Iván Fischer on Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1983 and he remains their Music Director today.

Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival orchestra

It began with a handful of musicians getting together to perform a few concerts each year, before a subsidy from the city of Budapest allowed them to become a permanent orchestra in 1992.

To coincide with Jane Jones’ Full Works Concert on the Budapest Festival Orchestra, we spoke to Iván Fischer to find out what makes the orchestra special and about the concerts they have developed to attract concert-goers of all ages.

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