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

Brass Winds Master Class by Eric Ewazen


Eric Ewazen, professor at the Juilliard School of Music will be guest of the Brass Winds Sub department on 14 November (Tuesday), 10.00-12.00. Among other things, the professor will share his thoughts about the influence of Hungarian composers on American music, as well as other tendencies and approaches by American composers. All are welcome to the lecture.

14 November 2017 (Tuesday), 10.00-12.00 – lecture by professor Ewazen, discussion

Main topic: The influence of Bartók, Kodály, and Ligeti on American composers

Semmelweis Building (1052, Budapest, Semmelweis utca 12.)

15 November 2017 (Wednesday), 10:00-13:00, 14:30-17:30 – solo and chamber music class

Semmelweis Building (1052, Budapest, Semmelweis utca 12.)

17 November 2017 (Friday), 16.00 – concert of Professor Ewazen’s compositions

with the participation of Csaba Wagner on the bass trombone, members of the In Medias Brass ensemble: Richárd Kresz and Tamás Pálfalvi on the trumpet, János Benyus on the horn, Attila Sztán on the trombone, and József Bazsinka Jr. on the tuba. Piano accompaniment by Krisztina Fejes.

Old Academy, Chamber Hall (1064, Budapest Vörösmarty utca 35.)


The entrance is free and all are welcome, but registration to the lecture and classes is obligatory (for both active and passive participants) at inmediasbrass[at] Sheet music is available upon request. 

The students of the Academy may receive credit points for their participation in the master class. 

The event is supported by the National Cultural Fund (NKA).