He was taught to play the piano by his father and then Czerny, establishing himself as a remarkable concert artist by the age of 12. He gave concerts around the whole world, but was active as a composer. The greatest pianist of his time, he composed some of the most difficult piano music ever written and had an extraordinarily broad repertoire; he invented the modern piano recital. From 1870 he journeyed regularly between Rome, Weimar and Budapest. He remained active as a teacher and performer to the end of his life. The Music Academy in Budapest is named after him; many great musicians leave this institute year by year.
HOUSE OF HUNGARY is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Come visit, you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow Hungarians and guests from around the world.
Want to be a host or hostess to serve coffee and homemade pastries?
Please pick a Saturday or Sunday and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Custodian will be there at 11:30 to help you.