Identical elements in the lives of Ferenc / Franz Liszt and George Cziffra

Ferenc Liszt
The greatest piano viruoso and most renowned Hungarian personality of the XIXth Century

Born on the 22nd October 1811

Country of birth: Hungary

France as second chosen
homeland since 1827

Starting as a prodigy - world renowned virtuoso - composer

As a young man playing
in saloons in Paris
George Cziffra
The world renowned and greatest Hungarian pianist and regarded by many as the re-incarnation of Ferenc Liszt…

Born on the 5th November 1921

Country of birth: Hungary

France as second chosen
homeland since 1957

Starting as a prodigy - world renowned virtuoso - composer

As a young man playing
in bars in Pest

Both had been great improvisors, their transcripts
helped introducing other talented artists

Ferenc Liszt
His first concert at the Pest Redout
on 30th April 1823


His only son Daniel dies in the age of 20

Freeman of K§szeg 27th
September 1846

Esztergom Innaugural Mass - Consecration Ceremony of the
Basilica on the 31st August 1856

The establishment of the Ferenc Liszt Foundation in Pest, 23rd October 1873


Knightly Cross of the Order of the Iron Crown Vienna, 1858

The idea of the Chateauroux
Festival - 1844

Commander of the
Legion d’Honneur - 1860
Highest Officer Grade
of Legion of honour -1861

Liszt donated a B÷sendorfer piano to the Institute of the English Ladies in Pest - March 1880

Piano manufacturers, B÷sendorfer and ╔rard kept on supporting him and transporting pianos for his concerts
George Cziffra
His first concert at the Pest Redout during the Budapest Spring Festival on 20th March 1983.

His only son Georges dies in the age of 39

Freeman of K§szeg 27th
September 1986

The first concert of secular works given by him on the 31st August 1986


The establishment of the Cziffra Foundation, Senlis, France on the 23rd October 1973. Auditorium Franz Liszt.

Medium Cross of the Order of the
Republic Budapest, 1993

Founding the Chaise Dieu
Festival - 1966

Commander of the
Legion d’ Honneur - 1980
Highest Officer Grade of
Legion of honour - 1993

Cziffra donated a Yamaha piano to the
Ferenc Liszt Cultural Centre in Sopron - March 1983

Yamaha helped transport piano
for Cziffra’s concert and Cziffra helped
Yamaha tune their piano to proper
sound quality

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