Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

Tomohiro Ando percussion master class at the Liszt Academy

20 February 2023

The famous timpanist will visit the university on the last day of February.

Date of the master class:

Tuesday 28 February 2023, 14.00–18.00



Liszt Academy, Main building, Grand Hall


Active participants will be assigned to the master class by the Woodind and Brass Department.

Anyone can attend the master class free of charge as a passive participant, but applicants other than students and teachers of the Liszt Academy need to register in advance using the form below by midnight on Monday 27 February 2023.




Tomohiro Ando (photo: Mladen Pikulic)


Tomohiro Ando, professor of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam was born in 1991 in Tokyo. He started at the age of 10 as a percussionist at his elementary school orchestra and from that moment on he dreamed of becoming a timpanist in a symphony orchestra. To make his dream come true, Tomohiro applied for the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in order to study with the musicians of his beloved Concertgebouworkest. Among his tutors in Amsterdam were his current colleagues Nick Woud, Mark Braafhart and Bence Major. After finishing his Bachelor studies, he was one of the rare students to be granted entrance to a timpani masters. Tomohiro also followed private lessons with Marinus Komst.

After working as a principal timpanist in the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, he was appointed Solo Timpanist with the Concertgebouworkest in 2017, following in the footsteps of Marinus Komst.