Announcement of the semi-finalists!

With this special video message, the jury announces the fourteen semi-finalists of the 11th Liszt Competition. Watch the video with the results!
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Ticket sales has started!

Ticket sales for the 11th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition has started. Order via TivoliVredenburg's online ticket office.
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International Selection Rounds

The International Selection Rounds were held in New York, Utrecht, Moscow and Tokyo in February 2017. The 14 semi-finalists were announced on March 6.
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Online lecture by Leslie Howard

With the 11th edition of the Liszt Competition in sight, we would like to offer all pianists an online lecture by Liszt-expert Leslie Howard.
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Applications closed

Applications for the 11th Liszt Competition are now closed. Thank you to all our applicants!

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Masterclass Jerome Rose

In preperation of the 11th Liszt Competition we will host public masterclasses with Jerome Rose on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October in Utrecht.
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Apply for the 11th edition

The 11th edition of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition wil be held between 8 and 21 October 2017 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. 
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Rob Hilberink appointed Director

Rob Hilberink is the new Director of the Liszt Competition. He succeeds Quinten Peelen, who took leave at the end of February to take on a new challenge as Director of the K.F. Hein Fund.

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Masterclass Andrea Bonatta

As part of a masterclass tour the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition Utrecht will host a public masterclass with Liszt specialist Andrea Bonatta in New York on 1 April 2016.
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Director Quinten Peelen to leave Liszt Competition

As per 1 March 2016, Director Quinten Peelen (43) will be leaving the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition to become the Director of the K.F. Hein Foundation, also in Utrecht.

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Birthday Concert with Mariam Batsashvili

Mariam Batsashvili returned to Utrecht for the birthday of Franz Liszt. On Thursday, 22 October, she presented a festive tribute to the virtuoso at TivoliVredenburg.
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International Junior Piano Academy

In cooperation with Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, the Liszt Competition organized the International Junior Piano Academy last summer.

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Documentary Mariam in Indonesia

The short documentary about Mariam Batsahsvili's exciting tour in Indonesia is now online. Watch the video!

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International tour

As part of their prizes, the three Prize Winners of the 10th Liszt Competition -- Mariam Batsashvili, Peter Klimo and Mengjie Han -- will be performing many concerts around the globe. For the complete tour schedule, please visit the agenda.
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Tour de Franz

Ride the TOUR DE FRANZ and perform Liszt on a real grand piano! Your peddling controls the tempo of the music. Will you be the perfect Tour de Franz pianist?
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Mariam Batsashvili wins 10th Liszt Competition

The Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili (1993) won First Prize. Second Prize went to Peter Klimo (1990, United States) and Third Prize went to Mengjie Han (1989, The Netherlands).

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Website Prize winners

The website of all three Prize winners have been launched. Go to, or for photos & videos, repertoire, concerts and biography.

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Prize winners announced!

The Prize winners are: Mariam Batsashvili (Georgia), Mengjie Han (The Netherlands) and Peter Klimo (United States)! Batsashvili also won the Press Prize, awarded by the International Press Jury.
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Semi-Finalists Announced!

The International Jury of the 10th International Liszt Competition announced which candidates will go through to the Semi-Finals. 
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Live webcast Liszt Competition!

The entire Liszt Competition can be followed live and on-demand via and our Liszt Competition App. Click 'read more' to go to the webcast.

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Order of performance 10th Liszt Competition announced!

The 23 competitors of the 10th Liszt Competition drew their lots to determine the order of performance. See who will play when:

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Queen Maxima to attend Final Gala Evening of 10th Liszt Competition

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will attend the Final Gala Evening of the 10th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition on Saturday 8 November 2014 in Utrecht.
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Liszt Competition will kick off

On 26 October, the 10th Liszt Competition will kick off. You can get right into a festive mood with our animation trailer.

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Start ticket sales 10th Liszt Competition!

Ticket sales for the 10th Liszt Competition have started! Single tickets are available for all concerts, but there are also two kinds of passe-partouts.
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Announcement of the Quarter Finalists!

The 24 pianists who have been selected by the jury to compete in the Quarter Finals of the 10th Liszt Competition later this year are now known!
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Change of date Quarter Final

For organisational / technical reasons beyond the Liszt Competition’s control, both Quarter Final sessions which were scheduled on Wednesday 29 October 2014 are being moved to Monday 27 October 2014.  
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10th Liszt Competition has started!

The celebratory 10th edition of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition has officially started with the International Selection Rounds! The jury will announce the 24 candidates for the Quarter Finals shortly.
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Masterclass Leslie Howard

With the International Selection Rounds in sight in March, pianist Leslie Howard gave a masterclass at YASM (Yamaha Artists Services Moscow) on 26 November last year. Watch the video online!
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Vitaly Pisarenko plays Liszt

Take a sneak peek at Vitaly Pisarenko's new video! Please subscribe to his YouTube channel.
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Apply now: Masterclass Leslie Howard in Moscow

Do you want to participate in Leslie Howard’s Masterclass at Yamaha Artists Services Moscow on 26 November 2013? 
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Masataka Goto plays Der Erlkönig

Take a sneak peek at Masataka Goto's  new DVD!
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A concert about the relationship between Franz Liszt, his daughter Cosima and son-in-law Richard Wagner. Yingdi Sun will play music from Wagner's operas. 
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Timelapse photoshoot

Watch the timelapse Allard Willemse made during the photoshoot for the 10th Liszt Competition with Christiaan Kuyvenhoven and Nino Gvetadze.
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Documentary Hell and Damnation

Watch the documentary 'Liszt and Weimar's devils' (Dutch only). This documentary was part of our Hell and Damnation concert.

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Masterclass by Louis Lortie

The Liszt Competition regularly organizes masterclasses worldwide for gifted young pianists. On 8 and 9 October 2012, in Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh, the world-famous Canadian pianist Louis Lortie worked with leading international talents.
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Liszten Up! 2012-2013

In the 2012/2013 season, in Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh, the Liszt Competition will be presenting four special concerts-with-a-story on themes from the life of Franz Liszt.
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