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

Katalin Csáky passed away

27. March 2019

The former instructor of the Keyboard and Harp Department was 80 years old.

Pianist and music educator Katalin Csáky was born 2 August 1938 in Berettyóújfalu.

She started her music studies in Debrecen, after which she was accepted to the Liszt Academy of Music, as a student of Professor Péter Solymos, graduating in 1962. The same year, she started teaching at the District 13 Music School, then the Bartók Béla Secondary School of Music, and the Liszt Academy of Music (as a senior lecturer at the latter).

She had an active role in the Hungarian music scene from 1964, both as a pianist and as a piano accompanist. For many years, she was a piano accompanist of the Hungarian Radio Children's Choir (under the leadership of founding conductors Valéria Botka and László Csányi), and a member of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She performed on numerous recordings and international tours, among others at Carnegie Hall in New York.

She worked and followed the careers of her past students until the very last moment of her life.