On the Budapest scene Hungarian folk music, Romani and Balkan sounds, classical and jazz, experimental method and fundamental skill come together. Hungary’s capital has harboured a striking musical underground for decades, where musicians tie together tradition and edge with mastery and wild devotion.
“Hungarians have been reframing their many traditions for generations,” explains Aron Romhanyi, Artistic Director (Music Export Budapest). “From composers like Bartók and Kodály to contemporary, freeform experiments, there is an ongoing dialog with the past, filtered through rigorous standards of musicianship and really engaging performances. It makes Hungarian music so full of life.”
MEB aims to collect the very best of the rich Hungarian repertoire, and present it with the backing of our team, helping our performers with contracts, logistics, accommodation, travel funding options.