Hungarian pianist Ádám Szokolay won the Bartók World Competition and Festival in Budapest, organisers told MTI after the gala concert closing the event late on Sunday.
At the grand final on Saturday, Szokolay played Bartok’s 1st piano concerto, the organiser Hungarian Liszt Academy of Music said. Ádám Balogh, who was awarded second prize, played Bartók’s 3rd piano concerto, and third place winner Peter Klimo from the US performed Liszt’s piano concerto in A major, they said. The competitors worked with the National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zsolt Hamar. The Bartók World Competition will resume with a competition for composers in 2020 and one for string quartets in 2021, they said.