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 Zealand, will take part in a video pre-selection before the three-round competition. Applicants will be informed of the results of the pre-selection by 28 February 15 March at the latest.