CAFe Budapest 2020 | Spotlight on George Benjamin

Concert by the Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation
Concert Hall

Hankyeol Yoon: Idly Idyll – Premiere
Conducted by Péter Eötvös

George Benjamin: Three Inventions – Hungarian premiere
Conducted by Péter Eötvös

Leonardo Marino: Looking at your soul with a telescope – Premiere
Conducted by Gergely Vajda

Béla Bartók: Divertimento, Sz. 113, BB 118
Conducted by Gergely Vajda

  • Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
  • Conductors: Péter Eötvös and Gergely Vajda

The mentoring programme of the Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Fundation enables composers and conductors to hone their skills. The participants work for a year with guidance from Péter Eötvös and Gergely Vajda. The mentoring programme also includes masterclasses by world-famous composers: last year’s tutors were Kaija Saariaho, Heinz Holliger and Hanspeter Kyburz, and for 2020, George Benjamin, one of today’s most important British composers.
The programme of the end-of-course concert includes the Hungarian premiere of Benjamin’s Three Inventions (1995), and works the mentored composers wrote during the programme, which employ the instrumentation of Béla Bartók’s Divertimento.

This concert of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with Budapest Music Center and Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation.

Tickets are available for 2000 HUF at

2020 October 09 Friday