For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti

Master Class by the Calefax Reed Quintet


The day after their concert in the Solti Hall (29 October 2017), three members of the Dutch reed quintet deliver a short master class.

The ensemble that had started as a grammar school quartet has now been touring around the world for more than three decades with the same, close-knit five of passionate reed players, acclaimed for their virtuosic playing, brilliant arrangements and innovative stage presentation. Calefax has an astonishingly varied repertoire ranging from 1100 to the present day. They perform their own arrangements and newly commissioned compositions for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon.

The guests of the Master Class at the Liszt Academy are Oliver Boekhoorn (oboe), Ivar Berix (clarinet and chamber music), and Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet and chamber music), therefore the attendance is mainly encouraged for students of oboe, clarinet, and wind ensembles.


30 October 2017 (Monday), 10.00-13.00


Ivar Berix (clarinet and chamber music): Main Building, Room I

Oliver Boekhoorn (oboe): Main Building, Room X

Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet and chamber music): Main Building, Room XXIII


Active participants

only students of the Academy and the Bartók Conservatory. Places are limited, maximum 3 soloists or ensembles may apply per teacher. 

If there are too many applications the participants will be chosen by the head of the winds department, Professor György Lakatos.

To apply, fill in this form.

Deadline: 20 October 2017 (Friday), 12.00

Applicants will be notified about the possibility of participation until 25 October.


Passive participants

application is open to anyone, but registration is mandatory. Certificates of participation may be requested before the course with the following data: name, date and place of birth, mother’s name.

Deadline: 25 October 2017 (Wednesday)