Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok became a key player in Hungarian musical life in the past twenty years, mainly owing to the joint efforts in the ensemble and the music director’s conscious educational work. The Orchestra has in recent years been a favourite among the audience, due its youthful radiance, extraordinary virtuosity, outstanding culture of sound and proficiency in almost every style.

Orchestral work rests on wide-ranging musical and human cooperation, which in fact cannot be mastered in any level of musical training. To this end, Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok offers a unique possibility for students in music conservatory, college and university students, career starting instrumental performers to get an insight into this workshop, to see and feel the beauty of an orchestral musician’s career.

Music Director:
Gábor Hollerung

Guest conductor:
György Vashegyi

The main focus during the course will be on:
• playing together in an orchestra
• intonation
• adaptation
• understanding the notes
• tone
• articulation
• learning about the style
• communication
• playing music when seated, muscular work

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op. 52.
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte – overture
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon, and orchestra, Hob.I:105
Mozart: Symphony in E-flat major

Optional: ABBA Symphony

Date of course:

7-10 August 2017 (rehearsals in Budapest), 11-15 (optionally until 18th) August (Zemplén)

Venues of the course:

BDZ rehearsal room in Budapest (Kerepesi út 29/b)
House of Culture, Sárospatak
Farkas Ferenc Primary Arts School, Sárospatak

The participants of the course can play in several concerts in Zemplén Festival:

11 August 2017, Sárospatak – Opening concert in Zemplén Festival. Cond.: Gábor Hollerung
15 August 2017, Tokaj – Course concert. Cond.: György Vashegyi

18 August 2017, Tokaj – ABBA. Cond.: Gábor Hollerung

The rehearsals and lessons during the training course will be held between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The course participants can visit the festival programs.

The precondition to application is the submission of the completed Application Form (bank certificate of transfer, certifying the payment of the participation fee; and detailed CV) until 16 June 2017 the latest.

With regard to wind instruments, the number of potential participants is limited, depending on the repertoire, so their application will be assessed by the Music Director of the Academy. Each applicant will get a confirmation email on the assessment of their applications until 23 June 2017 the latest.

Application form: Click here for the Application Form

Planned agenda:
The agenda may be subject to changes.

Day Date Time Venue Program
7 Aug. Monday 10.00 – 17.00 Budapest part rehearsals
8 Aug. Tuesday 10.00 – 17.00 Budapest part rehearsal and orchestral rehearsal
9 Aug. Wednesday 10.00 – 17.00 Budapest orchestral rehearsals
10 Aug. Thursday 10.00 – 17.00 Budapest orchestral rehearsals
11 Aug. Friday Sárospatak travel
opening concert (cond.: G. Hollerung)
12 Aug. Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 Sárospatak orchestral rehearsals
13 Aug. Sunday 10.00 – 17.00 Sárospatak orchestral rehearsals
14 Aug. Monday 10.00 – 17.00 Sárospatak orchestral rehearsals
15 Aug. Tuesday 10.00 – 13.00
Tokaj final rehearsal
concert (cond.: Gy. Vashegyi)
16 Aug. Wednesday ABBA orchestral rehearsals, subject to weather
17 Aug. Thursday ABBA orchestral rehearsals, subject to weather
18 Aug. Friday Tokaj final rehearsal, concert (ABBA)

Participation fee: EUR 150.00 (incl. VAT)
No meals provided.

If you wish to book a room in the accommodation of the Orchestra, please contact Interkultur Hungaria Nkft. E-mail: [email protected]

If you have any questions, please send us your message by completing the below form or in an email, in Hungarian or English.

Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok
1087 Budapest, Kerepesi út 29/b, Hungary
e-mail: [email protected]
tel.: +36 1 322-1488