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 Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir

19 May 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

At Home at the Liszt Academy

New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir Presented by Liszt Academy

Songs of Desolation and Desire - Jazz in the Choir

Pete Churchill: Cut From The Same Cloth
Pete Churchill: Expectation
Martino: Estate
Wheeler: Brueghel
Nikki Iles: Westerly
Pete Churchill: Tapestry Of Life


Bennet–Pete Churchill: Weep O Mine Eyes
Pete Churchill: Who We Are
Wheeler: The Lover Mourns
Pete Churchill: Shame On You, Shame On Me
Wheeler: The Bereaved Swan
Ellington: Come Sunday

Featuring: Nikki Iles (piano), Tibor Csuhaj-Barna (double bass)
New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir (choir master: László Norbert Nemes)
Conductor: Pete Churchill

This evening promises to be a fascinating moment when two superb jazz musicians team up with New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir. The programme, organized around the topic of migration and exile, includes the setting of poems to music by European composers, as well as jazz arrangements and spirituals. Conductor for the recital, and at the same time composer of one half of the programme, is a teacher of jazz composition at the London Royal Academy of Music and head of the jazz voice department of the Brussels Conservatoire. Pete Churchill and his choir have worked with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone; for this keynote concert, we have Nikki Iles, winner of the 2017 Brit Jazz Award, on piano.



The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 200