Bartók with freedom

05. July 2018

„Bartók is not to be an icon but a living entity for us” – the Bartók World Competition and Festival to be continued with the composers’ competition.

“Mozart’s music has a delicate texture – there is no greater challenge than that” Harmony between composer and performer: W. A. Mozart and Kristóf Baráti

22. June 2018

The intimate connection between composer and performer is shaping silently and invisible over the years and decades. Hard work and keen attention must be paid if a performer would like to show...

Celestial tones of heavenly music full of pride

05. April 2018

“My favourite piece is generally the one I am currently playing.” We asked pianists István Gulyás, Yohei Wakioka and Jenő Jandó to talk about their experiences of Liszt’s music. In the interview,...

Paradise is just a few steps away

23. March 2018

The path of a talented artist is often shaped by fortune and momentous encounters, but it also depends on an education system that must recognize and develop especially gifted students. We...

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...

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...