Auditions for the Encuentro Festival 2024 at the Liszt Academy

4 December 2023

The Encuentro Festival announces auditions for talented violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet and piano players as well as singers.

Please note that active full-time students* of the Liszt Academy enjoy priority in signing up for the audition*.


Application deadline:

Monday, 15 January 2024, 12.00 am


Place and date of Festival:

Santander (Spain)

1–27 July, 2024


Audition in Budapest, application conditions:

Date & venue:

23 January 2024, Tuesday
24 January 2024, Wednesday

Room I, Liszt Academy, Main building (Liszt Ferenc square 8.)



  • strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet
  • harp
  • piano
  • singing


age limit:

  • for instrumentalists: 26
  • for singers: 30;

Exceptions in age limits are possible only upon consultation!



STRINGS / PIANO / VOICE / HARP: maximum 20 minutes, 2 pieces (one classical & one Romantic/20th century). A short interview with maestro Péter Csaba, artistic director of the Festival is also expected.

WINDS: maximum 15 minutes, 2 pieces (one classical and one Romantic/20th century). A short interview with maestro Péter Csaba, artistic director of the Festival is also expected.




Please, register first by sending an email to Mrs Zita Kalmandy, colleague of the International Affairs and Development Department at kalmandy.zita[at] Please, indicate in the email subject line: ENCUENTRO and LIST WITHOUT EXCEPTION in the e-mail itself the following data:

1.) Level of studies (BA, MA, Teachers’ Training, Non-degree, DLA, School for Exceptional Young Talents, Graduated/former student)
2.) Year of studies (for instance BA-I, MA-II,etc.)
3.) Instrument
4.) Main subject teacher(s)
5.) Your age in July 2024
6.) Have you participated in this audition earlier
7.) If yes, how many times
8.) Have you participated in the Festival
9.) If yes, in which years
10.) Current mobile phone number

In a response e-mail, you will receive a link to the schedule in order to book a time-frame at the audition and enter your program. Your application is considered as finalized only after you have entered these information!


Organizers keep the right to change the details of this announcement at any given time.



Please bring a printed copy of your CV/biography in English with photo and contact details to the audition.

Please, arrive with your own accompanist for the audition and indicate their name in the schedule.

Registration is open until Monday, 15 January 2024, 12.00 am. After that, the audition schedule will be finalized. Changes in the schedule may be requested only on highly reasonable grounds.

Results are usually published in March/April. Individual assessment of the audition is not given.


The information on data protection linked to the application form can be found HERE.



* When signing up, please note that priority is enjoyed by full-time active  BA- or MA-students (performance) of the Liszt Academy! Those enrolled to teachers’ training, non-degree- or DLA-studies, Erasmus exchange students, those who have already finished their studies but are younger than 26 and those who are not current or previous students of the Liszt Academy will automatically be signed up to the waiting list!