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
New Year’s Day Concert

1 January 2019, 17.00-18.30

Grand Hall

New Year’s Day Concert Presented by Liszt Academy

Classical, folk, jazz – Talents of the Liszt Academy

J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068– 2. Air
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 – 1. Allegro
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68
Kodály: Dances from Marosszék
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 – 4. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto
Authentic instrumental and vocal folk music
Bartók: Four Slovak Folk Songs BB78
Kodály: Two Folk Songs from Zobor
Jazz versions of the above works

Csongor Korossy-Khayll, Eszter Kökény, Annamária Miklós, Kristóf Tóth, Csenge Dósa, Petra Kamilla Várallyay, Attila Mihó (violin), Julianna Albert, Fülöp Görbicz, Márton Fekete (viola), Gergely Devich, Máté Tomasz (cello), Vilmos Mohácsi, Máté Tóth, Krisztián Lakatos Pecek (double bass), Gergely Kovács, Krisztián Oláh, Elemér Balázs Jr., Zsigmond Pál (piano), Dániel Serei (drums), Ágnes Enyedi (vocals), Soma Salamon (recorder, accordion)
New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir (choirmaster: László Norbert Nemes)

Celebrating a new beginning with music really ought not to require any sort of institutionalized tradition. Despite this, such traditions do exist, and what is more, they are becoming increasingly popular. In Hungary, the past few decades have witnessed the launch of several such concert series. Now it is the turn of the Liszt Academy to join this seasonal tradition with its own event – except that our production follows an unusual and dynamic concept: our university students themselves, under the direction of Balázs Fülei, Péter Árendás and Károly Binder, are involved in the New Year’s Day Concert, delivering a programme combining folk music, classical and jazz productions designed to highlight the kinship between different musical attitudes and performance modes. The first half of the concert starts with an authentically performed folk song, which then ‘morphs’ into a Kodály transcription and jazz arrangement, which in turn leads to the music of Mozart performed across several genres. The core motif of the second half is Bach’s Air, performed in classical (string) and jazz versions; this is followed by Marosszék folk music transitions and Kodály’s Marosszék Dances on piano. In the third section, the tunes shift from Bartók to Brahms, with motifs from Romanian Folk Dances in classical, folk and jazz forms leading eventually to the fourth movement of the Piano Concerto in G minor by Brahms, bringing the concert to a blissful close.

Guests are greeted on New Year’s Day with a glass of sparkling wine.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 400, 3 100, 4 500, 5 900, 6 600