The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Bartók World Competition & Festival – String Quartet 2021 / Preliminary 1

26 October 2021, 15.00-18.00

Solti Hall

Bartók World Competition & Festival – String Quartet 2021 / Preliminary 1 Presented by Liszt Academy


11 string quartets from all over the world, on the first live rounds of the Bartók World competition - string quartet 2021 in Budapest. 


Program of the 1st Preliminary: 


Chaos String Quartet

Susanne Schäffer (violin)

Eszter Kruchió (violin)

Sara Marzadori (viola)

Bas Jongen (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet No. 67 in F major, Hob. III:82 [Op. 77/2]

Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, BB 95 – 1. Allegro



Dior Quartet

Noa Sarid (violin)

Tobias Elser (violin)

Caleb Georges (viola)

Joanne Yesol Choi (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet No. 59. in G minor (The Rider), Hob. III:74 [op. 74/3]

Bartók: String Quartet No. 2., BB 75 – 2. Allegro molto capriccioso



Quartet Integra

Misawa Kyoka (violin)

Kikuno Rintaro (violin)

Yamamoto Itsuki (viola)

Tsukiji Anri (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet No. 63 in B-flat major (ʻSunriseʼ), Hob. III:78 [Op. 76/4]

Bartók: String Quartet No. 5, BB 110 – 1. Allegro


Find out more about the competitors here

Preliminaries and semi-finals are free to attend. Tickets are here for the Final and the Gala. 

Live stream on Liszt Academy's website, Youtube channel, and also on Bartók World Competition website and Youtube channel

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Admission to the concert is free.