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
Competition Winners

20 October 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Conservatoire Concerts

Competition Winners Presented by Liszt Academy

Streamed only

Bruch: 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 83 – 1. Andante, 2. Allegro con moto
Olivér Kusztós (clarinet), Kitti Szovák (cello), Vince Vajda (piano)
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1 – 1. Allegro
Máté Dömötör (piano)
Debussy: Piano Trio in G major – 3. Andante espressivo, 4. Finale. Appassionato
Zsófia Fóris (violin), Boglárka Forgó (cello), Áron Lescsinszky (piano)
Albinoni: Trumpet Concerto in D major, Op. 7/6 – 1. Allegro, 2. Adagio
Bence Fleischer (trumpet), Éva Bauernfeind (piano)
Creston: Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra, Op. 21 – 3. Lifely
Boldizsár Kovács (marimba), Éva Bauernfeind (piano)


J. S. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in E major, BWV 1053 - 1. Siciliano
Éva Deák (harpsichord), Aranka Kecskés, Tímea Mogyorósi (violin), Berta Ittzés (viola), Janka Porkoláb (cello)
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Éva Kóbor, Zsombor Könczei (violin), András Kalocsai (viola), Boglárka Forgó (cello)
Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folk Song
Viktória Pusomi (saxophone), Aranka Kecskés, Tímea Mogyorósi (violin), Berta Ittzés (viola), Janka Porkoláb (cello)

“Slowly, we are raising only racehorses. This is a bad method in all crafts, but I can state that the competition is especially harmful in the field of the arts. […] This is addressed to the least interesting facet of man: vanity,” Debussy stated in February 1909. The reason for the interview that appeared in Le Figaro was the appointment of the French master to the educational council of the Conservatoire, and perhaps thanks to this Debussy – in order to soften future confrontation – was more restrained than usual in his comments about this common practice of prize-giving as motivation and a method of selection. At the same time, however, competitions (although they can undoubtedly have a crippling effect on a person) do provide the opportunity for student artists to meet each other and draw inspiration from each other’s talent. No better proof of this is available than the annual programme of competition-winning students of the Bartók Conservatoire  currently celebrating the 180th anniversary of its foundation.

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Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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