The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Day of Talent 2019

10 February 2019, 11.00-18.30

Solti Hall

Day of Talent 2019 Presented by Liszt Academy

Feturing: students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Bartók Conservatoire
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (artistic director: Péter Tfirst)

The dialogue that has revolved around the term ‘talent’ has been going on for years and will, in all likelihood, continue for long in the future. Centuries ago, it was felt that the development of talent was exclusively influenced by one’s environment; later, the emphasis moved on to the inheritance of talent; while today talent is generally considered to be a complex construction influenced by many factors. Whatever the case, we do know that a gift for music is one of the talents that appears earliest in a person’s life. In some, extraordinary abilities make their appearance even before the age of six, while others only achieve greatness after many years of practice and study. The Day of Talent is an opportunity for the public to get to know musicians at the start of their careers, those talented artists studying in the Liszt Academy who will no doubt become key players in Hungary’s concert life in decades to come. Additionally, the all-day programme gives visitors a glimpse into the mysteries of the teaching conducted by the Liszt Academy.


11.00, Solti Hall

Talents of the Liszt Academy & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra I.

Händel: Harp Concerto in H major, HWV 294
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D major, RV 428 (‘Il gardellino’)
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1

Mária Tóth (harp)
Eszter Király, Ildikó Szabady, Dominika Ács (flute)
Máté Tomasz, Flóra Csőke, Bence Bánkövi (cello)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: Péter Tfirst)


12.00, Auditorium

Informative lecture

Fanni Molnár musicology student


12.00, Room X

In Solo
Marcell Vajda, Student of the School for Exceptional Young Talents Piano Concert


12.00, Cupola Hall

Chamber Music with the Students of the Bartók Conservatoire

Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, BB 115 – 1. Assai lento – Allegro troppo
Elemér Balázs, Endre Orsovai (piano), András Simon, Bence Siptár (percussion)

Spohr: Six German Songs, Op. 103 – 1. Sei still mein Herz, 2. Zwiegesang, 3. Sehnsucht
Panna Dóra Pokoraczki (vocals), Dorina Fanni Kokics (clarinet), Domonkos András Bede (piano)

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 20 in C major, K. 303 – 1. Adagio – Allegro molto – Adagio
Aranka Kecskés (violin), Hedvig Orsovai (piano)

Haydn: String Quartet No. 30 in E-flat major, Hob. III:38 (‘The Joke’) – 4. Presto
Éva Kóbor, Zsombor Könczei (violin), András Kalocsai (viola), Boglárka Forgó (cello)

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – 4. Rigaudon
Kristóf János Havasy, Timót Gergely Magyary, Aletta Borbála Babai, Viktória Pusomi, Júlia Rákos, Flórián Sándor Daradics (saxophone)

Weber: Clarinet Quintet in H major, Op. 34 – 1. Allegro
Shen Mutian (clarinet), Dorottya Ősz-Püspöki, László Szilasi (violin), Kata Koppán (viola), Dávid Benei (cello)

Teachers of the students: Aurél Holló, Dániel Löwenberg, Erika Tóth, Viktor Nagy, András Horn


12.30, Room XXIII

Harp Lesson with Andrea Vigh, President of the Liszt Academy, Harp Programme Leader

Professor Andrea Vigh and two of her students reveal the secrets of harp teaching in this open lesson.


13.00, Auditorium

Kodály mindenkié
Documentary film screening

The Kodály concept is usually associated with attributes such as world-famous, unique, protected intellectual heritage, and we are proud that Hungary is its place of origin. But are we actually aware of what a great treasure we possess? Do we know how this legacy is regarded around the world? This documentary recounts the international triumphant march and successes of the Kodály concept from China through Europe to the United States. Renowned music pedagogists and musicians talk about how their teaching methods and thinking about music were changed when they discovered Kodály’s philosophy and understood the deep humanism of his system.

Kodály’s music pedagogical legacy is a gem of Hungarian cultural heritage, and it is more alive and more significant than ever. An American master of the field has termed it as follows: “Nothing had a greater influence in 20th century music education than the pedagogy that bears Zoltán Kodály’s name.” The world is undoubtedly envious of us for having a music education system that was created by Kodály and his colleagues. Our task is to preserve and carry on the legacy. 

86-minute documentary with Hungarian subtitles.

Director: Attila Kékesi, Gábor Zsigmond Papp
Cameramen: Attila Kékesi, Zoltán Lovasi
Cameramen B: Attila Bíró, Eszter Csepeli
Sound engineer: Gábor Bányay
Film-editor: Levente Pap


13.00, Room X

In Solo
Flóra Matuska Cello Recital

J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 – 1. Prélude, 4. Sarabande, 7. Gigue
Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102

Flóra Matuska (cello)
Featuring: Marcell Molnár (piano)


13.30, Cupola Hall

Concert of the Church Music Department Choir


Veni Redemptor (from the Codex AHS)
Raselius–Schein: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland  
J. S. Bach: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern – chorale
Choir of the Church Music Department

Chamber singing:

J. S. Bach: ‘Bereite dich, Zion’ – aria from the Cantata No. 1 of the Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Zsóka Gergely (vocals), Dóra Pétery (organ)

Fusz: Beruhigung, Op. 6/5 Fusz: Das Mädchen am Bach, Op. 22/1
Dóra Takács (vocals), Dóra Pétery (piano)

Alain: Messe Modale – Kyrie
Women’s Choir of the Church Music Department
Luca Dudinszky (flute), Koppány Bolyos (organ)

Presentation of Jesus at the Temple:

Ave gratia plena (gregorian chant)
Lumen ad revelationem (from the Codex AHS)
Byrd: Senex puerum portabat
Gibbons: Nunc dimittis
Fit porta (from the Codex AHS)
Choir of the Church Music Department


14.00, Grand Hall

Organ Master Class with László Fassang

With the help of some of his students, Professor László Fassang reveals the secrets of organ teaching in this open lesson.


