Date: 23-28th July 2018
Ferencvárosi Ádám Jenő Zeneiskola - H-1092 Budapest, Köztelek utca 8.
President of the jury:
SHLOMO MINTZ – (USA/Israel)
Members of the jury:
Éva Ácsné Szily (H)
Cihat Aşkin (Tr)
Victor Danchenko (USA)
László Dénes (H)
Herbert Greenberg (USA)
Ute Hasenauer (D)
Miklós Szenthelyi (H)
Mimi Zweig (USA)
Members of the pre-selection jury:
Alexandre Dimcevski (Fr)
Attila Ökrös (H)
Erika Petőfi (H)
Application deadline: 15 April 2018
Confirmation after the pre-selection will be sent by: 25 April 2018
The selected competitors have to send an e-mail written in English by the 1st of May with the following information:
Date of birth (D/M/Y)
Name of the teacher
Name of the piano accompanist
Name of the school
Competitors can apply by filling in the online application form and uploading the following documents:
1 photo (in printable quality),
CV containing the student’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, current and previous teachers, current establishment and the name of the piano accompanist (in word format)
A reference written by a teacher in the relevant domain,
Transfer confirmation of the application fee,
Valid Invoicing details (Name, Address, Post Code),
Video recording (youtube) of an étude and a performance piece (please note that the piece in the application video cannot be the chosen piece in the first round) and also, a short, self-introduction video (length: max. 2 minutes) preferably in either of the following languages: Hungarian, English or German.
Competition age groups
Age group 0: students under 12
Children born on 1 January 2006 or later
Age group 1: students aged 12-13
Children born between 1 January 2004 – 31 December 2005
Age group 2: students aged 14-15
Children born between 1 January 2002 – 31 December 2003
Age group 3: students aged 16-17
Children born between 1 January 2000 – 31 December 2001
Age groups 0-1: 50 Euros
Age groups 2-3: 75 Euros
Application fee has to be paid via bank transfer by 15 April 2018
Age group 0:
2 pieces of different characters chosen by the performer, max. 10 minutes
A. Vivaldi: Violin concerto in A minor, RV 356 op. 3 No. 6 – 1st movement, or both the 2nd and 3rd movement
A. Vivaldi: Violin concerto in G minor, RV 317 op. 12. No. 1 - 1st movement, or both the 2nd and 3rd movement
Age group 1:
2 pieces of different characters chosen by the performer, max. 12 minutes
J. S. Bach: Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 – 1st movement
J. S. Bach: Violin concerto in E major, BWV 1042 – 1st movement
Age group 2:
2 pieces of different characters chosen by the performer, max 15 minutes
J. Haydn: Violin concerto in G major, Hob. VIIa:4 – 1st movement
J. Haydn: Violin concerto in C major, Hob. VIIa:1 – 2nd and 3rd movement
Age group 3:
2 pieces of different characters chosen by the performer, max 18 minutes
W. A. Mozart: Violin concerto in G major, K. 216 – 1st movement
W. A. Mozart: Violin concerto in D major, K. 211 – 1st movement
The winners will be rewarded a total of 6500 Euros.
Special Prizes are to be announced as offers are continuously being received.
Members of the jury will select competitors for public masterclasses.
23 July 2018 17:00
(Competitors must arrive no later than 4PM on 23 July 2018)
Opening Concert – Liszt Academy, Solti Hall
Bartók: String quartet, No. 2
Performed by the Kelemen Quartet
Opening speech by Shlomo Mintz and the artistic directors
Draw – the youngest competitor of each age group will help conduct a drawing to determine the performance order of the competition
Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in D minor
Performed by Kristóf Tóth (1st prize winner of the 5th age group of the 1st Ilona Fehér International Violin Competition)
Schnittke: Concerto grosso No. 1 for two violins, harpsichord and prepared piano & string orchestra
Performed by Shlomo Mintz, Barnabás Kelemen
Featuring: Soma Dinyés and the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra
24, 25, 26 July 2018: 1st ROUND (semi-finals)
Detailed schedule coming soon
27, 28 July 2018: 2nd ROUND (finals)
Featuring the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra
28 July 2018: Gala concert
Performed by the artists of the Festival Academy and the winners of the International Violin Competition with the Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra
During the competition, we provide low cost accommodation for 48 people. Please see the prices below.
Please note your request for accommodation in the application form.
Confirmation on the requested room types, along with their competition program, will be asked from the selected competitors by 1 May.
Payment of the accommodation fee has to be transferred by 15 May 2018.
Visit Hostel, 1114 Budapest, Vásárhelyi Pál utca 2.
We can provide low cost meals during the competition. Details are coming soon.
Festival Academy can provide piano accompaniment for the competitors. Request for piano accompaniment has to be indicated on the application form. Accompaniment is provided for one rehearsal and the competition performance.
Competitors who request a piano accompanist from the Festival Academy and are scheduled to play on the first day will be given an opportunity to rehearse on the 23rd of July.
The schedule will be available on our website.