Bartók World Competition & Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2020

Bartók World Competition of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest announces a competition for
 
string quartet composition.

Registration fee is reduced from 50 to 20 euros  due to possible financial strain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Total prizes:10.000 EUR
The Jury will also select works for honorable mention. One piece will be selected into the repertoire of the Bartók World Competition – String Quartet competition in 2021 and will be published by Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ENTRIES 10 August 2020
 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS 28 November 2020

 

Bartok World Competition

“Bartók has to be second nature to you”

“Bartók has to be second nature to you”

20 September 2019

He was born in the United States and lives there, but speaks perfect Hungarian and has been drawn to Bartók’s music since the very beginning. Peter Klimo took the stage with Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the orchestral finals of the Bartók World Competition.

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“Bartók has never felt like a stranger to me”

“Bartók has never felt like a stranger to me”

19 September 2019

At 21, Ádám Balogh has already been a prize winner at a number of international piano competitions and a guest soloist with acclaimed orchestras. He first appeared with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 2010. The youngest competitor in the Bartók World Competition, he played Liszt’s Concerto for Piano in A Major in the orchestral finals.

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“I look for freedom in Bartók’s compositions”

“I look for freedom in Bartók’s compositions”

18 September 2019

Ádám Zsolt Szokolay played Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the orchestral grand final of the Bartók World Competition and was later declared the winner at the gala evening. After the awards ceremony, he said he had managed to put all his ideas into practice at the competition and felt that the firm focus he experienced there would assist him in his career. At present, he is in the process of honing his skills as a student at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and is convinced that Bartók’s music demands an open-hearted approach.

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