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

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Parity – the quest for true art

2018. February 15.

We interviewed the Kossuth Prizewinning violinist, János Rolla – concertmaster and artistic director of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and former head of the Chamber Music Department at the Liszt Academy, who is still an active music educator – on talent, role models, perfect technical skills and the lack of hard work, humility and great figureheads.

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„Teaching is a fundamental layer of my life” – Interview with Prof Katalin Komlós

2018. February 05.

The President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Prof László Lovász has conferred upon the professor emerita of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Katalin Komlós the József Eötvös Wreath. She was awarded this prestigious accolade for her excellence in musicology, her exploration of the 18th century keyboard music and the research of its authentic interpretation on the keyboard instrument of the period, the fortepiano. Please read the interview below with the musicologist and fortepiano recitalist, Prof Katalin Komlós.

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Conference tributes and holy mass in honour of László Dobszay’s birthday

2018. January 31.

László Dobszay’s life and work are honoured with a series of presentations and concerts given by the great Széchenyi Prize-winning music historian, folk music researcher, choral conductor and academic’s colleagues, students and family-members. The Head of the Church Music Department of the Liszt Academy, Ágnes Dobszay talked about the symposium held on 3 February.

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„Solid, uncompromising career path”

2017. November 13.

On 18 November, Ödön Michalovich’s own compositions will be performed at the concert held in tribute of the legendary President of the Liszt Academy composer, pianist and music educator. We interviewed the artistic director of the event, Professor Emerita Éva Marton the Kossuth prize-winning soprano.

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