Violin Travel at ACDA 2019 / Kansas City

The 60th Jubilee! – National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association took place in Kansas City 27th February – 02 March.

So many people, great concerts, busy exhibiton days – we were very happy to be part of it, thank you for everyone who visited our booth and special thanks for the organisers for the fantastic event!

 

The new Presidential board of MUISZ (Association of Hungarian Travel Agencies)

On January 10, the new Presidential Board was established. The new President is Judit Molnár (managing director of OTP Travel), who leads the alliance with three vice-presidents.

Judit Molnár emphasized that the main task of the Association is to strengthen the advocacy, to update lobbying activities and to contribute to the successful operation of MUISZ member offices by organizing study tours, professional trainings, presentations, consultations and networking events.

The new Presidential Board of MUISZ (from left to right): János Szvoboda, Jozef Zakar, Zsuzsa Tukacs, József Jakus, Péter Takács, Ágnes Drégely, Judit Molnár, Attila Hajdú, Bálint Erdei, Veronika Békefi, Bence Prónay, Erika Nyúl (Violin Travel Ltd.), Tamás Banó, János Falus (photo: MUISZ)

Award-winner Budapest

We are happy to announce that Budapest is voted as the best European destination in 2019. Thousands of travellers from all over the world have voted for our beautiful capital – Budapest is number one on their travel bucket list.

For more information about the European Best Destinations Award 2019, click here.

 

‘Audible paintings, visible music’ – New Tour in the Museum of Fine Arts

‘Audible paintings, visible music’

 Private guided tour, led by an art historian, around the highlights of the museum, also featuring a private concert, complementing the artistic experience. This excursion is offered exclusively by Violin Travel.

Every Saturday, at 3.00 p.m (other dates for groups are available upon request, please contact us at info@violintravel.com)

Duration: 1 hour 30 min

Tickets available at Violin Travel Ticket Office (1052 Budapest, Haris köz 1.)

 

Christmas Concert in Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

Narihito Mukeda (piano) and Aiko Heidi Dillon gave a Christmas concert in Kempinski Hotel Corvinus on 22 December. In the programme they played works of Kreisler, Dvorák and Elgar. The concert was part of the Concertini series.

Next concert in Kempinski: 29 December (Sat), 5.00 pm with László Váradi (piano).

 

 

Cooperation with Kempinski Hotel Corvinus: Concertini

With the Concertini series Kempinski Hotels create memorable experiences for guests and generate unique opportunities to meet young musicians. On  a regular basis, Kempinski will have young musicians to perform an about 20 minutes concert in the Lobby of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus.

The concerts start at 5.00 pm every Saturday afternoon. We are looking forward to see you there!

Mikola Ivanovich Roman (violin), Narihito Mukeda (piano)

 

Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis – concert

Choir concert of the Kodaly Institute was organised by Violin Travel

The Missa brevis was written originally as an organ mass. Zoltán Kodály wrote this work while on holiday at his favourite Hungarian resort in the Summer of 1943.  He later rearranged this solo organ piece as a Missa brevis for organ and mixed choir. Choir members of the Kodaly Intitute are students from all over the world. They preformed this piece accompanied by the well-known Hungarian organist, András Gábor Virágh and conducted by Professor László Norbert Nemes at the Inner City Parish Church in Budapest.

Venue: Inner City Parish Church

Bach concerts’ success in Hold Street Reformed Church

The concert series of the complete organ works of J.S.Bach came to an end on 14 December. Since July the audience could enjoy 14 concerts included all organ works of the famous composer.

As the organiser, Violin Travel is very proud to be part of this great project and we would like to say thanks to the Reformed Church in Hold Street to host the concerts, to László Fassang, artistic director of the project to invite the artists to participate, Attila Faragó and Aeris Organ Ltd for the beautiful instrument and for their continous support and for all the music lovers who attended these concerts.

Please find below some articles and interviews about the Bach concerts (in Hungarian)

https://papageno.hu/tema/blogok/orgonablog/

https://fidelio.hu/klasszikus/bach-osszes-orgonamuve-elhangzik-a-hold-utcai-templom-megujult-orgonajan-139711.html

https://faymiklos.hu/2018/10/05/orgona_aga_240

 

in English:

https://welovebudapest.com/en/2018/12/13/unique-bach-organ-helps-revive-church-in-downtown-budapest/

 

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The concerts were supported by NKA (www.nka.hu)