Bartók World Competition

Composers' Competition 2024

Bartók World Competition, founded in 2017 by the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, covers the most important areas of Bartók's oeuvre. Between the biennial violin, piano and string quartet rounds, in even-numbered years, composers can apply with works that match the following year's instrumental round.

For the Bartók World Competition Budapest – Composition 2024. composers under 40 years of age can submit new solo piano pieces of 5-6 minutes. Selected works will be included in the compulsory repertoire of the 2025 Bartók Piano Competition.

The official announcement including details and rules of application can be found by clicking here.

Click here for online application. 

The deadline for applications is 23 August 2024.


Winning works will be presented at a Gala Concert and Award Ceremony on 23 November 2024 in the Solti Hall of Liszt Academy in Budapest. 

A renowned international jury chaired by Thomas Adès will judge the works.


First prize €5,000

Second prize €3,000

Third prize €2,000

The scores of the pieces to be included in the repertoire for the following competition year will be published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest.