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

Jury names the finalists of the Éva Marton International Singing Competition

9 September 2022

Six female and six male competitor will take the stage with a colourful programme at the Final in the Grand Hall of Liszt Academy on Saturday evening.

As per the decision of the prestigious international jury chaired by Éva Marton, the finalists of the 5th Éva Marton International Singing Competition are: Kazakh soprano Guldana Aldadossova, Belgian mezzo-soprano Linsey Coppens, Russian tenor Andrei Danilov, Korean bass Jeong Inho, Kazakh baritone Dinmukhamed Koshkinbayev, Russian bass Aleksei Kulagin, Korean sopranos Lee Seonwoo and Min Hanbyeol, Korean tenor Park Yihoon, Czech mezzo-soprano Jolana Slavikova, Hungarian soprano Natália Tuznik and Chinese tenor Wang Weilian.  

At the finale held on Saturday evening in the Grand Hall, the twelve contestants will perform with the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera House under the baton of chief music director Balázs Kocsár. The finalists will take the stage in the following order and will perform the following programme. 

Jolana Slavikova

- Bizet: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle – Habanera from Carmen

- Rossini: Una voce poco fa – Rosina’s cavatina from Il barbiere di Siviglia 

Tuznik Natália

- Verdi: Tacea la notte placida... Di tale amor – Leonora’s cavatina from Il trovatore 

- Puccini: Sola, perduta, abbandonata – Manon’s aria from Manon Lescaut 

Wang Weilian

- Puccini: E lucevan le stelle – Cavaradossi’s aria from Tosca

- Bizet: La fleur que tu m’avais jetée – Don José’s aria from Carmen

Guldana Aldadossova

- Gounod: Je veux vivre dans le rêve – Juliet’s waltz from Roméo et Juliette

- Bellini: Qui la voce sua soave – Elvira’s aria from I puritani

Linsey Coppens

- Mozart: Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio – Sesto’s aria from La Clemenza di Tito

- R. Strauss: Sein wir wieder gut – the composer’s aria from Ariadne auf Naxos

Andrei Danilov

- R. Strauss: Di rigori armato il seno – Italian singer’s aria from Der Rosenkavalier

- Offenbach: Il était une fois à la cour d’Eisenach! – Hoffmann’s aria from Les contes d’Hoffmann 

Jeong Inho 

- Verdi: Studia il passo, o mio figlio… Come dal ciel precipita – – Banco’s recitative and aria from Macbeth

- Rossini: La calunnia è un venticello – Don Basilio’s aria from Il barbiere di Siviglia

Dinmukhamed Koshkinbayev

- Csajkovszkij: Vy mne pisali… Kogda by zhizn domashnim krugom – Onegin’s recitative and aria from Eugene Onegin

- Donizetti: Cruda, funesta smania – Enrico’s aria from Lucia di Lammermoor

Aleksei Kulagin

- Csajkovszkij: Gaspot’moj, jesli greshen ja – René’s aria from Iolanta

- Verdi: Che mai vegg’io!... Infelice!... e tuo credevi – Silva’s recitative and aria from Ernani

Lee Seonwoo

- Donizetti: Il dolce suono – Lucia’s aria from Lucia di Lammermoor

- R. Strauss: Ich bin euer Liebden sehr verbunden – Sophie’s aria from Der Rosenkavalier

Min Hanbyeol

- Händel: Tornami a vagheggiar – Morgana’s aria from Alcina

- Thomas: À vos jeux mes amis – Ophélie’s Mad Scene from Hamlet

Park Jihoon

- Donizetti: Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête! – Tonio’s aria from La fille du régiment

- Puccini: Che gelida manina! – Rodolfo’s aria from La bohème 


Live stream during the event can be followed on Liszt Academy Online Concert Hall, on our YouTube channel, on the Facebook page of the Marton Competition and the Liszt Academy.

Tickets for the Gala Concert on 11 September, 7:00 p.m. at the Hungarian State Opera House can be purchased here: GALA CONCERT.