Bartók World Competition

Schedule of live rounds 2-10 September

Preliminaries: 3 September 15:00 and 19:00; 4 September 15:00 and 19:00; 5 September 15:00

Admission is free. 

Although the Bartók World Competition has not yet been running for several decades, it is already one of the most prestigious competitions in the world: hundreds of entries are received for each year, and every year the audience and jury hear world-class performances - not only in the final but also in the preliminaries thanks to the video preselection round. The preliminaries will be held in the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy  


Semi-finals: 6 September 19:00; 7 September 15:00 and 19:00

Admission is free. 

Every two years, the competition organises an instrumental round, with a composition competition in the even years. In 2022, the  task was to write a violin-piano duo, the winning pieces became compulsory pieces for the current semi-final: all competitors must perform one of them. The semi-finals will also be held in the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy.    


Orchestral finals: 9 September, 15:00 and 19:00. Tickets are available by clicking on the selected time.

Only the best young artists will be admitted to the orchestral finals of the Violin Competition, with six young artists scheduled to compete. They will have a choice of seven concertos for the final competition in the main hall of the Liszt Academy: in addition to two Bartók concertos, the final will include a violin concerto by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven or Sibelius. Featuring the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted by János Kovács.


Gala concert: 10 September at 19:30 in the Great Hall of the Liszt Academy. Tickets are available here.

Liszt Academy is streaming all the live rounds on Youtube


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