General Information

General Information

The competition will be held ONLINE.

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

Competition Secretary:

Marisa Ahuero Uribe: general questions and promotional marketing

Mahuerouribe17@apu.edu

2021 Awards

Awards will be presented online on Sunday, April 25, 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:

Accessible on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube and iTunes this virtuoso travels from Budapest to Santa Barbara presenting solo recitals, conservatory “power talks” and motivational “kids clinics. The NY Times [Alex Ross], Chicago Tribune [John von Rhein] and European Press laud his American music performances and Albany Records retains Kolb on its artist’s roster. Concerto soloist engagements have included Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NW Indiana Symphony, Hambourg Philharmonic [Germany], Northshore Concert Band Chicago, United States Military Concert Band, Trophy Point, WestPoint NY. Justin has premiered compositions by: Robert Starer, (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie-NYC) John Downey, (Lobero Theatre-Santa Barbara, CA) Peter Schickele, (Performing Arts Center- Rhinebeck, NY) Paul Alan Levi, (Merkin Concert Hall-NYC) William Ferris, (Lobero Theatre-Santa Barbara, CA), Giles Malkine, SUNY- New Paltz, Robert Cucinotta, Mohawk Mountain House- New Paltz NY and Tim Mukherjee,  Roxbury-NY).

Hungarian pianist Péter Tóth has performed in over twenty countries all over the globe, including Japan, South Korea, Russia, France, Germany, and the United States. Dr. Tóth has won top prizes at numerous piano competitions, such as the American Paderewski Piano Competition (2013), the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition for Piano and Voice (2010), and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions in Budapest (2001) and Weimar (2000). In 2006, his first CD recording Liszt: Late Piano Works won the grand prize of the Hungarian Liszt Society. In 2017, he joined the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also taught piano at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between 2016-2019. petertothpianist.com

Voice Division:

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.