World-famous music school added to European Heritage Label

Budapest’s Liszt Academy has been added to the European Commission’s European Heritage Label list.

The academy is one of nine new additions to the list that recognises sites that are significant in the creation of Europe today.

Established in 1875 by the iconic composer and musician himself, the school teaches music areas such as classical music, jazz, folk music, church music, composition, musicology as well as music teacher training.

Now housed in a 1907 building by Flóris Korb and Kálman Giergl, the conservatoire is currently led by Dr Andrea Vigh and chancellor László Zoltán Szentgyörgyvölgyi.

The European Commission said the Liszt Academy  ‘brings our music heritage to the fore whilst holding true to its spirit of openness, creativity and innovation and its European and international character’.

The other eight sites added to the European Heritage Label list are:

  • Krapina Neanderthal Site (Krapina, Croatia)
  • Olomouc Premyslid Castle and Archdiocesan Museum (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
  • Sagres Promontory (Portugal)
  • The Imperial Palace (Vienna, Austria)
  • Historic Ensemble of the University of Tartu (Tartu, Estonia)
  • Mundaneum (Mons, Belgium)
  • World War I Eastern Front Cemetery No. 123 (Łużna – Pustki, Poland)
  • European District of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France)

A ceremony will be held on April 13 in Brussels to recognise the new additions to the list.