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
Paul O’Dette  Lute Master Class

10 November 2019, 10.00-18.00

Solti Hall

Paul O’Dette Lute Master Class Presented by Liszt Academy

Budapest International Guitar Festival 2019

GRAMMY award winner

One of the most influential figures in his field, Paul O'Dette has helped define the technical and stylistic standards to which 21st-century performers aspire. He has performed at major international festivals all over the world, including Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berkeley, Utrecht, London, Bath, Paris, Montpellier, Bremen, Dresden, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vienna, Prague, Milan, Geneva, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Oslo and Melbourne. Though best known for his recitals and recordings of virtuoso solo lute music, Paul O'Dette maintains an active international career as an ensemble musician and continuo player as well, performing with today’s most respected conductors and ensembles, such as Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, William Christie, Christopher Hogwood, Andrew Parrott, Nicholas McGegan, Tafelmusik, The Parley of Instruments and The Harp Consort.

Paul O'Dette has taken part in more than 100 solo and ensemble recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Philips, Decca, Sony, Hyperion, Telefunken, Astree, Virgin Classics, EMI, Arabesque, Nonesuch, BIS, and BASF. His recordings have been nominated for Gramophone magazine’s Record of the Year Award and have been recognized with multiple Grammy nominations, including: Grammy Award for a CD of Purcell Songs with Sylvia McNair (1996); Grammy nomination for conducting in a recording of Johann Georg Conradi's Ariadne (2005); Grammy nomination for Bacheler: The Bacheler's Delight (2006). Each volume of his acclaimed series of John Dowland’s Complete Lute Works received the prestigious French Diapason d’Or, and the 5-CD boxed set received the Diapason d’Or Of The Year Award (1995, 1997).


Presented by

Eötvös Art Ensemble, Liszt Academy Concert Centre


1 000 Ft