Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati

25 November 2018, 19.30-22.00

Solti Hall


Award Ceremony & Gala Concert

Liszt: Two Concert Etudes – 1. Waldesrauschen
Alberto Alassio: Bembe
Kodály: Seven Piano Pieces, Op. 11 – 2. Székely Lament
Jorge Ruiz Castro: Deconstruction of a state of calm
Bartók: Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, BB 83
János Mátyás Stark: Toccata

Balázs Fülei (piano)


Dongryul Lee: Le Tombeau de Harvey

Balázs Kálvin (piano)

Liszt: Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), Third Year – Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (The Fountains of the Villa d'Este)
Sang Un Kang: 4 Bagatelles 'No Slow Movement'
Bartók: For Children (excerpts), BB 53
Dániel Dobos: Drumul Dracui

János Balázs (piano)

Excerpts from the letters and essays of Béla Bartók, performed by Ákos Kőszegi

János Balázs, Balázs Kálvin and Balázs Fülei share a stage at Gala Concert of the Bartók Composition Competition! The three young Hungarian pianists are introducing the new generation of composers to the audience by presenting  the six entries deemed to be the best by the international jury. 204 young composers entered the competition all around the globe, from Mexico to Australia.

The winner of the 2018 composition round of Bartók World Competition and Festival will be revealed at the Gala, as well as the works chosen to be the obligatory pieces of the 2019 piano round of Bartók World Competition. The contemporary selection will be accompanied by works from the greatest Hungarian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.



The Award Ceremony & Gala Concert of the Bartók Composition Competition can be followed live on our website or on our Facebook page.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Admission to the concert is free. Free tickets can be obtained from the ticket office at the Liszt Academy.