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...

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...

„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...