Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

Course Description

The School for Exceptional Young Talents is a certificate awarding, after-school music education programme.

The main objective of the programme is to discover exceptionally talented young musicians early in their musical studies and provide them with the help necessary to further their abilities, so that they can reach the highest possible artistic level.

Children of 10 to 15 years of age (to be) enrolled at an elementary or junior high school in Hungary are eligible for application. Applicants under 10 years of age may apply with the permission of the President of the Liszt Academy, given on a case by case basis. Students can stay in the programme until they reach 18 or leave secondary school.

The School for Exceptional Young Talents offers courses for young pianists, violinists and cellists. (Courses of other instruments might be available in exceptional cases. Application to such courses is possible only with the permission of the Rector, and the acceptance of the student requires unanimous agreement of all teachers of the School.

Over the age of 15 students of the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music may apply with the special recommendation by the relevant department. Such applications also require the permission of the Rector and the acceptance of the student is only possible with unanimous agreement of all teachers of the School.

The applicant is notified by the Liszt Academy about the entrance examination committee's decision within 15 days of the examination.

No legal remedy may be sought against the committee’s decision.

At the end of the first academic year (or the second, at the latest) a Board headed by the President and consisting of the relevant Heads of Departments (hereinafter referred to as the Board) decides whether the student may continue their studies at the School for Exceptional Young Talents, based on their performance at the main subject examination.

The student is assessed in their subjects on as scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best).

If a student is

awarded a grade of 3 or worse at the main subject examination at the end of the academic year, or
awarded a grade of 2 in two consecutive semesters in any two music subjects, or
awarded a grade of 1 at the re-examination as well
they cannot continue their studies at the School for Exceptional Young Talents.


After finishing their secondary level studies, graduates of the School for Exceptional Young Talents are not accepted at the Liszt Academy automatically, they have to pass the entrance examination just like other applicants. In case of an unsuccessful university entrance examination (at the Liszt Academy of Music), students of the School for Exceptional Young Talents may proceed to an extra academic year at the School for Exceptional Young Talents upon recommendation of the Board.

 

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