The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

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Young Mozart and the five tests

Young Mozart and the five tests

9 October 2019

'An account of a very remarkable young musician', says the table of contents of a six hundred page book published in 1781. The english edition of Miscellanies, among studies on various topics such as the periodical appearance and disappearance of certain birds, the possibilities of accessing the arctic, as well as ancient tragedies, also contains one of the most important documents on Mozart's wunderkind years.

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Dialogue with Bartók’s universe

Dialogue with Bartók’s universe

25 September 2019

With top awards from over 20 international piano competitions to his credit,  Russian-born Alexandre Moutouzkine, who now lives and teaches in New York and is a member of the jury for the competition, will contribute to the decision on which young talent is to be the winner. A lecturer at the Manhattan School of Music, he admits that discovering Bartók’s universe is an experience beyond description to a performing artist.

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Bartók’s music is best understood through the images it evokes

Bartók’s music is best understood through the images it evokes

23 September 2019

Lithuanian pianist Mūza Rubackytė divides her time between Vilnius, Paris and Geneva. Indeed, she is a welcome guest on every continent, and her home country has recognised her with a Medal of Honour, among other awards. As a member of the jury of the Bartók World Competition and as the Director of Music of the Vilnius Piano Music Festival, she has presented a special prize to the winner of the competition, Ádám Szokolay: an opportunity for him to perform in the Lithuanian capital in November 2021.

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“Bartók has to be second nature to you”

“Bartók has to be second nature to you”

20 September 2019

He was born in the United States and lives there, but speaks perfect Hungarian and has been drawn to Bartók’s music since the very beginning. Peter Klimo took the stage with Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the orchestral finals of the Bartók World Competition.

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