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
Keyboard and Harp Department

24 November 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Workshops of the Liszt Academy

Keyboard and Harp Department Presented by Liszt Academy

Featuring: students and teachers of the Keyboard and Harp Department

The Liszt Academy opened its doors to students in 1875. The appointment of Erkel as principal was only posted to the president, Liszt, on 2 September 1875, and on the same day a ministerial decree was issued ordering teaching to start on 1 October of the same year. Naturally, this was impossible. The announcement of enrolment was published only on 17 October in the Music Pages, thus real work in the institute only began on 14 November. Piano training was one of the first departments the school was able to offer; the organ department joined from 1882. These two distinguished teaching faculties that raised countless great artists were, for many years, alone in the field of keyboard instruments, while in later decades they were complemented with groups such as the harp, accordion, cymbal and harpsichord essential for teaching historical performance modes. This all meant that the Keyboard and Harp Department became the centre providing perhaps the most diverse training in the Liszt Academy.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Free tickets can be claimed at the Ticket Office of the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.