Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

Information for holders of Liszt Academy Season Tickets

8 April 2020

Dear Audience,

As a result of the coronavirus emergency situation, performances organised by the Concert Centre of the Liszt Academy will be cancelled as of March 12 until the restrictive measures are lifted. Some of the events will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Season tickets purchased earlier will be valid for the new date of the re-scheduled performances.

For holders of season tickets, we will recommend another performance from our soon-to-be-announced autumn offer as a replacement concert for cancelled events. We will issue separate tickets for the replacements concerts. We will soon inform the members of our audience who have purchased season tickets online or in the ticket office about the exact details of the replacement concerts.

In the case of three concerts, unfortunately, we cannot offer a replacement concert, here we can refund a proportionate part of the season ticket in the form of a gift card. We will inform the members of our audience who have purchased season tickets online or in the ticket office about the exact details of the refund at a later date.

Following is a list of cancelled and re-scheduled season ticket concerts:


Bach in Solo

12.03.2020Barnabás KelemenTIME CHANGE:  19.09.2020


Orchestra in the Centre 2019/20

19.04.2020Denis Matsuev & Chamber Orchestra Vienna-BerlinCANCELLED


Masters of Vocal Music Spring 2020

27.03.2020Wiener SängerknabenTIME CHANGE: 04.10.2020
23.04.2020Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque SoloistsREPLACEMENT CONCERT: Julia Leznheva & Venice Baroque Orchestra,  11.10.2020, 7.30 p.m.


Masters of the Orchestra 2020

24.04.2020Dennis Russell Davies & Liszt Academy Symphony OrchestraREPLACEMENT CONCERT: Salamon Kamp & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra, 19.12.2020, 7.30 p.m.


Chamber Music, So Close Spring 2020 

21.03.2020Júlia Pusker, Christoph Heesch & Marcell SzabóTIME CHANGE: 22.09.2020
16.04.2020Máté Szűcs & Kodály String QuartetTIME CHANGE: 16.12.2020
05.05.2020Miriam Helms Ålien, Szabó Ildikó, Lajkó István & Eleanor LyonsREPLACEMENT CONCERT: Dóra Kokas, Maxim Rysanov & Vadim Holodenko, 17.12.2020, 7.30 p.m.


Chamber Music, Tuned for Grand Hall Spring 2020

06.05.2020Kristóf Baráti, István Várdai & Máté SzűcsREPLACEMENT CONCERT: Daniel Hope, Péter Nagy & Claudio Bohórquez, 28.10.2020, 7.30 p.m.
23.05.2020Péter Frankl, Miklós Perényi, András Keller & Lilla HortiTIME CHANGE: 15.10.2020


Four by Four+1 2020

20.03.2020László Fenyő László & Borodin QuartetCANCELLED
06.02.2020Kirill Gerstein & Hagen QuartetCANCELLED 


Organ in the Centre Spring 2020 

17.03.2020Wolfgang SeifenTIME CHANGE: 26.01.2021
13.05.2020Balázs SzabóTIME CHANGE: 22.11.2020


János Rolla & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra

29.03.2020János Rolla & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra/2TIME CHANGE:18.09. 2020


Here and Now Spring 2020

28.03.2020STUDIO 5TIME CHANGE: 09.11.2020


Black and White Colours 2020

26.03.2020Fülöp RánkiTIME CHANGE: 23.09.2020
29.04.2020Gábor CsalogTIME CHANGE: 25.11.2020


Liszt Kidz Academy - Music in Nature

22.03.2020Zenélő vadakTIME CHANGE:  13.12.2020
19.04.2020Fish in MusicTIME CHANGE: 08.11.2020





11.10.2020 (Sunday), 7.30. p.m.

Grand Hall

Pure Baroque

Julia Lezhneva & Venice Baroque Orchestra


Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6/4

Vivaldi: „Agitata da due venti” – Constanza's aria from the opera Griselda

Vivaldi: „Sposa son disprezzata” – Irene's aria from the opera Bajazet

Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580 (transcription for harpsichord and orchestra)

Händel: „Alla sua gabbia d’oro” – Rossane's aria from the opera Alessandro

Händel: „Brilla nell’alma” – Rossane's aria from the opera Alessandro


Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531

Graun: „D’ogni aura al mormorar” – Aristeo's aria from the opera L'Orfeo

Händel: „Un pensiero nemico di pace” – aria from the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità

Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443

Händel: „Lascia la spina” – aria from the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e della Verità

Graun: „Mi paventi il figlio indegno” – Agrippina's aria from the opera Britannico

