Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker

Weiner Leó National Chamber Music Competition 2023

The Weiner Foundation and the Chamber Music Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music announce the Weiner Leó National Chamber Music Competition in three categories.

The competition is open to musicians of Hungarian and foreign nationality who were born after 1 February 1993, who have graduated from a Hungarian secondary or higher musical institution, or who are currently actively enrolled students of a Hungarian secondary or higher musical institution, including doctoral studies.

 

 

DAte:

30 January 2023 – 5 February 2023

 

Venue:

Competition: Liszt Academy Main Building, Room X

Award ceremony and gala concert: Liszt Academy Main Building, Solti Hall

(H-1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)

 

Application:

Candidates can register for the competition using the online form below the call for entries.

Application deadline: 15 November 2022

 

Application fee:

There is no application fee for the competition.

 

Jury:

Chairman:

  • János Pilz violinist

Members:

  • Attila Némethy pianist
  • Zsolt Szatmári clarinetist
  • Roland Szentpáli tuba player, composer
  • István Varga cellist

 

Prizes (in all three categories):

  • 1st prize:  HUF 200.000 scholarship / player, concert opportunities in Hungary and abroad
  • 2nd prize:  HUF 150.000 scholarship / player
  • 3rd prize: HUF 120.000 scholarship / player
  • Weiner Perfomer Prize: HUF 600.000 / group, for the best performance of the Weiner piece

The jury has the right to decide not to award certain prizes.

  • Audience Prize: HUF 200.000 ft / group

 

The competition will be held in two-rounds in each category, with the first round taking place at the time of application with the submission of a video recording, and the second round taking the form of a live concert at the Liszt Academy.

 

String quartet category:

Round I (video recording):

20 minutes of video footage of the material of the live round

Round II (live concert):

60–70 perc közötti szabadon választható koncertműsor, amelyben szerepelnie kell legalább egy bécsi klasszikus műnek. 

 

Chamber music with stings and piano category:

The following formations may participate:

  • violin-piano duo
  • mélyhegedű-piano duo
  • cello-piano duo
  • violin-cello duo
  • piano four-hands duo
  • piano trio (violin-cello-piano)
  • vonóstrió (violin-viola-cello)
  • zongoranégyes (violin-viola-cello-piano)
  • piano quartet (string quartet & piano)

 

Round I (video recording):

20 minutes of video footage of the material of the live round

Round II (live concert):

60 to 70 minutes of freely chosen concert programme

 

Chamber music with winds and piano category:

The following formations may participate:

  • flute-piano duo
  • clarinet-piano duo
  • oboe-piano duo
  • French horn-piano duo
  • trumpet-piano duo
  • flute-oboe-clarinet-French horn-bassoon quintet
  • trumpet-trumpet-French horn-trombone-tuba quintet

 

Round I (video recording):

20 minutes of video footage of the material of the live round

Round II (live concert):

40 to 50 minutes of freely chosen concert programme

 

 

Online application: