The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

20 November 2020, 19.00-22.00

Grand Hall - The Little Prince Presented by Liszt Academy

Chamber Music Festival of the Liszt Academy

Streamed only – Online Concert HallProgram change

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
Dénes Várjon (piano)
Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
Eszter Karasszon (cello), Izabella Simon (piano)
Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye
Izabella Simon, Dénes Várjon (piano), Liána Várjon (narrator)


Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A minor, D. 385
Zsófia Környei (violin), János Palojtay (piano)
Debussy: String Quartet in G major, Op. 10
Keller String Quartet

Host: Dániel Mona

This year’s festival will kick off with several references to The Little Prince. The first concert of the festival, organised by artistic directors Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon, will start with Schumann’s depiction of the puerile spirit – modestly, on a single piano  –, and the first half of the concert is closed with a four-hand piano cycle for children that depicts various fairy tales. The Debussy pieces evoke France, the homeland of Saint-Exupéry, and the sensitivity of French music. The translucent sound of the Schubert sonata, composed toward the end of his career and representing one of the author's most vulnerable, most sensitive confessions, also refers to the novel: it can be interpreted as the musical equivalent of the little prince's slender, fragile figure.

In an unusual development and in view of the situation that emerged as a result of the pandemic, all this will take place without the participation of foreign guest artists; it will be in Hungarian “translation” only, performed by the very best of the Hungarian musical life.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 3 500, 4 500

Live stream tickets:

HUF 1 500; sponsorship ticket: HUF 4 000