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Bartók World Competition for Composers


The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest as the founder of the Bartók World Competition announces the 2018 Competition for composers to create piano solo pieces. Composers of all nationalities who were born on or after 1 September 1978 have the opportunity to register on the Bartók World Competition website until 31 August 2018 and submit a single piece of solo piano that has never been published or performed before.

Registration fee: EUR 50 per composition. One composer may submit several works.

Two pieces will be selected into the repertoire of the 2018 Piano Competition’s semi-final. The prize winning works as well as the compositions receiving honorable mentions will be presented at a Gala Concert at the the Liszt Academy on 25 November 2018.

Composers of the pieces to be performed are welcome to the Gala Concert in Budapest. The organizers will cover 2 nights of accommodation.

1st Prize EUR 5000

2nd Prize EUR 3000

3rd Prize EUR 2000

For more information, please visit the Bartók World Competition website.

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Deadline31 Aug 2018
Finals25 Nov 2018
WhereBudapest, Hungary
2018 jury members