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...

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...

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...

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...

„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...

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...

The celestial tones of a brilliant music full of pride

14. November 2017

„My favourite piece is always the one I am currently playing” – we have asked pianists István Gulyás, Yohei Wakioka and Jenő Jandó to talk about their experiences with Liszt’s music. In the...

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...

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.

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:...

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...

György Orbán 70

05. October 2017

Cluj-Napoca, autumn 1989. A 14-yearold scruffy urchin is sitting with his teacher in a music theory class. “Please Miss, I’d like to be a composer! Whatever it takes. I’m moving to Budapest with my...


25. September 2017

We spoke with Salamon Kamp, conductor and member of the Doctoral Council of the university, as well as guitarist József Eötvös, head of the Strings Department, about PhD courses at the Liszt...

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...