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BMC House

The collective and coordinated presentation of contemporary Hungarian music – the core mission of Budapest Music Center remains the same ever since its 1996 founding

The collective and coordinated presentation of contemporary Hungarian music – the core mission of Budapest Music Center remains the same ever since its 1996 founding by trombonist and academy professor László Gőz. As a concert promoter, record label and information center, BMC actively works on establishing the international recognition Hungarian music deserves. The new headquarters of Budapest Music Center opened in 2013 to serve the same goal with its 300-seat concert hall, the state-of-the-art Opus Jazz Club featuring international and local jazz greats, a Music Information Center and Library with a music collection of 100 thousand items, and BMC Records with over 250 classical, contemporary and jazz releases. BMC is also the proud home of the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation which educates, supports and promotes young conductors, composers, musicologists and dramaturgs.

Classical, contemporary and jazz concerts, lectures, workshops, courses, and artist Q&A’s make up approximately half of BMC’s 700 annual events, complemented by a portfolio that includes conferences, closed meetings, and large open-air events.

Opus Jazz Club

Presents the most exciting artists and bands from the European and Hungarian jazz scene...

Opus Jazz Club presents the most exciting artists and bands from the European and Hungarian jazz scene from Tuesday to Saturday each week at Budapest Music Center. With its outstanding concert programme, acoustics, and gastronomy, Opus rightfully earns its place among the top European jazz clubs, attracting international jazz fans as well as a wider range of music lovers with an ear for fresh music. Since its 2013 opening, Opus featured such notable artists as Dave Liebman, Irène Schweizer, Vincent Courtois, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Keith Tippett, Aki Takase, Joachim Kühn, Andy Sheppard, Vincent Peirani, Émile Parisien, Leszek Możdżer, Alexander Hawkins, Django Bates, and Theo Bleckmann. One of the club’s highlights is a Fazioli piano, considered to be one of the best pianos in the world, with its own Fazioli Nights solo recital series. The club’s restaurant features an international cuisine offering unique dishes, warm and cold concert bites, and great Hungarian wines.

Go to Opus webpage

BMC Records

It publishes Hungarian and international artists of the contemporary, classical and jazz field...

Founded in 1998, the catalogue of BMC Records has now surpassed 250 releases. It publishes Hungarian and international artists of the contemporary, classical and jazz field. The label’s strategy is to be open towards carrying over traditional musical values as well as to acts representing a new, experimental approach. Through its releases over the years, BMC Records has built up international recognition for a number of Hungarian artists and initiated successful collaboration between Hungarian and international musicians, workshops and orchestras. The catalogue covers the works of the most important contemporary and classical Hungarian composers (Liszt, Bartók, Ligeti, Kurtág, Eötvös) performed by such renowned artists as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Barbara Hannigan, Gábor Csalog, Adrienne Krausz, Ensemble Modern, the Calder Quartet, and the BBC Symphony Orcherstra. Jazz albums feature artists such as Archie Shepp, Chris Potter, Hans Lüdemann, Dave Liebman, Joachim Kühn, Daniel Erdmann, Lionel Loueke, and Émile Parisien. Awards by Midem, Jazzman, Deutsche Schallplatten, and Diapason Magazine, as well as over two thousand reviews in the international press signify the fact that BMC Records has become an important European record label. Album releases are available both on CD and in digital format.

Go to BMC Records webpage

BMC Hungarian Music Information Center and Library

Collects and shares information about Hungarian classical and jazz artists and contemporary Hungarian music works...

The BMC Hungarian Music Information Center and Library collects and shares information about Hungarian classical and jazz artists and contemporary Hungarian music works. The constantly updated online database currently contains information about 3000 artists and 19.000 compositions. The library, open to the general public free of charge, contains more than 90.000 music scores, books, CDs and LPs. The Library’s scope of collection concentrates on Hungarian composers of the 20th and 21st century, but also features a unique Mahler record collection. The Library’s atmosphere serves as an ideal background for small-scale cultural events such as recitals, lectures, movie screenings, and masterclasses. Since 2014, the Music Information Center has been publishing a series of short monographies about Hungarian composers which serve as an important source for researchers, music historians, and musicologists.

