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
Competition Winners

20 October 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Conservatoire Concerts

Competition Winners Presented by Liszt Academy

Featuring students of the Bartók Conservatoire

“Slowly, we are raising only racehorses. This is a bad method in all crafts, but I can state that the competition is especially harmful in the field of the arts. […] This is addressed to the least interesting facet of man: vanity,” Debussy stated in February 1909. The reason for the interview that appeared in Le Figaro was the appointment of the French master to the educational council of the Conservatoire, and perhaps thanks to this Debussy – in order to soften future confrontation – was more restrained than usual in his comments about this common practice of prize-giving as motivation and a method of selection. At the same time, however, competitions (although they can undoubtedly have a crippling effect on a person) do provide the opportunity for student artists to meet each other and draw inspiration from each other’s talent. No better proof of this is available than the annual programme of competition-winning students of the Bartók Conservatoire  currently celebrating the 180th anniversary of its foundation.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 500