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Welcome to the website of the Liszt Ferenc Society!
Presentation of the award, 22 October 2012, Old Academy of Music, Budapest,
and Festive Concert on the occasion of the 201st anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt
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AIMEZ-VOUS LISZT ?
The 38th International F. Liszt Record Grand Prix 2013
The best Liszt recordings of 2012 are to be sent to the Liszt Society, four copies of each, to arrive before April 30, 2013.
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Our website aims to inform you about the Liszt Ferenc Society, on which you may find its latest news, history, photo album, events of the
Society in Hungary (Budapest, Pécs, Sopron, Szeged, Szekszárd), newsletters, supporters, list of several Liszt Societies in the world (in
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, United States) and other Liszt sites.
About the Liszt Ferenc Society
The Liszt Ferenc Society bears the name of the famous Hungarian pianist and composer, Ferenc (Franz) Liszt. There were attempts to
form a society bearing his name already in his lifetime. The Hungarian Liszt Society was founded in 1893 and functioned with several
interruptions until the end of World War II. The Society did not line up to any political program, therefore it could not function in the years of
severe communist oppression. Its second foundation was in 1973. Since the political changes of 1990 it is a free civil association promoting
the culture in Hungary.
The activity of the Society is directed by a presidium.
President: Csaba Király, pianist and organist, associate professor of the Faculty of Music and Visual Art, University of Pécs
Honorary Life President: István Lantos, pianist and organist, professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Mária Eckhardt, chief adviser and academic director of the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre
József Bánky, retired piano professor of the Faculty of Music and Visual Art, University of Pécs
Secretary General: Judit Rozsnyay
Additional members of the presidium:
Mária G. Kóbor (National Library of Foreign Languages), head of the Budapest Section
Ferenc Kerek, DLA pianist, head of the Faculty of Music of the Szeged University, head of the Szeged Section
Gáborné Somlai, pensioner, technician; head of the Szekszárd Section
Bencsik Erzsébet, retired piano teacher, head of the Sopron Section
Ildikó Pogány, piano teacher of the Liszt Ferenc Music School Pécs, head of the Pécs Section
The Liszt Ferenc Society is a member of the Hungarian Music Council. The Society has a centre in Budapest and groups in the towns
Pécs, Sopron, Szeged and Szekszárd. The total number of members is 623.
The aims of the Society are to spread the cult of Liszt’s music and personality and propagate his noble ideas.
Our programs are
Monthly club-days organized by each group of the Society. These consist mostly of lectures about Liszts music (with musical
illustrations) and of concerts.
Every year the Society commemorates Liszt’s birthday with a gala concert held in the large concert hall of the Music Academy.
Every year the Society awards the Ferenc Liszt International Record Grand Prix, for which CD-s issued in the previous year may
The Newsletter “Hungarian View of Liszt” is published in Hungarian and in English, released quaterly.
The Society issues twice a year a circular letter to inform its members.
International relations: The Hungarian Liszt Society has contacts with many Liszt Societies in the world (there are Liszt Societies in
many countries of Europe, in Australia, North- and South-America and Japan).
The Liszt Ferenc Society has at present 623 members in Hungary. In Budapest there are 267 members. The number of members in the
groups are: Pécs 160, Sopron 74, Szeged 83, Szekszárd 59.
The participation of the members of the Liszt Ferenc Society at the club-days is free, for the other programs they enjoy a discount.
For those who would like to join the Liszt Ferenc Society the following links are available for downloading:
The Statutes of the Liszt Ferenc Society (in Hungarian) >>
Membership Registration Form >>
The subscription is really small (a great number of the members are retired), the finances of the Society are balanced by the greater
donations of the supporting members. The Society has several sponsors and submits tenders. Several members work for the Society as
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE (2013, Budapest)
Euro 25 (twenty-five Euros)
Fee of the supporting members: at least threefold of the minimum membership fee
Way of payment: Cash, bank transfer
(Address, bank account number found below)
Permanent sponsors and supporters:
The Liszt Ferenc Society is grateful to all those who have supported and who have been still supporting the activity of the Society:
National Cultural Fund (NKA); Ministry of National Resources; National Civil Fund; Cultural Committee of the Terézváros Local
Government; Municipality of Budapest; Municipality of Sopron; Foundation for Art and Community Culture (FACC); International Visegrad
Fund (IVF); members; supporting members; private persons, who supported the Society with 1% of their income-tax.
Our address (central office):
LISZT FERENC SOCIETY
Tax number: 19359876-1-42
1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty u. 35. 2nd floor;
Phone/Fax: (36-1) 342 1573
Bank account: OTP 11706016-20441966
Updated: 7 May 2013