14.00, Room XXIII

Guitar Lesson with József Eötvös, Head of the Strings Department

Professor József Eötvös introduces the methods of guitar teaching in this open lesson, with the help of two of his students, Lotti Szalai (BA 1) and Márton Nagy (BA 3).


14.30, Room X

In Solo
Mátyás Hotzi Cello Recital

J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 – 1. Prélude, 4. Sarabande, 7. Gigue
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 – 1. Allegro

Mátyás Hotzi (cello)
Featuring: Zsuzsanna Homor (piano)


15.00, Solti Hall

Talents of the Liszt Academy & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra II.

J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

Valentin Magyar, Ildikó Rozsonits, Máté Puskás (piano)
Zoltán Schwartz, Khánh Ván Hoang Ho, Anna Gál-Tamási (violin)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: Péter Tfirst)


16.00, Room X

Arias and Duets
Concert of the Department of Vocal & Opera Studies

Bizet: ‘Parle-moi de ma mère’ – Duet of Don Jose and Micaëla from the Act I of the opera Carmen
Estefania Avilés Fernández, Miroslav Sykora (vocals)

Tchaikovsky: ‘Kagda bi zsizny domasnim krugom’ – Onegin’s Aria from the Act I of the opera Yevgeny Onegin
Azat Malik (vocals)

Gounod:  ‘O ma lyre immortelle’ – Sapho’s Aria from the Act III of the opera Sapho
Anna Fürjes (vocals)

Giordano: ‘La mamma morta’ – Maddalena’s Aria from the Act III of the opera Andrea Chénier
Ildikó Megyimórecz (vocals)

Bizet: ‘Nous avons en tête une affaire! ’ – Quintet from the Act II of the opera Carmen
Anna Fürjes, Hiroko Katoh, Gabriella Fenyvesi, Bence Gulyás, Ágoston Cser (vocals)


16.00, Room XXIII

Piano Lesson with Kálmán Dráfi

With the help of some of his students, Professor Kálmán Dráfi, Head of the Piano Department, reveals the secrets of piano teaching in this open lesson.


16.00, Cupola Hall

Chamber Music for Percussion Instruments

Nigel Westlake: Omphalo Centric Lecture
J. S. Bach: Three-Part Inventions, BWV 787-801
Mark Applebaum: Catfish
Quinn Collins: Double Brim
Ragtimes by Joe Green és George Hamilton Green

Tímea Haász, Kornél Hencz, Dániel Láposi, Szabolcs Joó (percussion)


17.00, Cupola Hall

Chamber Music for Accordic Instruments

J. S. Bach: 1. (e-moll) duett, BWV 802
J. S. Bach:  2. (F-dúr) duett, BWV 803
Alex Nante: Viaje y dos caminos – premiere
J. S. Bach: 3. (G-dúr) duett, BWV 804 
J. S. Bach: 4. (a-moll) duett, BWV 805 

Ion Curteanu (cimbalom), Bertille Mas (cello)


17.30, Auditorium

Round table discussion

Discussion about teaching and talent development at the Liszt Academy, and a career in music (soloist, orchestra musician or soloist)

Talking Partners: Lóránt Péteri (moderator), Andrea Vigh (president), László Norbert Nemes (choir conductor, director of the Kodály Institute), László Fassang (organist, organ programme leader), Péter Kováts (violinist, professor of the Chamber Music Department)


17.30, Room X

In Solo
Gergely Kovács MA II student

Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Gergely Kovács (piano)


17.30, Room XXIII

Concert of the School for Exceptional Young Talents

Weber: Adagio and Rondo
Jeong Jin Seok (cello)

Wieniawski: Polonaise No. 1 in D major, Op. 4
Anna Lilla Székely (violin)

Ligeti: Cello Sonata
Shimizu Yosuke (cello)

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B minor, Op. 20
Benjámin Urbán (piano)

Béla Kovács: Hommage à Richard Strauss
Zsombor Eszenyi (clarinet)

Zsolt Nándor: Valse Caprice
Julianna Gaál (violin)

Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
Wu You (cello)

Featuring: Sarolta Harsányi, Hilda Hernádi, Mária Kovalszki, Marianna Tóth, Balázs Vitályos (piano)

Professors: György Déri, Kálmán Dráfi, Zsófia Járdányi, István Kertész, Béla Kovács, László Mező, Csaba Onczay, Zsolt Szatmári

The School for Exceptional Young Talents is home to outstanding young musicians who are in primary or secondary level education, where they can receive top-level music education from masters of the Liszt Academy.


18.00, Cupola Hall

Concert of the Doctorate School students

Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887 (excerpts)
Kruppa Quartet: Bálint Kruppa, Éva Osztrosits (violin), András Kurgyis (viola), Barnabás Baranyai (cello)

Students of the Doctoral School of the Liszt Academy are preparing to earn a DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) or PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.


18.30, Room X

In Duo
Kristina Vocetková and Jan Vojtek Recital

Rachmaninov: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 19 – 1. Lento – Allegro moderato, 3. Andante
Kristina Vocetková (cello), Jan Vojtek (piano)

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 500 Ft (daily ticket)