General Information

General Information

The competition will be held at:

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
901 East Alosta Ave.
Azusa, California 91722

Founder Co-Directors:
(1990 to 2018)
Geraldine Keeling and Judith Neslény

Co-Directors:
(2018 to present)

Éva Polgár: repertoire and scheduling
epolgar@apu.edu

Katherine Hickey: registration and other business
kathy_hickey@redlands.edu

2020 Awards

Awards will be presented at the Evening Concert, Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Voice Division IX — New York Concert — offers the winner a solo recital of the music of Liszt in New York City. Although the recital will require 50 minutes of music, only 20 minutes is required for the November competition. The judges will take into consideration not only the November performance but also the coherence of the complete proposed concert.

Piano Division X — Budapest Concert — offers the winner a solo recital of the music of Liszt at the prestigious Liszt Ferenc Museum and Research Center in Budapest, Hungary. The recital will take place in the same hall where Liszt taught his students. Although the recital will require 50 minutes of music, only 30 minutes will be required for the November competition. The judges will take into consideration not only the November performance but also the coherence of the complete proposed program. The November performance should demonstrate that the contestant will have complete technical and musical mastery of the proposed program.

All participants receive a certificate of performance. Other awards include books, CDs, cash awards, and concert opportunities. All awards are subject to change.

Adjudicators

Piano Divisions:

Paul Barnes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Peter Dabrowski, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Kálmán Dráfi, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

Jay Hershberger, Concordia College

Jooyoung Kim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

José Raúl López, Florida International University

Derek Parsons, Furman University

Edward Rath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Orsolya Szabó, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest

Tamás Ungár, Texas Christian University

Heidi Louise Williams, Florida State University

Adam Wodnicki, University of North Texas

Lizhen Wu, University of North Texas

Voice Division:

Angela Blasi, Azusa Pacific University

Marco Schindelmann, University of Redlands

Sponsorship

Donor Categories:

$1000.00 and above Commander Liszt

$500.00 – $999.00 Abbé Liszt

$100.00 – $499.00 Franzi

$25.00 – $99.00 Le petit Litz

Past Sponsors have included:

The American Liszt Society
The Hungary Initiatives Foundation
Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, Budapest
Mária Eckhardt, Budapest
Dr. Ernő Dániel, California
Zoltán Rozsnyai, California
Pál Paulovits, Hungary
Leslie Eloed, California
Pianohouse Inc.