After the semi-finals, the jury of the first Kodály International Music Competition made a decision on 22 June about who will take part in the finals.
On 24 and 25 June (7 pm at the Kölcsey Centre in Debrecen), the first edition of the Kodály International Music Competition will continue with the finals where contestants will each perform a concerto as soloists of the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra.
According to the decision of the international jury headed by violinist Kristóf Baráti, the following 6 contestants are through to 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)
During the first Kodály International Music Competition taking place between 17 and 26 June, 29 young competitors — 15 violinists, 6 violists and 8 cellists compete against one another in the same category.
In addition to Kristóf Baráti (violin, Budapest), the international jury of the competition – with prizes worth a total of €45,000 – consists of teachers from the world’s most prestigious institutions: Vladimír Bukač (viola, Prague), Anne Shih (violin, Mainz), Denis Severin (cello, Geneva, Bern), Wilfried Strehle (viola, Berlin), Máté Szűcs (viola, Geneva), István Várdai (cello, Vienna), as well as General Music Director Dániel Somogyi-Tóth and chief conductor Imre Kollár from Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen.
The Gala Concert with the awards ceremony—featuring the best contestants—will be held on 26 June at 7 pm at the Kölcsey Centre in Debrecen.
All rounds of the competition can be attended in person free of charge, or they can be followed live online on the competition’s website and on Papageno’s Facebook page.
The competition is organized by Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen and Papageno, and its professional partner is the world’s largest youth music organization Jeunesses Musicales International.