Tel Aviv grad wins Bartok contest

Tel Aviv grad wins Bartok contest


norman lebrecht

September 14, 2023

Lilia Pocitari, a Moldovan violinist based in Berlin, won first prize of 22,000 euros at the Liszt Academy’s 2023 World Bartók Competition in Budapest. Lilia is a graduate of the Buchmann-Mehta Academy in Tel Aviv.

Second prize, worth 14,000 euros, went to Tomotaka Seki from Japan. Third, with 8,000 euros was the German-Polish-Japanese violinist Maya Alexandra Kasprzak,


  • Anton Bruckner says:

    I assume she is related to the new concermaster of the Israel Philarmonic Dumitru Pocitari?

  • Zarathusa says:

    Another world-class product of Buchmann-Mehta! Congrats to Lilia…and kudos to Tomo and Maya too! What incredibly outstanding talents!

  • Péter says:

    As in so many competitions nowadays, they are primarily friendship-steared and average performances are premiered.