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.
 
Find more information and full competition announcement here.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ENTRIES 10 August 2020
 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS 28 November 2020

 

Bartok World Competition

“Bartók’s universe is unique and inimitable”

“Bartók’s universe is unique and inimitable”

16 September 2019

The jury for this year’s Bartók World Competition is headed by Kenji Watanabe, one of Japan’s best-known pianists, who is also noted for his authentic interpretations of Liszt and Bartók. Currently a lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he studied at the Liszt Academy in the 1980s, where he learned to speak Hungarian, and he believes that his command of the language has helped him a great deal to uncover the inner logic of Bartók’s musical world.

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“Bartók was a prophet of the 20th century”

“Bartók was a prophet of the 20th century”

16 September 2019

Liszt Prize-winning pianist Kálmán Dráfi believes that anyone who can give an excellent performance of Bartók can play almost anything else and that therefore one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century ought to receive a higher stature in the repertoires of Hungarian pianists. A department head at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Dráfi is a member of the jury for the Bartók World Competition, which is expected to decide late Saturday night who wins this year’s piano category.

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