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

Folk Music Department

Head of Department:

Pál Richter

musicologist, professor



  • Folk strings instruments, programme leader: Péter Árendás associate professor
  • Folk plucked instruments, programme leader: Gábor Eredics assistant lecturer
  • Folk woodwind instruments, programme leader: Zoltán Juhász lecturer
  • Folk cimbalom, programme leader: Kálmán Balogh lecturer
  • Folk singing, programme leader: Ágnes Szabó
  • Folk theory, programme leader: Pál Richter professor
Currently the Department does not offer courses in English.