Bartók World Competition & Festival

World of Bartók

BARTÓK AND THE VIOLINISTS

ZOLTÁN SZÉKELY, JÓZSEF SZIGETI, STEFI GEYER, YEHUDI MENUHIN, JELLY ARÁNYI… ALL VIOLINISTS WHO ARE CLOSELY TIED TO THE WORLD OF BARTÓK BOTH PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY. TO THE BARTÓK WHOSE TWO VIOLIN CONCERTOS, STRING QUARTETS, CHAMBER WORKS WRITTEN FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO, AND ICONIC SOLO SONATA ARE TO THIS DAY SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING ELEMENTS IN VIOLIN LITERATURE.

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Bartók beyond Hungary

Bartók beyond Hungary

This essay had been written by President of Bard College Conservatory, well-known musicologist and conductor, Leon Botstein on Bartók's influence on 20th century music.

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Dohnányi and Bartók

This essay had been written by Veronika Kusz, Dohnányi researcher, on Bartók and Dohnányi's relationship.

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CLOSER TO BARTÓK

More than 100 artists had registered for the competition bearing the name of the universally acknowledged Hungarian composer. This first competition – launching in a month’s time - is open to violinists. Of the entrants, more than 50 received the opportunity to perform live in front of a jury.

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