International Franz Liszt Piano Competition

The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition ("Liszt Competition"), a member of WFIMC, is an international piano competition.

The Competition is held in Utrecht in the Netherlands. It first took place in 1986, one hundred years after the death of Franz Liszt. The piano competition was well received from the outset by both concert audiences and the music press, and the resoundingly positive response to the first competition was a great incentive to continue. The success of the subsequent competitions made it very clear that there was no going back: the Liszt Competition had taken its place on the world stage of international piano competitions, and each of the seven subsequent competitions has only made the position of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition more secure.

Since the first time the Liszt Competition was held it has had the privilege of welcoming over two hundred selected participants of extremely high calibre from all over the world.

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