Conductor Gilbert Varga is a true globetrotter: there's hardly a corner of the world where he hasn't taken the podium. It was scarcely 20 years ago when John Adams won tremendous acclaim at the BBC Proms with his short piece, while Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto is one of the most exciting 20th century pieces of its genre. Prokofiev is his own continent - and a different world.
It is no accident that the two Romeo and Juliet suites are the Russian composer's most popular works, since they retell the timeless tale with both character and a unique voice. Although Gilbert Varga started out playing the same instrument as his father, the legendary violinist and conductor Tibor Varga, his promising career as a soloist was cut short by an accident. This led him to the conductor's podium, where he has pursued a career of nearly unrivalled variety: it has taken him to the... great American orchestras, to the Philharmonia Hungarica - which was joined on its first tour of Hungary by Yehudi Menuhin - and all the way to Taiwan, where he remains music director today. Kristóf Baráti is one of the most sought-after violinists of our time, making him yet another world traveller.
"The experience of flow is perhaps the most important feeling that can emerge while performing a musical work, both for the performer and for the listeners. […] I don't think any other branch of the arts is capable of creating such a direct connection between people, and this is probably why it has such a magical effect on people.” (Kristóf Baráti)
Presented by: Pannon Philharmonic
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.
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.
Safe ticket purchase
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