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Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (Budapest)

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Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest is a long-standing competition founded by the Office of International Music Competitions in Budapest as one of 17 competitions under the flagship name of "Budapest International Music Competition." The Franz Liszt International Piano Competition debuted in 1933 under the leadership of Ernő Dohnányi of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where the competition was held.[1]

Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (1933–)

The Liszt Piano Competition started in 1933, but had a hiatus from 1937 to 1956. The competition takes place in 5-years cycles (1956, 1961, 1966, etc.). In the year 2006, the competition repertoire was from Liszt and Bartók. Year 2011 competition's repertoire was solely of Liszt again – due to Liszt's 200th birth anniversary.


Year First prize Second prize Third prize
1933 Annie Fischer Taras Mikischa Louis Kentner
1956 Lev Vlasenko Mihály Bächer Lazar Berman, Liu Shikun
1961 David Wilde (born 1935), Gábor Gabos Dino Ciani Valentin Belchenko
1966 Imre Antal
1971 Reiko Matsuzaki, Mykola Suk Elena Skuratowskaja László Baranyay, Etsuko Tazaki
1976 Robert Benz Gary Steigerwalt, Frédéric Aguessy Imre Rohmann, Vadim Monastyrsky
1981 Mūza Rubackytė Hortense Cartier-Bresson
1986 Károly Mocsári Dmitri Ratser
1991 Alexander Strukov Leonid Kuzmin, Nohara Midori Etelka Csuprik, Valery Shkarupa
1996 Gergely Bogányi Igor Kamenz Nadejda Vlaeva
2001 Péter Tóth Gábor Farkas, Vadym Kholodenko, Massimiliano Motterle
2006 Elmar Gasanov Olivier Besnard, László Borbély István Lajkó
2011 Alexander Ullman Ilya Kondratiev János Balázs
2016[2] Tomoki Sakata Sergey Belyavskiy Leon Bernsdorf
2021 Kevin Yutong Chen Giovanni Bertolazzi Gergely Kovács

Prize winners

Winners, year not known

See also

Other piano competitions by the same name


  1. ^ Ernst Von Dohnányi: A Bio-Bibliography by James A. Grymes, Greenwood Publishing Group, pg. 6 (2001) OCLC 46641002
  2. ^ "Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition". Filharmónia Magyarország (in Latin). 20 January 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
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