Masterclasses 2024

Solo, quartet and chamber music masterclasses


12-21 July 2024


Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music,
1061 Budapest, Ferenc Liszt square 8.

“Early bird – best player” scholarship available now

75% scholarships are available limited for entries submitted by 15 February.

About the instrumental masterclasses


To apply, fill in the online application form and upload the requested documents (see below) and the payment of a deposit of €100. The remaining amount must be paid by bank transfer by 30 June 2024.

The applicant accepts that their application does not guarantee admission to the preferred professors and may be subject to change.

*The application is complete with the payment of the registration fee of 100 euros.


How to apply


  • Short CV in English.
  • Photo of the applicant (at least 600 dpi resolution).
  • Application videos uploaded as a YouTube links, including two works of your choice which can be solo, with piano or with orchestra
  • Proof of the payment (deposit) uploaded


  • Scholarship application justification in pdf format in English (scholarships are available in relation to the fee of classes).
The application fee


Registration fee (deposit): 100 €
Masterclasses: 600 €
Dinner fee: 200 €*
Extra class: 75 €/h
Extra piano accompaniment: 30 €/h
Passive applicant: 100 €
Discounted bed and breakfast price: 490 €*

The masterclass fee includes:


  • four individual lessons – 50 minutes – with at least three artists, which includes one lesson with a piano accompanist provided by Festival Academy Budapest,
  • You can get up to two lessons from the same artist, the schedule is finalised by the artistic directors
  • at least one chamber orchestra performance with students of the Festival, conducted or led by an artist of the Festival Academy Budapest
  • at least one opportunity to perform at a matinee concert of the Festival Academy Budapest
  • folk and traditional gypsy music classes with leading Hungarian artists
  • joint dinners at the Cafe Vian Restaurant during the festival with the participation of the artists and live Gypsy music
  • The application fee also includes free attendance to the concerts of the Festival Academy Budapest, up to the limit of seats in the halls. (Accompanying students of the Masterclass can buy tickets to the festival programmes with a 50% discount).


*The dinner fee and the discounted accommodation fee may change according to the change of rates.


By paying the registration fee of €100, you can participate as a passive student at all events during the 10 days of the masterclasses, depending on the availability of the evening concerts after registration, we are unable to refund the registration fee

Fees for chamber music groups:

Registration fee (deposit): 100 €/person
Application fee (50mins classes): 80 €/ lesson
Dinner with the artists (compulsory): 200 €/person
Discounted bed and breakfast price: 490 €*



The registration fee is €100 in advance, payable by bank transfer to the following account number:

Account holder: Fesztiválakadémia Nonprofit Kft.
Számlaszám: 10300002-10653465-48820019

Account holder address: 1061, Budapest Király utca 50. fsz 3.

Account holder bank name: MKB Bank
Account holder bank address: 1056 Budapest, Váci u. 38.
Communication: name of the applicant + master course application fee
In case of transfer from abroad, the foreign bank charges are to be paid by the competitor and must be taken into account by the competitor when transferring the amount.
IBAN: HU92103000021065346548820019

Available accomodation

The organisers will offer discounted accommodation on a first come, first served basis. Places in the accommodation are limited.

Please send your accommodation request to with the exact date and person.

Raday House Student Residence
Ráday u. 28,

  • Scholarships will be deducted from the master course fee only
  • “Early bird – best player”: 75% scholarships are available limited for entries submitted by 15 February.
  • 50% scholarships are available limited for entries submitted by 15 March.
  • 25% scholarships are available limited for entries submitted by 15 April.
  • Finalists of the Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition (President of the Jury: Shlomo Mintz, Total prize value: 10.000 €)  will receive a 75% scholarship.


Applications are to be submitted via sending an e-mail to

with application documents in attachment (find the requirements above: in “How to apply”. 

Artists 2024


Kristóf Baráti

Boris Brovtsyn

Vilde Frang

Peter Herresthal

Jonian-Ilias Kadesha

Barnabás Kelemen

András Keller

Katalin Kokas

Orsolya Korcsolán

Alissa Margulis

Schlomo Mintz

Latica-Honda Rosenberg

Dora Schwarzberg

Magdalena Ursu

Qian Zhou


Razvan Popovici

Maxim Rysanov


Nicolas Altsteadt

László Fenyő

Vashti Mimosa Hunter

Dóra Kokas

Jens Peter Maintz

Kirill Zlotnikov


Ödön Rácz


Gábor Csalog

Diana Ketler

Maria Meerovitch


Matthew Hunt

Bence Bogányi

Clara Dent Bogányi

José Vicente Castelló


Szabolcs Joó


Thomas Dunford