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I. International Eva Marton Singing Competition announced

World-famous soprano opera singer Éva Marton has lent her name to an international singing competition in Budapest whose organization is done by the Liszt Academy Concert Centre and the Liszt Academy of Music and is supported by MMA.
The international jury is going to act under the presidency of Éva Marton and is going to be composed of distinguished experts. The semi-finals are going to happen between 16 and 19 September 2014. The final is set on 20 September and the gala is going to take place at the Hungarian State Opera on 21 September. The contest is open to singers from all nations aged between 18 and 32 for women and between 18 and 35 for men. The application deadline is 15 March 2014.
The prizes on the whole make up 42 thousand euros. In the pre-jury Éva Marton and two of her companions are going to decide on qualification on the basis of video and sound recordings, which can be sent by post, but can be uploaded from January 2014 on the homepage (, on which all important information are available.
The final taking place at the Liszt Academy is going be broadcast live on television. The gala performance is going to be broadcast from the Hungarian State Opera. The entire live competition is open to the public. Application fee is 150 euros (to be paid only by the qualified contestants).
Members of the jury: Szilveszter Ókovács (general director, Hungarian State Opera), Balázs Kocsár (conductor), Elena Obraztsova (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Terranova (tenor), Sabino Lenoci (artistic director of several italian musical festivals and programs),
Miguel Lerín (artist manager), Peter Mario Katona (casting director, Royal Opera House, London), Pal C. Moe (producer, casting consultant of Glyndebourne Festival).
„When I was a Liszt Academy student, I swore that if I ever had my own students, I would teach them from the very first minute independence and self-confidence. A teacher usually wants to fashion from the student a lesser artist than they are. This is a mistake! We must give them wings so they can cope in life as swiftly as possible", said Éva Marton.

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Éva Marton

1962–68 Studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy in Budapest • 1968 Debut at the Hungarian State Opera as Queen of Shemaka in Rimsky-Korsakov's Le Coq d'Or • 1972 Frankfurt Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino • 1973 Vienna State Opera • 1974 Munich State Opera • 1976 The Metropolitan Opera • 1977 Hamburg State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bayreuth Festival • 1978 La Scala • 1982 Salzburg Festival • 1984 Arena di Verona • 1983–2003 More than 200 Turandot performances over the World • 1992 Dyer's Wife in Die Frau ohne Schatten (uncut version) • 2008 Farewell Performances at Liceu, Barcelona • Elisabeth, Venus, Leonore, Elektra, Brünnhilde, Salome, Gioconda, Kundry, Isolde, Elsa, Ortrud, The Empress, Tosca • Under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Claudio Abbado, Sir Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, James Levine • More than 30 recordings and DVDs • 2005–2013 Head of the Department of Vocal and Opera Studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music • 2013– Chair of Section of Theatre Arts of Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA)
January 7, 2014  |  marton éva