My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
The renovated organ of the Liszt Academy

2 December 2018, 11.00-12.00

Grand Hall

The renovated organ of the Liszt Academy

Public Family Event

What is a register? How do the organ’s pipes pipe? And why pipes anyway? These and similar questions can be posed at the Liszt Academy’s family day when all are welcome to see the restored organ from close up. And proficient answers to all questions will certainly be forthcoming, given that top experts are on hand to help: teachers of the Liszt Academy, organists who actually took part in the decade-long project and thanks to whom we have today the Voit organ in all its original glory, risen phoenix-like from the ashes.

The concert organ of the Grand Hall first sounded 111 years ago, on 15 May 1907. In the century since then, the façade of the organ has become a symbol of Hungarian music life. It was constructed at the same time as the building of the music academy on Liszt Ferenc Square, and it debuted at the ceremonial inauguration of the school. On the preceding day of the official inauguration concert, that is, 21 October, families are invited to learn more about this magnificent and historically important instrument.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Admission to the concert is free. Free tickets can be obtained from the ticket office at the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.