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

Sir Georg Solti
István Lantos

István Lantos

Keyboard and Harp Department

Piano as Main Subject

Born: 10 July 1949, Budapest
Academic degree, university position: professor emeritus
1968-1972: Franz Liszt Academy of Music – professor: Péter Solymos
Teaching activities:
He has been teaching at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music since 1973.
1984-1986: Head of the Piano Department
1994-1997: Rector (President) of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Lectures, master classes:
1986-1989: Kyoiku University, Sapporo (Japan)
 Ha regularly takes part in the work of the jury of piano and organ competitions across the world.
Major concerts and tours:
1972-1992: As a soloist of the Filharmonia, he gave numerous piano and organ concerts in Hungary and abroad. Beside European countries, he returned in the USA and in Japan quite frequently as a guest performer.
1969: Bayreuth: International Youth Meeting, Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3.
Since 1972: Regular tours with the State Concert Orchestra; conductor: János Ferencsik (USA, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Japan)
He regularly gave concerts with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the MATÁV Symphony Orchestra, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Philharmonic Society.
All his recordings have been released by Hungaroton Records.
Franz Liszt: Chamber Pieces
Brahms: Piano Quartets
In Memoriam Giovanni Bottesini
Franz Liszt: Rarities for Piano
Franz Liszt: Piano Works for Two Pianos
Hungaroton is 50 years old – Pianists (1951-2001)
Bottesini, Giovanni: Compositions for Double Bass No. 3. (contributor)
Schubert Piano Pieces
Dohnányi: Variations on a Children's Song
Haydn: Piano Pieces
Original two-piano and four-hands compositions and other chamber pieces of Liszt
Bartók songs
Awards and honours:
1976: Liszt Ferenc Prize
1992: Bartók-Pásztory Prize
1998: Meritorious Artist
2001: Andor Földes Commemorative Medal
2016: Excellent Artist
2018: Kossuth Prize