Franz Liszt Academy of Music

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is a music university and a concert hall in Budapest, Hungary.

Teaching is conducted on a one-to-one basis and in small groups and workshops. The Liszt Academy does not strive to train students in large numbers but respects the individual needs of each talented student. All classical instruments, singing/opera, jazz and folk music, orchestral/choral conducting, music pedagogy, composition are offered as majors.

Musical pedagogy tuition is based on the Kodály concept; the Liszt Academy, with its Kodály Institute, is the place where the pedagogical legacy of Kodály is most authentically maintained.

Student who study chamber music, a tradition of unique richness maintained by the Academy, will be given lots of performance opportunities. The Academy’s choir and symphony orchestra maintain rigorous standards, and are conducted by widely renowned guest conductors such as  Zoltán Kocsis, Helmut Rilling, Peter Schreier.

Lessons in the main instrumental/singing subjects are available in English and/or German, based upon prior agreement with the teacher. Group lessons are held in English. Full-time tuition in non-instrumental majors is offered in English, provided there are a minimum of five international students admitted to a given major in a year.

Full-time tuition is provided for BA (6 semesters) and MA (4 semesters) degrees. For international students, musical teacher trainees and choral conductors, the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy in Kecskemét offers comprehensive non-degree, BA and MA degree courses in Kodály Music Pedagogy along with the biennial summer seminars.

The Special School for Exceptional Young Talentsis open to especially gifted students of piano, violin and cello aged from 8 to 18 (age limit at the time of application: 13). Those who wish to proceed with their training after graduation may apply to the Academy’s DLA, PhD programmes.

Non-degree tuition is also available, covering 1 or 2 lessons in the instrumental majors plus 1 optional chamber music lesson per week. Although this course does not lead to a diploma, the student is granted a certificate. Preparation courses are also available, targeted for would-be full-time students to provide potential applicants with the necessary instrumental and theoretical background prior to the highly demanding entrance exam.


  • English
  • Hungarian

Study area

  • Arts and Art Education


  • BA/BSc
  • MA/MSc/MBA
  • preparatory program


Franz Liszt Academy of Music
1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8. tickets [at]
(1) 321-0690