Welcome

to the very first edition of the Kodály International Music Competition which will be held between 17-26 June 2022 in Debrecen, Hungary.

Debrecen is Hungary’s second largest city, the home of not only a prominent symphonic orchestra and an exquisite theatre, but also of the world-renowned Kodály Choir. A truly youthful and international city: the University of Debrecen has about 30,000 students, with the highest proportion of foreign graduates from the CEE countries.

As the cultural, educational and economic center of Eastern Hungary, it is easily reachable by all means of transportation, and it also has an international airport.

We believe that the tremendous cultural potential of Debrecen can be fully exploited by this new competition which is planned to be held every two years, each time in different categories. The first edition will be a string—violin, viola & violoncello—competition, followed by conductor and piano competitions.

PRIZE WINNERS OF THE 1ST KODÁLY COMPETIOTION DEBRECEN

1st – VIDAL, Carlos

2nd – ABRAMOVA, Valeria

3rd (shared) – HULOT, Marie-Astrid, MICHALSKI Kzysztof

5th – TEMESVÁRI, Bence

6th – YOON, Yuri

SPECIAL PRIZES

Bence Temesvári

  • Bartók Radio – Chamber music concert opportunity during the 2023/2024
  • Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season
  • Filharmonia Hungary – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season
  • Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season
  • Papageno Consulting – Media sponsorsip

Krzysztof Michalski

  • Danubia Orchestra Óbuda – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season

Marie-Astrid Hulot

  • Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó Kft. – Sheet music gift voucher
  • Győr Philharmonic Orchestra – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season
  • Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season

Valeria Abramova

  • Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season
  • Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó Kft. – Sheet music gift voucher
  • House of Music Hungary – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season

Carlos Vidal

  • Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season
  • Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó Kft. – Sheet music gift voucher
  • Müpa Budapest – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season in Müpa Budapest’s Discoveries series
  • Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – Concert opportunity during the 2023/2024 season in Solti Hall

HERE YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE COMPETITION ROUNDS

News

List of competitors in the FINALS

ABRAMOVA, Valeria – violin (Russia) HULOT, Marie-Astrid – violin (France) MICHALSKI, Krzysztof – cello (Poland) TEMESVÁRI, Bence – cello (Hungary) VIDAL, Carlos – cello (Spain) YOON, Yuri – viola (South Korea)

List of competitors in the SEMI-FINALS

ABRAMOVA, Valeria – violin (Russia) AUER, Katharina – violin (Austria) CSIKÓS, Vilmos – violin (Hungary) HARTMANN, Domonkos Péter – cello (Hungary) HULOT, Marie-Astrid – violin (France) ISAACS, Brian – viola (USA) KARLS, Lorenz – violin (Sweden, Austria) MICHALSKI, Krzysztof – cello (Poland) NAM, Jeongheon – cello (South Korea) SILVA SOUSA, Sofia – viola (Portugal) SUSSMANN,

List of competitors in the Preliminary

ABRAMOVA, Valeria – violin (Russia) AUER, Katharina – violin (Austria) BALOGH, Nella – cello (Hungary) CHA, WooBeen – violin (South Korea) CHIN, Matthew – violin (Hong Kong – China) CSIKÓS, Vilmos – violin (Hungary) DEVUTSKAIA, Sofia – violin (Russia) ERDŐS, Boglárka – violin (Netherlands, Hungary) ERICKSON, Marley – violin (USA) FÓRIS, Zsófia – violin (Hungary)

200 applications received for the first Kodály Competition

The call for entries closed on 31 January with a huge international response: exactly 200 young musicians from 43 countries on five continents applied. The competition will be held in the violin, viola, and cello categories between 17–26 June in Debrecen. The applicants, who include musicians from the US, Iceland, Germany, Armenia, Uzbekistan, and New

Rules of the Qualifying Round

Dear Applicants, we are aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is very challenging to find piano accompanists for the Qualifying Videos. Therefore, the Kodály Competition decided to set forth the following rules: 1) Qualifying Round Video 1 (one movement of a solo piece by J. S. Bach) is mandatory. To be eligible for the competition,

Competition Catalogue