Liszt Academy

Liszt Academy, Budapest: Hours, Address, Liszt Academy Reviews: 4.5/5

Liszt Academy
4.5
Concerts • Universities & Schools • Architectural Buildings
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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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About
Founded in 1875, the Liszt Academy is the only institution bearing the name of Ferenc Liszt in which the great composer himself had an active role in establishing. The university, which has been functioning for more than 140 years, is the bastion of music teaching and musicology in Hungary. The Grand Hall boasting unparalleled acoustics is a legendary concert venue in the Art Nouveau conservatory (1907) on Liszt Ferenc Square. Since its reconstruction in 2013, the institution has handled independent professional concert organizing activities and earned itself a reputation globally both as a university and a concert centre. In 2016, the Liszt Academy won the European Heritage Label for its outstanding role on the European music scene, for its preservation of European traditions, its creativity and openness worthy of the spirit of Ferenc Liszt, and for its dynamism springing from the duality of university and concert centre activities.
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Neighborhood: Terézváros
How to get there
  • Oktogon • 3 min walk
  • Opera • 6 min walk
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Ludmila N
Bratislava, Slovakia103 contributions
Mar 2022
A short concert during a tour of Budapest. Excellent music artists, beautiful Art Nouveau concert hall. Nice experince
Written April 6, 2022
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candriac
Sarasota, FL69 contributions
Oct 2019
They only give tours at certain times of the day, but this was a very beautiful and interesting building to visit and learn about Franz Liszt. It is located on a nice street with shops and cafe's nearby. If we had more time, we definitely would have loved to tour the academy.
Written May 20, 2020
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Jacob G
Jerusalem, Israel44 contributions
Feb 2020
An art nouveau architectural gem and a fabulous concert hall for classical music. By all means, try to get tickets to a concert and transport yourself back into the belle epoch. Magnficent!
Written March 5, 2020
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Anna Damianidi
Athens, Greece13 contributions
Jun 2019
Liszt Academy is an amazing Art nouveau bulding, with elements that surprise the visitor in every step.
Written February 27, 2020
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Nicole VP
31 contributions
Sep 2019
Classical music performed to the perfection demanded by the local audience of connaisseurs. Liszt, Bartok, and Kodaly are frequently on the programme. Your ears will be charmed by the melodies while your eyes will enjoy the decor. A most enjoyable evening to be complimented by drinking a glass of Hungarian champagne while admiring the Art Nouveau mosaics in the foyer during the intervals.
Written January 10, 2020
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aguhl
Bogota, Colombia270 contributions
Dec 2019
I visited the concert hall of the Liszt Academy for a Christmas concert (traditional Hungarian Christmas music). The building is really beautiful. If you like Art Nouveau you should really visit it.
Written January 5, 2020
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jaymeh133
Burke, VA152 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
We did the English tour and it was great. Not a lot of people were in the group, and I got the idea that is normal....That is their miss. The tour was terrific, and you get a small group convert. My children left inspired. They complained walKing there, but were in awe when we left.
Written December 23, 2019
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John L
London, UK40 contributions
Dec 2019
Terrifically talented kids demonstrating their skills in an annual concert accompanied with a superb all female 60 voice choir and full orchestra. Just to sit in the extraordinary concert hall (similar to the Musikverein, Vienna) was a joy. Loved every minute and extra good value. Tickets can be bought on line.
Written December 17, 2019
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AlbertoFas
New Orleans, LA29 contributions
Nov 2019
We were fortunate enough to attend a Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra concert on the 26th of November where they played works by Richard Strauss, Zoltan Kodaly and Igor Stravinski ("The Firebird").
The hall is outstanding and the acoustics were perfect; we were in the 3rd row center (seats 11 &12) and the price was ridiculously cheap compared to the USA.
The only thing was that the seats were a bit uncomfortable but that is just trying to find a fault...
Written December 1, 2019
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,367 contributions
Nov 2019
Came across by accident whilst exploring Budapest, its a truly stunning building. I would suggest if you are into music you should visit.
Written November 23, 2019
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Liszt Academy is open:
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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