100 Notable alumni of
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is 385th in the world, 134th in Europe, and 3rd in Hungary by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1881-1945 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1899-1903
    Occupations
    choreographercollector of folk musicmusicianentomologistteacher
    Biography

    Béla Viktor János Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology.

  2. György Ligeti

    György Ligeti
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1923-2006 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1945-1951
    Occupations
    illustratorpianistuniversity teachercomposerlibrettist
    Biography

    György Sándor Ligeti was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music. He has been described as "one of the most important avant-garde composers in the latter half of the twentieth century" and "one of the most innovative and influential among progressive figures of his time".

  3. Zoltán Kodály

    Zoltán Kodály
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1882-1967 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    classical composerethnomusicologistpedagogue
    Biography

    Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is well known internationally as the creator of the Kodály method of music education.

  4. Emmerich Kálmán

    Emmerich Kálmán
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1882-1953 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    composerconductorfilm score composer
    Biography

    Emmerich Kálmán was a Hungarian composer of operettas and a prominent figure in the development of Viennese operetta in the 20th century. Among his most popular works are Die Csárdásfürstin (1915) and Gräfin Mariza (1924). Influences on his compositional style include Hungarian folk music (such as the csárdás), the Viennese style of precursors such as Johann Strauss II and Franz Lehár, and, in his later works, American jazz. As a result of the Anschluss, Kálmán and his family fled to Paris and then to the United States. He eventually returned to Europe in 1949 and died in Paris in 1953.

  5. András Schiff

    András Schiff
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1968-1974
    Occupations
    university teacherpianistconductorcomposer
    Biography

    Sir András Schiff is a Hungarian-born Austro-British classical pianist and conductor, who has received numerous major awards and honours, including the Grammy Award, Gramophone Award, Mozart Medal, and Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize, and was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to music. He is also known for his public criticism of political movements in Hungary and Austria.

  6. Zoltán Kocsis

    Zoltán Kocsis
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1952-2016 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    music pedagogueconductorcomposerclassical pianist
    Biography

    Zoltán Kocsis was a Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer.

  7. János Koós

    János Koós
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1937-2019 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    comediansingeractor
    Biography

    János Koós was a Hungarian pop singer, who became successful in the 1960s after participation in the talent show Táncdalfesztivál.

  8. György Cziffra

    György Cziffra
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1921-1994 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1929
    Occupations
    classical pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Christian Georges Cziffra was a Hungarian-French virtuoso pianist and composer. He is considered to be one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of the twentieth century. Among his teachers was István Thomán, who was a favourite pupil of Franz Liszt.

  9. Ferenc Erkel

    Ferenc Erkel
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1810-1893 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecomposerpianistconductorchess player
    Biography

    Ferenc Erkel was a Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist. He was the father of Hungarian grand opera, written mainly on historical themes, which are still often performed in Hungary. He also composed the music of "Himnusz", the national anthem of Hungary, which was adopted in 1844. He died in Budapest.

  10. Joseph Kosma

    Joseph Kosma
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1905-1969 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composerconductorfilm score composer
    Biography

    Joseph Kosma was a Hungarian-French composer.

  11. Ernő Dohnányi

    Ernő Dohnányi
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1877-1960 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    musicologistpianistuniversity teachercomposerconductor
    Biography

    Ernst von Dohnányi was a Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor. He used a German form of his name on most published compositions.

  12. György Kurtág

    György Kurtág
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1946-1951
    Occupations
    musicianpianistuniversity teachercomposerlibrettist
    Biography

    György Kurtág is a Hungarian classical composer and pianist. He was an academic teacher of piano at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music from 1967, later also of chamber music, and taught until 1993.

  13. Edvin Marton

    Edvin Marton
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1997
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Edvin Marton is a Ukrainian-born Hungarian composer and violinist. He became known as the violinist of the skaters, mainly because Evgeni Plushenko, Stéphane Lambiel, Yuzuru Hanyu (as a tribute to Plushenko), and other famous skaters often skated to his music.

  14. Ervin László

    Ervin László
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1946
    Occupations
    philosophernon-fiction writerpianistwriter
    Biography

    Ervin László is a Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist. He is an advocate of the theory of quantum consciousness.

