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Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

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Deadline17 Jan - 31 Mar 2022
FinalsJun - Jul 2022
WhereBudapest, Hungary
Age groupsNo age restrictions
Activities

  • concert experience in every semester
  • master classes
  • artist management workshops
  • chamber music and orchestral studies for instrument player students
  • choral and orchestral conducting experiences for conducting students
  • opera performance for MA opera singing students
  • performance with orchestra for MA oratorio and lied students
  • Entrance examinations

    The entrance examinations for all courses at the Liszt Academy of Music take place at the end of June and at the beginning of July. Applicants are informed about the exact date of their entrance examination during May.

    The entrance examinations take place at the Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest, Hungary. All applicants are required to appear before the Entrance Examination Committee in person for the examinations. Live streaming, video streaming, DVDs, CDs, or any other recordings are not accepted as a substitute. Dictionaries, smartphones and any other study aids cannot be used at written and oral examinations, and applicants caught cheating are immediately failed.

    Admission requirements are different for each study programmes (see below).

    Studies: length & dates

    Bachelor training: 6 semesters, September 2022 – June 2025

    Master training: 4 semesters, September 2022 – June 2024

    Postgraduate training: 2 semesters, September 2022 – June 2023

    Non-degree training & exchange studies: 1 or 2 semesters, September 2022 – January 2023 or September 2022 – June 2023

    Some of our teaching staff

    Images (Kristóf Baráti senior lecturer, Head of Strings Department; Ditta Rohmann senior lecturer, Leader of Cello Sub-Department/Strings Department; László Fassang associate professor, Leader of Organ Sub-Department/Keyboard and Harp Department; Éva Marton professor emerita, Department of Vocal and Opera Studies). 

    Péter Bársony associate professor, Leader of Viola Sub-Department/Strings Department; Gábor Boldoczki professor, Leader of Brass Sub-Department/Woodwind and Brass Department; Gábor Farkas professor, Head of Keyboard and Harp Department; Gyula Fekete professor, Head of Composition Department; Balázs Fülei associate professor, Head of the Chamber Music Department; Márta Gulyás senior accociate professor, Chamber Music Department; György Gyivicsán associate professor, Woodwind and Brass Department; Barnabás Kelemen associate, professor, Chamber Music Department; György Lakatos associate professor, Head of Woodwind and Brass Department; Andrea Meláth associate professor, Head of Department of Vocal and Opera Studies; Miklós Perényi professor emeritus, Strings Department; Ditta Rohmann senior lecturer, Leader of Cello Sub-Department/Strings Department; Roland Szentpáli senior lecturer, Woodwind and Brass Department; Roland Szentpáli senior lecturer, Woodwind and Brass Departmen; Dénes Várjon associate professor, Keyboard and Harp Department; Dr Andrea Vigh professor, president, Leader of Harp Sub-Department/Keyboard and Harp Department.

    Studies & programmes

    Bachelor trainings:

    Musical Creative Arts and Musicology - Composition; Electronic Music Media Art; Applied Music Composition; General Music Studies

    Performance - Piano; Organ; Harpsichord; Accordion; Harp; Guitar; Cimbalom/Dulcimer; Violin; Viola; Cello; Double Bass; Flute; Oboe; Clarinet; Saxophone; Bassoon; French Horn; Trumpet; Trombone; Tuba; Percussion; Classical Singing; Choral Conducting; Orchestral Conducting

    Master trainings:

    Classical Musical Instrumental Performance - Piano; Piano Accompaniment and Repetition; Organ; Harpsichord; Accordion; Harp; Guitar; Cimbalom/Dulcimer; Violin; Viola; Cello; Double Bass; Flute; Oboe; Clarinet; Saxophone; Bassoon; French Horn; Trumpet; Trombone; Tuba; Percussion

    Classical Singing - Opera Singing, Oratorio and Lied Performance
    Choral Conducting
    Conducting
    Music Composition
    Kodály Music Pedagogy

    Postgraduate trainings:

    Highest Specialized Solo Piano Performance
    Postgraduate Specialist Training Course in Piano Chamber Music
    Postgraduate Specialist Training Course in Violin Chamber Music
    Postgraduate Specialist Training Course in Viola Chamber Music
    Postgraduate Specialist Training Course in Cello Chamber Music

    Audition requirements

    BA classical instrument and singing, BA composition: Main subject; Compulsory subjects – solfege&music theory, Piano (except piano training), Folk Music

    BA conducting: Main subject; Compulsory subjects – solfege&music theory, Piano, Folk Music, Singing

    BA General Music Studies (in Kecskemét): Music Theory, Solfege, Piano, Singing, Folk Music

    MA classical instrument and singing, MA early music: Main subject; Compulsory subjects – Written examination, Exam in general music studies

    MA conducting: Main subject; Singing; Piano; Compulsory subjects – Written examination, Exam in general music studies

    MA composition: Main subject; Formal Analysis (written and oral exam); Orchestration; Score reading; Personal interview

    MA Kodály Music Pedagogy: Solfege-Music Theory Written Examination, Aural Examination – Personal interview, Solfege-Music Theory, Folk Music, Singing, Piano, Conducting

    Postgraduate – Highest Specialized Solo Piano Performance: Main subject

    Postgraduate Specialist Training Course in Piano, Violin, Viola or Cello Chamber Music: Main subject

    Postgraduate Specialist Training Programme in Historical Performance: Main subject

    Non-degree: Main subject only, same as in BA trainings (except for Piano Accompaniment and Repetition: main subject, same as in MA training)

    Fees

    BA trainings (annual fee in EUR):

    • classical instruments: 5 800
    • orchestral and choral conducting: 7 100
    • singing/voice: 7 100
    • composition: 7 100
    • general studies in music, with Kodály emphasis (in Kecskemét): 5 200

    MA trainings (annual fee in EUR):

    • harpsichord, oratorio and lied: 7 300
    • piano: 6 000
    • opera: 8 800
    • classical instruments (except harpsichord and piano) & early music: 6 600
    • Kodály music pedagogy (in Kecskemét): 5 200
    • repetiteur – piano accompanist: 5 500
    • orchestral conductor: 8 800
    • composition: 8 800
    Videos
    Notable alumni
    Composers
    Conductors
    György Solti
    Ferenc Fricsay
    Fritz Reiner
    Eugene Ormándy
    Pianists
    Ferenc Rados
    György Cziffra
    György Sebők
    Annie Fischer
    Zoltán Kocsis
    Géza Anda
    Antal Doráti
    Violinists
    Sándor Végh
    Zoltán Székely
    József Szigeti
    Jelly d’Arányi
    Stefi Geyer
    Singers
    László Polgár
    Júlia Hamari
    Vera Rózsa
    Cellists & trumpeter