Class 2020 of the Mentoring Program had a very difficult year with COVID-19 but finally Holly Hyun Choe's mentoring concert can happen.

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation is announcing a mentoring program for young professional conductors and composers for the calendar year 2023.

Our mentee composers of 2021 Francisco Domínguez Robles and Balázs D. Kecskés have composed new pieces following the instumentation of Richard Strauss Serenade op.7. These pices will be analysed and rehearsed during our workshop and at end performed by Danubia Orchestra Óbuda as part of Liszt Festival.

The presentation ceremony of the 12th and 13th Frontier of Knowledge Awards will take place on September 21 in the Euskalduna Conference Centre, Bilbao. The evening before, the same center will be the venue for the gala concert in honor of laureates.

In cooperation with European Creative Academy and Ars Nova Ensemble we could be part of a contemporary music masterclass in Annecy, France.

Peter Eötvös has invited the world famous composer Georges Aperghis to be our next guest professor. The masterclass is planned for October 2021 at Budapest Music Center.

The homepage of Peter Eötvös has been updated with new design and new content.

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 our Stockhausen 90 masterclass 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.

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.