“The art of performance is not only knowledge, but the knowledge of how to show knowledge.”
An orchestra is like society itself. Without law, it becomes anarchic; with rules too strict, it becomes a dictatorship. Music – due to its nature – won’t feel comfortable in anarchy or tyranny. In the first case, it will lose its intellect; in the second case, its emotions. Therefore, it is necessary to know where the boundaries, where the framework is to be found where the music and its high-quality performance is able to give an intellectual and an emotional experience at the same time. This is only possible when the orchestra, just as every citizen within society – the conductor included – knows its place and its duties.
With its innovative methods and a complex vision, Symphonia Hungarica wants to lend a helping hand in formulating and articulating these healthy frameworks. The College of Conductors strives to provide young conductors with experiential knowledge that will enable them to successfully build a large-scale career as a conductor and to develop a fruitful collaboration between the current orchestra and its conductor.
Another vital element and goal of Symphonia Hungarica’s operation is to see and show the future of Hungarian orchestral culture in a broader context and establish it due to a kind of historical-geographical-cultural connection, thinking on a scale in the Carpathian Basin.