I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

7 October 2018, 11.00-12.30

Solti Hall



For 10-15-year-olds

Tractus Stellae: Star Play – liturgical play from the Middle Ages
Herod: Ákos Farkas
1. Magus: Koppány Bolyos
2. Magus: Attila Lőrincz
3. Magus: Mózes Enyedi
Angels: Virág Bokros, Lujza Somlói
Midwives, Literates: Students of the Church Department
Conductor: György Merczel
Márton Levente Horváth: Christe, redemptor omnium
Choir of the Church Department
Conductor: Zoltán Mizsei
Heinrich Schütz: Symphoniae Sacrae III – ‘Mein Sohn, warum hast du uns das getan’, SWV 401
Jesus as a child: Panna Johann, Dávid Gesztesi-Tóth
Maria: Dóra Takács
Joseph: Ambrus Rácz
Noémi Megyeri, Bence Rábai (violin), Csilla Vályi (cello), János Mezei (organ)
Choir of the Church Department
Conductor: Zoltán Mizsei


Students of the Church Department and chamber orchestra comprising students of the Liszt Academy (professors: György Merczel, János Mezei, Zoltán Mizsei, Dóra Pétery, Judit Rajk, András Soós, László Gesztesi-Tóth)

Moderator: Dániel Mona

Strange instruments, singing and clapping nuns, unusual polyphony and Latin masses set to music: the Liszt Kidz Academy samples all these this autumn – as well as, of course, examining what impact these have had on our favourite composers – as we launch a brand-new series Divine Music. Our journey starts out from home, so in this the first episode of the series we travel across to Western Europe and a world of churches which, despite our supposed familiarity, still retains many secrets, with spiritual songs meandering around ecclesiastical stone columns and over chilly flagstones, winding melodies praising God, and prayers chanted on a single note yet still sounding magnificent. There is a separate course at the Liszt Academy for those who would like to be active participants in the musical world of Christian ceremonies: this is the Church Music Department. Students of the faculty, accompanied by the university’s instrumental students, present how the story of the Three Kings was related with music in the Middle Ages, how a Baroque composer went about writing church music, and what sort of tools a modern composer uses when approaching these ancient musical traditions.


Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 400

Season ticket:

Liszt Kidz Academy 2018 Autumn