Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok


Orchestra
The Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok is one of Hungary's most dynamic and versatile symphony orchestras. Through the support of Budapest District 22 (Budafok-Téteny) and under the direction of Artist of Merit and Liszt Award-winning conductor Gábor Hollerung, the professional ensemble has since 1993 carved out a pre-eminent position for itself on the Hungarian music scene, becoming one of the country's leading symphonic ensembles in recent years. It regularly takes part in prestigious festivals (the Budapest Spring Festival, the Zemplén Festival, Café Budapest, the Jewish Cultural Festival, the Miskolc Opera Festival, the Beethoven Festival, BudaFest and the Festival International de Musique de Sion-Valais). The orchestra places great emphasis on popularising 20th century and contemporary music. Not only does it regularly commission new works, it also retains them in its repertoire continuously afterwards. One of the ensemble's main objectives is to familiarise younger generations with the work of an orchestra and pass this knowledge on to them. The DOB has played together with Hungarian and international musicians like Shlomo Mintz, Elena Bashirova, Jaakko Ryhänen, Erika Miklósa, Rivka Golani, Yoav Talmi, Roberto Paternostro, Jörg Peter Weigle, Michael Stern, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Zoltán Kocsis, Jenő Jandó, Gergely Bogányi, György Geiger, Kristóf Baráti, Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen, to name just a few. Along with works from their oratorical and symphonic repertoire, they also present a staged production every year. The orchestra has swiftly become a regular player on the international concert circuit and has performed in every country in Europe. Also attesting to its versatility is its broad repertoire, which extends from contemporary compositions and film music to pop and jazz.