Mezzo Backstage: BMC
The collective and coordinated presentation of contemporary Hungarian music – the core mission of Budapest Music Center remains the same ever since its 1996 founding by trombonist and academy professor László Gőz. As a concert promoter, record label and information center, BMC actively works on establishing the international recognition Hungarian music deserves. The new headquarters of Budapest Music Center opened in 2013 to serve the same goal with its 300-seat concert hall, the state-of-the-art Opus Jazz Club featuring international and local jazz greats, a Music Information Center and Library with a music collection of 100 thousand items, and BMC Records with over 250 classical, contemporary and jazz releases. BMC is also the proud home of the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation which educates, supports and promotes young conductors, composers, musicologists and dramaturgs. Classical, contemporary and jazz concerts, lectures, workshops, courses, and artist Q&A’s make up approximately half of BMC’s 700 annual events, complemented by a business portfolio that includes conferences, private meetings, and large-scale open air events.