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
Essences – Studio 5 Composers' Evening

7 April 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Here and Now

Essences – Studio 5 Composers' Evening Presented by Liszt Academy

Streamed only

Gábor Virágh András: Árva vagyok
Roland Szentpáli: Delusion Fragments
Bence Kutrik: Sileo
Máté Bella: Aeolus
Árpád Solti: AI3I3A

Ágnes Herczku (vocals)
Sonus Cordis String Quartet: Eszter Krulik, Róza Lachegyi (violin), Győző Máté (viola), Judit Szabó (cello)

Each year, the themed concerts of Máté Bella, Bence Kutrik, Árpád Solti, Roland Szentpáli and András Gábor Virágh, that is, STUDIO 5, arranged in Solti Hall serve a single purpose: to bring about the most natural relationship possible between the general public and contemporary music. As the means to achieve this goal, this time the most ancient form of Hungarian folk music, the folk song embodying and expressing folk and human emotions and thoughts, has been chosen. Most of these songs have been passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. In their eighth themed evening, STUDIO 5 set out to demonstrate how the essence of Hungarian folk songs can be integrated into 21st century modern music. Sonus Cordis String Quartet perform no fewer than five world premieres; works include inspiration-giving folk songs as interpreted by singer Ágnes Herczku, winner of Fonogram and eMeRTon Prizes.

Dear Audience,

The concert of STUDIO 5 announced on 21 March 2021 will be held on 7 April 2021. 
Stream free of charge at the website, Facebook page and Youtube channel of the Liszt Academy.

Thank you for your understanding!

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


This concert was supported, in line with the Government decree 1290/ 2020. (VI.5) related to cultural institutions, in order to ease the economic difficulties caused by the Covid19 pandemic.