Dear Music Lover,
We are delighted to invite you to our spring 2022 season. With the support of the Ministry, we have continued to invite world-renowned artists to our concerts and masterclasses. These programmes are invaluable to our training and we are delighted to be able to share these opportunities with our guests and music-loving audiences. Our aim remains to continue to organise chamber music and solo instrumental and vocal performances, enriching the classical music repertoire of the region. In autumn 2021, a new musical style, jazz, made its debut in our Chamber Concert series, which we will continue in the current season, hoping to introduce jazz, a music that is justly popular worldwide, to our events.
I trust that our shared experiences will continue to grow this season and delight our music-loving friends.
THE POTENTON FOUNDATION
•Promotion of the recognition of musical arts in the society
•Promotion of the recognition of wind music in the society
•Supporting the professional life of professionals who are involved in higher education programmes in music and music teacher education in Pécs, with a special emphasis on students’ and teachers’ activities as well as those of the wind orchestra.
•Performing activities related to the dissemination of music and knowledge related to music.
•Organizing events to support musical arts, with a special emphasis on organizing events related to solo and chamber music and the wind orchestra.
•Supporting research, conferences, master classes, training programmes, related to music, with a special emphasis on topics related to music as a profession, and its methodology, psychology, sociology, history and education
•Publishing publications related to music.
•Media activities in support of achieving the objectives of the foundation.
UNIVERISTY OF PÉCS FACULTY OF MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS
Institute of Music
The aim of our music training is to produce artists and teachers who enjoy a rich palette of music ability, who perform at a high level, and whose pedagogic knowledge prepares them to teach in the various fields of music education, and to conduct, play in chamber ensembles, or to perform as soloists or in orchestras and choirs, according to their specialised training.
The rich art life, renowned music and fine artists living and working in Pécs helped the creation of the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, which was established in 1996 from the various art departments of the predecessors. This is the country's only Faculty, where music, fine arts, applied and media education training is done integratedly, and the only university of higher education in Hungary that offers PhD / DLA education in the arts, besides the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy.
New opportunities were born for the Faculty of Arts in it's new campus in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter. The Institute of Music found a new home at the former apprenticeship of the factory. Following the spirit of the place, our institute also considers high-level instrumental traing, singing and theoretical training, supporting talents as the foundation of its teaching work. We are convinced, however, that not the building or the structure of the institute are attractive to the music lovers, but the personality, knowledge and pedagogical commitment of our art teachers. His art teachers - as soloists or as members of renowned Hungarian bands - are regular performers of the Hungarian and international concerts. Outstanding students are also part of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra - Pécs's orchestral concerts. We are very pleased to have two very special Honorary Doctors, Maestro José Carreras and Maestro Placido Domingo.
In the fall of 2016, as part of its Chamber Concert series, the institute's unwavering intention to appear in Budapest is also concerto life, and to further enrich Pécs and the region's outstanding musical life.