Franz Liszt International Music Competition

Istituto Balassi Accademia D'Ungheria
Palazzo Falconieri
Via Giulia, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Date: 28 November - 01 December 2018

The aim of the competition is to find talented young musicians, to help their music studies and to energize them. In addition, to present the Hungarian culture and popular musical traditions also to foreigners and Hungarians. Of course, it is an aim to familiarize the specially beautiful Hungarian countryside, the gut of the Danube and the historically important town of Vác.

We announce the competition in three categories: 

  1. Piano soloist
  2. Piano four hands
  3. Chamber music

About us

We would like to draw your attention to our 2nd Danubia Talents International Classical Music event series organised in 2017.

Our goal is to organise informal community-building cultural, educational and entertaining programs, events and competitions here in the Danube valley. The City of Vác has a tradition of memorable charity and tribute concerts and musical events.

In 2016 we organised the 1st Danubia Talents Music Camp for gifted young music lovers, coordinated by renown music educators and artists. The camp's closing event was a series of concerts integrated into the Váci Vigalom festival that – judging by feedback – left a lasting impression in concert visitors.

Following that we organised the 1st DANUBIA TALENTS International Music Competition.

106 entries arrived in the three categories, bringing to Vác outstandingly talented musicians from Hungary and abroad as members of the jury remarked which was composed of masters and artists of renown in Hungary and internationally.

All jury members also acknowledged the smooth organisation of both the competition and the closing concert.

Our events are aimed at the discovery of young talented musicians, also fostering and encouraging their further studies, and the propagation of Hungarian musical traditions amongst Hungarian and foreign participants. Besides that we would like to familiarise participants and visitors alike with the gorgeous Danube Bend and the historic City of Vác, home city to a fair number of outstanding musicians of international significance.