The history of Hungarian cultural life goes back to centuries in Hungary: the achievements of our painters, poets, actors, writers and musicians, among others, elevated the cultural renown of the country to its contemporary level and, at the same time, contributed immensely to the vibrant cultural life of Hungary as well. As a student living in a country with cultural events covering all genres and interests every day, finding an event of your taste has never been easier. Here we will have a closer look at your options to access online concerts from your living room.
Palace of Arts
One of the hubs of contemporary concert life in Hungary is the Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája or Müpa, in short) in Budapest. It accommodates the Bartók National Concert Hall with a total capacity for 1,699 people; the Ludwig Museum for contemporary exhibitions and the state-of-the-art Festival Theatre of 452 seats.
In response to the global epidemic, Müpa has recently announced that it launches “Müpa Home” that provides access to the most successful concerts of the past few years online. In addition, as a member of the European Concert Hall Organisation, Müpa also forwards broadcasts from other concert halls across Europe. Check out their Facebook page and Youtube channel so you don’t miss out on the next online concert!
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
The other iconic hub of concert life in Hungary is the concert centre of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Its art nouveau main building has two concert halls: the Grand Hall with its unique acoustics and 830 seats and the Georg Solti Hall of 300 seats for chamber concerts and opera productions.
The Liszt Academy has also started broadcasting concerts online: you can access the most highlighted classical concerts three nights a week (Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays). Make sure to check out their website and Facebook page so you don’t miss the next online broadcast!