Due to COVID-19 resctrictions our masterclass with George Benjamin is cancelled.

November-December 2020 - Mentoring concerts in 2020

The mentoring concerts are already announced by Danubia Orchestra Óbuda and Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, the ticket sale has begun. We are very much looking forward to these events with mentee class of 2019 in Budapest and Pécs under the guidance of Peter Eötvös and Gregory Vajda.

Peter Eötvös Foundation has launched a Mentoring Program in 2018 and the first selected young composers and conductors will end their program with orchestra concerts in 2019. The foundation has a cooperation with Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra from Pécs and the Hungarian Radio Orchestra from Budapest. 

2 June 2018 19:30 BMC Concert Hall


1 June 2018 18:00 BMC Library

talks and mini-concert 

This year we celebrate the oeuvre of Stockhausen and we join these celebrations with oour Stockhausen 90 master class and this evening also where Peter Eötvös has invited a true protector of Stockhausen’s legacy. Kathinka Pasveer is a world known performer and teacher, she will guide us to the secrects of this great composer and she will also perform along with young musicians.

12 February 2018 18:00 BMC Library

talks and mini-concert 

German composer and professor Johannes Schöllhorn will be in focus of this public meeting with live music and talks. Our goal is to promote contemporary music for the Hungarian public so that they can familiarize with important composers of our time. It will be a unique opportunity to get an insight of the Schöllhorn-universe with young talented Hungarian musicians.

14 February 2018 19:30 BMC Concert Hall


The world is celebrating the 100th birthday of The Soldier’s Tale in 2018 by the legendary composer Igor Stravinsky. We are joining the celebrations with this special concert, following a one week International master class for young composers and conductors at the Budapest Music Center led by Peter Eötvös, Gegory Vajda and German composer Johannes Schöllhorn.

Leading professors of the program: Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer). For all working periods we are inviting renowned guest professors and musicians. The detailed program for 2018 is already announced here, the program of 2019 and 2020 will be promoted later, with a similar working pattern.

The supporter of the program is Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

Application deadline: 31 October 2017 

14 June 2017 18:00 BMC Library

Host: Gergely Fazekas music historian 

talks and mini-concert

Budapest Music Center, Budapest, Hungary
10-15 June, 2017

Peter Eötvös Foundation in cooperation with the Budapest Music Center announces a master course with orchestra for conductors. The call is open for conductors of all nationalities. The course is suitable for advanced conducting students and professional conductors with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.

13 February 18:00 BMC Library

Guest: Pascal Dusapin, French composer

public meeting and mini-concert 

16 November 7:30 PM BMC Concert Hall


Toshio Hosokawa, Japan’s pre-eminent living composer, creates his distinctive musical language from the fascinating relationship between western avant-garde art and traditional Japanese culture. 

20 October 2016 6 PM BMC Rooftop Room

Open Workshop

During the workshop presentation the public can get an insight of the workshop and listen to brand new contemporary pieces.

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a workshop for composers, where they can conduct their own pieces, between 16-20 October, 2016 in Budapest Music Center (Budapest, Hungary). Application deadline: 31th August, 2016.

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a workshop for composers led by Toshio Hosokawa and Peter Eötvös between 12-16 November 2016, in Budapest Music Center (Budapest, Hungary). Application deadline: 1st September, 2016.