The seventh Festival Academy Budapest chamber music series, founded by Hungarian violinists Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen, is to be held at various venues in the capital from
July 15 to 24. Péter Fekete, the state secretary for culture, told a press conference that Kokas and Kelemen had once again invited a host of internationally celebrated soloists to
perform at the festival. Performers include violinist Vilde Frang, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, pianist Fazil Say, trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov, violinist Hagai Shaham and soprano
Anna Prohaska, among others, Kelemen said. The festival will be held at venues including the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, the Széchenyi baths, Margaret Island, the Buda Castle
and the Budapest Music Center, Kokas said.