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
Cello master class by István Várdai

1 November 2019, 14.30-17.30

Room X

Cello master class by István Várdai Presented by Liszt Academy

Schedule of the master class:

14.30–15.30: You Wu
Piatti: Caprice No. 12
Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94c

15.30–16.30: Flóra Csőke
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

16.30–17.30: Emma Petruska
Haydn: 2. (D-dúr) csellóverseny, Hob. VIIb:2 – 1. Allegro moderato

17.30–18.30: Gergely Devich
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Presented by

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Strings Department


The master class is free of charge and open to all interested as the rooms' capacity allows. No preliminary application is necessary. Certificates of attendance are not issued.