IV. Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition LIVE 2022 Rome

Rules for Application

1. The Danubia Talents Art Association announces an IV.Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition.

Venue: Falconieri Palace – via Giulia 1. 00186 Rome Italy, at the Collegium Hungaricum.

Date of the competition: 20-22 April 2022.

2. Musicians of all nationalities, without age limit will be admitted to the competition.

Travel and accommodation are handled independently by the participants.

Before traveling, it is advisable for everyone to find out about the conditions of entry into Italy! You can find out about the entry restriction due to the coronavirus here:

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Danubia Talents.

3. We announce the competition in five categories:

  • Piano soloist
  • Piano four hands
  • Chamber music
  • Student - teacher (piano four hands, other instruments)
  • Franz Liszt Piano Performance (compulsory program at least one of Franz Liszt piano pieces performance.)

Please pay attention to surely keep the legal number of minutes, because violating the time rule causes point lose in every categories, if overruns the accepted time.

4. Candidates will be able to enrol into higher categories of their age if, according to their preparation, they deem it appropriate.

Note: Winners of the first absolute prizes of the previous editions cannot re-enrol in the same category, but only in higher category. You can apply in several categories.

5. Deadline for application

Deadline for application – extended 

6. Program

Piano soloist, chamber, piano 4 hands, teacher-student: can be chosen freely.
Franz Liszt Piano Performance: compulsory program at least one of Franz Liszt piano performance.

We ask every participant to do not overrun the accepted time limite because it will cause points lose in every category.

The jury can decide whether they do not give a price in a category if the competitors performe in a low level.

The jury is made up of well-known artists from Hungary and other nationality.

7. Age categories & Time rules

piano, chamber, piano 4 hands, teacher-student:

Category Age Playing time
Category A 9 years old up to 7 minutes
Category B 10-13 years old up to 12 minutes
Category C 14-17 years old up to 16 minutes
Category D 18 - no age limit up to 25 minutes
Category Franz Liszt Piano Performance no age limit 15-30 minutes (min-max)

8. Entry Fee, Application fee

The application fees are:

Category A 50 EUR
Category B 55 EUR
Category C 65 EUR
Category D 80 EUR
Category Franz Liszt Piano Performance 100 EUR

9. Awards, Prizes

The absolute winners in every category win the prizes below:

Category A 100 EUR
Category B 150 EUR
Category C 300 EUR
Category D 700 EUR

Category Franz Liszt Piano Performance:

  • I. Prize: 1000 EUR, concert
  • II. Prize: 500 EUR
  • III. Prize: 200 EUR

Absolute first prize: (points 99-100) certificate
First prize: (points 95-98) certificate
Second prize: (points 90-94) certificate
Third prize: (points:80-89) certificate
Honourable mention: (points 70-79) certificate
Participation: (lower than 69 points) certificate
The jury reserves the right not to award prizes if no candidate achieve the standard required.
The jury's decisions will be final and not subject to any appeal.

10. Registration

The payment of registration fee please transfer to this account number:

EUR Bank Account:

Name: Danubia Talents Art Association, 1091 Budapest, Üllői út 121. Hungary
Bank name, address: Erste Bank Zrt., 1138 Budapest, Népfürdő u. 24-26. Hungary
Bank account number: 11600006-00000000-85001482
IBAN: HU88 1160 0006 0000 0000 8500 1482

Note: Danubia Talents and name/ category/section

The paid fee is non-refundable.

Registration on Application form and please attach:

  • Vocational CV or teacher recommendation,
  • Copy of your ID or Passport
  • For underage candidates, a consensus form, signed by a parent or guardian
  • Copy of application fee proof of payment.

Condition of the apply:

  • Correct fill of the registration form
  • Documentation of the entry fee
  • Participation fees are non-refundable. If the contestant or his/her official representative, for any reason, withdraw from participation in the contest, the fee will not be returned!

Who apply incorrectly or we do not receive their application, the fee will not be returned!

Once the application fee is paid it cannot be refunded by any circumstances.

The payment reference must contain the wording "Contribution to Danubia Talents Liszt Competition 2022, the candidate's surname, section and category.

The registration fee is not refundable, with the exception if the competition is cancelled.

In absence of the participation fee, the registration will not be valid and participation will not be guaranteed.

11. Registration procedure

Candidates will be able to register for the competition from 1. February 2022. and no later than 20 March , 2022 by filling in the registration form on the website www.danubiatalents.com to complete the registration procedure, follow all the instructions on the form including the upload of the required documents and link.

Any questions sent after the deadline may exceptionally be accepted at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

On the application form, candidates must indicate the author, title and duration of the compositions that will be performed.

Each candidate, by signing the entry form, will renounce all rights, fees and claims recordings, films and broadcasts.

For underage candidates, a consensus form, signed by a parent or guardian, is required to authorise personal data, photos, audio and video submitted.

  • Candidates, awarded at the International Danubia Talents Competition, commit themselves to use the title actually issued by the jury. Any abuse will be prosecuted according to the law.
  • Registration for the Competition implies acceptance of these rules, Competition Administration reserve the right to amend any of the rules or regulations contained herein if it is considered necessary to give proper efficacy to the running of the Competition.

The organizers hold the right for themselves to change the rules if it will be necessary.

These rules are obligatory without any condition.

Every given datas will be handled privately, according to the updated laws.

For any dispute, the jurisdiction will be under the Hungarian legislation.