Bartók beyond Hungary

19. January 2017

This essay had been written by President of Bard College Conservatory, well-known musicologist and conductor, Leon Botstein on Bartók's influence on 20th century music.

“Fresh and free from mannerisms”

16. January 2017

For many years now, Opera Exam Festival recitals have ranked among the most exciting of the Liszt Academy’s programmes in January. We spoke with András Almási-Tóth, head of the Liszt Academy Opera...

Liszt Academy concert programmes for January and February

15. January 2017

In the first weeks of 2017, soloists and ensembles of worldwide acclaim are coming to perform on the stage of the Liszt Academy, such as Viktoria Mullova, Leszek Możdżer, Jason Moran, Cyprien...

„One cannot play the violin in fear”

13. January 2017

She is one of the most multifaceted violinists of our day: she plays Baroque on a period instrument, the great Romantic and 20th century repertoire on a modern violin, yet she is also open to folk...

Change in the Four by four plus one subscription

10. January 2017

Please, be kindly notified that instead of the concert featuring Péter Frankl and the Kelemen Quartet, the Liszt Academy wishes to recompense the audience with the 8 October performance of the...

Péter Frankl and Kelemen Quartet concert rescheduled

22. December 2016

This is to kindly inform you that due to an unfortunate accident suffered by Péter Frankl, the Four by four plus one subscription concert orginally scheduled for 11 January, 2017 is postponed to a...

Liszt Academy announces the Bartók World Competition & Festival

07. December 2016

The Liszt Academy has launched the Bartók World Competition and Festival as the closing chord of the 2016 Bartók Year. The competition debuts with the violin category in September 2017. Violinists...

Kamilló Lendvay (1928–2016)

05. December 2016

The Kossuth Prize-winning Eminent Artist, three-times Erkel Prize- and Béla Bartók-Ditta Pásztory prize winning composer, Kamilló Lendvay passed away just four weeks before his 88th birthday.

A country saying goodbye to Zoltán Kocsis at the Liszt Academy

25. November 2016

The condolers could pay their last respects to the great musician, Zoltán Kocsis until noon on Saturday, 19 November by placing a white flower around his catafalque set up in the entrance hall of...

Program Changes due to Zoltán Kocsis’ farewell on 19 November

17. November 2016

We kindly inform our audience and visitors, that the recently passed away Zoltán Kocsis will be bidden last farewell to in the Main Building of the Liszt Academy on Liszt Ferenc Square on Saturday,...

Chamber music festival soon to begin at the Liszt Academy

10. November 2016

Besides the significantly discounted subscription rates (15-25%) for any combination of the concerts of the chamber music festival taking place between 17 and 20 November with Dénes...

In remembrance of Zoltán Kocsis at the Liszt Academy

10. November 2016

As of Tuesday evening, also the music loving audience can pay their last respects at the memorial site next to the Liszt Ferenc Square entrance of the Main Building of the Liszt Academy.

Zoltán Kocsis (1952–2016)

10. November 2016

On behalf of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Dr. Andrea Vigh, the president of the Liszt Academy bade farewell to Zoltán Kocsis, who, as an artist, was born at the Liszt Academy and remained the...

Free-of-charge concerts and guided building tours on the Open Day of EU Developments

24. October 2016

On 29 October, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is welcoming its visitors with concerts and guided building tours within the framework of the event series of the Open Day of EU Developments.

The opening hours of the Liszt Academy during the autumn holidays

21. October 2016

This is to inform our audience that the Main Building of the Liszt Academy (Liszt Ferenc Square) will be open between 23 October and 1 November.

The joy of freedom

20. October 2016

“Strings in the earth and air / Make music sweet; / Strings by the river where / The willows meet.” One could imagine a Monteverdi madrigal melody accompanying this verse from the Chamber Music...

Evgeni Koroliov performing with the Keller Quartet

20. October 2016

The programme and participants of the concert of 26 October have changed.

Kodály Institute model school now also in Kecskemét

17. October 2016

On 13 October, the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music entered into a cooperation agreement with the Reformed Elementary School of Kecskemét: as of the autumn of 2016, also...

Budapest International Guitar Festival for the second time at the Liszt Academy

16. October 2016

The king of tango, Astor Piazzolla and his work are in the centre of the concerts and masterclasses of the Budapest International Guitar Festival taking place between 4-6 November, 2016.

The Countertenor

13. October 2016

These days we are lucky to have an abundance of incredible countertenors, but Michael Chance is totally unique in the English Baroque vocal repertoire. On 21 October he will sing in Liszt Academy’s...