Carlo Montanaro has been a recurring guest with the Hungarian National Philharmonic for some years. Discovered by Zubin Mehta, he launched his career in 2001 when he appeared at the helm of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He went on to became a sought-after opera conductor and a dedicated interpreter of the symphonic repertoire, and the Romantic period in particular. At this concert, he will be conducting two emblematic pieces by one of the greatest Czech conductors. Along with the endlessly engaging New World Symphony, the Müpa Budapest audience will get to enjoy the lively flow of melodies of Dvořák's cello concerto featuring a soloist who is also already familiar to them. Franco-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is an outstanding musician of his generation: his 2010 concert with Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic at the Lucerne Festival fell like a "thunderclap” on the international music world. Since then, he has worked together with such renowned conductors as Roger Norrington, Neville Marriner and Vladimir Ashkenazy. In 2012, Gidon Kremer named him his successor at the head of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, and he took over the baton from Ádám Fischer to serve as music director of the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic two years later.
Presented by: Hungarian National Philharmonic
The Müpa Budapest underground garage gates will be operated by an automatic number plate recognition system. Parking is free of charge for visitors with tickets to any of our paid performances on that given day. The detailed parking policy of Müpa Budapest is available here.
Refreshments – Without the Queue
Thanks to our new catering service at the Átrium Snack Bar, you can forget about waiting in line during intermissions for some refreshments and get your order prepped especially for you by the time the intermission actually starts. Find out more about pre-ordering here.