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

News of the University

Liszt Academy students triumph at 6th Dávid Popper International Cello Competition

27 November 2015

The 6th Dávid Popper International Cello Competition in Várpalota ended on 22 November. This year the two-round contest attracted entries from 77 competitors from 24 countries. Young cellists arrived from many parts of Europe as well as the USA, China, South Korea, Brazil and Australia. There were 14 entrants from Hungary, three of them – Eszter Karasszon, Mátyás Hotzi, Hagiwara Riku – from the Liszt Academy.