I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
Pál Enyedi

Pál Enyedi

Church Music Department

Organ playing, Organology

 
Born: 1956
 
Position at Liszt Academy: MD, DLA, professor
 
Studies:
1980: Semmelweis University, Budapest – Degree in General Medicine
1985: Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest – organist, secondary music school organ and music theory teacher degree
1996-1999: Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Doctoral School, Church Music Department lead by professor László Dobszay. Title of DLA dissertation: Liszt Ferenc orgonamiséje. A ciklus helye a műfaj történetében és a szerző egyházzenei munkásságában
 
Study trips:
1973:Hamburg (Beckerath–Orgelbau, 4 weeks)
1980: Dresden and its neighbourhood (Silbermann organs)
1985: France (Cavaillé–Coll organs in Paris and its neighbourhood)
1987-88: Transylvania (organs of the Székely Land and Kalotaszeg)
1995 and 2005: Oxford and London (English cathedral choirs)
 
Master classes:
1997-2000: Budapest, organ courses by Prof. David Titterington in London (active participant in seven one-week courses)
1998: Szentendre (Hungary), hispanic organ music course by Dezső Karasszon
1999: London (organ course by M.C. Alain at the Organ Department of the Royal Academy of Music)

2001: Budapest, italian organ music course by Herbert Wulf
2002: Budapest, italian organ music course Lorenzo Ghielmi (Lübeck)
2004-2005: Budapest, north-german organ music master course by Herbert Wulf

 
Teaching activities:
From 1994: professor at the Church Music Department of the Liszt Academy of Music
2007-2013: Head of Department
 
Major publications:
Angster József, a Cavaillé–Coll-tanítvány - Magyar Egyházzene II (1994/95) 4th issue, 457-472
Die Orgelbaugeschichte Ungarns - MGG Musiklexikon 7. Kassel–Stuttgart 1997. 993-994
„Geschichte der Orgeln in einzelnen Ländern — Ungarn”, in: Ludwig Finscher et al. (Hrsg.): Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Sachteil, Bd. 7, Bärenreiter, Kassel […] 1997, 993–994.
 „A magyarországi orgonaépítés kutatása" - Magyar Egyházzene VIII (2000/2001) 49-60.
„Orgeln in Not — Erfahrungen und Aufgaben der orgeldenkmalpflege in Ungarn" -  Stanislav Šurin - Johann Trummer (ed. by): Historische Orgeln. Bratislava 2001. 85-92.
Az orgonamise a Tridenti Zsinat előtt" -  László Dobszay - Ágnes Papp (ed.): Socia exultatione. Budapest (2003) 253-270.
„Das Orgelinventar Ungarns" - Franz Metz (ed. by): Die Kirchenmusik in Südosteuropa. Tutzing (2003) 247-255.
„Das Orgelinventar Ungarns”, in: Franz Metz (Hrsg.): Die Kirchenmusik in Südosteuropa (Kongreßbericht Temeswar, 19.–23. Mai 1998), Hans Schneider, Tutzing 2003, 247–255.
 „Az elzászi orgonareform eszméi Geyer József munkásságában" - Magyar Egyházzene XI (2003/2004) 301-314.
Ungarische Eigenheiten im Orgelbau. Vortrag bei der GdO-Tagung in Budapest 2004" - Ars Organi 52 (2004) 201-205.
Der Orgelbaustil Angsters. Ein künstlerisches Ideal oder materieller Zwang?" - Johann Schuth (ed. by): Deutscher Kalender (2005) Budapest [2004]. 256-259.
„Ungarische Eigenheiten im Orgelbau”, Ars Organi 52 (2004) Heft 4, 201–205.
«Cantantibus organis» Istentiszteleti orgonajáték és orgonaépítészet Magyarországon a cecilianizmus hazai kibontakozásának korában", Dobszay Ágnes (ed. by): „Inter sollicitudines". Scientific session on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Pope Pius X issuing his motu proprio. Budapest (2006) 115-128.

„»...der Ton gewinnt einen magischen Zauber...« Rezeption und Vermittlung der französischen Orgelromantik in der Tätigkeit der Angster-Orgelfabrik zu Fünfkirchen”, Studia Musicologica 48 (2007) 3–4. szám, 335–351.
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25598302?uid=3738216&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21105345605263
„Zusammenfassung und Experiment. Bemerkungen zu Liszt’s Missa pro organo”, The Organ Yearbook XL (2011) 79–104.

 
Other activities:
As an organ artist he regularly has concerts in Hungary and in the neighbouring countries (3 to 5 concerts annually)
Since 1982: organist at the Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Church, Budapest-Zugló
1985-1988: member of a task force of four conducting a survey about organs in Hungary and compiling a catalogue of historic organs, supported by the Soros Foundation
1991: compiling a complete inventory of Transcarpathian organs with a co-writer
Since 1993: founding editor of the journal Magyar Egyházzene (Hungarian Church Music); writer of the column on organs
 
Consultant on organ building and restoration (e.g. Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest; reformed church building, Nyírbátor; synagogue in Pécs; Lutheran church building, Kismányok); as instrument historian he had lectures at several conferences and congresses in Hungary and abroad.
 
Memberships:

Hungarian Church Music Society (Magyar Egyházzenei Társaság)
Franz Liszt Society – member
Association of Hungarian Restorers – member
National Hungarian Saint Cecilia Society (Országos Magyar Cecília Egyesület) – member
Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde – member

 
Contact: enyedi.pal[at]gmail.com