September 3-14, 2007

The International Jozsef Szigeti – Jeno Hubay Violin Competition organized by the Philharmonia Budapest Concert Agency and the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest will take place between 3 and 14 September 2007.

The competition is open to violinists of all nationalities who were born on or after 1 January 1975.

The application form should be mailed by 1 May 2007 (at the latest) to the address of Philharmonia Budapest Concert Agency (H-1066 Budapest, Jokai u. 6.).
All of the following documents must be enclosed with the application form:

a/ brief curriculum vitae
b/ certificate of musical qualification
c/ letter of recommendation from a prominent personality in music life
d/ birth certificate (copy)
e/ two recent photographs with your name on the back
f/ the copy of the receipt about the transfer of the entry fee

The entry fee of a EUR 130 is to be remitted to the following bank account:

Filharmonia Budapest Kht. / Szigeti-Hubay Violin Competition

Swift code: MANEHUHB
IBAN: HU70 1003 2000 0028 6978 0000 0048
(Please cover the costs of the transfer!)

The application is valid only after the entry fee payed in and the letter of confirmation has been received.

The entrance fee will not be refunded to contestants who withdraw from the competition.

Candidates will be informed of the acceptance of their application by the 10 of June, 2007.

The competition will take place in the Great Hall of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music.
Before each stage competitors have the opportunity of a short rehearsal at the venue of the competition.
The competition is divided into three rounds: preliminary, semi-final, final. All rounds will be open to the public. The order of appearance will be decided by ballot at the opening of the competition. This order will be valid throughout the competition.
The Organizing Committee has distinguished official piano accompanists available to the competitors free of charge. Competitors may bring their own accompanist at their own expense if they wish so.
After the distribution of the prizes, the prizewinners will perform at a Gala Concert. No payment will be made for this or any of the contestants' performances, radio and TV recordings during the competition, and any further use of these recordings.

The jury will evaluate the performances with points ranging from 1 to 25.
The competitors selected for the next round will be listed in alphabetical order.

Usually the jury will select 12 contestants for the semi-final and 6 contestants for the final round.
The jury reserves the right to decide whether or not to award the prizes, or to change the contents of any of the prizes. The jury‘s decisions are final and are not open to any appeal or discussion.

Perenyi, Eszter, President - Hungary
Frischenschlager, Michael - Austria
Grach, Eduard - Russia
Gruenberg, Erich - Great-Britain
Munteanu, Petru - Germany
Soh, Tomotada - Japan
Szabadi, Vilmos - Hungary
Szecsody, Ferenc - Hungary
Szenthelyi, Miklos - Hungary

The organizers of the competition offer a reduced-price accommodation possibility for the participants of the competition and their accompaniment. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the venue of the competition. With your reservation please turn directly to the hotel until July 31st 2007 at the latest.

1061 Budapest
Jokai ter 9.
Phone: +36-1-353-1700
Fax: +36-1-332-4316
e-mail: info@medoszhotel.hu
Internet: www.medoszhotel.hu

The price of accommodation in double room with breakfast inclusive is around EUR26/night/person. When making the reservation, you are kindly requested to make reference to the Szigeti-Hubay Violin Competition.
Those selected to play in the final will be the guests of Philharmonia Budapest Concert Agency till the end of the competition.

First Prize 8000€
Second Prize 6000€
Third Prize 4000€

Beyond these prizes concert engagements and special prizes will be offered to the winners by foreign and Hungarian institutions, festival and concert organizers.

All communications should be addressed to:

Philharmonia Budapest Concert Agency

Maria Liszkay, Manager, Secretary of the Competition
H-1066 Budapest, Jokai u. 6.
Phone: +36-1-266-1459; +36-1-302-4961
Fax: +36-1-302-4962
e-mail: liszkay.maria@hu.inter.net

internet: www.filharmoniabp.hu

Go to the competition's website

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