  15. Fritz Reiner

    Fritz Reiner
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1888-1963 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1905
    Occupations
    composerconductormusician
    Biography

    Frederick Martin "Fritz" Reiner was a prominent conductor of opera and symphonic music in the twentieth century. Hungarian born and trained, he emigrated to the United States in 1922, where he rose to prominence as a conductor with several orchestras. He reached the pinnacle of his career while music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the 1950s and early 1960s.

  16. Péter Eötvös

    Péter Eötvös
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1965
    Occupations
    composerpianistuniversity teacherlibrettistconductor
    Biography

    Péter Eötvös is a Hungarian composer, conductor and teacher.

  17. David Popper

    David Popper
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1843-1913 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecellistcomposeracademic musician
    Biography

    David Popper was a Bohemian cellist and composer.

  18. Wanda Wiłkomirska

    Wanda Wiłkomirska
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1929-2018 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    classical violinistteachermusic pedagoguecomposer
    Biography

    Wanda Wiłkomirska was a Polish violinist and academic teacher. She was known for both the classical repertoire and for her interpretation of 20th-century music, having received two Polish State Awards for promoting Polish music to the world as well as other awards for her contribution to music. She gave world premiere performances of numerous contemporary works, including music by Tadeusz Baird and Krzysztof Penderecki. Wiłkomirska performed on a violin crafted by Pietro Guarneri in 1734 in Venice. She taught at the music academies of Mannheim and Sydney.

  19. Imre Antal

    Imre Antal
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1935-2008 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1954-1959
    Occupations
    television actortelevision presenterclassical pianist
    Biography

    Imre Antal was a Hungarian pianist, television presenter and comedian.

  20. Antal Doráti

    Antal Doráti
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1906-1988 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1921
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Antal Doráti was a Hungarian-born conductor and composer who became a naturalized American citizen in 1943.

  21. Ferenc Fricsay

    Ferenc Fricsay
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1914-1963 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    music directorconductor
    Biography

    Ferenc Fricsay was a Hungarian conductor. From 1960 until his death, he was an Austrian citizen.

  22. Joseph Szigeti

    Joseph Szigeti
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1892-1973 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    music pedagogueviolinist
    Biography

    Joseph Szigeti was a Hungarian violinist.

  23. Annie Fischer

    Annie Fischer
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1914-1995 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueclassical pianist
    Biography

    Annie Fischer was a Hungarian classical pianist.

  24. József Torgyán

    József Torgyán
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1932-2017 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1950
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    József Torgyán was a Hungarian lawyer and politician, chairman of the Independent Smallholders' Party (1991−2002), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (1998−2001) in the Government of Viktor Orbán.

  25. Tamás Vásáry

    Tamás Vásáry
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1953
    Occupations
    pianistconductorcomposermusician
    Biography

    Tamás Vásáry is a Hungarian concert pianist and conductor.

  26. Géza Anda

    Géza Anda
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1921-1976 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1941
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianist
    Biography

    Géza Anda was a Swiss-Hungarian pianist. A celebrated interpreter of classical and romantic repertoire, particularly noted for his performances and recordings of Mozart, he was also considered to be a tremendous interpreter of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Bartók. In his heyday he was regarded as an amazing artist, possessed of a beautiful, natural and flawless technique that gave his concerts a unique quality. But since his death in 1976 at the age of fifty-four, his high reputation has faded somewhat from view. Most of his recordings were made on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

  27. János Starker

    János Starker
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1924-2013 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguemusicologistuniversity teachermusiciancellist
    Biography

    János Starker was a Hungarian-American cellist. From 1958 until his death, he taught at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he held the title of Distinguished Professor. Starker is considered one of the greatest cellists of all time.

  28. André Vásáry

    André Vásáry
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    André Vásáry is a Hungarian singer and sopranist. He is one of the leading countertenors in the contemporary classical scene, however his repertoire encompasses other genres as well. During his 10-year career, he has one gold and three platinum albums.

  29. István Kertész

    István Kertész
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1929-1973 (aged 44)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1947
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    István Kertész was an internationally acclaimed Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor who, throughout his brief career led many of the world's great orchestras, including the Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco and Minnesota Orchestras in the United States, as well as the London Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. His orchestral repertoire numbered over 450 works from all periods, and was matched by a repertoire of some sixty operas ranging from Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Wagner to the more contemporary Prokofiev, Bartók, Britten, Kodály, Poulenc and Janáček. Kertész was part of a musical tradition that produced fellow Hungarian conductors Fritz Reiner, Antal Doráti, János Ferencsik, Eugene Ormandy, George Szell, János Fürst, Ferenc Fricsay, and Sir Georg Solti.

