Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker
István Ruppert Photo: Csaba Farkas

István Ruppert

Keyboard and Harp Department

Chamber Music, Organ as Main Subject, Repertoire Studies

Born: 25 December 1954
Academic degree, university position: DLA, university professor
1987: Graduation from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Since 1985 he has many times taken summer courses in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany
2004: He received his DLA degree. The title of his thesis: The pedal of the organ
Teaching activities:
Since 1987: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Since 1987: István Széchenyi University, Tibor Varga Institute of Music, Győr (subjects: organ, organ methodology, organology, solfége, music theory, elective courses)
Invited lecturer, master classes:
1993: Helsinki, Kuopio (Finland)
1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006: at several universities of the USA
1998: Sapporo (Japan)
2002: Lecture about the organ compositions of Franz Liszt at the national congress of the Association of American Organists
2000: Erasmus guest lecturer in Leipzig

Other activities:
2005–2019: Dean of the István Széchenyi University, Tibor Varga Institute of Music, Győr
accompaniment of choirs: Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir, Girls' Choir Győr, Kölcsey Choir Debrecen
Major concerts:
Ha has given concerts in almost all the countries of Europe, in Japan, Brazil and the USA
21 CD-s: DO-LA Studio, Hungaroton 12 CDs recordings in solo, with choir, and with orchestras
Awards and honors:
2003: Artisjus Prize
2004: “Performer of the Year” – New Jersey, USA
2017: Szent László Prize of Győr
2020: Liszt Ferenc Prize
Phone: +36-30/367-7001
E-mail: ruppertistvan[at]