The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

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.
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„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