  30. Lili Kraus

    Lili Kraus
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1903-1986 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    classical pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Lili Kraus was a Hungarian-born pianist.

  31. Jenő Hubay

    Jenő Hubay
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1858-1937 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecomposeruniversity teachermusicianviolinist
    Biography

    Jenő Hubay, Jenő Hubay von Szalatna, Hungarian: szalatnai Hubay Jenő, also known by his German name Eugen Huber (pronounced [ˈɔʏɡeːn ˈhuːbɐ]), was a Hungarian violinist, composer and music teacher.

  32. Erzsébet Házy

    Erzsébet Házy
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1929-1982 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    singeractoropera singercomposer
    Biography

    Erzsébet Házy was a Hungarian operatic soprano. She fascinated the critics (see 'Critics' below) and audience not only with her voice but also with perfect acting and her beauty. She was particularly admired for her portrayal of the title heroine in Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

  33. Leo Weiner

    Leo Weiner
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1885-1960 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1906
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecomposermusicologistpianistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Leó Weiner was one of the leading Hungarian music educators of the first half of the twentieth century, and a composer.

  34. Ferenc Farkas

    Ferenc Farkas
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1905-2000 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1922-1927
    Occupations
    university teachermusic pedagogueconductorcomposer
    Biography

    Ferenc Farkas was a Hungarian composer.

  35. József Simándy

    József Simándy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1916-1997 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1943-1945
    Occupations
    singeruniversity teacheropera singer
    Biography

    József Simándy was a Hungarian tenor with German origins. His name in Hungarian form is Simándy József, his original family name is Schulder. A student of Emilia Posszert, he joined the chorus of the Hungarian State Opera in 1940; in 1946, he made his debut as Don José in Carmen in Szeged. In 1947, he returned to the Budapest Opera, where he was the leading heroic tenor until 1984. He performed regularly in Munich as well, from 1956 until 1960. Besides heroic tenor roles, Simándy took on lyric and spinto parts as well; he was best known for his Radames, Lohengrin, and Otello. Recordings include two operas by Ferenc Erkel, Bánk bán and Hunyadi László, in both of which he sang the title role.

  36. Miklós Malek

    Miklós Malek
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    composersongwriterpianist
    Biography

    Miklos Malek is a Hungarian songwriter, music producer and artist and television personality, who is a resident of Los Angeles. He has produced for a number of renowned artists. He is also a judge and mentor in the Hungarian version of X-Faktor.

  37. Dezső Ránki

    Dezső Ránki
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    classical pianist
    Biography

    Dezső Ránki is a Hungarian virtuoso concert pianist with a broad repertoire and a significant discography of solo, duo and concerto works.

  38. Sylvia Sass

    Sylvia Sass
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1970-1972
    Occupations
    composeropera singer
    Biography

    Sylvia Sass is a Hungarian operatic soprano who has sung leading roles both in her native country and internationally.

  39. Lajos Bárdos

    Lajos Bárdos
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1899-1986 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    musicologistuniversity teachercomposerconductorchoir director
    Biography

    Lajos Bárdos was a composer, conductor, music theorist, and professor of music at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest, Hungary, where he had previously studied under Albert Siklós and Zoltán Kodály. His younger brother, György Deák-Bárdos, was also a composer.

  40. Agi Jambor

    Agi Jambor
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1909-1997 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueclassical pianist
    Biography

    Agi Jambor was a Hungarian-born pianist.

  41. Iván Erőd

    Iván Erőd
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1936-2019 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1951-1956
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Iván Erőd was a Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist. Educated in Budapest, he emigrated to Austria in 1956, where he studied at the Vienna Music Academy. He was successful as a pianist and composer of operas, chamber music and much more, with elements from serialism, Hungarian folk music and jazz. He first was a professor of music theory and composition at the University of Music in Graz (1967–1989), then a professor of composition at the Vienna Music Academy from 1989.

  42. László Polgár

    László Polgár
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1947-2010 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1967-1972
    Occupations
    university teachersingeropera singervoice teacher
    Biography

    László Polgár was a Hungarian operatic bass. He was a singer in the Opera, Oratorio and Lieder genres and was renowned for his silky voice and outstanding declamation and musicality. His art is well represented on compact disc, particularly in opera.

