mustMEET Composers - contemporary series in Budapest

2015.01.16. - 2019.12.31.

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



11 October 2021 18:00 | Georges Aperghis

Host: Gergely Fazekas music historian

Musical program:

Georges Aperghis: Rasch feat. Erzsébet Seleljo (soprano saxophone), Éva Osztrosits (viola)


17 January 2022 18:00 | Magnus Lindberg



mustMEET Composers 2020

mustMEET Composers | George Benjamin ONLINE EVENT

Host: Gergely Fazekas music historian

mustMEET Composers | Fabián Panisello

17 February 2020 18:00 BMC Library
Host: Gergely Fazekas music historian

Musical program

Panisello: Choral Reflections, Biltine, Cuatro canciones de Silvia

mustMEET Composers 2019

mustMEET Composers | Hanspeter Kyburz
Kyburz: Tropus, Abendlied, Quasi-á-due
2019. november 25.

mustMEET Composers | Kaija Saariaho
Saariaho: Duft, Spins and Spells, Oi Kuu
2019. április 08.

mustMEET Composers | Heinz Holliger
25 February 2019 18:00 BMC Library


Musical Program:
Contrechant (bass clarinet solo: Horia Dumitrache)
5 Mileva Lieder (duet, soprano: Andrea Brassói-Jőrös ; piano: Emese Mali)
Klaus-Ur (bassoon solo pieces: György Lakatos)

mustMEET Composers 2018

mustMEET Composers | Catherine Milliken
Bruno Maderna: Solo
Cathy Berberian: Stripsody
Cathy Milliken: Catalogue of Blue
2018. október 01.


mustMEET Composers | Kathinka Pesveer
2018. május 29.

mustMEET Composers | Johannes Schöllhorn
Schöllhorn: In Nomine, Hommage á Ravel, Oréade
2018. február 17.

mustMEET Composers 2017

mustMEET Composers | Wolfgang Rihm
14 June 2017 18:00 BMC Library


Wolfgang Rihm: Ophelia Sings
Wolfgang Rihm: Funde im Verscharrten

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

mustMEET Composers | Peter Eötvös, the Opera Composer
30 January 2017 18:00 BMC Library


mustMEET Composers 2016

mustMEET Composers | HOSOKAWA
14 November 18:00 BMC Library

"I am searching for a new form of Japanese spiritual culture and music, one through which I can remain true to myself as well as to my origins. We need to examine the Western world again, more carefully, in order to see ourselves objectively and to truly get to know ourselves.”Toshio Hosokawa

mustMEET Composers | PENDERECKI
18 October 18:00 BMC Library

Krzysztof Penderecki: Ciaccona (violin, viola, 2009.)
Krzysztof Penderecki: Violoncello totale (violoncello solo, 2011.)
Krzysztof Penderecki: Prelude (clarinet solo, 1987.)

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

mustMEET Composers | Helmut Lachenmann
13 June 2016 18:00 BMC Library
Host: Samuel Gryllus composer

Program: public meeting and film screening
Helmut Lachenmann, the composer
(documentary, English subtitles, 2006)

mustMEET Composers | Peter Eötvös
4 April 2016
Special Guest: Piroska Molnár

mustMEET Composers | György Kurtág
1 February 2016
The role of the cimbal in the 20-21st century music
Guests: Peter Eötvös

mustMEET Composers 2015

mustMEET Composers IV/2015.
Public meeting with Peteris Vasks Latvian composer
23 January 2015, 18.00 Budapest Music Center, Library
Moderator: Szilvia Becze

mustMEET Composers V.
Public meeting with Philippe Manoury and Matthias Pintscher
15 June 2015, 18.30 Budapest Music Center, Library
Moderator: Gergely Vajda

mustMEET Composers VI.
Meeting with Ryoko Aoki and Peter Eötvös - mustMEET Composers VI.
22 September 2015 18.00 Concert Hall

mustMEET Composers VII.
Public meeting with Péter Tornyai
02 October 2015, 19.30 Budapest Music Center, Concert Hall
Moderator: Szilvia Becze

The last edition of mustMEET Composers series in 2015 will be a concert and a public meeting with young composers on 9th November in the Concert Hall of Budapest Music Center.
09 November 2015, 19.30 Budapest Music Center, Concert Hall
Moderator: Szilvia Becze

mustMEET Composers 2014

Anno 2004... mustMEET Composers I.
Public meeting: 6 pm, BMC Library
Peter Eötvös and our composer guests Vykintas Baltakas (Lithuania), Dai Fujikura (Japan) as well as Genoel von Lilienstern (Germany) participate an introductory discussion.

The public meeting will be in Hungarian with English translation.
Concert: 7.30 pm, BMC Concert Hall

Genoël von Lilienstern: Severed garden - sextet (2009)
Dai Fujikura: Wave embraced (2006)

Vykintas Baltakas: Lift to Dubai (2009)

UMZE Ensemble, conducted by Ulrich Pöhl

mustMEET Composers II. Michel van der Aa
Public meeting: 28th October, 7 pm, BMC Library

An introductory talk and screening with the composer about his multimedia opera Sunken Garden.
In English with Hungarian translation.
Concert: 29th October, 7.30 pm, BMC Concert Hall

Louis Andriessen: Zilver (1994)

Michel van der Aa: Transit (2009)
Richard Ayres: No. 34b (2007)
Michel van der Aa: Mask (2006)

Featuring: Ditta Rohmann – cello, Péter Kiss – piano,
THReNSeMBle, conducted by Balázs Horváth