Liszt Academy
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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Nicole VP
31 contributions
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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candriac
Sarasota, FL69 contributions
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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aguhl
Bogota, Colombia270 contributions
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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Gili W
142 contributions
Couples
Waste of time and money.
10 min walk in the museum about 1500 huf each ticket. you are not allowed to take pictures. nothing much to see. We came there since it was late to go inside the house of terror that is located next to it.
Written October 11, 2012
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chilton
Plockton, UK156 contributions
Couples
You can pay to go on a tour of the newly reopened and refurbished Academy but a much better way to see it is to go to a concert there, We had seats in the choir stalls about 10m. from the conductor and they cost £4.50 booked in advance. This is the premier concert venue in the city and the setting is absolutely superb both inside and externally. You can wear smart casual and feel comfortable.
The interior of the building has great art nouveau paintings, mosaics, coloured marble columns and great acoustics. One of the highlights of our holiday
Written March 27, 2015
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AlbertoFas
New Orleans, LA29 contributions
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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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
Friends
Went to s classical concert at the theater but the real star was the stunning theater. Everywhere you looked was an artistic detail. Plus the organ is world renown and quite large with great sound. Concert of various composers including Liszt was wonderful.
Written July 28, 2019
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Swedenvacationers
Sweden264 contributions
Family
This music academy was totally renovated a few years ago and it’s former glory is back. They have guided tours in the building every day and it’s well worth to visit. Beautiful both inside and outside. Mind blowing that many famous classical artists have been educated here as well as been teachers. Don’t miss the statue of Sir Georg Solti in front of the building on the left side! See it also in the evening when it’s lit up, love it!
Written June 6, 2019
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SzoloTraveller
Budapest, Hungary32 contributions
Friends
Little do tourists know that Music Academy offers free concerts on regular basis. Concerts performed by both students of various departments of the Academy and invited artists. Information in English about upcoming concerts at budapestfreeevents dot com website.
Written April 25, 2016
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jaymeh133
Burke, VA152 contributions
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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  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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