A vice-president and a member of the board were elected at the reconvened general assembly of HAA on 7 October in Vigadó, the centre of HAA. Ballet artist János Kiss was elected as vice-president, poet and historian István Kovács was elected as a new member of the board. Gábor Lajta, a painter, graphic artist and art writer, became a member of the Supervisory Board.
Our member, Béla Halmos died at 67
MMA regrets to announce the death of the outstanding folk musician Béla Halmos, who was at the forefront of Hungarian folk music research and collection for four decades. He passed away on 18 July unexpectedly.
Talking about silencing
The Hungarian Writers' Union organized the 41st Writers' Conference in Tokaj from 14 till 16 of August. The main theme of the whole discussion was long years of muzzling from 1965 to 1989, when the political and economic change occured in Hungary. Among other institutions the event was supported by MMA.
Zugló Philharmonics in Berlin
The Zugló Philharmonics Budapest, recognized in 2011 as "National Youth Orchestra" – is participating in the 13th Young Euro Classic festival (Berlin) at the end of July.
László Marsall died at 80
MMA regrets to announce that after a severe and lingering illness Kossuth Prize winning poet László Marsall passed away on 25 June in Budapest. He was one of the last great old Hungarian poetsand our member since 2000.