Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
About the Academy
The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music enjoys a worldwide reputation as a centre of musical excellence.
The Academy was originally called the ‘Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music’ and, from 1919-25, the ‘College of Music’. It was then named after its founder Franz Liszt in 1925.
International projects at the Liszt Academy
Throughout its history, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music has considered the international aspect of music education as a top priority.
We believe training highly competitive musicians with the capacity of complying with modern standards is only possible by understanding the most relevant international trends in musical art. At the same time, we also aspire that our students meet the high standards set in 1875 by our founder, Ferenc Liszt. In the spirit of this mission, we invite the most notable musical artists to participate in multiple international events organized by the Academy. We are proud that our recently reconstructed main building is equipped with both the modern infrastructural and operational means to realise events of such grand scale.
The Liszt Academy has established excellent relations with multiple European and overseas higher musical institutions, enabling various workshops, masterclasses and concerts for our students both in Hungary and abroad.
Kodály HUB – Sing, Learn, Share
Kodály Hub: Sing, Learn, Share is a collaborative project, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, which aims to promote high-quality Kodály-inspired music education relevant to today’s classrooms.
The project intends to address new ways of teaching music, particularly to the five- to 10-year-old age group who usually have one music lesson per week from teachers who have no formal music training.
The leader of the project is the Liszt Academy of Music Budapest, Hungary’s foremost institute of higher education, to which the internationally renowned Kodály Institute belongs. Two world-class conservatoires joined the project, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in the Netherlands, as well as their partner organisations from each country, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the National Youth Choir of the Netherlands and the Kós Károly School of Budapest.
As well as reviewing current learning materials and music repertoires used in primary schools, the project will also introduce new resources, including singing games and choreographies. By the end of the project, experts and students from the three higher education institutions will have almost 900 items to test on primary school children and their teachers.