Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Hungarian Radio Studio in 1959.
Concert hallLiszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Müpa Budapest

The Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (also known earlier as Budapest Symphony Orchestra) (Hungarian: Magyar Rádió Szimfonikus Zenekara; MRZE) is a Hungarian radio orchestra. It is part of the Hungarian Television and Broadcasting Organisation, Magyar Rádió.


The Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (also known earlier as Budapest Symphony Orchestra) / was founded in 1943 by conductor Ernst von Dohnányi.[1] Originally a salon orchestra was established by the Hungarian Radio In 1936, leading it István Bertha as the conductor, Miklós Fehér, Tibor Ney as the concert master. The future symphony orchestra was founded partially by the members of this orchestra.

The Orchestra has performed internationally with the most distinguished conductors and soloists of our time, such as János Ferencsik, Otto Klemperer, Carlo Zecchi, Leopold Stokowski, John Barbirolli, Claudio Abbado, Charles Münch, Georg Solti, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Neville Marriner, Béla Drahos, Johanna Beisteiner, Giuseppe Patane, Igor Markevitch, Robert Gulya and Ilaiyaraaja. Through its frequent broadcasts and its recordings it has become widely known, and its tours have taken it to the countries of Eastern and Western Europe as well as to the United States of America and Canada. It enjoys a reputation for its interpretations of the Hungarian symphonic literature, especially works by living composers.

The recordings of the orchestra are published, inter alia, by Naxos, Gramy and Hungaroton.(They performed the music for the 2011 Turkish film God's Faithful Servant: Barla.)

Principal Conductors

Discography (Selected)