An orchestra musician is an artist, not an employee, and artists must be given the chance to take initiatives and to be creative. Only an orchestra of true artists - making music as a highly disciplined team - is able to realize the dreams of the composers and pass on an uplifting experience to the audience, touching all listeners deep in their heart. This is our aim for which the Budapest Festival Orchestra has been created.

Iván Fischer

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Online ticket purchase
 
Tickets for Mozart Marathon go on sale on November 7th  
Tickets for the Mozart Marathon to be held on February 26th, 2012, go on sale on November 7th. Tickets can be purchased on the website of the orchestra (www.bfz.hu), on the website www.jegymester.hu and at the secretariat of the BFO. For details and programme click on title.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 2011
 
 
The Bartók Piano Concertos
The Festival Orchestra under the baton of Iván Fischer will perform all three Bartók piano concertos on November 3rd, 4th and 6th in Budapest. The soloists are Dénes Várjon, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Zoltán Fejérvári. For details click on title.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 2011
 
 
Iván Fischer Wins Dutch 'Ovation' Award
The prestigious Dutch 'Ovation' Award goes every year to the best classical music concert held in the Netherlands. The recipient of this year's award is Iván Fischer for his Wagner-Bartók programme with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 2011
 
All-Russian Programme with David Zinman
American conductor David Zinman has returned after 17 years to the BFO to conduct an all-Russian programme with works by Liadov, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov on October 13th, 14th and 15th in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall. For details click on title.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 2011
 
 
HUF 4,2 million from one per cent of income tax
According to the information released by the Tax Revenue Office, in 2010 the Festival Orchestra received HUF 4,2 million as support coming from the one per cent of income tax tax payers are allowed to offer to non-profit organizations.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 2011
 
 
BFO to visit the US for the third time in 2011
At the end of October the BFO will visit the USA - for the third time in 2011. The tour will include two concerts in Carnegie Hall, two in Washington D.C. and one in Chicago, featuring all three Bartók piano concertos with András Schiff as soloist. For details click on title.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 October 2011
The Budapest Festival Orchestra confirmed the opinion of the international press - this ensemble is now truly among the world`s best. They are capable of working on a broad canvas - thinking strategically, in a sense - whilst at the same time highlighting the smallest details - working with tactical precision.
Budapest, Magyar Hírlap, November 28th 2000, Attila Retkes
 
Ministry of National Resources
Ministry of National Resources
the BFO's chief supporter
Municipality of Budapest
the BFO's principal supporter

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