BFO launching talent scout program with support from AutoWallis


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Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO), rated among the world's top 10 classical music ensembles, is launching a program to find and develop young musical talent. The complex program, which is already keeping tabs on the development of 11 young talents, is supported by the AutoWallis Group, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

“It is no easy task to find the best young musicians. Many Hungarians continue their studies abroad, meaning the Liszt Academy is no longer the only place where Hungarian talent gathers,” explained Orsolya Erdődy, managing director.

Nevertheless, finding young talent and offering them attractive prospects for the future is one of the key goals of the BFO, and it requires methodological work.

“Talent not only has to be found but also developed and prepared for participating in the BFO’s musical activities,” said Iván Fischer, music director. For example, the orchestra's renown Cocoa Concerts and Community Weeks, which has them playing in churches, old synagogues, and retirement homes, are opportunities to attract talent.

AutoWallis Group. a vehicle sale company with operations in 14 countries in the region, will help the Orchestra nurture young talent over the next four years.

“The AutoWallis Group is happy to support the Budapest Festival Orchestra because we believe that we share many values. Besides quality, these include innovation, openness, and a no-border approach. We are proud to be a key supporter of the BFO as part of their talent scout and incentive program,” said CEO Gábor Ormosy.

Orsolya Erdődy added: “This noble task will be entrusted to the most experienced of our brass musicians, who, thanks to the supported program, will be able to dedicate time to finding and providing musical education to the best talent after three decades of intensive work.”

The program is led by tuba player József Bazsinka, who has been an Orchestra member for nearly 30 years.

“The task I have been given is very rewarding but also very difficult. Every bright-eyed child in Hungary who learns music lives a unique life of his or her own talent. At the moment, we are following the development of eleven talented young people who are all outstandingly gifted; it is worth paying attention to them and helping them with the BFO’s knowledge and opportunities,” said Bazsinka.


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