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“Dare to be vulnerable on stage” – interview with Cosima Soulez Larivière, winner of the Bartók Violin Competition 2017

“Dare to be vulnerable on stage” – interview with Cosima Soulez Larivière, winner of the Bartók Violin Competition 2017

14. February 2019

Ever since winning the first edition of the Bartók World Competition in 2017, Cosima has felt at home in Budapest. Last month she arrived at the Liszt Academy at the invitation of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra she is familiar with since playing with them during the final. The violinist has preserved all her youthful openness and enthusiasm, while also having amassed huge experience since our first interview in 2017. This latest portrait of Cosima Soulez Larivière sketches out her experiences and impressions during the past 18 months.

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Bartók World Competition and Festival is open for pianists in 2019

Bartók World Competition and Festival is open for pianists in 2019

8. February 2019

Bartók World Competition and Festival continues in 2019 with a contest for young pianists, held at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Applications are open for pianists from all over the world who are aged 32 or under with the 1st or 2nd movement of Bartók's Suite for Piano and any Etude by Liszt. The competition, held between 7 and 15 September 2019, consists of four live rounds and concludes with a gala concert and award ceremony. The Prize Fund of the competition is 60.000 EUR.

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