The Esterházy Palace in Fertőd-Eszterháza is the only location in modern-day Hungary that is circled in red ink on the map of eighteenth-century European music history. Joseph Haydn worked there for almost half of his active life, from 1766 to 1790, and during that period he spent most of every year there in the service of Prince Nicholas Esterházy I ‘the Magnificent’.
Playing and listening to Haydn in Eszterháza is a unique experience.
The Haydneum – Hungarian Centre for Early Music considers Eszterháza a special place and is preparing a major programme to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Empress Maria Theresa’s visit to Eszterháza in 2023.
This summer, the string quartet concert series, organised in cooperation with the Philharmonia Hungary and the Eszterháza Public Benefit Non-profit Ltd., will also welcome the mentors and scholarship holders of the Sándor Végh String Quartet Programme, which has been announced by the Philharmonia Hungary every year since 2021 to cultivate and develop the Hungarian string quartet tradition.