Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti
Ilona Gerencsér Szeverényi

Ilona Gerencsér Szeverényi

Department of Teacher Education, Keyboard and Harp Department

Chamber Music, Chamber Music Teaching Methodology (Cimbalom), Cimbalom as Main Subject, Didactics, Methodology, Musical Instrument Repair

Born: 12. August, 1946. Gyula
Academic degree, university position: artist teacher
Studies: Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Teaching activities:
Since 1968: teacher of the state music school of the "Józsefváros" district of Budapest
Since 1986: teacher of the Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music
Since 1989: teacher of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Apart from honouring the traditions, the major goal of her efforts is to make the public acquainted with original contemporary dulcimer music, and to have new works composed, performed and popularized.
Invited lecturer, master classes:
1996: Detmold (Germany)
2000: Jászapáti (Hungary)
Major concerts:
She has given concerts in several European countries – in many places as a recurrent performer (United Kingdom, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Soviet Union, etc.). In Hungary she has given concerts at the Music Academy and at the Palace of Arts, as a solo artist, as well as with orchestras (e.g.: the Berlin Philharmonics).
Two albums of contemporary music; contribution to eight albums; a Bach CD; an old music album of the compositions of J. Dowland, J. S. Bach, and S. L. Weiss; radio- and television recordings at home and abroad.
Awards and decorations:
Artisjus Prize – 10 times
2007: Prize for the Hungarian Art Education
2007: Liszt Prize