Gábor Farkas    
1st Prize    
06.-08.12.2009 Leipzig, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk  Production
22.07.2010  Weimar, Weimarer Meisterkurse  Recital 
27.07.2010  Pommersfelden Festival  Recital 
28.07.2010  Pommersfelden Festival  Recital 
29.07.2010  Bayreuth, Steingraeber-Palais  Recital 
30.10.2010  Alsfeld, Alsfeld-Musik-Art  Recital 
16.12.2010  Erfurt, Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt  Concert with orchestra 
17.12.2010  Erfurt, Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt  Concert with orchestra 
16.01.2011  Dippoldiswalde, Parksäle  Recital 
13.03.2011  Weimar, Lisztsalon Altenburg  Recital 
17.04.2011  Weimar, Staatskapelle Weimar  Concert with orchestra
18.04.2011  Weimar, Staatskapelle Weimar  Concert with orchestra
22.05.2011   Apolda, Vogtland-Philharmonie Concert with orchestra 
17.06.2011     Zwickau, Robert-Schumann-Haus  Recital 
26.06.2011  Weimar, MDR Musiksommer  Recital
 18.10.2011 Venice, International Liszt-Night
 19.10.2011 Nuoto, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 20.10.2011 Rome, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 22.10.2011 Budapest, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 23.10.2011 Utrecht, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 25.10.2011 Bayreuth, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 26.10.2011 Weimar, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 12.11.2011 Tallinn, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 15.11.2011 Riga, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 16.11.2011 Vilnius, International Liszt-Night  Recital
07.12.2011  Jena, Jena Philharmonic Orchestra  Concert  with orchestra
 10.12.2011 Nanjing, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 11.12.2011 Shanghai, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 16.12.2011 Hanzhou, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 17.12.2011 Beijing, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 18.12.2011 Shenzhen, International Liszt-Night  Recital
 20.12.2011 Guangzhou, International Liszt-Night  Recital
Alex Poliykov     
2nd Prize    

Sondershausen, Loh-Orchester
cancelled due to the Volcano flight chaos

Concert with orchestra
25.04.2010  Nordhausen, Loh-Orchester
cancelled due to the Volcano flight chaos
Concert with orchestra
19.11.2010  Moers, Deutsche Schubert-Gesellschaft  Recital 
23.04.2011     Weiden, Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie  Concert with orchestra 
24.04.2011 Bayreuth, Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie  Concert with orchestra
25.04.2011  Weiden, Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie   Concert with orchestra 
26.04.2011  Selb, Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie   Concert with orchestra 
28.04.2011  Jena, Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie   Concert with orchestra 
Bayreuth, Final concert of the Bayreuther Osterfestival
26.06.2011  Weimar, MDR Musiksommer Recital 
Lin Zi Pan    
3rd Prize    
26.06.2011 Weimar, MDR Musiksommer  Recital


  • Rolf-Dieter Arens, Germany (Head of Jury)
  • Koos Groen, Netherlands
  • Leslie Howard, Great Britain
  • Maurizio Moretti, Italy
  • Gerlinde Otto, Germany (from the 2nd Round on)
  • Stanislav Pochekin, Spain/Russia
  • Paul Badura-Skoda, Austria
  • Michael Wessel, Germany (only 1st Round)
  • Ying Wu, China
  • Dina Yoffe, Germany


First Round
  • F. Chopin an Etude of own choice
  • F. Liszt an Etude of own choice
  • R. Wagner/F. Liszt Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (S. 447)

Second Round

  • J. Haydn a Sonata of own choice
  • F. Schubert an Impromptu of own choice
  • F. Schubert/F. Liszt two Lied transcriptions of own choice
  • F. Liszt works of own choice (max. 25 minutes)

Third Round

  • F. Liszt Sonata B minor (S. 178)

Final Round with the Staatskapelle Weimar

  • F. Liszt Piano Concerto in E flat major (S. 124) or
    Piano Concerto in A major (S. 125) or
    Totentanz (Paraphrase on „Dies Irae“) (S. 126)


1st  Prize  10 000 Euros
2nd  Prize   6 000 Euros
3rd  Prize   4 000 Euros

Special Awards

a) Special prize in the amount of 1000 Euros for the best interpretation of a Franz Liszt composition, sponsored by the Deutsche Lisztgesellschaft. b) For the best interpretation of a Joseph Haydn piano sonata: A piano evening in the Streingraeber Rokokosaal during the Bayreuth Festival with a concert fee of 1000 Euros, sponsored by the piano manufacturer Steingraeber & Söhne. The concert instrument will be the Liszt grand piano of Eduard Steingraeber. c) Scholarship for the best Eastern European participant (prize winners excluded) for one semester at The LISZT UNIVERSITY of Music Weimar. This prize is sponsored by Dr. Rainer Braunschweig (Munich). d) Audience award to the amount of 1000 Euros, sponsored by Klavierhaus Michael Fiech.

Further concerts/productions

Solo performances with

- Staatskapelle Weimar
- Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt
- Jena Philharmonic
- Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen
- Theater Nordhausen/Loh-Orchester Sondershausen
- Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld - Rudolstadt
- Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie, Bayreuth

- European Liszt Night in Weimar, Budapest, Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Raiding (Austria)
- Concert series „Alsfeld-Musik-Art“
- Schlosstheater Ballenstedt
- Richard-Wagner-Saal Bayreuth
- Thürmer-Saal Bochum
- International Music Festival in Cagliari / Italy
- Series „Meisterinterpreten im Gespräch“ of the Dippoldiswalde e.V. music society
- Concert during the Weimar Master Classes

- Broadcast production with Deutschland Radio Berlin
- Broadcast production with the Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk

Participation Rules

  1. The 6th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities who were born after January 1978.

  2. The competition is open to the public in all rounds. The order of performance for the competitors is determined by random selection in the form of a lottery system.

  3. The order of works to be performed in each level can be determined by the candidate. After registration, the programme can no longer be altered. All works must be performed from memory.

  4. The first round of the competition will take place in Bayreuth and all other rounds will take place in Weimar.

  5. The prize winners must accept their prize in person. Prizes will be awarded directly following the final concert. It is obligatory for the prize winner to take part in a prize winner's concert in Bayreuth without receiving a fee.

  6. The competition may be recorded or transmitted and all recordings are the property of The LISZT School of Music Weimar.

  7. Participants pay for hotel and travel costs themselves. International participants, especially from Eastern Europe, may apply for a subsidy for these costs. No one is automatically entitled to receive a subsidy.

  8. The competition will cover accommodation costs in prearranged facilities for candidates who have reached the second.

  9. The decision of the jury is final. An appeal of the decision is not possible.

  10. At registration, the candidates must state that they agree to the rules and regulations of the competition, as well as possible changes in the jury. 

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