Julia Lezsnyeva (soprano)

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Conductor: Andrea Marcon

Julia Lezhneva needs no introduction for early music aficionados - we have had the chance to admire her crystal clear, velvety voice, lavish coloraturas and passionate interpretations at live concerts in Budapest several times in recent years. The Russian soprano’s fabulous career commenced only ten years ago, in 2010, when ­- at the invitation of Kiri Te Kanawa - she took the Royal Albert Hall in London by storm with a sensational performance at the Classical Brit Awards. The singer, who is in her early thirties, will visit the Liszt Academy again with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, one of the leading ensembles of 17th and 18th century music. The conductor will be harpsichordist and musicologist Andrea Macron, founder of the ensemble. The backbone of the concert will consist of arias by Vivaldi, Graun and Händel, interlaced with Vivaldi concertos, performed in a lavish manner by the orchestra’s instrumental soloists.



19.12.2020 (Saturday), 7.30 p.m.

Grand Hall

Masters of the Orchestra

Salamon Kamp & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra

Christmas concert


J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Zita Szemere (soprano), Atala Schöck (alto), Róbert Erdős (tenor), Szabolcs Hámori (bass) 

New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir (choir master: László Norbert Nemes)

Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Salamon Kamp

The history of the Mass in B Minor is surrounded by many questions and myths. The question arises as to why the Lutheran Bach wrote a Catholic Mass, and how the nearly two-hour composition could have fit into the framework of the liturgy. Bach redefined some elements of nearly three decades of his work in the Mass, summarising the essence of his art for posterity. These questions all fade as the music starts playing, and from the very first moment, the faith emanating from it elevates the soul of the audience above the reality of everyday life. Salamon Kamp is the conductor of the orchestra, consisting of university students and the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir, established from members of the university’s former Alma Mater choir. Kamp is a professor at the doctoral school of the Liszt Academy and the winner of the Liszt and Kossuth Prizes. In addition to renowned solo singers of the Hungarian and international concert circuit, a student of the Liszt Academy will also take the stage.



17.12.2020 (Thursday), 7.30 p.m.

Grand Hall

Chamber Music, Tuned for Grand Hall

Dóra Kokas, Maxim Rysanov & Vadim Holodenko


Ajrat Ismuratov: Homage to Beethoven

Beethoven: Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 – No. 4 in A major, No. 5 in C major, No. 6 in D major, No. 7 in A-flat major

Beethoven:  Piano Trio No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 11 (‘Gassenhauer’) (transcription for viola, cello and piano)


Máté Balogh: TRIOverture

Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114 (arranged by the composer for viola, cello and piano)

Dóra Kokas (cello), Maxim Rysanov (viola), Vadim Holodenko (piano) 

We can participate in a special birthday celebration: the celebrated person himself cannot be present, but his works are all the more so as they are eternal. Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this very day two hundred and fifty years ago, and on this occasion the three young musicians prepared a selection from the composer's works and from music born in his honour and through his inspiration. In addition to the piece by Canadian composer of Tatar origin Aurat Ishmuratov, Máté Balogh’s composition will also be performed; the piece was written as a prelude to the Brahms work, to be played on this occasion but otherwise regretfully neglected. Ukraine’s Vadim Kholodenko was the winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and he displays an elementary force as the interpreter of romantic piano music. Maxim Rysanov is also an internationally renowned musician who, similarly to his compatriot, takes on the classics of this repertoire with a personal and refreshingly original creative imagination. Their cellist partner, Dóra Kokas, the multiple winner of the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition in Budapest, is a recognized and active participant of the Hungarian chamber music scene.


28.10.2020 (Wednesday), 7.30 p.m.

Grand Hall

Chamber Music, Tuned for Grand Hall

Daniel Hope, Péter Nagy & Claudio Bohórquez


Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

Daniel Hope (violin), Claudio Bohórquez (cello), Péter Nagy (piano) 

 Artists from around the world meet in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy to perform for us three emblematic pieces of Brahms’ miraculously beautiful chamber music. The international career of Daniel Hope from England began in the early 2000s as a violinist for the legendary Beaux Arts trio then rose to new heights as a soloist. German cellist of South American origin Claudio Bohórquez is one of the most prominent artists of his generation and a favourite of numerous international competitions; it is therefore no wonder that he has been named one of the main artistic heirs of Pablo Casals. Their chamber partner, Péter Nagy, hardly needs to be introduced, as he has been an active member of the Hungarian music scene for decades. However, this is not the first time that the three excellent performers meet here: their impressive joint performance has also been recorded – but we can now witness this experience live.


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