  43. György Sándor

    György Sándor
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1912-2005 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1935
    Occupations
    university teachermusic pedagoguepianistcomposer
    Biography

    György Sándor was a Hungarian pianist and writer.

  44. Gergely Bogányi

    Gergely Bogányi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 2000
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Gergely Bogányi is a Hungarian pianist. Coming from a musical family, Bogányi is one of the youngest pianists to have won the Kossuth Prize, becoming one of the leading pianists of his generation.

  45. Jozsef Gregor

    Jozsef Gregor
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1940-2006 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1959-1959
    Occupations
    singermusicianperforming artistopera singerlibrettist
    Biography

    József Gregor was a renowned Hungarian operatic bass who enjoyed success first in Hungary, then in France, Belgium and Canada, and finally in the United States. József Gregor was born in Rákosliget, a small town that is now part of Budapest. He studied violin for ten years and then, voice at the Liszt Academy in Budapest for one year but did not graduate. He started singing with the Hungarian Army chorus in 1958 before becoming a soloist in National Theatre of Szeged in Hungary. In Europe he sang in many opera houses, including Vlaamse Opera and La Scala in Milan. Beginning in 1989, József Gregor appeared in the US with the Portland Opera and later with the Houston Grand Opera (with Cecilia Bartoli at her American debut) and the Metropolitan Opera (with Bryn Terfel). His most famous roles included Sarastro, Osmin, Falstaff, Don Pasquale, Dulcamara, Don Basilio, Don Bartolo, Don Alfonso, Leporello, Don Magnifico, Boris Godunov, Gremin, Varlaam, Gianni Schicchi, Philip II, Banquo, Attila, Pagano, Fiesco, Mephistofeles, Bluebeard etc., roles in masses and oratorios, musicals (Tevye, Caiaphas), and songs. He died in Szeged of gastric cancer.

  46. Sándor Veress

    Sándor Veress
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1907-1992 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1934
    Occupations
    university teachermusic pedagogueethnomusicologistcomposer
    Biography

    Sándor Veress was a Swiss composer of Hungarian origin. He was born in Kolozsvár/Klausenburg, Transylvania, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire, nowadays called Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and died in Bern. The first half of his life was spent in Hungary; the second, from 1949 until his death, in Switzerland, of which he became a citizen in the last months of his life.

  47. János Ferencsik

    János Ferencsik
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1907-1984 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    János Ferencsik was a Hungarian conductor.

  48. Veronika Harcsa

    Veronika Harcsa
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 2008
    Occupations
    composersingerjazz musician
    Biography

    Veronika Harcsa is a Hungarian jazz singer and songwriter, known to be active in various musical genres. She has received the Hungarian Music Award for Best Jazz Album and Best Alternative Album.

  49. Tibor Varga

    Tibor Varga
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1921-2003 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1931-1938
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecomposeruniversity teacherconductorviolinist
    Biography

    Tibor Varga was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, and world renowned music teacher who developed pedagogic methods for teaching string music. He was a founding member of the string department in the Detmold music conservatory.

  50. Miklós Perényi

    Miklós Perényi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecellistcomposermusician
    Biography

    Miklós Perényi is a Hungarian cellist. He was born in Budapest into a musical family and studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Ede Banda and Enrico Mainardi. He continued his studies at the Accademia Santa Cecilia, graduating in 1962. In 1963 he won a prize at the Pablo Casals International Violoncello Competition in Budapest.

  51. Szabolcs Fényes

    Szabolcs Fényes
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1912-1986 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Szabolcs Fényes was a Hungarian composer of film scores.

  52. Josip Štolcer-Slavenski

    Josip Štolcer-Slavenski
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1896-1955 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguepoetcomposerpolitician
    Biography

    Josip Štolcer-Slavenski was a Croatian composer and professor at the Music Academy in Belgrade.

  53. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský

    Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1881-1958 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpedagogue
    Biography

    Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský KSG was a Slovak composer, conductor and pedagogue. He was popular mostly because of his songs, some becoming traditional.

  54. Frigyes Hidas

    Frigyes Hidas
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1928-2007 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1946-1951
    Occupations
    composerconductormusicologist
    Biography

    Frigyes Hidas was a Hungarian composer.

  55. László Lajtha

    László Lajtha
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1892-1963 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    film score composermusic pedagoguemusicologistconductorcomposer
    Biography

    László Lajtha was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and conductor.

  56. Jenő Huszka

    Jenő Huszka
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1875-1960 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1896
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Jenő Huszka was a Hungarian composer of operettas. He was born in Szeged and died in Budapest.

