European and international impact at the Spring Festival

Budapest is part of Europe’s cultural bloodstream: it is in dialogue with international art and makes its own tangible and timeless value propositions. The Spring Festival brings together international stars and young artists to shape the cultural profile of this exceptional European metropolis.

From Sapporo to Óbudai Társaskör [Óbuda Society]. Miklós Perényi’s talented Japanese pupil, Yuya Mizuno, started playing music at the age of six and won several international competitions on his way from Sapporo to Budapest. On 2 May, the cellist will perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Brahms, Ligeti and Otaka. Kaisei Mizuno’s piano concert will include works by Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Franz Liszt and Zoltán Kodály, as well as works by Kozaburo Hirai, a prominent composer of modern Japanese music, performed by the Japanese student of the Liszt Academy on 5 May. You can meet the young talents at Óbudai Társaskör.

On 9 May, Europe Day, Gergely Dubóczky and the Budapest Sound Collective will perform a concert entitled Star Clocks at the House of Music Hungary. The young and dynamic group will perform three works that reflect the European spirit at the highest levels.

Jezzfest Budapest invites everyone to a true jazz celebration between 27 April and 12 May, which may attract worldwide attention and put Budapest back on the world map of music. More than 200 artists, including students and the greats of the genre, different generations and bands will celebrate jazz in clubs and open-air concerts across the city.

Jezzfest Budapest

In addition to musical events, STEREO AKT invites the audience to take a theatre walk in the former tobacco factory of Kőbányai Street on four dates in May where we will explore the past with our team of actors, singers and concerned civil participants at the event Colony – Refugees’ Stories.

Colony – Escape Stories

For more events and activities inspired by #eufactor please check out the filter of the festiwalk path on the website.