The Liszt Academy announced the I. International Éva Marton Singing Competition on 4 December 2013. Women aged 18–32 and men aged 18–35 in any voice category could apply in the qualifier of the four-round competition via the martoncompetition.hu website or by post by 31 March 2014. Besides attracting considerable attention from China, Japan, South Korea, Romania, Poland, Russia and the Ukraine, there were also entriesfrom many other parts of the world, from Iran to Nigeria, from the USA to Australia, from the Philippines to Israel, including 20 countries in Europe. The almost 150 applicants were evaluated on the basis of their submitted video material by a qualification jury chaired by Éva Marton. On the basis of their decision announced on 15 May 2014, a total of 77 entrants from 26 countries – including 11 Hungarians – went through to the rounds held between 15–21 September 2014. The eleven competitors making it through to the Final sang in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy, accompanied by the MÁV Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ádám Medveczky. As a result of discussion that ran far into the night, the jury of eight members, all of them outstanding representatives of the international opera world, awarded the Grand Prix to 26-year-old mezzo-sopran Szilvia Vörös. 29-year-old Romanian baritone Alexandru Aghenie received first prize. The 30-year-old Ukrainian soprano, Tetiana Zhuravel, collected second prize and 28-year-old Polish soprano Marcelina Beucher won third prize. The audience could also vote for singers in the intermission of the Final. Thus, the Audience Prize went to the second prize winner, Tetiana Zhuravel. The Finals were streamed live and recorded in FullHD by Liszt Academy’s AVISO Studio in collaboration with Hungarian Television (MTVA). The Final, the awards ceremony and the webcast were created by creative producer Imre Szabó Stein, Director of Communications of the Liszt Academy. All multimedia material – including photos, audio recordings, the webcast and the 90-minute documentary film shot during the competition by Hungarian Television (MTVA) and commissioned by the Liszt Academy’s Communications Directorate – and details of the I. International Éva Marton Singing Competition are available at martoncompetition.hu.