  57. Ervin Nyiregyházi

    Ervin Nyiregyházi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1903-1987 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1912-1914
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Ervin Nyiregyházi was an Hungarian-American pianist and composer. After several years on the concert stage in the 1920s, he descended into relative obscurity before briefly reemerging in the 1970s. His highly distinctive playing style, which has been seen by some as linked to the kind of Romantic pianism associated with Franz Liszt, divided critical opinion.

  58. Zoltán Mujahid

    Zoltán Mujahid
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 2008
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Zoltán Mujahid is a Pakistani-Hungarian singer and music teacher. He is most notable for coming in 10th place in the first series of Megasztár and participating in A Dal 2015.

  59. Sylvia Geszty

    Sylvia Geszty
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1934-2018 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1955-1959
    Occupations
    singervocal coachopera singer
    Biography

    Sylvia Geszty was a Hungarian-German operatic coloratura soprano who appeared internationally, based first at the Staatsoper Berlin in East Berlin and from 1970 at the Staatstheater Stuttgart. She is remembered as Mozart's Queen of the Night and an ideal Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, but also performed Baroque opera and in the world premiere of Kurt Schwaen's Leonce und Lena.

  60. Stefi Geyer

    Stefi Geyer
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1888-1956 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    music pedagogueuniversity teacherconcertmaster
    Biography

    Stefi Geyer was a Hungarian violinist who was considered one of the leading violinists of her generation.

  61. Erzsébet Szőnyi

    Erzsébet Szőnyi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1924-2019 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1942-1947
    Occupations
    music pedagoguecomposermusicologistuniversity teacherconductor
    Biography

    Erzsébet Szőnyi, also Erzsébet Szilágyi, was a Hungarian composer and music teacher. Her works encompass symphonic compositions, chamber music works, art songs, and oratorios. She also wrote numerous stage works including eight operas.

  62. Jelly d'Arányi

    Jelly d'Arányi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1895-1966 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1908
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Jelly d'Aranyi, fully Jelly Aranyi de Hunyadvár (Hungarian: Hunyadvári Aranyi Jelly (30 May 1893 – 30 March 1966) was a Hungarian violinist who made her home in London.

  63. Péter Hoppál

    Péter Hoppál
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    In 2006 graduated with Doctor of Liberal Arts
    Occupations
    Esperantistpoliticianeducatorchorister
    Biography

    Péter Hoppál is a Hungarian politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) for Pécs (Baranya County Constituency I then II) since 2010. He was also a Member of Parliament from the Fidesz Baranya County Regional List between 2009 and 2010. He served as Secretary of State for Culture from 15 June 2014 to 17 May 2018.

  64. Ádám György

    Ádám György
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 2006
    Occupations
    composerpianistassociation football player
    Biography

    Ádám György is a Hungarian pianist. György started his music studies at the age of four. While studying under Katalin Halmagyi, he was accepted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Budapest in 1994. György won the National Youth Piano Competition in 1998 and the Hungary's Pianist 2000 award two years later. From 2000 to 2006, Ádám attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where he studied under György Nador and Balázs Reti. Currently, he is pursuing graduate studies at the Franz Liszt Academy, and he is director of the Adam György Castle Academy. On 8 June 2012 he performed at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Euro 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.

  65. Aladár Pege

    Aladár Pege
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1939-2006 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1965-1969
    Occupations
    jazz musicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Aladár Pege was a jazz musician from Hungary. He was well known for his work and was dubbed "the Paganini of double bass".

  66. István Thomán

    István Thomán
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1862-1940 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1881-1885
    Occupations
    music pedagoguepianistcomposermusician
    Biography

    István Thomán was a Hungarian piano virtuoso and music educator. He was a notable piano teacher, with students including Béla Bartók, Ernő Dohnányi, Oscar Peterson and Georges Cziffra. His six-volume Technique of Piano Playing is still in use today.

  67. Louis Kentner

    Louis Kentner
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1905-1987 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1912-1921
    Studied in 1916-1923
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Louis Philip Kentner was a Hungarian, later British, pianist who excelled in the works of Chopin and Liszt, as well as the Hungarian repertoire.

