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

Semmelweis Street Building

Address: 1052 Budapest, Semmelweis utca 12., phone: (1) 318-2044

How to reach:

  • Yellow, blue, red metro lines (Nos. 1,2,3) - take off at Deák tér
  • Red metro line (No. 2.) - take off at Astoria
  • Blue metro line (No. 3.) - take off at Ferenciek tere
  • Bus line Nos. 5, 7, 8, 112, 173, 908, 956 - take off at Astoria
  • Tram No. 47, 49 - take off at Deák tér


This building houses since Februrary 2014 the Folk Music Department. Some of the compulsory percussion and theory classes are also held here.