Jenő Hubay Violin Competition

8-11. 04. 2021.

For the young violinists under 20 years of age from the neighbouring and the Visegrád Four countries.

Artists of Festival Academy Budapest in 2020

Between 16 and 25 July, 2021, the 6th Festival Academy Budapest event series is going to take place. Its detailed programme will be available from March.
Save the date!”

The Jenő Hubay Violin Competition is going to be held in Miskolc between 8 and 11 April, 2021.  The finalists of the Hubay Competition are automatically invited to the  IV International Ilona Fehér Violin Competition, which is to be held between 7 and 17 July, 2021.

Due to the pandemic situation, we couldn’t hold mastercourses during the festival in 2020. To make up for these, the 70 musicians  taking to the stage during the festival will give masterclasses within the framework of a national programme in the first half of 2021. Details are coming soon.

Concerts in 2020

Respire #1 – Leclair, Mozart, Mendelssohn

August 20, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The festival is set in motion with the venturous French Baroque composer Jean-Marie Leclair’s (1697–1764) (…)

Respire #2 - Williams, Schumann

August 20, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The second concert of Festival Academy Budapest begins with a real musical treat: the song (…)

Respire #3 - Arban, Debussy, Schumann

August 21, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The third event of Festival Academy Budapest commences with a real hit, the variation series (…)

Respire #4 - Schumann, Beethoven

August 21, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Schumann’s hypersensitive song cycle sets all layers of Heinrich Heine’s poetry to music with a (…)

Respire #5 - Reich, Mozart, Liszt

August 22, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
Two percussion compositions written in the 20th century, a poignantly beautiful violin sonata by Mozart (…)

Respire #6 - Brahms, Shostakovich

August 22, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
„Frei aber einsam” – „free but lonely” was the personal motto of József Joachim, the (…)

Respire #7 - Händel, Franck

August 23, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The winner of the 2019 Handel Singing Competition held in London will take to the (…)

Respire #8 - Bach, Brahms

August 23, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Liszt Academy, Grand Hall
The works of the two composers with names starting with a B, Bach and Brahms, (…)

Respire #9 - Mozart, Schumann

August 24, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
BMC Concert Hall
„A stone statue mystifying himself? A self-tormenting ascetic? A guru who is not aware of (…)

Respire #10 - Ravel, Beethoven

August 24, 2020 20:30 - 21:30
BMC Concert Hall
Ravel’s music is just as strongly characterised with the adjective „impressionist” as the attribute „heroic” (…)

Respire #11 - Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Janáček

August 25, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
BMC Concert Hall
It is as if the first two featured compositions were to show the two faces (…)

Respire #12 - Brahms

August 25, 2020 20:30 - 21:30
BMC Concert Hall
As Brahms himself stated in a letter penned at the end of the year 1891 (…)

Respire #13 - Student concert

August 26, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Reformed church (Hold utca)

Respire #14 - Grieg, Shostakovich

August 26, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Reformed church (Hold utca)
As Edvard Grieg himself described his three sonatas for violin and piano in one of (…)

Respire #15 - Dowland, Schubert, De Falla, Liszt

August 27, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
University Library (ELTE)
One of the great discoveries of Festival Academy Budapest 2019 was the stupifying acoustics of (…)

Respire #16 - Martinů, Beethoven

August 27, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Uránia National Film Theatre

Respire #17 - Bartók, Kodály

August 28, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Hungarian Heritage House
In his essay written in 1931 on how folk music could be incorporated in classical (…)

Respire #18 - Folk music

August 28, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Hungarian Heritage House
The Liszt-Prize awardee Ági Szalóki is considered to be one of the most versatile singers (…)

Respire #19 - Shostakovich, Schubert, Bach

August 29, 2020 20:00 - 21:00
Uránia National Film Theatre
Shostakovich’s Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano holds a special position in the the (…)

Respire #20 - Amadinda, Söndörgő

August 30, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Uránia National Film Theatre
The members of the 36-year old Amadinda Percussion Group, a genuine Hungaricum - Károly Bojtos, (…)

Respire #21 - Liszt, Reich, Bryars

August 30, 2020 20:00
Uránia National Film Theatre
From the perspective of Liszt’s oeuvre, most pianists fall into two categories: the virtuosos, who (…)

Jenő Hubay Violin Competition

For violinists under 20

Four age groups, prestigious jury from 10 countries.
Boris Kuschnir as president of jury.
Total prize money: 8500 Euro. Not only students but also teacher can win prizes.

Artistic directors

Katalin Kokas & Barnabás Kelemen

A violinist-couple honored with a bunch of awards, prizes and competition triumphs. Parents of three kids and the Festival Academy Budapest. Their wild musicality makes every music they touch sublime.

Masterclasses

Legendary performers and professors

Due to the pandemic situation, we couldn’t hold mastercourses during the festival in 2020. To make up for these, the 70 musicians  taking to the stage during the festival will give masterclasses within the framework of a national programme in the first half of 2021. Details are coming soon.

Watch the image film of the festival

The programme locations of Festival Academy Budapest

Zeneakadémia

Budai Vigadó

ELTE Egyetemi Könyvtár

Uránia Nemzeti Filmszínház

Budapest Music Center

Hold utcai református templom

Tickets

Tickets are available soon.