July 15-22 2022.
Festival Academy Budapest 2022

The Festival Academy in Short

July 7-16 2022.
Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition


Barnabás Kelemen and Katalin Kokas

The Artistic Directors of Festival Academy Budapest on this summer’s festival programme, concept, the Hubay Competition and the importance of family.

Artistic directors

Katalin Kokas & Barnabás Kelemen

A violinist-couple honored with a bunch of awards, prizes and competition triumphs. Parents of four kids and the Festival Academy Budapest. Their wild musicality makes every music they touch sublime.

Evening Concerts 2022

Koncert No. 1

July 15, 2022 19:30Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Research has it that the climax of Béla Bartók's oeuvre is his Sonata for Two (…)

Concert No. 2

July 16, 2022 19:30Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The relationship between music and literature has been an essential focus of the programmes of (…)

Concert No. 3

July 17, 2022 18:30House of Music Hungary, Concert Hall
For the festival, the Endor Trio has compiled a programme ranging over centuries, focussing on (…)

Concert No. 4

July 18, 2022 19:30Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Ilona Fehér, the legendary violin teacher after whom one of FAB's violin competitions is named, (…)

Concert No. 5

July 19, 2022 19:30Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Before the intermission, we can hear three of Bach's violin concertos played by Barnabás Kelemen, (…)

Concert No. 6

July 21, 2022 19:00Margaret Island, Mineral Water Bottling Plant
Similarly to several other important composers, such as Bach, Schumann or Debussy, Bartók also found (…)

Concert No. 7

July 21, 2022 21:00Margaret Island, Dominican Convent
There is hardly a more authentic venue for performing Arnold Schönberg's early, hyper-Romantic string sextet (…)

Concert No. 8

July 22, 2022 16:00Buda Castle, Royal Riding Hall

Concert No. 9

July 22, 2022 18:00Carmelite Monastery of Buda
At the eighth concert of Festival Academy Budapest, the audience can relish the string transcription (…)

Concert No. 10

July 23, 2022 19:30BMC Concert Hall
Arnold Schönberg’s String Quartet No. 2 challenges conventions not only because the composer channelled his (…)

Concert No. 11

July 24, 2022 18:00Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
As Brahms commented on his curiously unique String Quintet in F major in one of (…)

Venues 2022

Crystal Scene

Dominican convent

Karmelita event hall

Széchenyi Thermal Bath

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