Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival – Budapest

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival is a pleasant music festival in a beautiful venue, the romantic – eclectic and gothic Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park of Budapest, by Heroes’ Square.

The music programme of the Vajdahunyadvari Festival is both classy and lively: from classical music (Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Mozart) to Jewish Klezmer and Hungarian Gypsy music.

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival Budapest - photo by Antonio Bravo

Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival Budapest – photo by Antonio Bravo

The concerts will take place on an open air stage, so each performance has its rainy day back up.

The entrance fee to the performances is really affordable, so it is well worth buying your ticket in advance (see the official site below). The prices are flat prices, no seats are numbered or reserved.

Each concert at the Vajdahunyad Castle starts at 8:30 pm.

Programme of the Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

Every year the Summer Music Festival at Vajdahunyad Castle offers a new programme, here is a sample programme from a past event (please check the actual concert menu before your visit).

Beethoven evening with the BUDAPEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (MÁV), Conductor: Imre Kollár, With: Vilmos Szabadi (violin)
Egmont overture, op. 84
Violin concerto in D major, op. 61
Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

Beethoven – Brahms evening with the KING SAINT STEPHEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Conductor: Kálmán Záborszky, With: Jenő Jandó (piano)
Beethoven: Coriolan overture, op. 62
Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73

Mozart evening with the BUDAPEST STRINGS, Concertmaster: Zoltán Tuska, Artistic director: Károly Botvay, With: Gabriella Szentpéteri (piano)
Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 136
Mozart: Piano concerto in A major, K. 414
Mozart: Divertimento in F major, K. 138
Mozart: Divertimento in B flat major, K. 137
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525

Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra

Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra

Klezmer Concert with the BUDAPEST KLEZMER BAND, Artistic director: Ferenc Jávori. Traditional and contemporary klezmer music, extracts from musicals, arrangements

July 26, Monday 8.30 pm, If Bach could hear this… with the FUGATO ORCHESTRA, Artistic director: Balázs Alpár, With: Veronika Harcsa (voice), Miklós Szenthelyi, Rajmund Ónodi (violin)
Echoes of the Baroque in light music – arrangements by Balázs Alpár
Bach: Concerto for two violins and chamber orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043
Bach: Violin concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Compositions preserving elements of early music
“Light music” drawing inspiration from the Baroque

July 30, Monday 8.30 pm, Bar Music and Old Film Hits with the BUDAPEST BAR, Artistic director: Róbert Farkas, With: Dóri Behumi, Juci Németh, Bori Rutkai, Frenk, László Kollár-Klemencz, Krisztián Szűcs – voice. Exquisitely orchestrated Gypsy music – old film music and world hits,
music hall and dance songs in a bar mood

(There are 3 more performances at the summer music festival in August, see them separately in our Event Calendar in August)

The official website of Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival (Vajdahunyadvari Nyari Zenei Fesztival) is