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

Singing master class by Michael Chance

16 September 2016

Michael Chance, professor at Royal Academy of Music in London and Royal Conservatory of Hague, is holding a master class at the Liszt Academy, at the invitation of the Church Music Department.

The master class by the renowned contra tenor  takes place

24 to 26 October 2016, 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.,

at the concert hall of the Old Academy of Music.

Eligibility: students of vocal studies and their piano accompanists, and vocal ensembles from various departments of the Liszt Academy, preferably with liturgical repertoires, but it is also possible to bring other renaissance and baroque pieces (J. S. Bach, Händel, Monteverdi, Vivaldi).

The master class is closed with a concert on 26 October 2016 at 6 p.m. where participants of the master class can perform.

Further information about Professor Chance.

Participants of the master class can earn 2 credits. The course is to be registered as "Master class for Students of Church Music 2 - Chance". The requirement for earning credits is participation for active participants, and at least 12 hours of auditing for passive participants (on the 3 days altogether). The course is signed by Professor Judit Rajk of the Church Music Department.

Language of the master class: English

To apply please contact Mr. Ádám Kirkósa at kirkosa.adam[at]

Please include in your message: your name, study programme, year of studies, your repertoire, and your partners. Upon previous request, the Church Music Department provides a harpsichord / piano accompanist. About the accompanist request, please write to Prof. Judit Rajk until 10 October 2016.