The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Honorary Presidents and Professors

Founding President
Ferenc Liszt
 
President Emeriti
Ödön Mihalovich, Jenő Hubay
 
Honorary Presidents
Ernő Dohnányi, Ferenc Szabó, Zoltán Kodály
 
Executives, Chief Executives and Presidents
Ferenc Erkel (1875-1887)
Ödön Mihalovich (1887-1919)
Ernő Dohnányi (1919, 1934-1943)
Jenő Hubay (1919-1934)
Ede Zathureczky (1943-1957)
Ferenc Szabó (1958-1967)
Dénes Kovács (1967-1980)
József Ujfalussy (1980-1988)
József Soproni (1988-1994)
István Lantos (1994-1997)
Sándor Falvai (1997-2004)
András Batta (2004-2013)
Andrea Vigh
 
Honorary Faculty Members

Eugen d'Albert
Enrique Fernandez Arbós
Lipót Auer
Gergely Bogányi 
Zakhar Bron
Pablo Casals
Alfred Cortot
Antal Doráti
Edward Elgar
Péter Frankl
János Ferencsik
Loránd Fenyves
Annie Fischer
Emil Gilels
Alexander Glazunov
Vincent d'Indy

Robert Kajanus
Erich Kleiber
Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro
Zoltán Kocsis
Éva Marton
Josef Marx
Pietro Mascagni
David Ojsztrah
György Pauk
Goffredo Petrassi
Jean-Pierre Rampal
Dezső Ránki
Steve Reich
Ottorino Respighi
Helmut Rilling
János Rolla

Paul Sacher
Emil Sauer
András Schiff
Peter Schreier
Jean Sibelius
János Starker
Richard Strauss
David Titterington
Arturo Toscanini
Zoltán Székely
Tamás Vásáry
Sándor Végh
Sándor Veress
Felix Weingartner

 
Honorary Doctors
Lajos Bárdos, Pál Kadosa, Yehudi Menuhin, Antal Molnár