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

University studies

The Liszt Academy offers full-time degree programmes on BA and MA levels.

Full-time programmes are available for classical instruments, classical singing, conducting and composition majors. Early music instruments are also offered as majors on the MA level.

The Non-Degree Programme is offered for two types of applicants: it could either be a preparatory course or a specialisation course. This programme does not lead to a degree; participants get a certificate of studies completed and time spent at the Academy. The Non-Degree Programme is available for the majors offered in full-time programmes, and jazz majors as well.

The Kodály Institute in Kecskemét offers two full-time programmes: BA programme in General Music Studies with Kodály emphasis and MA programme in Kodály Music Pedagogy.