VeszpremFest 2016, 13 - 17 July

  • 7 Jul 2016 11:40 AM
VeszpremFest 2016,  13 - 17 July
Veszprémfest is a 13-year-old large-scale cultural event in Veszprém, aimed at a more mature audience of art and quality music lovers. For several days every summer this dynamically developing event provides world-class performances from many musical genres: classical, opera, jazz, pop and world music.

Some names from among the premium category performers of the recent years are: Emeli Sandé, Roger Hodgson, Kool  the Gang, Katie Melua, Vaya Con Dios, Diana Krall, José Cura, Nigel Kennedy, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Zoltán Kocsis, Richard Bona, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Andrea Rost, Erika Miklósa, The Gypsy Kings, Candy Dulfer, Gilberto Gil, George Benson, Buena Vista Social Club feat. Omara Portuondo, Craig David and the list could go on…

The beautiful Baroque building of the Archbishop’s Palace in Veszprém Castle serves as the background and natural setting for the concerts. The location – far from the noise of cities – greatly contributes to creating a unique, intimate and friendly atmosphere for visitors.

In 2011 the Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days were organised for the first time as a complementary event, displaying the excellent range of products by the Balaton-area winemakers and local artisan meals to the accompaniment of the music by young players from the Hungarian jazz scene for those longing for further gastro-cultural experiences. The musical programmes of the Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days are free of charge. The high-standard programme serves as a worthy complement to the large-scale productions.

In the period of 2011-2014 another accompanying event of VeszprémFest was the program series organised in the Jesuit Monastery. This uniquely inspiring sacral space could accommodate 120 people at a time and offered programs of different musical themes from year to year for visitors.

Organisers told XpatLoop that the event's mission has remained unchanged since the beginning:

"VeszprémFest should become a musical frontier-fortress of world-standard musical productions, a home – even if only for one or two days – for the stars who are also at home on the world stage and, of course, these few days should become more and more important entries in the diaries of festival, culture and music fans from year to year. A few days that you must spend here, a few days here in Veszprém."

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