalist and pop.

The festival welcomes the application of musicians who regularly play chamber music outside of their actual profession, and who wish to learn from the festival’s performers: masterclasses are available to them as well, and they can also perform at their own matinee concert during the festival.

The Festival Academy vows to rediscover the roots of chamber music, an art which allows us to experience the full spectrum of human emotions.


For full information visit the Festival Academy Budapest website.

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