Hungary is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famous Hungarian pianist, György Cziffra’s birthday within the framework of an official Memorial Year. UNESCO also lists the jubilee as a recommended anniversary. To commemorate Cziffra’s 100th birthday, concerts, lectures, masterclasses, children’s activities, initiatives to foster young talent will be held in the major cities and concert halls of international music life in collaboration with Hungarian and international music organisations, orchestras and the leading performers of the world.
We proudly announce that Violin Travel is also part of this international project including event organisation and communication activities.
Artictic director of the György Cziffra Memorial Year is János Balázs, pianist.
For more information, click here: www.cziffra100.com
European members of SKÅL International, the world’s leading tourist organization, gathered in Rome at the end of November for a three-day event. Hungary was especially in the spotlight as Erika Nyúl, Founder and Managing Director of Budapest-based cultural travel operator Violin Travel, and Vice President of the Hungarian SKÅL Association, was awarded the SKÅL Europe Network Award, founded by SKÅL Italia to recognise the values of European tourism.
At the award ceremony, Nyúl said that she had been a committed supporter of Hungarian cultural values and the culture itself for many years, and that her main goal was to promote high-quality cultural tourism through the unique portfolio offered by her company, Violin Travel. Violin Travel’s services are primarily based on Budapest’s diverse cultural landscape, with a particular emphasis on concerts, festivals and exhibitions. The Violin Travel team believes that Hungary’s cultural institutions match anything found in the rest of the world, and the company, in particular, focuses on providing talented young artists with an opportunity to introduce themselves as part of its offerings.
Boasting an international membership of 15,000 people, SKÅL’s main goal since its founding in 1932 is to facilitate the exchange of experience among tourism industry business leaders, create business opportunities and partnerships, develop a common vision and support a responsible tourism industry.
A two-week course was held in Budapest for the Choir of No.4 Primary School of Shekou Yucai Education Group ShenZen (China). Eszter Murányi and Ottilia Dorner were teaching the choir about the Hungarian music heritage and songs using the world-famous Kodály-method.
Morning lectures were followed by leisure activities in the afternoons, the choir visited the Museum of Fine Arts, the Liszt Academy of Music where they sang in the Grand Hall and spent the last weekend in Vienna.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus hosted the closing ceremony and concert.
Photos in the gallery were taken by members of the group.
“Bach to the Future” a conference on the future of classical music took place in MÜPA Budapest. We were happy to participate and hear lectures by experts from Hungary and abroad.
The conference was organised by the Hungarian Music Council and Papageno, and will be continued next year.
More about the event on www.papageno.hu:
Bach to the Future 2019 – Galéria
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!
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)
Violin Travel has been a proud supporter of the Cziffra Festival since the very beginning. The 4th Cziffra Festival is now on, with masterclasses, concerts, exhibitions and many other programs. Find out more about the Festival here:
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Tickets available at Violin Travel Ticket Office (1052 Budapest, Haris köz 1.)
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).