Budapest Performing Arts

Budapest Festival Orchestra (Budapesti Fesztiválzenekar)

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Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

World-renowned conductor Iván Fischer, who is still music director, formed the group with famed Hungarian conductor Zoltán Kocsis in 1983. The orchestra has won international accolades and is hands-down your best bet for classical music in Budapest. International soloists and conductors are often invited to perform with the orchestra. Its home base was previously Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, but since 2005 the orchestra has also performed regularly at the new Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in the Művészetek Palotája (Palace of the Arts), and they have monthly Sunday Chamber Music concerts in their rehearsal hall. Tickets can be purchased online or at several locations around Budapest, including Ticket Express and the Liszt Ferenc Academy.

Performing Art Information


District III, Selmeci utca 14–16, Budapest, Budapest, 1034, Hungary

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1-368–6626-BFO Rehearsal Hall; 1-489–4330-BFO Foundation


Performing Art Details:

  • 3000 Ft for Rehearsal Hall concerts

Published 01/10/2017


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