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

Jazz Department


Head of Department:

Károly Binder

jazz pianist, associate professor

Programmes (BA, teacher's training MA):

  • Jazz piano, Programme Leader: Károly Binder associate professor
  • Jazz guitar, Programme Leader: Gyula Babos lecturer
  • Jazz bass guitar, Programme Leader: Béla Lattmann lecturer
  • Jazz double bass, Programme Leader: Tibor Csuhaj-Barna lecturer
  • Jazz saxophone, Programme Leader: Mihály Borbély associate college professor
  • Jazz trumpet, Programme Leader: János Hámori lecturer
  • Jazz trombone, Programme Leader: Károly Friedrich associate college professor
  • Jazz drum, Programme Leader:Tamás Berdisz lecturer
  • Jazz singing, Programme Leader: Ágnes Lakatos assistant lecturer
  • Jazz composition, Programme Leader: Károly Binder associate professor