Maestro Hubay

17. August 2018

It was 160 years ago when Jenő Hubay (1858-1937) an outstanding representative of Hungarian music was born. The anniversary provides us with the opportunity to breathe new life into his figure, to...

A recurring motif: the lute

03. August 2018

Beauty, rhythm, poetry, imagination, melody and harmony – these are the inscriptions of the stained glass windows of the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy. The highly unique skylights were designed...

The secret of Camerata Bern’s success is the harmony of diversity

27. July 2018

’Andras Schiff hasn’t got large hands either’ – remarks Louis Dupras, director of the Camerata Bern while we are looking at Liszt’s life-size hand cast in bronze in the Liszt Memorial Museum....

„What fascinates me is Bach’s music and what’s encoded in it” – Interview with Gergely Fazekas

15. July 2018

Gergely Fazekas, associate professor of the Musicology Department did not come home empty-handed from the United States, where he was teaching as a Fulbright visiting professor for a year: he...

Bartók with freedom

05. July 2018

„Bartók is not to be an icon but a living entity for us” – the Bartók World Competition and Festival to be continued with the composers’ competition.

“Mozart’s music has a delicate texture – there is no greater challenge than that” Harmony between composer and performer: W. A. Mozart and Kristóf Baráti

22. June 2018

The intimate connection between composer and performer is shaping silently and invisible over the years and decades. Hard work and keen attention must be paid if a performer would like to show...

“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore”

21. June 2018

Éva Marton, the legendary Hungarian opera singer celebrates her 75th birthday. The Liszt Academy greets the dramatic soprano and professor emeritus with an oeuvre exhibition and a podium...

Prof. Dr. Mihály Ittzés passed away

13. June 2018

The great music pedagogy and theory professor, vice-president of the International Kodály Society, co-worker of the Kodály Institute was 80 years old. Orbitual words from dr. László Norbert Nemes...

Fantasy, melody, harmony – debuting performances as well as world-class musicians featured in the new season ticket series of Liszt Academy

25. May 2018

In the concert season 2018/19 of the Liszt Academy, besides globally acclaimed international celebrities and extraordinarily talented Hungarian artistis, also the 111-year-old concert organ of the...

Éva Marton International Opera Studio

27. April 2018

An intensive masterclass held by the world-famous soprano with a focus on Puccini’s Turandot between 8-26 October 2018.

The Bartók World Competition of Composition 2018 is now open for submissions

23. April 2018

In 2018 the Bartók World Competition & Festival goes on with the competition of composers at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

Music for String Instruments, Percussion and Vocals

12. April 2018

Ágnes Herczku & Friends in the Liszt Academy

Celestial tones of heavenly music full of pride

05. April 2018

“My favourite piece is generally the one I am currently playing.” We asked pianists István Gulyás, Yohei Wakioka and Jenő Jandó to talk about their experiences of Liszt’s music. In the interview,...

Paradise is just a few steps away

23. March 2018

The path of a talented artist is often shaped by fortune and momentous encounters, but it also depends on an education system that must recognize and develop especially gifted students. We...

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and the Liszt Academy Among Best Sights of Budapest

22. March 2018

The Liszt Academy and the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre have been awarded the Expert’s Choice Prize. The prestigious international commendation is bestowed on less than two 2% of...

Hungary-related handwritten musical notes found their home in the Liszt Museum

12. March 2018

Liszt manuscripts believed to be lost have emerged from a private collection. Their historical significance and their impact on Hungarian music-culture is invaluable. The manuscripts purchased by...

‘I expect two things from a composer: he should come up with something fresh then amaze me.’

09. March 2018

The above statement is Mr. Zoltán Jeney’s favourite quotation from the composer Stockhausen. We’ve interviewed the professor emeritus of the Liszt Academy on the occasion of his turning 75 years old.