The American Liszt Society Baltimore-Washington Chapter
Nancy Roldán, President
2015 Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition
Music at Notre Dame Concert Series
Ernest Ragogini, Director
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
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.