Go to Music Information Center webpage

Event rooms

BMC hosts about 300 business events each year, from private meetings and workshops to galas with hundreds of guests. The concert hall and its lobby, the library, the corner hall and the rooftop room provide ideal locations for various events separately or together. The flexible table and seating arrangements combined with outstanding sound, lighting, projection and IT facilities live up to the highest expectations. The in-house restaurant provides a full range of hot and cold catering services.

Concert hall and lobby:

  • Concert and event hall with 285 m2 / 3067 ft2 floor area
  • The hall’s seating capacity: 295 people (theatre style seat rows) or 210 people (round table seating)
  • Lobby with a capacity of 250 people for standing receptions and exhibitions
  • Built-in sound, projection and lighting equipment
  • Built-in 50 m2 pneumatic stage lift

Check out our gallery for the concert hall’s arrangement possibilities.

Library:

  • The Library’s floor area is 155 m2 / 1668 ft2
  • Seating capacity: 100 people (theatre style seat rows) or 60 people (rectangle table seating)
  • Foyer with a capacity of 75 people for standing receptions and exhibitions
  • Built-in sound, projection and lighting equipment

View the gallery for the Library’s arrangement possibilities.

Rooftop hall:

  • The Rooftop hall’s floor area is 112 m2 / 1205 ft2 with an additional 200 m2 / 2152 ft2 roof terrace
  • Seating capacity: 70 people (theatre style seat rows) or 40 people (rectangle table seating)
  • Built-in sound and projection equipment

View the gallery for the Rooftop hall’s arrangement possibilities.

Corner hall:

  • The Corner hall’s floor area is 61 m2 / 656 ft2
  • Seating capacity: 50 people (theatre style seat rows) or 30 people (rectangle table seating)

View the gallery for the Corner hall’s arrangement possibilities.

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Contact

Map

Contact BMC

Contact BMC

Budapest Music Center
H-1093 Budapest, Mátyás str. 8.

Phone
+36 1 216 7894

Fax
+36 1 216 7897

Email
info@bmc.hu

ticket info

Phone
+36 1 216 7894

Ticket office
opening hours

weekday
from 9:00 to 22:00

saturday
from 10:00 to 22:00

sunday
open 2 hours before the start

Concerts, cultural events

Concerts, cultural events

rendezveny@bmc.hu

Vera Szabó
event manager
+36 1 455 8079

Krisztina Zöld
event manager
+36 1 455 8072

Business events

Business events

rendezveny@bmc.hu

Péter Gőz
head of event
+36 1 476 1098

Gábor Csath
event manager
+36 1 476 1098

Anna Kovásznai
event manager
+36 1 455 8074

BMC Hungarian Music Information Center and Library

BMC Hungarian Music Information Center and Library

info.bmc.hu

infokozpont@bmc.hu

+36 1 455 8071

András Kégl
head of the music information center
andras.kegl@bmc.hu

Gyula Hodozsó
librarian
konyvtar@bmc.hu

Vilmos Horváth
Composition Database, news editing

Krisztina Papp
Library catalogue, news editing, Artist database

Opus Jazz Club - BMC Records

György Wallner
BMC Records, Opus Jazz Club - co-ordination, international relations
wallner@bmc.hu
+36 1 476 1094

Tamás Bognár
BMC Records - label manager, Opus Jazz Club - programming
tamas.bognar@bmc.hu
+36 1 476 1092
+36 30 952 7116

Christian Böndicz
BMC Records - distribution, PR
christian.bondicz@bmc.hu
+36 1 476 1099

ZsoltHernádi
Opus Jazz Club - operative manager
zsolt.hernadi@bmc.hu
+36 1 476 1093
+36 30 476 1198

Mihály Rácz
BMC Records - stockkeeper
racz.mihaly@bmc.hu

Communication

Communication

Technical staff

Technical staff

Béla Moravcsik
production manager
bela.moravcsik@bmc.hu
+36 1 476 1092

György Horváth
video technician

Balázs Ábrahám
technician

Bea Bognár
caretaker

Csaba Hajdu
caretaker

Finances

Andrea Tímár

Ildikó Szabó

Reception

Lajos Farmakisz

Zsófia Magyar

Dávid Szabó

Management

László Gőz
director

Adrienne Mankovits
deputy director