Chamber Music Master Class by Imre Rohmann

Dates of the master class:

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10.00–13.00 & 15.00–17.00
Wednesday 27 February 2019, 10.00–13.00 & 15.00–17.00

Please note that the third day of the master class (28 February) has been cancelled.

venue of the master class:

Liszt Academy Main Building, Room X
(H-1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)


Application and participation:

Active participants:

  • Chamber groups of the Academy may apply, not just one but to more classes as well. Imre Rohmann will choose the participants of the master class from the applicants.
  • Please apply through the online form below.
  • Application deadline: 31 January 2019

Passive participants:

  • Admission is free but subjected to the capacity of the rooms. Applying in advance is not necessary.
  • For passive participants the Academy does not provide a certificate.


Born in Budapest, Hungary, commenced piano playing at age of  four. He studied at the Bartók Conservatory piano and composition, later at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest piano and chamber-music with Kornél Zemplèni, Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, András Mihály and Albert Simon. 1980-81 conducting with Karl Österreicher at the Music Academy in Vienna. He also took part in master classes of Jörg Demus.

Won the Special Prize of the Hungarian Radio`s Piano Competition, 3. Prize of  The International Liszt-Bartók Competition in Budapest, Hungary and 1. Prize of the International Chamber-Music Competition in Bloomington, USA.

Since 1974 he has performed internationally as a soloist with orchestras such as Dresdner Staatskapelle, Dresdner Philharminc Orchestra,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Budapest Symphony, Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orch. Ljubjana etc., and  with partners such as Eugen Jochum, Péter Eötvös, Iván and Ádám Fischer, Jörg Demus, Thomas Riebl, András Keller, Stefan Ruha, Miklós Perényi, Erich Höbarth, Thomas Zehetmair, András Schiff, The Bartók String Quartett, Pro Arte Quartett, Chicago Symphony Chamber Players and many others.

He forms since 1985 a Piano-Duo with his wife Tünde Kurucz. He was piano professor at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, and since 1990 at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he recently lives. Since his first visit in Japan 1976, he appears nearly in every year as panist and leads master-classes in this country. ( e.g. Toho Gakuen University, Showa University.)Since 2001 he is guest-professor of the University of Alcala de Henares, in Spain He was invited for master-classes to the Int. Bartók-Seminar in 1986, where he participatedin the following 15 years.He continued this work in 2006. He was one of the iniciator for the establishing of the Auer Summer-Academy for Music in Veszprém/ Hungary.

He published his own transcriptions at the Edition Simonffy (Bach, Johann Strauss, Strawinsky, Richard Strauss etc.) He arranged the piano-reduction of Péter Eötvös` Piano Concerto for Schott in 2006. His recordings appeared at Hungaroton, Denon, BMC, Preiser Records. Since 2002 he is conductor of the Budapest Chamber Symphony.



Schedule of the master class:


26 February 2019 (Tuesday)

10.00–11.00: Anna Sándor (violin), Endre Ábrám (piano)
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 17 in C major, K. 296

11.00–12.00: Kristóf Tóth (violin), Eszter Agárdi (cello), Henrik Szőcs (piano)
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929

12.00–13.00: Fanni Pelle (cello), Flóra Minya (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5/2


15.00–16.00: Ramóna Rádli (cello), Barnabás Kérges (piano)
Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
J. S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1028

16.00–17.00: Yuya Mizuno (cello), Tomohiko Mizutani (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102/1


27 February 2019 (Wednesday)

10.00–11.00: Anette Agárdi (violin), Ye Lin Kim (piano)
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 26 in B-flat major, K. 378
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 (‘Spring’)

11.00–12.00: Karolina Kondorosi (violin), Matsunaga Minami (piano)
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

12.00–13.00: Fanni Pálma Koros-Fekete (violin), Péter Bálint (piano)
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 – 2. Andante tranquillo – Vivace, 3. Allegretto grazioso, quasi Andante


15.00–16.00: Ke Li (hegedű), Mátyás Hotzi (cello), András Moldoványi (piano)
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV:25

16.00–17.00: Eszter Kökény (violin), Marcell Molnár (piano)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23