Liszt Academy pays tribute to the memory of Leó Weiner with a chamber music competition

07. April 2016

The Weiner Foundation and the Chamber Music Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music are organizing the Weiner Leó National Chamber Music Competition between 11-15 April.

Liszt Academy on the leaderboard of the world’s arts universities

02. April 2016

The 2016 top list of the QS World University Rankings, reckoned as one of the foremost global education surveys (released in late March), shows the Budapest Liszt Academy (Liszt Ferenc Academy of...

Bartók-Pásztory prize awarded to Zsófia Tallér and Várjon Dénes

02. April 2016

On Wednesday, the composer, Zsófia Tallér and the pianist, Dénes Várjon were awarded the Bartók-Pásztory prize at the Liszt Academy. Following the reception of the award, the new facsimile edition...

The nightingale of Sakhalin

16. March 2016

Julia Lezhneva was still a young girl when she received Cecilia Bartoli's Vivaldi aria CD as a present at the turn of the Millennium. Today she possesses probably one of the most exciting voices...


11. March 2016

There is no better example of the symbiosis of teaching and concert performing than the “On the Spot” series introducing the departments of the Liszt Academy. On the occasion of the percussionists’...

Liszt Academy opening schedule during the spring holidays

11. March 2016

We kindly inform visitors that the buildings of the Liszt Academy, including the ticket office on Liszt Ferenc Square, will be closed on 15 March and on 27-28 March. Furthermore, no tours of the...

EUphony at the Liszt Academy

04. March 2016

The Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy will host a very special event on 3 March: an orchestra of young musicians will perform an extraordinary programme that the Hungarian audience may rarely hear.

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music has been awarded the European Heritage Label

01. March 2016

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music will be recognised as one of the European Heritage Label sites in 2016 – was announced by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and...

Dialogue of traditions

29. February 2016

Uri Caine is unsettlingly hard to classify as a composer: his works demonstrate that post-modernist aesthetics and certain modern trends in jazz share many common points. They renounce a linear...

Kurtág festival at the Liszt Academy

26. February 2016

The highpoint of the Kurtág 90 festival (14-21 February) organized by BMC was the birthday concert in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, following which the 90-year-old composer was awarded an...

Virtuosity – An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the Liszt Academy

25. February 2016

We are pleased to announce the joint symposium of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy and ESCOM (European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music), an interdisciplinary event to be held...

Plácido Domingo visits the Liszt Academy

11. February 2016

The world-famous tenor, who was in Budapest as a guest for a programme at the Opera House, listened to a recital by pianist Ivett Gyöngyösi before meeting young artists from the TV talent contest...

“I Love Doing New Things”

02. February 2016

One of the most celebrated sopranos of our era, Anne Sofie von Otter, has a repertoire extending from early Baroque through classical and romantic works to jazz and pop music: it is fair to say she...

A Remembrance of Hungarian composers who perished during the Holocaust in the United Nations

29. January 2016

Vilmos Szabadi (violin), Mariann Marczi (piano), Eszter Karasszon (cello) and Dr. Csaba Kutnyánszky vice rector represented Liszt Academy at the New York event.

Liszt Academy announces II. International Éva Marton Singing Competition

27. January 2016

Applications for the contest – being staged between 19-25 September 2016, with total prize money amounting to €42,000 – can be submitted by sending in video recordings until 27 April.

Sándor Devich dies

25. January 2016

Liszt Academy bids farewell to the violinist and professor emeritus of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, who passed away at the age of 81, in the words of academy president Dr. Andrea Vigh.

Notice concerning Benkó Dixieland Band’s end-of-year concert

18. December 2015

This is to inform our audience that the band will hold their concert in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy on 29 December.

Playing Piano In Russian?

07. December 2015

‘The great Russian school of piano.’ One frequently comes across this term in CVs and concert programmes, immediately bringing to mind the names Rachmaninov, Gilels and Richter, and of our day...

Kállai String Quartet international success

06. December 2015

The ensemble collected a silver medal as the best chamber formation at the Società Umanitaria international competition in Milan.

Liszt Academy opens its doors even wider through virtual galleries

04. December 2015

In addition to the online galleries and Street View panorama created in collaboration with Google Cultural Institute, the Liszt Academy has also put together its own self-developed virtual tour.