The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Orchestral Conducting admission requirements for MA studies

In case of non-instrumental majors, tuition is only offered in English if there are a minimum of 3 international students admitted in a given year to the same major.

Main subject

  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony Nr. 2
  • Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches (new!)

The above pieces are to be conducted from memory, without the scores.



  • J. S. Bach: 1 prelude and fugue (WK) or 2 movements of a cyclic piece (fast-slow)
  • 1 classical sonata movement (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
  • 2 performance piece (one of them must be a Hungarian composer's piece - Bartók or his contemporaries)


General Admission Requirements

Written examination

  • Bass harmonisation: harmonisation of a bass line of cca. 10 notes, indication of the accords with figures.
  • Analysis: formal analysis of the opening movement of a sonata from the stylistic circle of Haydn and Mozart piano sonatas.

Exam in general music studies

  • Identifying 10 musical pieces: providing the name of the composer and the title, or at least identification of the era or style and genre.
  • Explanation and interpretation of 10 musical terms, concepts, titles of pieces, etc.