The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Bartók World Competition - Violin 2023 / Grand Final 1

9 September 2023, 15.00-18.00

Grand Hall

Bartók World Competition - Violin 2023 / Grand Final 1 Presented by Liszt Academy

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: János Kovács

Only the best young artists will qualify for the orchestral finals of the violin competition, where they will have a choice of seven concertos to perform: two Bartók concertos as well as one each by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven or Sibelius.


Contestants in the 1st orchestral final:


Lorenz Karls:

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47


Maya Alexandra Kasprzak:

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77


Kelemen Gáspár:

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47


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


HUF 2 900