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Japanese Ambassador Kuni Sato and Hungraian conductor Dénes Szabó | Attila Balázs/MTI

Hungarian conductor receives Japanese recognition

Jan 9, 2018

The Japanese Ambassador to Hungary, Kuni Sato handed over Japan's state award, the Order of Gold and Silver Rays of the Rising Sun to Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian conductor Dénes Szabó in the Kodály Zoltán Primary School in Nyíregyháza.

One of the finalists

Bartók World Competition and Festival

Sep 13, 2017

Seven violinists, including two Hungarians, have passed to the September 14 final of the Bartók World Competition and Festival in Budapest held on the occasion of the 135th birth anniversary of the world famous Hungarian composer, Béla Bartók.

The Hungarian Elvis Tribute Band | Noémi Bruzák /MTI

Elvis Presley remembered in Budapest

Aug 16, 2017

Hungarian fans of Elvis Presley held a candle-lit commemoration event in Budapest's Elvis Presley Park on the 40th anniversary of the death of the legendary American singer. One of the performers was the Hungarian Elvis Tribute Band.

Hungarian jazz musician and band leader |

Famed Hungarian jazz musician passes away

Dec 16, 2015

Hungarian jazz musician Sándor Benkó, the founder and leader of the Benkó Dixieland Band passed away at the age of 75 in Budapest. An electric engineer by profession, 'Mr. Dixie Teacher', also taught at the Budapest Technical University for decades.

Hungary's entry for the 2014 Eurovision song contest: András Kállay-Saunders | Tamás Kovács / MTI

Hungary selects entry for Eurovision song contest

Feb 25, 2014

András Kállay-Saunders has been selected by Hungarian TV viewers to represent Hungary at the 2014 Eurovision song contest in the Danish capital, Copenhagen this May. His song ’Running’ received the most televotes in the national contest called ’A Dal’ (’The Song’).

Rhoda Scott concert in Budapest in December 2013 | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Rhoda Scott concert in Budapest

Dec 23, 2013

The world's best-known female organ player Rhoda Scott gave a concert this past Sunday in the Budapest Marriott Hotel, performing with fellow American Sylvia Howard, Hungary's Roby Lakatos and the Modern Art Orchestra.

László Benkõ (on the left) and János Kóbor of the Hungarian rock group Omega | Dávid Harangozó

Honored for the sense of freedom

Dec 21, 2013

Earlier this year, members of Omega, the legendary Hungarian rock group were recognized in Russia for the role they played decades ago. In a recent issue of Diplomacy & Trade, János Kóbor and László Benkõ talked about the surprise.

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Renowned Hungarian pianist György Vukán dies

Aug 13, 2013

Celebrated pianist, jazz musician and composer György Vukán died this Monday, just nine days before his 72nd birthday. Although, he was widely known as a musician, he also held a degree in dentistry (received in 1964), a profession he also practiced.

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