...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Bartók World Competition & Festival – String Quartet 2021 / Preliminary 4

27 October 2021, 19.00-22.00

Solti Hall

Bartók World Competition & Festival – String Quartet 2021 / Preliminary 4 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 Preliminary 4: 


Unison Quartet

Mary Grace Johnson (hegedű)

Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim (hegedű)

Hannah Burnett (brácsa)

Iona Batchelder (cselló)

Haydn: String Quartet No. 66. in G major, Hob. III:81 [op. 77/1]

Bartók: String Quartet No. 2., BB 75 – 1. Moderato



Velvet Quartet

Ezgi Su Apaydin (violin)

Laura Muskare (violin)

Patricia Gomez Carretero (viola)

Laura Isbert (cello)

Haydn: String Quartet No. 60. in G major, Hob. III:75 [op. 76/1]

Bartók: String Quartet No. 3., BB 93 


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.