After a break of nearly three years, Kelemen Quartet takes to the stage in a new form, though Barnabás Kelemen and Katalin Kokas did not turn their backs on the genre in recent times. They formed ad hoc ensembles with such great musicians as Vilde Frang (Norway), Nicolas Altstaedt (Germany), Mon Puo Lee (Taiwan) and Dmitry Smirnov (Russia). As they now join forces with Greek violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha and British cellist Vashti Mimosa Hunter, they have their eyes set on long-term colla...boration, as is evident from their intent to perform all of Bartók's string quartets at two concerts.
"The six quartets are the essence of Bartók's œuvre,” with the form playing the same role for him as for "Beethoven or Haydn. And I live here, in the context in which these works originated, and Bartók's music is indeed my mother tongue,” said Barnabás Kelemen a few years ago.
We would like to draw the attention of our audience to that the current pandemic regulations may also affect the online program of the Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks, the program and the dates of the events may change. For the most recent information, please visit our website and social media channels.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
We wish to inform you that in the event that Müpa Budapest's underground garage and outdoor car park are operating at full capacity, it is advisable to plan for increased waiting times when you arrive. In order to avoid this, we recommend that you depart for our events in time, so that you you can find the ideal parking spot quickly and smoothly and arrive for our performance in comfort. 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.
Safe ticket purchase
Dear Visitors, please note that only tickets purchased from the Müpa website and official ticket offices are guaranteed to be valid. To avoid possible inconvenience, we suggest buying tickets to our performances and concerts via the mupa.hu website, the Interticket national network (jegy.hu) or at our official ticket offices.