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
Béla Szakcsi Lakatos

8 February 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Jazz it!

Béla Szakcsi Lakatos Presented by Liszt Academy


Béla Szakcsi Lakatos is a celebrity in Hungarian jazz circles, a living legend who has been in the business for nearly 60 years. Generations of artists have grown up listening to his music. Alongside the fact that this 75-year-old Kossuth Prize pianist speaks the language of jazz fluently, his musical sensitivity and virtuosity have been turned to good effect in many other genres, with his name associated with several stage productions and musical collections. His bands are world famous and his recordings enjoyed in all parts of the world. Improvization remains his favourite area: his play combines American bebop with features of Roma music, pop and classical, and this synthesis is permeated throughout with that inimitable passion, that childlike playfulness and that scientific attitude characterized by one word: Szakcsi.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900