310th „Music without borders”
International Music Course, Competition and Art Festival
Balassagyarmat – Hungary
Information about course
The music course in Balassagyarmat takes place between 20-31st July, 2017. The
teachers of the course are outstanding artists of the Hungarian musical
education and guest professors from several music colleges of Europe.
The students (participants) are musicians aged 14-30. The tuition is adapted to
individual needs. Classes are held between 08.30 and 13.00 every morning.
Participants can visit the chamber music course, the orchestra and the choir in
addition to 5 individual classes and have at least one opportunity to perform.
Participants usually play works already prepared at home, everybody brings
his/her own music sheets. Accompanists are provided.
Balassagyarmat is situated 80 km to the north-east from Budapest, it is easily
accessible by bus. The journey takes 1.5 hours, the fee is about 6 EUROs. Buses
leave from the bus station near the stop "Újpest Városkapu" of the metro line 3
(blue) every hour.
The bus arrives in the bus station of Balassagyarmat, the student hostel is
about 10 minutes on foot.
On the basis of agreement in advance we organize the journey from Budapest.
Students are put up in a student hostel in fourbed-rooms. Families and married
couples are provided a private room. We can also provide a room in a small hotel
for an extra fee. Beside tuition and accommodation the participation fee
includes 3 meals a day. 3-4 hour trips are organized to visit the sights around
in the country. For these programs you have to apply on the spot and you also
have to pay an extra fee.
More information: Györgyi Ember: +36/70-51-81-866
Circle of participants: professional musicians, music students and advanced
Languages of course: German, English, Hungarian
Time: 20-31. July 2017
Fee: Tuition: 350 EURO Accommodation and meals (Youthhostel!!!): EUR
14 per day
Deadline for application: 30st Juny 2017.
Announcement for Competition
The artistic leadership of the Music Without Borders International Music Camp in
Balassagyarmat announces a competition for the students of the course.
You can apply for the competition in two categories:
Leó Weiner’s works
Works of contemporary Hungarian composers (Hungarian
composers still alive or dead for not more than 30 years)
The aim of the competition is to make Hungarian works internationally well-known
and to introduce Leo Weiner’s works. Only students of the International Music
Camp can take part in the competition. You can take part with solo instruments.
Accompaniment is provided by the organizers of the camp. All students of the
camp can participate regardless their age. The program time is at least 5
minutes and maximum 20 minutes. The competitors are free to select their program
within this time restriction in both categories. Performances are judged by a
jury made up from 5 teachers of the music camp. All performances are evaluated
according to the work’s level. Both the participant’s age and the niveau of
interpretation are taken into consideration. There is no participation fee.
Prizes in the value of 200,000 HUF are divided among the winners. The Jury can
award a Great Prize. In addition, there are 1. 2. and 3. prizes. The competition
has only one turn. The date of the competition is 23. July 2017.
The students can participate in the following section:
Piano: ECKHARDT, Gábor - Pianist, Ferenc Liszt Music
Academy – Budapest
FENYŐ Gusztáv – Scotland
Singing: TOKODY, Ilona – Sopran - University – Pécs
Flute: KANYÓ, András - Art School Rózsavölgyi Márk.
Clarinet: KLENYÁN, Csaba - Budapest
Violin: ÁCSNÉ SZILY, Éva - Music School Aladár Tóth -
BANDA, Ádám - Ferenc Liszt Music Academy -
Contrabass: JÁRDÁNYI, Gergely – 20-27 July
Chamber music: KISS , Péter - Ferenc Liszt Music Academy - Budapest
Choir: EMBER, Csaba conductor, artistic director
(Kodály: Missa brevis)