In a cooperation of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and Spring Festival in Budapest

Saturday 2 April 2011, 10:00 am

Uránia National Cinema Theatre

Budapest, VIII. Rákóczi út 21.



 2nd April 2011   

EUNIC is the European Union National Institutes for Culture, today made up of 31 organizations from 26 countries in the European Union. EUNIC Hungary Cluster was founded in 2007 and now operates with 16 members and 3 associated members. EUNIC means cooperation and partnership, international dialogue, culture as engine of the European integration.

Members: Balassi Institute, British Council, Goethe Institute, Polish Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Italian Cultural Institute, Slovak Institute, Bulgarian Cultural Institute,  Romanian Cultural Institute, Danish Cultural Institute, Finnagora, Estonian Institute, Camoes Institute, French Institute, Czech Centre, Cervantes Institute.

Associated members: Austrian Institute, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of Switzerland


10.00-10.30 - Uránia Cinema, VIII. ker.,Rákóczi út 21.

OPENING ceremony

Opening Speech: Horia Roman Patapievici, president of EUNIC Europe


10.30-12.00 - Uránia Cinema, VIII. ker.,Rákóczi út 21.

Theatre or Reality Show? Theatre and Television responsibility in the Era of    Internet 

A DEBATE with theatre experts, journalists, educators in communication sciences and theater arts, students etc.   

Mask Games, a program offered by Danish Institute


13.30- 18.00 – University of Theatre and Film Budapest, VIII. ker., Vas u.2/C

THEATRE MARATON produced by University of Theatre and Film Budapest.  Coordinators of the students: Eszter Novák and András Forgács

Readings from Europe on Stage , an anthology of one-act plays by Dante Marianacci and Joseph Farrell, Italian Institute, 2007


16.30 -18.00 Uránia Cinema, VIII. ker.,Rákóczi út 21

Ethno-jazz concert with Stelzhammer Group. A program offered by the Austrian Cultural Forum

In the program: Worldwide Landsleut, My personal Schnada Huepfl, Wos was I and Srpska Moldava


18.00-19.00 - Uránia Cinema, VIII. ker.,Rákóczi út 21.

CONCERT: DUO ALTERNO. Love songs from Italy with Tiziana Scandaletti soprano and Riccardo Piacentini pianist and composer

Concert offered by Italian Institute



Gaetano Donizetti: La conocchia, Me voglio fa ’na casa, Lu trademiento, Te voglio bene assaje (texts by Anonymous)

Riccardo Piacentini: Ulaanbaatarin doo For piano and „foto-suoni”

Francesco Paolo Tosti: Ideale (text by Carmelo Errico), ’A vucchella (text by Gabriele D’Annunzio), Non t’amo più (text by Carmelo Errico), L’ultima canzone (text by Francesco Cimmino


Lorenzo Ferrero: Canzoni d’amore: Mi palpita il cuore, Che legge spietata, Torna la calma in noi (texts by Marco Ravasini and Lorenzo Ferrero, from Pietro Metastasio)

Riccardo Piacentini: Foto-suoni delle nuove scienze For piano and „foto-suoni”, on an ancient saltarello by Vincenzo Galilei (texts by Galileo Galilei)

Luciano Berio: Quattro canzoni popolari: Dolce cominciamento, La donna ideale, Avendo gran disio, Il ballo


20.00- 22.00 - Uránia Cinema, VIII. ker.,Rákóczi út 21.

JAZZ LOCOMOTIVE, an event coordinated by the Romanian Cultural Institute

A jazzy travel with Danish, Estonian, Holland, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian wagons.


Recommended by Polish Institute:Jazz Locomotive (PL/H /DK/RO/SK)

Wojciech Groborz – piano

Juhász Gábor – guitar

Christina von Büllov –sax

Eugen Gondi – drums

Robert Ragan – bass




Jazz pianist, arranger, composer and educator Wojtek Groborz has been on the musical scene since 1975, when he opened Krakow's Jazz All-Saints' Day jazz festival leading his own big-band. He went on to gain further recognition playing in Jarosław Śmietana's Extra Ball, and subsequently has been travelling the globe with Jan Kudyk's Jazz Band Ball Orchestra for over 20 years now. However, he remains constantly active as a leader in his own right as well mainly of his Trio, whose concerts have been filling venues with listeners for over 8 years now.

He has performed and/or worked steadily with virtually the entire 'front line' of the Polish jazz scene, including the likes of Janusz Muniak, Jan 'Ptaszyn' Wróblewski, Henryk Majewski.

An alumnus of the Krakow Academy of Music, he has been present on the jazz scene for over 30 years now. Having studied under Barry Harris and Hal Galper, he is also a highly regarded teacher of jazz music, and is currently involved with the newly-established jazz studies department of his Alma Mater.

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