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

Departments of Studies

Chamber Music Department

Head of the Chamber Music Department: Balázs Fülei, senior lecturer

Church Music Department

Head of Department: Ágnes Dobszay, associate professor

Composition Department

Head of Department: Gyula Fekete, associate professor

Conducting Department

Head of Department: Csaba Kutnyánszky, associate professor

Study programmes:
Orchestral and Choral Conducting courses

Department of Vocal and Opera Studies

Head of Department: Andrea Meláth, associate professor

Folk Music Department

Head of Department: Pál Richter, associate professor

Jazz Department

Head of Department: Károly Binder, associate professor

Keyboard and Harp Department

Head of Department: Kálmán Dráfi, university professor

Sub-departments:
Piano
Secondary Piano
Cimbalom, Harpsichord, Harp, Accordion, Organ

Kodály Pedagogical Institute – Budapest Division

Manager: Zsolt Körmendy, associate professor

Musicology Department

Head of Department: Lóránt Péteri, associate professor

Music Theory Department

Head of Department: Miklós Mohay, university professor

Strings Department

Head of Department: József Eötvös, associate professor

Sub-Departments:
Violin-Viola
Cello-Double Bass
Guitar
Early Music

Woodwind and Brass Department

Head of Department: György Lakatos, senior lecturer

Sub-departments:
Woodwind
Brass
Classical Percussions