Monograph on András Balla
Section of Film and Photography of MMA has started its monograph series on acclaimed photographers. The first volume is on András Balla and is richly illustrated with photos by the artist. The monograph, which is divided into four chapters, has been written by László Fábián. The foreword has been written by Tibor Wehner. At the book launch in Vigadó on 27 September György Szemadám, member of the Presidium of MMA talked about the artist and the book.
11th Goldsmith Biennial
The works of about fifty Hungarian goldsmiths has been displayed at the 11th Goldsmith Biennial organized by the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists (MKISZ) and supported by MMA at the Klebelsberg Cultural Centre in Budapest. This is the largest exhibition of goldsmiths in Hungary. At the opening of the the event on 20 September President of MMA, György Fekete said that "we not only come together here to praise goldsmiths' art, but to take part in the continuity of culture".
Cellist János Devich passed away
In his 80th year of age cellist, music teacher and professor emeritus of Franz Liszt Academy of Music János Devich died on 27 September. He was an outstanding figure in Hungarian cultural and musical life. MMA regards his death as losing one of its own.
Varaždin Baroque Evenings with Hungary
The Varaždin Baroque Evenings is the most prominent music event of central Croatia and it was founded in 1971. This year it is between 22 September and 5 October and the quest country is Hungary. Among the Hungarian performers are the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra with conductor György Vashegyi, regular member of MMA, Xaver Varnus and Balázs Barnkopf, the Pannon Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, István Kónya lute player and Baroque Orchestra Savaria with artistic leader, Pál Németh.