First Prize

Maurice Cohn

Second  Prize

Hermes Helfricht

Special Prize

Frederic Mörth 

Honorary Mentions

Haoran Li
Joonas Pitkänen
Simon Rivard
Pablo Druker
Anton Torbeev


 The number of candidates is narrowed to around 35% of overall submissions.

The Final Round will be judged by the Jurors independently between April 19 and May 3, 2021. The award winners will be contacted by the Bureau on May 4 and announced on May 5, 2021 via Competition's website and social media.

Although there are 3 main awards we want to acknowledge everyone's achievement, therefore all finalists will receive a Diploma in electronic format (PDF).

Also, the Competition will give up to 5 Honorary Mentions, i.e. Outstanding Achievements awarded by the Subotica Philharmonic.

Abel Pereira

Adam Sedlicky

Alejandra Urrutia

Alek Isakovic

Alfredo Bruno

Andrea Chinaglia

Andrew Crust

Andrew Joon Choi

Andrey Kolyasnikov

Anna Sułkowska-Migoń

Anton Legkii

Anton Torbeev

Avi Taler

Bartosz Staniszewski

Brent Chancellor

Carlo Grandi

Christian Olson

Damian Ibn Salem

Daniel Erdelyi

Darwin Aquino

David Michael Galant

David Navarro Turres

David Schlager

Deun Lee

Dusan V. Urosevic

Elena Demidchik

Eliseo Castrignano

Eric Kramer

Federico Crisanaz

Federico Tibone

Filip Paluchaowski

Frederic Morth

Gaddiel Dombrowner

Gennaro Bianchi

Geoffrey Larson

Hermes Helfricht

Hyungsup Lim

Jacek Brzoznowski

James Aaron Hardwick

Janis Liepins

Jaroslaw Praszczatek

Jason Bae

Jeffrey Klefstad

Jehi Bahk

Jeremy Walker

Jin Yu-kuang

Joanna Natalia Slusarczyk

Johannes Lohner

Jonathan Stark

Jongjae Kim

Joonas Pitkanen

Josef Kurfirt

Junping Qian

Kenneth Hsieh

Kin Szeto

Konstantinos Terzakis

Lawrence Golan

Leonard Weiss

Lilyan Kaiv

Linhan Cui

llya Ram

Marc Schaefer

Marius Reklaitis

Mathias Elmer

Matthew Straw

Maurice Cohn

Maxime Pitois

Michael Mishra

Michelle Mi-Jung Kim

Miguel Lopez Marquez

Minchao Cai

Ming Liu

Motoki Tanaka

Natalia Salinas

Nathanael Iselin

Nick Ost

Omar El Jamali

Ondrej Kunovsky

Ondrej Vrabec

Pablo Druker

Paolo J. Carbone

Patricoi Aizaga

Paul Mauffray

Pedro Manuel Montilla

Rick Peperkamp

Roberto Baltar Gardon

Roman Reznik

Russel Ger

Sabastian Zinca

Samuel Pang

Santiago Diaz Aguirre

Sergio Rizo

Simon Bang

Simon Rivard

Smeets Joost

Stefan Bone

Tjeerd Barkmeijer

Wilbur Lin

William Garfield Walker

Ya Shu

Yael Front

Yaniv Attar

Yifan Sun

Yuchi Chou

Apply by March 15, 2021


The Competition

The Lányi Competition is the Subotica Philharmonic Orchestra's international competition for conductors. In 2021 it will be held solely ONLINE via video submissions. Competition's goal is to identify and support great conducting and musical talents who will take the podium of eminent orchestras internationally.

Respected international Jury includes Oliver von Dohnányi (Slovakia), Alexander Mayer (Germany), Diane Wittry (USA), Michalis Economou (Greece), Antonio Di Cristofano (Italy) and Pal Žiga (Serbia) whose careers are tightly connected with such institutions as Yekaterinburg Opera House, Opera Queensland, Hungarian State Opera, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel, Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Athens Symphony Orchestra, Greek National Radio Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.

Subotica Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in Serbia and one of the oldest in Southeastern Europe established by the great Hungarian conductor and composer Ernő Lányi in 1908.

Ernő Lányi

b. Ernő Langsfeld, 1861, Pest, Austro-Hungarian Empire - 1923, Subotica, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

The Hungarian composer Ernő Lányi is known in the Hungarian musicography for his achievements in the domains of songwriting and choral compositions, for his organization of the music life in Miskolc and in Subotica, as well as for his pedagogical work. Lányi becomes a student of the then most famous musicians such as Liszt, Hiller and Kessler.  He was a répétiteur in the Royal Hungarian Opera in Budapest at the time when Gustav Mahler was its director (during the season of 1889-1890). As a conductor and musician, he worked in the Viennese Theater "Ring", in the theater in Miskolc, as a teacher of choral singing in Pest, conductor in Cluj-Napoca, Ston Belgrade and Eger. In Subotica Lányi organized and conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra. Despite the fact that his importance is noted, the real importance of Ernő Lányi still has not been adequately put in perspective. In order to make the repertoire as diverse as possible and the quality of the performance as good as possible, Lányi often invited top soloists and guest performers to the Philharmonic Orchestra's concerts such as Béla Bartók and Pablo Casals.


Concert Opportunities & Money Prizes

1st Prize

  • 1500 euro
  • Concert w/ Grosseto Symphony Orchestra 
  • Concert w/ Subotica Philharmonic 
  • Concert w/ Ruse Philharmonic
  • Concert w/ Croatian Chamber Orchestra

2nd Prize

  • 500 euro
  • Concert w/ Lugansk Philharmonic

Special Prize

  • 200 euro
  • "1 on 1" with Mo Economou

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