Savaria Symphony Orchestra

With a repertoire consisting of Classical, Romantic and 20th century works, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra has become a major player on the Hungarian music scene in recent decades. Apart from performing concerts of symphonic music, the ensemble also regularly collaborates on opera productions of a high artistic standard and regularly participates in various Hungarian and international festivals. Most prominent among these are the Szombathely Spring Festival, the Pannon Autumn Festival, the Sopron Festival Weeks and the International Bartók Seminar and Festival. In 1990, the ensemble was presented with the Bartók-Pásztory Award for its outstanding artistic work. The Savaria Symphony Orchestra is also a leader in performing contemporary music. In recognition of this – for its outstanding work in presenting and popularising Hungarian musical works – it won the award of the Artisjus Musical Foundation in 2011. Numerous radio and television appearances, as well as audio recordings, attest to the ensemble's high artistic standard. The orchestra is well known across Europe, having performed highly acclaimed concerts in numerous countries. They have played with many world-famous conductors and soloists, including Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, John Cage, Tamás Vásáry, Colman Pierce, Péter Eötvös, László Somogyi, János Ferencsik, Lajos Rajter, Gidon Kremer, John Ogdon, Dmitri Alexeev, István Ruha, György Sebők, Carlo Zardo, Pavel Kogan, Natalia Guttmann, Miklós Perényi, Csaba Onczay, Zoltán Kocsis, Sylvia Sass, Jenő Jandó, István Matuz, Vilmos Szabadi, as well as many others.