Budapest Festival Orchestra

© Ákos Stiller
© Ákos Stiller
© Ákos Stiller

The Budapest Festival Orchestra is rated among the top orchestras in the world. The orchestra regularly performs at the most important concert venues of the international music scene, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Centre in London. They have repeatedly been invited to perform at international festivals, such as the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Iván Fischer is the founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He is an honorary conductor of Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Konzerthausorchester. In recent years he has also gained a reputation as a composer, with his works being performed in the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Germany and Austria. He has directed a number of successful opera productions, and, in 2018, founded the Vicenza Opera Festival.

All the upcoming concerts can be found in BFO’s concert calendar.



„The Budapest Festival Orchestra has, under its director of music Iván Fischer, become one of Europe’s most important ensembles… Fischer is a dynamic leader and refuses to play by the book – which is why he gets the results he does.“

BBC Music Magazine, September 2021

„It’s one of those performances that makes one think of the piece differently and that in itself is cause for celebration and reassassement.“

Gramophone, 11th June 2021