10TH LISZT – BARTÓK

INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

SOFIA, March 27 – 30, 2020

 

COMPETITION RULES

 

The tenth edition of the Liszt–Bartók International Piano is dedicated to the work of two great Hungarian composers and pianists, Ferenc Liszt and Béla Bartók.

The organizers of the Competition would like to invite pianists who are currently studying at specialized music high schools or academies in Bulgaria and abroad. In doing so they hope to continue to support and develop the interest toward the music of those Hungarian geniuses, who, each in his unique way, laid the foundations of the modern trends in composition and piano playing.

The Competition is organized by the Embassy of Hungary - Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia and the Professor Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music.

The Competition is held with the support of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Professor Lyuba Encheva Foundation.

 

Sending applications and drawing of lots

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Competition Rules

The Competition will be held in three age groups:

Age group 1: competitors up to 15 years old, born after 31 December 2004

Age group 2: competitors up to 19 years old born, after 31 December 2000

Age group 3: competitors up to 32 years old born, after 31 December 1987

The results will be announced after all auditions have been held.

 

Competition Timetable:

 

Drawing of lots: Tuesday, 24 March

 

Concert of members of the jury: Sunday, 29 March, 7 p.m., Professor Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music - Concert Hall

 

Acoustic rehearsals: The exact time and the place of the acoustic rehearsals are to be decided

 

Auditions:

Friday, 27 March Age group 3, First round

Saturday, 28 March Age group 2

Sunday, 29 March – Age group 1

Monday, 30 March Age group 3, Second round

 

Gala concert: Monday, 30 March, 7 p.m., Professor Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music - Concert Hall

Jury

The jury of the Competition comprises renowned Bulgarian pianists and pedagogues. It is traditionally presided by foremost Hungarian pianist and pedagogue.

The jury has the right to alter, if necessary, the timetable of the Competition.

The jury’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

The members of the jury cannot judge the performance of their students who take part in the Competition.  

In the event of equal scores, the decision of the president of the jury will be taken into consideration.

The organizers of the Competition should not be held responsible for any personal accidents the competitors may suffer on the Competition premises or during their stay in Sofia. Health and travel insurance policy has to be covered by the competitors.

By signing the Registration Form each candidate attests that he or she has agreed to the Rules of the Competition.

In the Second round the competitors from Age group 3 will perform the piano concerto to the accompaniment of a second piano, and the winner of the First Prize will perform with an orchestra at the Gala Concert of the Laureates. The competitors provide themselves with the accompaniment of the second piano.

The competitors must cover their own travel expenses. The organizers are unable to cover the accommodation of the competitors.

The competitors are exempt of entry fee.

The candidates must fill in the attached Registration Form and send it back by e-mail Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите. to the Hungarian Cultural Institute together with: 1) a copy of their birth certificate, 2) a candidate’s recent photo (passport format), 3) a freely composed letter, which should mention briefly the competitor’s bio, former education, piano teachers, and participation in concerts. Applications can also be submitted in person at the Office of the Secretary of the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia.

 

Deadline for submission of applications – 19 March 2020

 

Hungarian Cultural Institute – Sofia 1000, 16 Aksakov Str.

Tel. 02 987 23 07, 987 29 63

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http://szofia.balassiintezet.hu

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

 

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

 

Age group 1

Performances should last 12 – 15 min.

 

І. Ferenc Liszt

One or several pieces of free choice from the following:

One or two consolations from “Six consolations”; one piece from “Three nocturnes”; Little Etudes”, etc.

ІІ. Béla Bartók

One or several pieces of free choice from the following:

“Rumanian Christmas Songs”, “For Children”, “15 Hungarian Peasant Songs”, “10 Easy Pieces”, “Rumanian Folk Dances”, “9 Little Pieces”, “Microcosmos”, etc.

               

 

Age group 2

Performances should last 20-30 min.

 

I. Ferenc Liszt

1) One or several lyrical pieces from the following:

“Liebesträume”, “Consolations”, “Années de pèlerinage”, “Sonetti del Petrarca”; a Liszt transcription of a song by Franz Schubert, etc.

2) One or several virtuoso pieces from the following:

Mephisto-Walzer, Fantasie und Fuge, Tarantella, Trauervorspiel und Trauermarsch, ballades, polonaises, légendes, rhapsodies, variations, studies, etc.

II. Béla Bartók

One or several pieces from the following:

“Sketches” op. 9 (№1-4 or №5-7); “Little Suite”,3 Rondos”; “Rumanian Folk Dances” (from Hungary); 4 Dirgesop. 9а; “Sonatina”, “Ostinato”, “15 Hungarian Peasant Songs” (№1-6 or №7-15); “Allegro barbaro”, 4 bagatelles from “14 Bagatelles” op. 6; 3 pieces of free choice from “Microcosmos” (Book VI); “3 Songs”; “Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm” from Microcosmos” (Book VI), etc.

               

Age group 3

First round

Performances should last 35-45 min.

 

І. Ferenc Liszt

1) One or several pieces of free choice or a piano transcription by Liszt of a composition by another author

2) One or several studies of free choice, except for Transcendental studies1 and 3

ІІ. Béla Bartók

A cyclic composition:

2 Rumanian Dances” op. 8a; “2 Elegies” op. 8b; “3 Burlesques” op. 8 c; “3 Studies”; Deux Images” op. 10; “Improvisations on Hungarian Folksongs” op. 20; “Rhapsody”, op. 1, “Suite”, op. 14; “Out of Doors”; “Dance Suite”, “Sonata”, etc.

               

 

Second round

І. Ferenc Liszt  

One of the following works for piano and orchestra with the accompaniment of a second piano:

 “Piano concerto No 1 in E-flat major”; “Piano concerto No 2 in A major”; “Totentanz”.

The information concerning the scores can be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Hungarian Cultural Institute (16 Aksakov Str.).

 

 

PRIZES:

 

Age group 1:

First Prize 450 BGN

Second Prize350 BGN

Third Prize300 BGN

Three encouragement prizes – 100 BGN each

 

Age group 2:

First Prize – 700 BGN

Second Prize600 BGN

Third Prize500 BGN

Two encouragement prizes200 BGN each

 

Age group 3:

First Prize – 1300 BGN

Second Prize1000 BGN

Third Prize – 800 BGN

Ferenc Liszt Special Prize – 300 BGN

Béla BartókSpecial Prize – 300 BGN

 

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Special Prizes

 

Special Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria

Special Prize awarded by the Professor Lyuba Encheva Foundation for Overall Performance

Special Prize awarded by Her Excellency Mrs. Tekla Harangozó, Ambassador of Hungary to Bulgaria

Grants from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria for winners (Bulgarian citizens only) from 8th-12th classes

Special Prize by the Liszt Academy - Budapest - participation in a concert in the Liszt Academy in 2020

 

Attachments:
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