Bartók World Competition and Festival – Semi-final 2.
Just 12 violinists make it through the coarsest filter of the competition, and these dozen artists have the chance to show their skills in front of a jury with a 30-minute programme. This is the point at which competitors have the greatest freedom in putting together their programme, since they can choose from three options: Bartók’s Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, or the Solo Sonata, or movements from the composer’s four sonatas, a virtuoso work, and one of the sonata movements of a given classical-Romantic repertoire. However, at the same time this freedom represents perhaps the greatest challenge of the competition because the pre-determined repertoire is extraordinarily extensive and difficult. Anyone capable of overcoming this will certainly return home in triumph, not to mention bearing invitations to play elsewhere.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Tickets: Entry is free.