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
István Ruppert Photo: Csaba Farkas

István Ruppert

Keyboard and Harp Department

Chamber Music, Organ as Main Subject, Repertoire Studies

Born: 25 December 1954
Academic degree, university position: DLA, university professor
1987: Graduation from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Since 1985 he has many times taken summer courses in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany
2004: He received his DLA degree. The title of his thesis: The pedal of the organ
Teaching activities:
Since 1987: Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Since 1987: István Széchenyi University, Tibor Varga Institute of Music, Győr (subjects: organ, organ methodology, organology, solfége, music theory, elective courses)
Invited lecturer, master classes:
1993: Helsinki, Kuopio (Finland)
1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006: at several universities of the USA
1998: Sapporo (Japan)
2002: Lecture about the organ compositions of Franz Liszt at the national congress of the Association of American Organists
2000: Erasmus guest lecturer in Leipzig

Other activities:
2005–2019: Dean of the István Széchenyi University, Tibor Varga Institute of Music, Győr
accompaniment of choirs: Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir, Girls' Choir Győr, Kölcsey Choir Debrecen
Major concerts:
Ha has given concerts in almost all the countries of Europe, in Japan, Brazil and the USA
21 CD-s: DO-LA Studio, Hungaroton 12 CDs recordings in solo, with choir, and with orchestras
Awards and honors:
2003: Artisjus Prize
2004: “Performer of the Year” – New Jersey, USA
2017: Szent László Prize of Győr
2020: Liszt Ferenc Prize
Phone: +36-30/367-7001
E-mail: ruppertistvan[at]