The 4th Éva Marton International Singing Competition had a record number of nearly three hundred entries this year; the majority of the young applicants submitted outstanding video recordings, and thus the jury selected an unusually high number of competitors, 116 in total, for the semi-finals. However, we will all have to wait one year for the young sopranos, mezzos, altos, tenors, baritones and basses to demonstrate and match their skills live, as the all-out contest is scheduled to begin in late August 2021. We sat down to talk about the competition being postponed and how this was received by the singers, as well as the consequences of all this with Éva Marton, who also told us how she herself put up with the months of quarantine.
Applications for the contest – being staged between 6-13 September 2020, with total prize money amounting to €70,000 – can be submitted by sending in video recordings until 16 March.
Thirty year-old Galeano Salas collected the 15.000€ Grand Prix of the 3rd International Éva Marton Singing Competition organised by the Liszt Academy. The 12.000€ 1st prize was taken by the Mongolian baritone, Badral Chulunbaatar, while the Hungarian soprano Zsuzsanna Ádám was handed over the 2nd prize in the value of 9000€. The third prize went to the Russian soprano Iuliia Muzychenko.