Competition Announcement 2024

6th Éva Marton International Singing Competition

1-8 September 2024

The competition is open to singers from all nationalities aged at least 18 years on the opening day of the competition and born on or after

·         1 September 1992 (for female candidates)

·         1 September 1989 (for male candidates)

Application deadline: 13 May 2024.

Early bird application deadline: 13 April 2024.



The following materials must be uploaded via the English-language online application form on the competition’s website:

·         A completed application form including full competition repertoire

·         A photocopy of a valid passport

·         A personal portrait photograph (jpg, min. 1 MB, 300 dpi) for professional use

·         A biography (max. 1000 characters) including professional studies, as well as competitions, master classes, stage experiences over the last three years.

·         Video recordings of two arias of the applicant’s choice matching the following criteria: one Baroque aria (or an excerpt from an opera, oratorio, cantata) and one opera aria from a different period. Only high quality (mp4, max. 250 MB each) and recent recordings (taken on or after 1 December 2023) will be accepted. Audio recordings and other video formats will not be considered. The recordings should show the applicant and his/her accompaniment (pianist, orchestra etc.) and each piece should be recorded in a single take (no editing permitted). Works presented on this recording may be included in the programme of the live competition.

Only complete applications (containing all required materials) will be considered.

A preselection jury headed by Prof. Emer. Éva Marton will decide on acceptance.



Information on the qualification to the live competition will be communicated by 6 June 2024.


Application fee: 200 EUR

Early bird fee: 100 EUR (for those who apply before 13 April 2024.)


The fee shall be paid only by candidates approved to the live rounds. The Secretariat of the competition will inform the approved candidates about payment details.




Competitors pay their own travel and accommodation costs. Organizers will cover the accommodation for the contestants approved to the Final, in case they stay at a hotel recommended by the Secretariat, for the days of the Final and the Gala concert.





A Liszt song and two arias of different style and character.

Candidates will present the Liszt-song and one of the two arias up to their choice. The second aria will only be performed if requested by the Jury.


You can find information about the Liszt songs here:



Two arias of different style and character. Candidates will present both.



Three arias of different style and character to be chosen from this list of opera arias.

One aria chosen by the Candidate and one by the Jury will be performed with orchestra in the final.



All pieces in all rounds are to be memorised, in the original key and original language, and in full version (including recitativo, cabaletta, stretta if relevant).

All selected arias are to be listed on the application form.

The organizers provide piano accompanists for all candidates upon request. Please indicate in the application form if you wish to come with your own accompanist.



1st Prize                                                                                30.000 EUR

2nd  Prize                                                                              20.000 EUR

3rd Prize                                                                                10.000 EUR

Special prize by Eva Marton                                               10.000 EUR


Prizes cannot be divided. Prizes are subject to tax as required by Hungarian taxation laws.

Several special prizes and concert engagements will also be offered to the finalists.


Please find the detailed Competition Rules of the rounds here.