A new generation of composers will be introduced by the two popular artists along with pianist Balázs Kálvin who graduated in 2014 at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. They will perform the six award-winning works chosen by the international jury. 204 young composers submitted works for the competition from Mexico to Australia. The winner of the Bartók World Competition of Composition will be announced at the Gala Concert and the audience will also find out which works will be selected into the repertoire of the next round of Bartók World Competition of Pianists in 2019.

Beside contemporary music, piano compositions of the greatest 19th and 20th century Hungarian composers will be performed at the Gala Concert, on the 25th of November 2015, at the Solti Hall of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

Program of the Award Ceremony and Gala Concert

Ferenc Liszt: Two Concert Etudes

1. Waldesrauschen

Alberto Alassio: Bembe

Zoltán Kodály: Seven Piano Pieces, Op. 11

2. Székely Lament

Jorge Ruiz Castro: Deconstruction of a State of Calm

Béla Bartók: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 83

János Mátyás Stark: Toccata

Balázs Fülei (piano)




Dongryul Lee: Le Tombeau de Harvey

Balázs Kálvin (piano)

Ferenc Liszt: Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), Third Year

4. Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (The Fountains of the Villa d'Este)

Sang Un Kang: 4 Bagatelles “No Slow Movement”

Béla Bartók: For Children, BB 53 – Book 1

1. Játszó gyermekek (Children at Play)

3. [Quasi adagio]

5. Játék (Play)

13. Ballada (Ballad)

14. [Allegretto]

16. Régi magyar dallam (Old Hungarian Tune)

20. Bordal (Drinking Song)

21. [Allegro robusto]

Béla Bartók: For Children, BB 53 – Book 2

31. [Andante tranquillo]

40. Kanásztánc (Swineherd's Dance)

Dániel Dobos: Drumul Dracului

János Balázs (piano)

Selected parts of Béla Bartók’s letters and writings read by Ákos Kőszegi


Free tickets are available at the box office of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.