  68. Pál Kadosa

    Pál Kadosa
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1903-1983 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1927
    Occupations
    musicologistpianistuniversity teachercomposerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Pál Kadosa was a pianist and Hungarian composer of the post-Bartók generation. His early style was influenced by Hungarian folklore while his later works were more toward Hindemith and expressively forceful idioms. He was born in Levice. He studied at the national Hungarian Royal Academy of Music under Zoltán Székely and Zoltán Kodály. He was appointed to the faculty of the Fodor School in 1927 where he taught until 1943 when he was forced out due to wartime political issues.

  69. György Sebők

    György Sebők
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1922-1999 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1938
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    György Sebők was a Hungarian-born American pianist and professor at the Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, United States.

  70. Sándor Szokolay

    Sándor Szokolay
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1931-2013 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1950-1957
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sándor Szokolay was a Hungarian composer and professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy, Budapest.

  71. Francesco Lotoro

    Francesco Lotoro
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistpianist
    Biography

    Francesco Lotoro is an Italian pianist, composer and musicologist.

  72. Andre Hajdu

    Andre Hajdu
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1932-2016 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    musicologistcomposer
    Biography

    André Hajdu was a Hungarian-born Israeli composer and ethnomusicologist.

  73. Isidor Bajić

    Isidor Bajić
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1878-1915 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    composerteacher
    Biography

    Isidor Bajic was a Serbian composer, teacher, and publisher.

  74. Kálmán Nádasdy

    Kálmán Nádasdy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1904-1980 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1926-1932
    Occupations
    translatoropera directorfilm directortheatrical directortheatre manager
    Biography

    Kálmán Nádasdy was a Hungarian film director. In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival. His son is Ádám Nádasdy.

  75. Andor Földes

    Andor Földes
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1913-1992 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    composeruniversity teacherclassical pianist
    Biography

    Andor Földes was an internationally renowned Hungarian pianist born in Budapest, who later took American citizenship.

  76. Sándor Kónya

    Sándor Kónya
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1923-2002 (aged 79)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1951
    Occupations
    university teachersingeropera singercomposer
    Biography

    Sándor Kónya was a Hungarian tenor, particularly associated with German and Italian roles, especially Lohengrin and Calaf.

  77. Zoltán Székely

    Zoltán Székely
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1903-2001 (aged 98)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1921
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueviolinist
    Biography

    Zoltán Székely was a violinist and composer.

  78. György Ránki

    György Ránki
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1907-1992 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1926-1930
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composermusicologist
    Biography

    György Ránki was a Hungarian composer.

  79. Tibor Serly

    Tibor Serly
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1901-1978 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    violinistmusicologistconductorcomposer
    Biography

    Tibor Serly was a Hungarian violist, violinist, and composer.

  80. Zoltán Jeney

    Zoltán Jeney
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1943-2019 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1966
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Zoltán Jeney was a Hungarian composer.

  81. Ildikó Komlósi

    Ildikó Komlósi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1980-1984
    Occupations
    singerperforming artistopera singer
    Biography

    Ildikó Komlósi is a Hungarian mezzo-soprano.

  82. Róbert Ilosfalvy

    Róbert Ilosfalvy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1927-2009 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1949
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Róbert Ilosfalvy was a Hungarian operatic tenor; he possessed a voice of lyric grace and dramatic power enabling him to sing a wide range of roles in the Italian, German, and French repertories.

  83. Miklós Kocsár

    Miklós Kocsár
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1933-2019 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1959
    Occupations
    film score composermusic pedagogueprofessor of music compositioncomposer
    Biography

    Miklós Kocsár was a Hungarian composer.

  84. Zoltán Peskó

    Zoltán Peskó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1937-2020 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1957-1962
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Zoltán Peskó was a Hungarian conductor and composer who held leading positions at German, Italian and Portuguese opera houses and orchestras, including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, La Fenice, and Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. He was a regular conductor at La Scala, where he promoted contemporary opera.

  85. Antal Zalai

    Antal Zalai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1995
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Antal Zalai is a Hungarian concert violinist.

  86. Edina Szvoren

    Edina Szvoren
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1998
    Occupations
    writercomposermusicologist
    Biography

    Edina Szvoren is a Hungarian writer. She was born in Budapest and studied music at the Béla Bartók Music High School and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

  87. Ödön Pártos

    Ödön Pártos
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1907-1977 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ödön Pártos [alternate transcription in English: Oedoen Partos, Hungarian: Pártos Ödön, Hebrew: עֵדֶן פרטוש ] (October 1, 1907 in Budapest – July 6, 1977 in Tel Aviv) was a Hungarian-Israeli violist and composer. A recipient of the Israel Prize, he taught and served as director of the Rubin Academy of Music, now known as the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv.

