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

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Winners hail Bartók World Competition for invaluable musical and human experience

Winners hail Bartók World Competition for invaluable musical and human experience

2021. November 05.

The members of the string quartets that won the top three prizes - including the Hungarian musicians of the Vienna-based Chaos String Quartet - unanimously praised the professional organization of the competition, and all of them feel that Bartók's music has opened up new vistas for them, even though they have encountered it before.

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This year's Bartók World Competition takes off

This year's Bartók World Competition takes off

2021. October 25.

The Liszt Academy’s 2021 Bartók World Competition kicked off Monday afternoon with determining the order of performance of participating quartets. The event will last until Sunday, the live rounds of the competition, featuring string quartet formations this year, will be held in Solti Hall and are open to the public.

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