September 14, 2020 10:52
Record number of composers submitted entries for this year’s Bartók World Competition

This time around, the Liszt Academy invited composers to submit entries for this year's round of the Bartók World Competition, with works written for string quartet. A record number of 348 valid applications were submitted from 59 countries by the official deadline. The final result of the competition will be announced at the gala event scheduled for November 28.

According to the recently finished review, 326 applicants from 59 countries submitted valid applications with 348 compositions, eleven competitors submitted 2 compositions each, four submitted 3 each, and one submitted 4 compositions. There are 273 men and 53 women among the competitors, the youngest is only 10 years old and the oldest is 40 years old, which is still below the age limit. According to the citizenship breakdown, most applications are from China (40), followed by the USA (30), Hungary (23), the United Kingdom (20) and South Korea (23), but entries have been submitted by citizens of Latin American and other Asian countries as well.

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