The Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
The Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok (DOB) is Hungary ’s most dynamic and versatile symphony orchestra. It is supported by the Budafok-Tétény Budapest 22nd District Municipality. It has become a professional orchestra in 1993, to gain recognition on the Hungarian and international music scene and become one of the top classical music ensembles in such a short period of time under the baton of Maestro Gábor Hollerung, Liszt Award winning conductor, Merit Artist of Hungary. They worked with many of the greatest Hungarian and international artists, including Shlomo Mintz, Elena Bashkirova, Jaakko Ryhänen, Erika Miklósa, Andrea Rost, René Barbera, Pietro Spagnoli, Bruno de Simone, José Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Rivka Golani, Roberto Paternostro, Jörg Peter Weigle, Michael Stern, Tatjana Vassilieva, Zoltán Kocsis, Jenő Jandó, Dezső Ránki, Gergely Bogányi, János Balázs, Paul Huang, Tamás Pálfalvi, Kristóf Baráti, Barnabás Kelemen among others.
Their versatility is proven by a wide repertoire, which reaches from the classical to the contemporary, from jazz and pop through world music to film music. DOB also has its very own and much celebrated Big Band.
In 2011 DOB accompanied Sting at two concerts of his Symphonicity Tour, in 2017 they played with José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli. In 2018 Quincy Jones’s Budapest concert was also accompanied by DOB and in June 2019 they are engaged to play with the world-famous vocal group Take 6.