Festival Academy Budapest
This year, the concert series of Festival Academy Budapest (FAB) is going to take place between 20 and 30 August at the Liszt Academy, at BMC, at the Hungarian Heritage House and at other venues. The two artistic directors of the festival – Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen – have invited more than sixty outstanding Hungarian performing artists to take to the stage. The programme of this year’s festival titled „Relief” is complete, and tickets are now available.
The programme of Festival Academy Budapest – which traditionally features international classical music stars, masterclasses and a violin competition for young musicians – was already concluded and in place in early March, a few days before the pandemic restrictions were imposed. The artistic directors of the festival – Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen were then forced to review and change the entire programme and decided to invite more than sixty Hungarian performing artists to take to the stage in the spirit of „Relief” following the self-isolation period. As the artistic directors themselves put it: „It means a lot to us that so many great artists have accepted our invitation and that it has become completely clear in these hard times that it’s much more important what connects us than what divides us.”