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.

Obituary- János Devich, Advisor to the President of the Liszt Academy

10. October 2017

The funeral service of Professor Emeritus János Devich, violoncellist and instructor of the Chamber Music Department will be held on 20 October, at 2pm at Óbuda Cemetery.

The portuguese and the Brazilian

09. October 2017

After several decades of individual global conquest, life finally brought Maria João and Egberto Gismonti together on the summer of 2016. They gave their debut joint concert in Italy, and this...

Liszt Academy welcomes Paganini’s most authentic interpreter and his string quartet

05. October 2017

Salvatore Accardo is considered the most popular violinist of his generation, his playing technique often being compared to that of his legendary predecessor, Paganini. This time, the head of jury...

The image spot of the Bartók World Competition and Festival won Silver Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards Festival

02. October 2017

The image spot promoting the Bartók World Competition and Festival - held between 9 and 17 September – can now boast four international awards. This time the creators of the image spot commissioned...

Interview with Ágnes Langer, 3rd prize winner of the Bartók World Competition

30. September 2017

Although Ágnes Langer has just recently conquered Hungarian music, she took its stages by storm. She has been studying in Germany since 2005 but turned out to be the most successful Hungarian...

From genre to genre, from age to age

25. September 2017

Violinist, countertenor, conductor. Dmitry Sinkovsky is one of the most exciting musicians of our day. Although most at home in the Baroque, he actually plays the entire Classical-Romantic...

Interview with Cosima Soulez-Larivière, 1st prize winner at the Bartók World Competition

21. September 2017

Joie de vivre, professional accuracy and a wide range of interests – these are the traits of the portrait of Cosima Soulez-Larivière, the winner of the Bartók Competition and Festival. Here is an...

Winner of the Bartók World Competition announced

17. September 2017

The 20-year old Cosima Soulez-Larivière won 1st prize at the Bartók World Competition in the category violin in the Grand Final held in the evening of 16 September.

Bartók’s violin compositions from various perspectives

16. September 2017

Synopsis of the two-day Symposium ’Bartók and the Violin’ held within the framework of the Bartók World Competition & Festival at the Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Three Grand finalists at the Bartók World Competition & Festival

15. September 2017

In the Grand Final of the Bartók World Competition on Saturday, Ágnes Langer, Cosima Soulez-Larivière and Takagi Ririko will be taking to the stage with the violin concertos written by Bartók,...

Seven finalists at the Bartók World Competition

13. September 2017

The Semi-final round of the Bartók World Competition & Festival was held in two sessions on 12 September. Although the scores were very close, seven young violinists were shortlisted for the...

Two Hungarian competitors shortlisted for the Semi-final of the Bartók World Competition

12. September 2017

The Preliminary round of the Bartók World Competition and Festival took place in four sessions on 10 and 11 September. From the Hungarian contestants, Ágnes Langer and Gábor Homoki got shortlisted...

The Bartók World Competition and Festival kicked off with unique programmes

10. September 2017

On 9 September 2017, 44 contestants arrived in Budapest for the Bartók World Competition and Festival. In accordance with the official drawing lots, the Preliminary round started with Competitor...