The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Old Academy of Music

Address: 1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 35., phone: (1) 322-9804

How to reach:

  • Yellow metro Line (No. 1.) - take off at stop Vörösmarty utca
  • Bus no. 105, take off at stop Oktogon

 

This building houses the Church Music Department, the organ and harpsichord classes, and some of the chamber music, strings and guitar classes. The Chamber Hall is a venue of public and department concerts, exams, auditions.

Liszt's last apartment in Budapest was in this building, which functions as a museum now.