The Liszt Academy in Budapest, as the organizer, has announced the Bartók World Competition – Violin 2023 with a total prize of 44,000 euros. The jury will again consist of world-renowned musicians.
The Bartók World Competition, which takes place in six-year cycles, has reached a new milestone in 2023: after the first cycle ended with last year’s competition for composers, the Liszt Academy welcomes applications for violinists for this year’s round, as it did at the start of the series in 2017, the organizer adds.
Starting from February 20, the Academy awaits the application of musical talents under the age of 30. The event will take place between September 2 and 10 with the support of the Hungarian government.
The members of the prestigious international jury presiding over the live rounds of the competition are German violinist Stephan Picard, professor at the Hanns Eisler College of Music in Berlin; American violinist Daniel Phillips, professor at The Juilliard School in New York; Ukrainian-British violist-conductor Maxim Rysanov, who lives in Hungary; French violinist Roland Daugareil, professor at the Conservatoire de Paris and first violinist of the Orchestre de Paris until 2021; as well as Japanese violinist Yayoi Toda.
Hungarian composer Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945) – Photo: Wikipedia
The Hungarian members of the panel will be: Kossuth Prize-winning violinist Kristóf Baráti, head of the Strings Department at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music; Gyula Fekete, Erkel, and Bartók–Pásztory Prize-winning composer, head of the Composition Department and deputy rector of the university; conductor Péter Halász, music director at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf; as well as András Keller, Kossuth Prize-winning violinist-conductor, musical director of Concerto Budapest.