The 14th Ferenc Liszt international piano competition opened in Hungary on Friday night with a concert at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
During the coming week, thirty-six pianists from 11 countries on three continents will start competing for the title.
The globaly renowned event marks the 205th anniversary of the great composer’s birth and the 130th anniversary of his death.
The chief patron of the event is Hungarian President János Áder, while honorary president of the jury will be Hungarian composer and pianist György Kurtág. The jury will be presided by Kun Woo Paik of the Republic of Korea.
The competition will end on September 11 with an award ceremony and a gala concert.