Monthly Archives: January 2002

Cantata Profana – a Fresh Spring

Concert film by Zsolt Hamar and Zoltán Czigány on Duna Television. A fascinating concert film has been made of Béla Bartók's masterpiece from 1930, Cantata Profana, to be shown on Duna Television on Sunday evening at quartet to ten, as part of Hungarian Culture Day. We spoke Zsolt Hamar, who conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra, […]

National Philharmonic as a Public Benefit Company

The Government has decided that from January, the National Philharmonic Orchestra should operate within a new, more modern economic framework as a public benefit company. Thus since January the musicians have been working as employees, and the ensemble can operate under more flexible financial conditions, because as a public benefit company [Kht in Hungarian] it […]

The National Philharmonic Orchestra is also open to contemporary music

This evening, the National Philharmonic Orchestra will give a special concert at the Italian Institute with a programme comprising of 20th century composers. It will be conducted by the ensemble's music director, Zoltán Kocsis, and feature Swiss pianist Ueli Wiget and the Amadinda Percussion Ensemble. Zoltán Kocsis would like the National Philharmonic orchestra to master […]


INGRID FLITER performed for the second time in Budapest. ZOLTÁN KOCSIS, who discovered this young pianist for Hungarian audiences while a member of the jury of an international competition (Bolzano, 1998), had already invited the 28 year old Argentinean in February 2000 to perform the Prokofiev 3rd Concerto (in C major) with the National Philharmonic […]