  88. Albert Szirmai

    Albert Szirmai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1880-1967 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1906
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Albert Szirmai was a Hungarian operetta composer and music editor. Szirmai was a graduate of the Budapest Academy of Music, studying piano and composition (with Hans Koessler). Szirmai received a doctorate in music from the University of Budapest, and was devoted to creating works for the stage. He wrote music for 12 one-act plays and over 300 songs for the Budapest theater Népszínház-Vígopera, at which he was musical director. When his first operetta, The Yellow Domino, met with success, he decided to continue in the genre; it is due to the works of Szirmai, Emmerich Kálmán, and Victor Jacobi, among others, that the Hungarian operetta gained recognition internationally at the beginning of the 20th century.

  89. Endre Szervánszky

    Endre Szervánszky
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1911-1977 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1922-1927
    Occupations
    composermusic teacheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Endre Szervánszky was a Hungarian composer.

  90. Ella Némethy

    Ella Némethy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1895-1961 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Ella Némethy was a Hungarian mezzo-soprano who had an active international career in operas and concerts from 1919 to 1948. Music historian Péter P. Várnai writes in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians that "she was the leading mezzo-soprano in the interwar years, especially in Wagnerian roles such as Brünnhilde, Isolde and Kundry. Her interpretations were characterized by vocal amplitude, rich colouring and grand declamation." She was the mother of author Baba Macnee, who would marry actor Patrick Macnee in 1988.

  91. Árpád Balázs

    Árpád Balázs
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1964
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Árpád Balázs is a classical music composer. He studied composition in Budapest and Rome, and presented a series about classical music on Hungarian television.

  92. István Márta

    István Márta
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1975
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    István Márta is a Hungarian composer, theater and festival director, manager of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter.

  93. Márta Kurtág

    Márta Kurtág
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1927-2019 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguepianistrépétiteur
    Biography

    Márta Kurtág was a Hungarian classical pianist and academic piano teacher. She was the wife of György Kurtág, with whom she performed for 60 years, including at international festivals. They often played from his collection Játékok, which they also recorded together.

  94. Jenő Ádám

    Jenő Ádám
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1896-1982 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1933
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Jenő Ádám was a Hungarian music educator, composer, and conductor.

  95. Dénes Gulyás

    Dénes Gulyás
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1978
    Occupations
    music pedagogueopera singercomposerpolitician
    Biography

    Dénes Gulyás is a Hungarian tenor. A native of Budapest, he studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in that city. He had an international career in the 1970s, and sang at the Metropolitan Opera, among other houses; one of his performances there, a Manon in which he replaced Neil Shicoff as Des Grieux to the Manon of Catherine Malfitano, was broadcast live as part of the company's Saturday radio broadcast series.

  96. Ilona Fehér

    Ilona Fehér
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1901-1988 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    music pedagogueviolinist
    Biography

    Ilona Feher or Ilona Fehér, was one of the representatives of the Hungarian Violin School whose greats are: Joseph Böhm, Joseph Joachim, Jakob Grün, Leopold Auer, Jenő Hubay, Carl Flesch, Joseph Szigeti, Tibor Varga, Sandor Vegh, André Gertler, Kato Havas, Paul Rolland, Geza Szilvay, etc. She was also a noted violin teacher.

  97. Arturo Cardelús

    Arturo Cardelús
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Arturo Cardelús is a Spanish-American composer of film and concert music. He is best known for his score for the animated feature Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, which was nominated for a Goya Award.

  98. Mihály Dresch

    Mihály Dresch
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1979
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansaxophonist
    Biography

    Mihály Dresch is a Hungarian saxophone player. He plays a combination of American free-jazz and traditional Hungarian folk music.

  99. Bence Szabolcsi

    Bence Szabolcsi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1899-1973 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    music historianmusicologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Bence Szabolcsi was a Hungarian music historian. Along with Ervin Major, "he can be considered the founder of scholarly study of the history of Hungarian music, and he was primarily responsible for creating an establishment for musicology in Hungary."

  100. Emil Telmányi

    Emil Telmányi
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1892-1988 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
    Studied in 1905-1911
    Occupations
    music pedagogueviolinistconductorcomposer
    Biography

    Emil Telmányi was a Hungarian violinist.