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Bartók World Competition - Violin 2023 / Semi-final 1

6 September 2023, 19.00-22.00

Solti Hall

Bartók World Competition - Violin 2023 / Semi-final 1 Presented by Liszt Academy

Launched in 2017, instrumental rounds are only in every two years, focusing on those segments of the performing arts—piano, violin and chamber music—that are of particular importance in Bartók's oeuvre. In the odd years, there is a composers' competition, always linked to the instrumental repertoire of the following year. In 2022, the composers' competition was for violin-piano duos, and two award-winning pieces were selected as the compulsory pieces for the current semi-final: all competitors must perform one of them.

 

Contestants and their programme in the first semi-final:

Jacobo Christensen (3)

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, BB 84 

Veljko Nenadić: Two Movements – Impromptu and Perpetuum mobile for Violin and Piano

Lorenz Karls (8)

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, op. 108 – 1. Allegro

Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 3. Melodia. Adagio

Veljko Nenadić: Two Movements – Impromptu and Perpetuum mobile for Violin and Piano

Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme, op. 15

Maya Alexandra Kasprzak (9)

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, op. 108 - 4. Presto agitato

Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 1. Tempo di ciaccona

Veljko Nenadić: Two Movements – Impromptu and Perpetuum mobile for Violin and Piano

Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme, op. 15

Ke Wenqi (10)

Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D major, op. 94a – 4. Allegro con brio

Veljko Nenadić: Two Movements – Impromptu and Perpetuum mobile for Violin and Piano

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, BB 84 – 1. Allegro appassionato 

Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo, op. 34

 

 

 

Click here for the competitors, and here for the competition schedule

Live stream during the event can be followed on Youtube Channel of the Bartók World Competition and of the Liszt Academy.

Tickets for the Orchestral Finals (9 September 2023, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m) and the Gala Concert (10 September 2023, 7:30 p.m.) can be purchased here:

Final 1

Final 2

Gala concert

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

Admission to the concert is free, subjected to the capacity of the room.