Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz


Applications for the contest – being started between 1- 8 September 2024, with total prize money amounting to €70,000 – can be submitted by sending in video recordings until 13 May.

The international competition organized by the Liszt Academy for the sixth occasion will be held in four rounds. 18-32 years old women and 18-35 years old men can submit applications for the qualifying round on the competition website at the latest by 13 May 2024. As part of the application, candidates have to upload video performances of freely selected arias: one Baroque and one from another period, with piano or orchestral accompaniement. 

The venue for the rounds and final (open to the public) between 1-8 September 2024 will be the Liszt Academy. Due to live online streaming, the competition can be followed throughout the world. In addition to the prizes totalling €70,000, the very best competitors can also collect numerous special prizes including concert invitations and scholarships.

Details of the competition, which is organized with support of MOL New Europe Foundation and National Cultural Fund of Hungary, are available hereClick here for the repertoire list of the orchestral final, and here for the application form.