...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti

Auditions for the Encuentro Festival 2019 (Santander, Spain) at the Liszt Academy

The Encuentro Festival announces auditions for talented violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano players as well as singers.

Please note that students of the Liszt Academy enjoy priority in signing up for the audition!

 

Application deadline:

16th January, 2019, 12.00 am

 

Place and date of Festival:

Santander (Spain), 1st through 27th July, 2019

 

Audition in Budapest:

TIME AND PLACE:

  • 18th January, 2019, Friday – Room XXIII, Liszt Academy, Main building (Liszt Ferenc square 8.)
  • 19th January, 2019, Saturday – Room XXIII, Liszt Academy, Main building (Liszt Ferenc square 8.)

INSTRUMENTS:

(age limit: 26!)

  • strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn
  • harp
  • piano
  • singing (exceptions in age limit can be made!)

REPERTOIRE:

STRINGS / PIANO / VOICE: maximum 20 minutes, 2 pieces (one classical & one Romantic/20th century). A short interview with maestro Péter Csaba, artistic director of the Festival is also expected if time allows it.

WINDS: maximum 15 minutes, 2 pieces (one classical and one Romantic/20th century). A short interview with maestro Péter Csaba, artistic director of the Festival is also expected if time allows it.

 

APPLICATION:

  1. Please, register first by sending an email to Mrs Zita Kálmándy, colleague of the Department of International Affairs at kalmandy.zita[at]lisztacademy.hu. Please, indicate in the email subject line: ENCUENTRO. Please write in the e-mail itself your age, instrument and main subject teacher’s name.
  2. In the reply email you are invited to fill in a form indicating further details (your chosen date and time for the audition, instrument, repertoire, length of pieces, etc.) to finalize your application.

 

IMPORTANT:

  • Please, bring a print copy of your CV/biography in English with photo and your contact to the audition.  
  • Please, arrive with your own accompanist for the audition.
  • Registration is open until 14 January 2019, Monday, 12.00. After that the audition schedule will be finalized and modification may be requested only on highly reasonable grounds.