The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt

Folk Music Department

Head of Department:

Mátyás Bolya

associate professor



  • Folk strings / violin, programme leader: Balázs Vizeli senior lecturer
  • Folk strings / viola, programme leader: Péter Árendás associate professor
  • Folk strings / cello, double bass, programme leader: Róbert Doór senior lecturer
  • Folk plucked instruments / zither, cobza, hurdy-gurdy, programme leader: Mátyás Bolya associate professor
  • Folk plucked instruments / tambura, programme leader: Gábor Eredics assistant lecturer
  • Folk woodwind instruments / bagpipe, recorder, programme leader: Zoltán Juhász lecturer
  • Folk woodwind instruments / clarinet, Turkish pipe, programme leader: Attila Csávás lecturer
  • Folk cimbalom, programme leader: Kálmán Balogh lecturer
  • Folk singing, programme leader: Ágnes Szabó
  • Folk music theory, programme leader: Pál Richter professor
Currently the Department does not offer courses in English.