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
Violin at a High Level

9 March 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Workshops of the Liszt Academy

Violin at a High Level Presented by Liszt Academy


Works by Alexander Rolla, György Ligeti, Liszt Ferenc, Camille Saint-Saëns, Béla Bartók and Ernő Dohnányi

Featuring: teachers and students of the Violin Sub-Department of the Liszt Academy

Jenő Hubay and Ede Zathureczky – every eminent artist of the justly renowned Hungarian school of violin from the 20th century and today can be traced back to these two legendary masters, thereby signalling and testifying that it is not only the tradition of piano at the Liszt Academy that is precious and unbroken. The method and milieu of teaching has, of course, changed a lot compared to when the school servant carried in Professor Hubay's violin, and the dignified gentleman only entered the classroom himself once the students were standing at attention. But nothing has changed as regards the spirit of teaching, the respect for music and the instrument, since the Violin Sub-Department is headed up today by no less an artist and master than Kristóf Baráti. This concert provides a clear picture of this ethos, indeed the departmental concentration on performing talent, during which students and their teachers take to the podium.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre