The Liszt Academy of Music is both the organiser and the location of the Bartók World Competition. This institution was Bartók’s alma mater, home of his educational activity and the many of his works were performed here. He would often enter its stage and this was also the nest where he set off on his journey to the United States. Today, the Liszt Academy represents one of the most renowned music institutions worldwide as well as a concert venue with long-standing traditions. Artists feel honoured to perform and to compete here.