The Third Eva Marton International Singing Competition ended with Galeano Salas' overall win
From among the sixty-one competitors - selected from contestants from all over the world from four continents and 145 countries ranging from Peru to Japan, from South Africa to Finland - having participated in the vocal contest at the Liszt Academy the Mexican-American tenor, Galeano Salas collected the Grand Prix of the 3rd International Éva Marton Singing Competition on 16 September, Sunday at the gala of the competition held also at the Liszt Academy.
Actor Imre Sinkovits would be 90 years old
On 21 September 2018, which is the Day of Hungarian Drama, late outstanding Hungarian actor, Imre Sinkovits, a posthumous honorary member of HAA could have been 90 years old and on this occasion HAA organized a memorial event at Vigadó, centre of HAA with the participation of the son of the actor, András Sinkovits-Vitay and together with the screening of a portrait film on the actor ordered by HAA and directed by Gabriella Medgyesi.
Opera album of the President of HAA awarded by German critics
HHA's President, György Vashegyi continued his "love affair" with French Baroque music with the recording of the performance of Jean-Philippe Rameau's 1749 opera entitled Naïs with the Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir in March 2017 at Müpa, Budapest. The album has gained the award of German music critics recently. Subtitled "Opéra pour la paix" (its prologue, at least, commemorates the 1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle), Naïs features demanding and extended leading roles for soprano Chantal Santon-Jeffery (Naïs) and high tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen (Neptune), assisted by Florian Sempey and Thomas Dolié, in an everyday eighteenth-century tale of a lovesick god in disguise, a misinterpreted prophecy and an alternative version of the Olympic Games.
Commemorative session of émigré writer, Zoltán Szabó
A memorial conference on Zoltán Szabó (1912–1984) was held by the Section of Art Theory of HAA at Vigadó, the centre of HAA on 10 May 2018. The work of the Hungarian writer, editor, radio and village researcher having lived in exile in London for almost 40 years was presented and analyzed by the invited lecturers including Zoltán Bertha, Ibolya Cs. Nagy, Magda A. Szabó, Zsuzsa Szabó, Tamás Gergely Kucsera, the Secretary-General of HAA and Mátyás Sárközi.