The vilolist Nils Mönkemeyer, professor of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich will be joining the Kelemen Quartet

11. January 2018

On 16, January, the violist Nils Mönkemeyer will be the Kelemen Quartet’s guest partner within the framework of the concert series At home in the Liszt Academy.

„ A role model to us, as a person, as a musician and as a colleague” – Miklós Perényi celebrating his 70th birthday

09. January 2018

The worldwide celebrated cellist was hailed on his birthday by the leaders of the Liszt Academy and many of his colleagues.

Future opera stars at the Liszt Academy

08. January 2018

It is the fifth year that the Opera Exam Festival has been hosted by the Solti Hall at the Liszt Academy. and now the opera exam performances of universities from all over the world are again in...

„Art is not the ’what’ but the ’how’- interview with the 90-year old voice professor, Margit Kaposy

20. December 2017

Margit Kaposy, the widely acknowledged music educator turned 90 on 6 December this year. On this occasion, her students and friends surprised her with a very moving birthday celebration to pay...

80 years of singing

14. December 2017

The impact of the oeuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach is so mighty that the literature on the subject would almost certainly fill an entire library. However, while it is well documented that Bach...

Moses, Luther, Esterházy

08. December 2017

The Reformation Memorial Committee commissioned a ‘Bach cantata’ from Zoltán Jeney on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The new work is performed at the closing concert of...

Cross-generational tribute paid to the memory of Ernő Dohnányi: the joint concert of the legendary Péter Frankl and the Kelemen Quartet

07. December 2017

The world-renowned pianist Péter Frankl and the Kelemen Quartet are playing the works of one of the most pivotal Hungarian composers of the 20th century in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on 13...

The polymath of music

30. November 2017

A portrait of András Szőllősy, written by Szabolcs Molnár.

“Inquisitiveness keeps one youthful”

15. November 2017

Violinist and conductor (sometimes both at the same time), viola player and chamber musician, teacher and philanthropist… Born in Lithuania but resident since childhood in Vienna, Julian Rachlin is...

The celestial tones of a brilliant music full of pride

14. November 2017

„My favourite piece is always the one I am currently playing” – we have asked pianists István Gulyás, Yohei Wakioka and Jenő Jandó to talk about their experiences with Liszt’s music. In the...

„Solid, uncompromising career path”

13. November 2017

On 18 November, Ödön Michalovich’s own compositions will be performed at the concert held in tribute of the legendary President of the Liszt Academy composer, pianist and music educator. We...

Magical storytellers

10. November 2017

In the wake of Firsts and Lasts and then Turning Point, Magic Mountain, a most apt appellation similarly lifted from literature, becomes the title of the new series of kamara.hu. Many parallels can...

Folkish… but not quite

08. November 2017

In its pure form, folk music is hard to come by. Like an unstable chemical, it cycles through numerous permutations as it reacts with something in its current environment. However, it is not only...

„I am driven by the joy of giving” – Interview with the guitarist and Head of the Strings Department, József Eötvös

02. November 2017

Besides his teaching activity at the Liszt Academy and his position as the Head of the Strings Department, József Eötvös organises festivals and competitions, devotes himself to the careers of...

Jazz, chansons, classics

25. October 2017

Although the accordion tends to make only cameo-like appearances in jazz and classical music, both genres feel fully at home on the chosen instrument of Frenchman Richard Galliano.

Pinchas Steinberg: Music itself should not be missed either

21. October 2017

True to the traditions, the Liszt Academy pays tribute to her founder with a concert featuring the Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra on 22 October. The orchestra will be conducted by Pinchas...

A multi-talented contemporary

19. October 2017

Composer and performer. At one time this combination was unremarkable, even natural, whereas today Jörg Widmann is one of only few who represent this – sadly relatively rare – hybrid musician:...

Salvatore Accardo: Just because every note is at its right place, it can’t yet be called music

16. October 2017

Most recently, this month, the world-renowned violinist Salvatore Accardo came to Hungary as the leader of the Quartetto Accardo, while at the end of summer, he visited Budapest as the head of jury...

Liszt’s birthday celebrated at the Old Academy of Music

12. October 2017

On 21 October, 2017, the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum pays tribute with three piano recitals to the Liszt Academy’s eponymous founder born 206 years ago.