The Philharmonia Budapest Concert and Festival Agency is Hungary’s oldest in the field and yet it is still among the most acclaimed professional concert and festival agencies in the country. It rose to life as National Philharmonia in 1952 and has organized classical concerts throughout the whole country for decades being the only such agency in Hungary. With many thousands of concerts behind its back, Philharmonia has changed into a limited liability company doing pro-bono work in 1997 and it operates like that ever since.
In the past few years we have organized around 460 concerts a year both in Budapest and in the Western Transdanubian region. We are strongly dedicated to the musical education of the youth, to organizing contemporary concerts and helping young talents with the start-up of their artistic career. Besides our regular season ticket concerts that we organize both for adults and young people, we reckon, that our work is most showy at our traditional music festivals, which are highly acclaimed by international musicians as well. These are the 35 years old Music of Our Age contemporary music festival, the Early Music Days festival in June and the International Bartók Seminar and Festival hosted by Szombathely in July. These festivals offer various master course opportunities as well. Another of such events is our International Music Competition of Budapest in September, which looks back as much as fifty years already. Detailed programs can be found under www.filharmoniabp.hu.