Nation Award Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The award is given to provide appropriate living conditions for personalities with high artistic accomplishment and reputation.
Sándor Kányádi passed away
Sándor Kányádi, one of the greatest Hungarian poets of the era died at the age of 89 on 20 June 2018. The Transylvanian-Hungarian poet was an Artist of the Nation and a regular member of HAA, which regards his death as losing one of its own.
Mihály Ittzés died
Outstanding music teacher, conductor and musical author, Mihály Ittzés died on 12 June 2018 at the age of 80. He was a regular member of HAA, which regards his death as losing one of its own. His funeral ceremony took place on 22 June 2018 in the town of Kecskemét.
Freehand interior design
A special exhibition presenting an aspect of Hungarian architecture that so far has remained hidden in Hungarian space design can be seen at Vigadó, the centre of HAA from 2 June 2018 organized by the Association for Hungarian Interior Design (MABE) and supported by HAA. By presenting the works of Hungarian interior designers the exhibition is displaying the values of a special field and acquainting the general public with the role and importance of interior designers in forming the spaces used by people.
Éva Marton 75
World-famous opera singer, Éva Marton has turned 75 on 18 June 2018. She is an Artist of the Nation and a regular member of HAA. Éva Marton is regarded as one of the greatest dramatic sopranos of the era, particularly known for her operatic portrayals of Puccini's Turandot and Tosca, and Wagnerian roles. She has performed at all the top opera venues, including La Scala, Milan, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Staatsoper in Vienna and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.