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.

The prizes of the János Arany competition for composers have been awarded at the Liszt Academy

05. March 2018

The event whose set up was supported by the Memorial Committee of the János Arany Anniversary hosted Mr. János Áder President of Hungary, and a speech was made by Péter Hoppál Minister of State for...

Let’s connect with music! - Interview with the world-renowned conductor Pinchas Steinberg

28. February 2018

Pinchas Steinberg has overseen the development of several generations of musicians in a rapidly moving modern world that responds to quick impacts and strong stimuli. The following advice of his...

“One must be able to give an account of each second and each note” – Interview with the composer Máté Bella

22. February 2018

How can a young composer make a breakthrough in the contemporary international music scene? Where do applied composition and classical quality coincide? These questions were raised in an interview...

Opening hours and guided tours of the Liszt Academy during Spring season

21. February 2018

„His performance always affects with self-evident power”

19. February 2018

The cellist Mr. Miklós Perényi holding Prima Primissima, Kossuth and Ferenc Liszt prizes has been awarded the title of professor emeritus by the senate of the Liszt Academy.

Parity – the quest for true art

15. February 2018

We interviewed the Kossuth Prizewinning violinist, János Rolla – concertmaster and artistic director of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and former head of the Chamber Music Department at the...

„Teaching is a fundamental layer of my life” – Interview with Prof Katalin Komlós

05. February 2018

The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Prof László Lovász has conferred upon the professor emerita of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Katalin Komlós the József Eötvös Wreath. She...

“There is always a right approach, we just have to find it. This is the most difficult task for educators”

01. February 2018

Joel Smirnoff is the former chair of the Violin Department of his highly acclaimed alma mater, the Juilliard School, the former president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has been a member...

Conference tributes and holy mass in honour of László Dobszay’s birthday

31. January 2018

László Dobszay’s life and work are honoured with a series of presentations and concerts given by the great Széchenyi Prize-winning music historian, folk music researcher, choral conductor and...

Talent in itself is not enough

18. January 2018

The globally recognised violinist Salvatore Accardo visited the Liszt Academy twice this year: most recently, this autumn, last as leader of the Quartetto Accardo, while some weeks earlier he was...

Chinese opera staged in the Solti Hall

18. January 2018

Besides the Hungarian participants, students from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Dutch National Opera Academy will be demonstrating their...

The violist 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.

Catharsis on a daily basis

08. January 2018

What is the secret of musical success? Is there anything more enigmatic than talent? What is the defining characteristic that enables a musician to enchant his or her audience? We interviewed the...

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...