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...

Parity

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...

‘Resident’ at the Liszt Academy

20. September 2017

An increasing number of concert halls and cultural institutions have their own resident ensembles. ‘Residence’ can be permanent or temporary: whereas the former category generally includes ...

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.

Twin stars

02. September 2017

Article of the Concert Magazine 2017/2 of the Liszt Academy.

Zoltán Fejérvári, teacher of the Chamber Music Department has won first prize at the 2017 Montreal International Musical Competition

12. May 2017

The international jury announced the $80,000 first prize to the pionist, Zoltán Fejérvári on 10th May, at the 2017 Montreal International Musical Competition.

I think I know very little

11. May 2017

The Polish-Hungarian Piotr Anderszewski, a favourite of the Budapest audience, is not only brilliant as a pianist but also has an exciting personality as an artist.

Bartók as jazz inspiration

06. February 2017

Bartók works have inspired plenty of jazz musicians over the past 70 years. Jazz pianist Dániel Szabó, lecturer at the school of music of the University of California, Los Angeles, contributed an...

Dohnányi and Bartók

01. February 2017

There was a time when it appeared that the music of Ernő Dohnányi would be forever banished from the living music memory and the concert hall. Happily, this did not come to pass, thanks in part to...