INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
Apply by March 15, 2021
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.
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
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
- 1500 euro
- Concert w/ Grosseto Symphony Orchestra
- Concert w/ Subotica Philharmonic
- Concert w/ Ruse Philharmonic
- Concert w/ Croatian Chamber Orchestra
- 500 euro
- Concert w/ Lugansk Philharmonic
- 200 euro
- "1 on 1" with Mo Economou
"Many people learn how to talk, but they don't learn how to listen. Listening to one another is an important thing in life. And music tells us how to do that."