House of Hungarian Music wins World's Best Use of Music in Property Development prizes in the Music Cities Awards!

The House of Hungarian Music was selected by a prestigious international jury of industry experts as one of the three best buildings in Europe, while the Hungarian institution also beat two US developments to the main prize.

"As we look to complete our mission of ensuring that music plays a central role in the lives of as many families, children and young adults as possible, our recognition from the Music Cities Awards has helped confirm we are on the right path. Our goal is revitalise and nurture the Hungarian music knowledge and artistry the has made us famous around the world, displaying to as wide a range of people as possible how wonderful it is in life to understand the language of music. With our diverse array of programmes, we will enable our visitors to explore the countless different experiences offered by music, be it an exhibition, concert, playing music together, singing, dancing or an exciting music education class” - explained András Batta, the director of the House of Hungarian Music.



Al Bell, Former Chairman & Owner, Stax Records/ Former President, Motown Records Group/ Chairman & CEO, Al Bell Presents (USA)

Aubrey Preston, Real Estate Entrepreneur/ Founder, Americana Music Triangle/ Owner, RCA Studio A (USA)

Brian Ritchie, Bassist, Violent Femmes/ Music Curator, MONA/ Organiser, MONA FOMA (Australia)

Cherry Chan, Chairperson, Renaissance Foundation (Hong Kong)

Kim-Marie Spence, Postdoctoral Researcher, Southampton Solent University/ Adjunct Lectorer, University of the West Indies/Author (Jamaica/UK)

EM Ekong, Founder, Urban Inclusion Community/ Public Relations & Communication Director, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (Ghana/ Morocco/ UK)

Dr. Lee, Dond-yeun, Professor, Korea National University of Arts/ Organiser, Global Music City Seoul/ Co-organiser, DMZ Peace Train Music Festival/ Director, Platform Chaindong61 (South Korea)

María Claudia López Sorzano, Former Secretary of Culture, Leisure and Sport, City of Bogota (Colombia)

Richard Florida, Professor, University of Toronto/ Author, The Rise of the Creative Class/ Founder, the Creative Class Group

Sandra Wall, Trade and Industry Development, Creative Sector & Focal point UNESCO City of Music, Municipality of Norrkoping (Sweden)