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

Kai Strobel percussion master class at the Liszt Academy

6 February 2020

We hereby inform our students and the audience, that Kai Strobel’s master class is cancelled. For those passive participants who has paid the fee the university will pay back it as soon as possible.

Date and venue:

Monday 6 April 2020

10.00–13.00, Room XXIII
14.00–17.00, Percussion Room

Tuesday 7 April 2020

10.00–17.00, Room XXIII


The language of the master class is English.



Active participants:

Please note that all active places in the master class are full!

Passive participants:

  • Participation is free of charge for Liszt Academy students.
  • The room XXIII section is open for outsider passive participants for a fee of 5000 HUF; transfer deadline for participations fee: 2020. April 2nd 11:00 o’clock 
  • Registration is mandatory for all passive participants and is subject to room capacity. Registration deadline: 2020. March 23rd, 11:00 o’clock.
  • Outsider participants may apply with the application form available here, which is then to be sent to Balázs Jankus (jankus.balazs[at] Please don't forget to fill the 'Billing address'. Applicants of passive participation will be receiving a notification regarding their application via e-mail.
  • The Liszt Academy does not issue a certificate of participation for passive participants.
  • Transfer information:
    - Name of beneficiary: Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem
    - Bank account of beneficiary: 10032000-01426768-00000000
    - Swift-BIC code (if necessary): MANEHUHB
    - Please write the name of the participant and the following text into the notification/reference: „Kai Strobel masterclass PASSIVE participation fee”



Kai Strobel counts as one of the most versatile and promising percussionists of his generation. He received his first tuition from Prof. Marta Klimasara in Stuttgart; since 2012 he has studied percussion at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz with Prof. Leonhard Schmidinger and Prof. Bogdan Bacanu. As the 1st prize winner of the 68th Int. ARD Music-Competition 2019 and winner of the "Audience Award", 1st prize winner of TROMP Percussion Competition Eindhoven 2018 he was recently described by the Jury as “musically intelligent”, having “experience and control”, playing in “great lines full of details”. As soloist he has already performed with Orchestras such as the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, the Lübeck Philharmonics, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Asko|Schönberg Amsterdam and the Capella Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg. He was awarded laureate of the international summer academy of Mozarteum Salzburg and is scholarship recipient of the “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben” and of the “Deutscher Musikwettbewerb”. Parallel to his soloist career, he continuously focuses on exploring and expanding the possibilities of the percussion instruments through various chamber music formations. He has been invited to perform on CD recordings along with the Wave Marimba Quartet, Thomas Leleu and trumpet player Simon Höfele, which was awarded by Deutsche Schallplattenkritik in category of best chamber music. He is frequently invited as lecturer and soloist in music festivals in Germany, France, Croatia, the Netherlands, Austria, Swiss, Portugal, Italy, Russia, and the USA. Kai Strobel is furthermore an endorser of Adams Musical Instruments, Meinl Percussion and Zultan Cymbals.