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
Péter Kováts & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra

20 May 2022, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Péter Kováts & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Händel: Concerto Grosso in B minor, HWV 330 [Op. 6/12]
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 11 in F minor

First-year string player students of the Liszt Academy
Conductor: Péter Kováts

The orchestral musician course, one of the branches of the Liszt Academy’s traditionally high-standard instrumental teaching, received a new boost in that first-year students of the university can now for the first time pursue chamber orchestra studies for one year. The skills of combined orchestral playing are mastered by presenting string orchestra works from different periods and concert rehearsals. This complex teaching-learning process concludes with students demonstrating their knowledge on stage, in front of a live audience. Violinist Péter Kováts, holder of the Bartók–Pásztory Prize and teacher at the Liszt Academy Chamber Music Department, oversees the work of the chamber orchestra.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Free tickets can be claimed at the Ticket Office of the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.