The Bach in the Subways (in hungarian: Bach mindenkinek) is an international program invented by Dale Henderson, a cello player from New York. It was first organized in 2010 and it’s goal to rase the popularity of classical music.

Every year in March, around the date of J. S. Bach’s birthday, all around the world excellent musicians celebrate the master with free concerts in the subways and other public places. They play Bach’s music as a present for the audience, to make them easier to be more familiar with classical music.

Hungary joined for this program in 2015. Because of the succes of last year’s event on the 19th of March 2016 in the inner city of Budapest, and on the 20th of March in the Budapest Zoo we re-organize this program. Our main goal is to make the subways, market halls and other public places of Budapest full with Bach’s music.

Zalán László Kovács, main organizer

Programs in 2017



18th March – Saturday

Fővám Square, Great Markett Hall

10:00-10:30 Lakatos György – bassoon

10:30-11:00 Pintér Kata – oboe, Kovács Zalán László – tuba, Madarász Iván – piano

11:00-11:30 Madarász Iván – piano

11:30-12:30 members of the National Philharmonic Orchestra

12:30-13:30 Rohmann Ditta – cello

13:30-14:30 Szent István Conservatorium, piano faculty



12:00-12:30  Pintér Kata – oboe

12:30 -13:00 Szent István Conservatorium, guitar faculty

13:00-13:30 Bojta Zsuzsanna – voice, Bécsy Gizella – violin, Tóth Erzsébet – cello, Burkus Boglárka – piano,

13:30-14:00 Szabó Krisztina and her students, bassoon

14:00-14:30 Flautett Flute Quartett

14:30-15:00 Soós Orsolya – violin

15:00–15:30 Wendler Enikő – flute

15:30-16:00 Bábel Klára – harp

16:00-16:30 Szatzker Zsanett and Deli Zsolt – accordeon

16:30-17:00 Gémesi Gabriella, Török Mátyás


Kálvin square

10:30-11:00 Ferencváros Music School

11:00-11:30 Járdányi Pál Music School – Kormány Alexander – piano

11:30-12:30 Szent István Conservatorium, harpsichord faculty

12:30-13:00 Ward Mária High School

13:00-13:30 Ward Mária High School

13:30-14:00 Nagy Judit – flute, Konta Noémi -harpsichord

14:00- 14:30 Szonda Fanni – harpsichord és Boldog Nagy Zsófia – harpsichord

14:30-15:00 Tóth-Vajna Zsombor – harpsichord, Balaska Rebeka -harpsichord

15:00-15:30 Barta Andrea –recorder, bassoon


Deák square


13:30- 14:00 Kimmel Wind Band

14:00-14:30 Kovács Zalán László – tuba

14:30 – 15:00 Hawrlant Dániel – horn

15:00 -15:30 Légierő Wind Band, Szolnok


Szent István tér


16:00-16:30 Légierő Wind Band, Szolnok

16:30-17:00 Bach chorales together


Kálvin square, Reformed Church


14:30-15:30 Rajk Judit and her students, voice

15:30-16:30 Organ presentation – Holmolya Dávid

16:30-17:30 Organ concert:  Bódiss Tamás, Enyedi Pál, Horváth Márton Levente, Pétery Dóra,  Zászkaliczky Tamás


Szabadság square, Reformed Church


18:00-19:00 Luther és Bach chamber music recital, Flautett Flute Quartett, Bacsi János – piano, Tóth-Vajna Zsombor és Gergely – organ


Kelenföld, Reformed Church           


18:00-19:00 Alföldy-Boruss Csilla – organ


Pest, Franciscan Church

Lectures in the St Francis hall:
16.30-17.00 Szabó Balázs: The organs of Bach
17.00-17.30 Faragó Attila: Castilian and thuringian copy organs in Budapest
17.40- 18.10 Fassang László: Ligeti and the organ
18.20-18.50 Pálúr János: The ideal instrument for organ improvisation
19.30 on the rebuilt organ of the Church

J.S.Bach: Prelude und fugue in B minor BWV 544 (Deák László)
J.S. Bach: Triosonate in C major – 2nd movement BWV 529 (Turi-Nagy János)
Fassang László: Improvisation
J.S. Bach: Oh Mensch bewein dein Sünde gross BWV 622 (Fassang László)
Pálúr János: Improvisation on the theme B-A-C-H
(participants: organ faculty of the Liszt Academy and the organists of the church)


Budapest Pont


19:00-19:30 Simplicissimus Ensemble

19:30-20:00 Musica Florens Ensemble


Opera House, Sphynx-terasse


11:00-11:30 Coffee Cantata, Závodszky Magdolna – violin, Dóczi Áron – violin, Kondor Péter – viola



13:00 – 17:00 Playground with music

Worshops in the whole afternoon, making musical instruments from recycled materials.

14:00 Concert, members of the National Philharmonic Orchestra(Granik Anna – piano, Detvay M. Marcella and Szekeres Gizella – violin)

14:30 – 15:30 Trying out different instruments for children

15:30 P. Kiszely Deborah piano and the students of the Szabolcsi Bence Music School


19th March – Sunday

Budapest Zoo

12:00-12.30 Hargitai Eszter, Petrovics Anna, Gombár Anikó – flute

12:30-13:00 Gallai Judit and her students, cello

13:00-13:30 Budapesti Énekes Iskola, choir

13:30-14:30 Flautett Flute Quartett

14:30-15:00 Soós Orsolya – violin

15:00- 15:30 Kovács Zalán László

15:30-16:00 Pintér Kata – oboe, Konta Noémi – harpsichord

16:00-16:30 Susovich Szilárd, Hawrlant Dániel -horn

16:30 -17:00 Jumbó Tuba Band


Pest, Franciscan Church

16:00-17:00 Vitárius Piroska- violin, Kecskés Mónika- harpsichord


our Homepage: www.bachmindenkinek.hu

Could you please put the events on a google map:

The coordinates:

Deák Ferenc square: Budapest, Deák Ferenc tér 1051 Hungary

Kálvin square: Budapest 1091 Kálvin tér, Hungary

Szabadság square: Budapest 1054 Szabadság tér, Hungary

Astoria: Budapest 1088 Astoria, Hungary

Szent István square: Budapest 1051 Szent István tér 1., Hungary

Fővám square: Budapest 1056 Fővám tér, Hungary

Budapest Zoo: Budapest 1146 Állatkerti körút 6-12, Hungary


Email: bachmindenkinekbudapest@gmail.com