Bartók World Competition

Competition Announcement 2023

Attention! The application deadline was modified, the new deadline is the 31st May.

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music announces the Violin Competition 2023 as the next contest in the series of Bartók World Competition in Budapest


2–10 September 2023


Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest


The competition is open to violinists from all nationalities aged max. 30 years (born on or after 2 September 1993)


The competition consists of a pre-selection round arranged by video, and three live competition rounds (a preliminary, a semi-final and a final) held at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. About thirty candidates will enter the Preliminary, twelve will make it to the Semi-final and six get into the Final.

The competition ends with a Gala Concert including the Award Ceremony.

The entire live competition is open to the public. The live rounds including Final and Gala will be streamed live and broadcasted. Applicants shall give their consent to these recordings and broadcasts by applying for the competition.

Competitors admitted to the Final are provided with hotel accommodation.


Kristóf Baráti – Hungary

Roland Daugareil – France

Gyula Fekete – Hungary

Péter Halász – Hungary

András Keller – Hungary

Daniel Phillips – USA

Stephan Picard – Germany

Maxim Rysanov – Ukraine-UK

Yayoi Toda – Japan



1st prize             22 000 EUR

2nd prize            14 000 EUR

3rd prize              8 000 EUR

Prizes are gross amounts.

Special prizes such as concert and recording opportunities will also be offered.


Personal data and full competition repertoire is to be specified on the online application form found on the webpage (

All applicants have to upload:

·       a professional photo (headshot, portrait format, min. 1MB, 300 dpi, JPG)

·       a bio (1000-2000 characters) about professional studies and achievements, including competitions, masterclasses and performances over the last three years (doc file)

·       a video recording of the required pieces to be seen on the webpage under Repertoire – Qualifying

Only high quality and recent video recordings (taken on or after 1 January 2023) will be accepted. Audio recordings are not accepted. The recording should show the applicant and his/her (piano) accompanist. Each piece should be recorded in a single take (no editing permitted). The Bach piece presented on this recording may be included in the programme of the live competition rounds.

·       Copy of passport (or ID for EU citizens)

Only complete application material will be considered.

A pre-selection jury nominated by the President of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music will decide on the admission of candidates to the competition.


31 May 2023

Early bird deadline: 21 April 2023


15 June 2023


200 EUR

Early bird: 100 EUR

Fee to be paid only by competitors admitted to the Preliminary (live) round.