The American Liszt Society Baltimore-Washington Chapter

Nancy Roldán, President
www.lisztgarrisoncompetition.org

presents

MAGYAR

2015 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition

Co-Sponsored by
Music at Notre Dame Concert Series
Ernest Ragogini, Director

WELCOME

to the festivities of
a decade dedicated to music, music making, and the musicians who create it

The 2015 Festival examines Magyar folklore, the inspiration for much of the music of Franz Liszt (1811-1886) and Béla Bartók (1881-1945). History and research reveal a legacy of diversity borne out of unique ethnic elements inherent in language, melody, rhythm, and other traditions. Such is the elusive configuration of the Magyar folklore. A treasure trove to a fertile, creative mind and a heart sensitive to heritage, such diversity would bring about related yet individual musical styles in Liszt and Bartók.  Folklore roots would in turn motivate composers around the world to search into their own countries’ traditions providing them with a distinctive personal voice in compositions of extraordinary beauty.

We look forward to meeting each and every one of you at

NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY
4701 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21212

OCTOBER 21-25, 2015

2015 COMPETITION
FOR PIANISTS & DUO ENSEMBLES WITH PIANO

Application Postmark Deadline: May 15, 2015

The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities who have studied privately, at a  college, or music conservatory. Age eligibility will be as of October 22, 2015 for every category. Previous first-prize winners may not apply as contestants in the same category. Applicants for the Artist category may also apply for the Collaborative Artists category. Collaborative pianists may apply in up to two different ensembles on the same year. There are three categories in the 2015 International Competition.

The American Liszt Society Baltimore-Washington Chapter invites all applicants and contestants to enjoy the festival’s events and join us in this celebration of music, good will, and in particular of the participants’ talent.


LISZT-GARRISON COMPETITION 2015 PRIZES

MONETARY AWARDS

FRANZ LISZT AWARD
500 [solo] 1,000 [duo]
Awarded to a contestant or contestants by the competition chair

ARTIST
I PLACE $1,500
II PLACE $ 800

Best interpretation* of a composition by Franz Liszt
$100.00 each chosen contestant
Best interpretation* of a composition by a composer from the Americas
$100.00 each chosen contestant

COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS
I PLACE $2,500
II PLACE $1,200
Best interpretation* of a composition by Franz Liszt
$100.00 each chosen contestant
Best interpretation* of a composition by a composer from the Americas
$100.00 each chosen contestant

YOUNG ARTIST
I PLACE $800
II PLACE $400
Best interpretation* of a composition by Franz Liszt
$100.00 each chosen contestant
Best interpretation* of a composition by a composer from the Americas
$100.00 each chosen contestant

* BEST INTERPRETATION AWARDS
May be presented to a semifinalist who does not reach the final round.
OTHER MONETARY AWARDS
To Be Announced

PERFORMANCE AWARDS
INCLUDE CONTRACT FEES PAID TO THE ARTISTS ON THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE AWARDS ARE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION
AGREEMENTS ARE COORDINATED BY THE ARTISTS WITH THE PRESENTER AND THE COMPETITION CHAIR

Winners will be given contact information by Dr. Roldán a the ceremony of awards

ORGANIZATIONS PRESENTING LISZT-GARRISON COMPETITION WINNERS 2015
DATES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE AND ON THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM
CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE HILL
Westminster, Maryland
Director: Dr. David Kreider

HOOD COLLEGE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Frederick Maryland
Director: Dr. Noel Lester

UUCC CHALICE CONCERT SERIES
Columbia, Maryland
Director: Dr. Michael Adcock

PIANO MASTER SERIES
Deering Estates, Florida
American Liszt Society, Florida Chapter
Director: Dr. José López

BUCKINGHAM’S CHOICE MUSIC SERIES
Adamstown, Maryland
Coordinator: Mrs. Barbara Fegan

OTHER VENUES