Based at the Budapest Music Center, Hungary’s Modern Art Orchestra is a unique species of contemporary music workshop: each of its members can play classical, jazz, or ethnic music, allowing the band to traverse genres with apparently effortless fluidity. Founded by trumpeter/composer Kornél Fekete-Kovács in 2005, MAO has toured extensively, and undertaken countless successful projects with leading musicians ranging from Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman and Wallace Roney to Rhoda Scott, Mezzoforte, New York Voices and the Harlem Gospel Choir. As Mintzer remarked: “To my ears this is the music of the future, where different worlds collide and create something quite fresh and adventurous. Kristóf Bacsó (soprano sax, alto sax, fl) · Dávid Ülkei (alto sax, cl) · János Ávéd (tenor sax, fl) · Árpád Dennert (tenor sax, cl) · Bence Bajusznács (baritone sax, b-cl) · Balázs Szalóky (tpt) · Gábor Subicz (tpt) · Zoltán Bacsa (tpt) · Zoltán Varga (french horn) · Attila Korb (tb) · Gábor Barbinek (tb) · Miklós Csáthy (bass tb) · Péter Kovács (tb) · Áron Komjáti (g) · Gábor Cseke (p) · József Barcza-Horváth (b) · László Csízi (dr) · Kornél Fekete-Kovács (conductor, art director, tpt)
Events on the trade fair programme can only be attended with prior registration for the trade fair.
Tickets can be purchased for the events and concerts of the festival – including the showcases.
There are no individual tickets for the opening ceremony on Thursday, 27 April at 1 p.m. The event is open to registered trade visitors and holders of a regular festival ticket.