mustMEET Composers - contemporary musical series in Budapest

2014.10.28. - 2023.10.02.

Contemporary concert and public meeting series edited by Peter Eötvös.

In 2014 Peter Eötvös Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary and opened a new chapter in introducing contemporary music. We invite composers who are rarely represented in Hungarian repertoires and we also aim to go beyond the possibilities of a traditional portrait concert. We began with the youngest generation so the audience could soon discover which common points characterize their music. Besides they all worked with Maestro Eötvös.

Since 2015 we invite well-known composers and musicians from all over the world for the mustMEET Composers series. The evening is usually hosted by music historian Gergely Fazekas, and accompanied by film footage or a small live concert with professional musicians. The events are FREE and held in the Library of the Budapest Music Center. Registration is always needed.

mustMEET Composers series events can be enjoyed online on the foundation's Youtube-channel.

Robert HP PLATZ (Germany)
Benoît SITZIA (France)

Stefano GERVASONI (Italy)
Ramon LAZKANO (France)

Magnus LINDBERG (Finland)
Unsuk CHIN (South-Korea)

Georges APERGHIS (Greece)
Cornel TARANU (Romania)

Fabián PANISELLO (Argentina)
Sir George BENJAMIN (United Kingdom)

Hanspeter KYBURZ (Switzerland)
Kaija SAARIAHO (Finland)
Heinz HOLLIGER (Switzerland)

Catherine MILLIKEN (Australia)
Kathinka PASVEER - STOCKHAUSEN STIFTUNG (Netherlands-Germany)
Alessandro SOLBIATI (Italy)
Johannes SCHÖLLHORN (Germany)

Wolfgang RIHM (Germany)
Péter EÖTVÖS (Hungary)

Toshio HOSOKAWA (Japan)
Krzysztof PENDERECKI (Poland)
Helmut LACHENMANN (Germany)
György KURTÁG (Hungary)
Péter EÖTVÖS (Hungary)

Peteris VASKS (Latvia)
Philippe MANOURY (France)
Matthias PINTSCHER (Germany)
Jean-Philippe WURTZ (France)
Ryoko AOKI (Japan)
Péter EÖTVÖS (Hungary)
Péter TORNYAI (Hungary)

Vykintas BALTAKAS (Lithuania)
Genoël VON LILIENSTERN (Germany)
Dai FUJIKURA (Japan)
Michel VAN DER AA (Netherlands)




mustMEET Composers Series 2024

10 June 2024 | Benoît Sitzia

© Stéfanie Molter, Ars Nova Ensemble

Peter Eötvös: A call Lur-Itzalak
Benoît Sitzia: Sons-ocean

Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: Catherine Jacquet (violin)

12 February 2024 | Robert HP Platz

© Teresa Rothwangl
Host: Gregory Vajda - composer, conductor

mustMEET Composers Series 2023

02 October 2023 | Ramon Lazkano

© Marco Giugliarelli for Civitella Ranieri Foundation, 2018

Ramon Lazkano: Lur-Itzalak
Ramon Lazkano: Ibaiadar

Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: Oszkár Varga (violin), Tamás Zétényi (cello)

13 February 2023 | Stefano Gervasoni

Stefano Gervasoni: Odoi II.
Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: Erzsébet Seleljo (soprano saxophone), Viktor Nagy (soprano saxophone)

mustMEET Composers Series 2022

03 October 2022 | Unsuk Chin

Unsuk Chin: Piano Etude No. 4 “Scales”
Unsuk Chin: Piano Etude No. 5 “Toccata”
Unsuk Chin: Piano Etude No. 6 “Grains”

Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: László Borbély (piano)

17 January 2022 | Magnus Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg: Duello
Magnus Lindberg: Steamboat Bill Jr.

Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: Mátyás Ölveti (cello), Péter Szűcs (clarinet)

mustMEET Composers Series 2021

11 October 2021 | Georges Aperghis

Georges Aperghis: Rausch

Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: Erzsébet Seleljo (soprano saxophone), Éva Osztrosits (viola)

mustMEET Composers Series 2020

06 October 2020| Sir George Benjamin ONLINE EVENT

17 February 2020| Fabián Panisello

Panisello: Choral Reflections - Biltine

Panisello: Canciones de Silvia

Host: Gergely Fazekas - music historian

Featuring: András Kurgyis (viola), Imai Ayane (soprano), Emese Mali (piano)

mustMEET Composers Series 2019

25 November 2019 | Hanspeter Kyburz

Kyburz: Tropus, Abendlied, Quasi-á-due

08 April 2019 | Kaija Saariaho

Saariaho: Duft, Spins and Spells, Oi Kuu

25 February 2019 | Heinz Holliger


Holliger: Contrechant
Holliger: 5 Mileva Lieder
Holliger: Klaus-Ur

Featuring: Horia Dumitrache (bass clarinet), Andrea Brassói-Jőrös (soprano), Emese Mali (piano), György Lakatos (bassoon)

mustMEET Composers Series 2018

01 October 2018 | Catherine Milliken

Bruno Maderna: Solo
Cathy Berberian: Stripsody
Cathy Milliken: Catalogue of Blue

29 May 2018 | Kathinka Pasveer

17 Februray 2018 | Johannes Schöllhorn

Schöllhorn: In Nomine, Hommage á Ravel, Oréade

mustMEET Composers Series 2017

14 June 2017 | Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm: Ophelia Sings
Wolfgang Rihm: Funde im Verscharrten

Featuring: Imai Ayane (soprano), Kornél Mikecz (baritone), Marcell Dargay (piano)

30 January 2017 | Péter Eötvös the opera composer


mustMEET Composers Series 2016

14 November 2016 | Toshio Hosokawa

Toshio Hosokawa: Matsukaze - excerpts

18 October 2016 | Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki: Ciaccona
Krzysztof Penderecki: Violoncello totale
Krzysztof Penderecki: Prelude

Featuring: Katalin Kokas (violin), Péter Bársony (viola), Ditta Rohmann (cello), Zsolt Bartek (clarinet)

13 June 2016 | Helmut Lachenmann - Zwei Gefühle - Lachenmann 80

Host: Samuel Gryllus - composer

Bettina Erhardt (director): Helmut Lachenmann, the composer (2006)

04 April 2016 | Fable

Guests: Piroska Molnár (actress) and Péter Eötvös

01 February 2016 | The role of cimbalom in the 20-21st century music

Guests: György Kurtág and Péter Eötvös

mustMEET Composers Series 2015

23 January 2015 | Peteris Vasks

Host: Szilvia Becze

15 June 2015 | Philippe Manoury and Matthias Pintscher

Host: Gregory Vajda

22 September 2015 | Ryoko Aoki and Péter Eötvös

02 October 2015 | Péter Tornyai

Host: Szilvia Becze

09 November 2015 | FEEDING MUSIC - with 4 young European composers

Host: Szilvia Becze

mustMEET Composers Series 2014

February 2014 | Vykintas Baltakas, Genoël von Lilienstern and Dai Fujikura

Anno 2004… the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation celebrates it's 10th Anniversary

Genoël von Lilienstern: Severed garden
Dai Fujikura: Wave embraced
Vykintas Baltakas: Lift to Dubai

Host: Péter Eötvös

Featuring: János Benyus (horn), UMZE chamber orchestra

Conductor: Ulrich Pöhl

February 2014 | Michel van der Aa

Louis Andriessen: Zilver
Michel van der Aa: Transit
Richard Ayres: No. 34b
Michel van der Aa: Mask

Featuring: Ditta Rohmann (cello), Péter Kiss (piano), THReNSeMBle
Conductor: Balázs Horváth