Here available some photos from the final concerts of the FVG International Piano Competition 2014, with “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra from Bacau (Romania) - Conductor M° Ovidiu Balan (Sacile, Zancanaro Theatre > May, 7).
1° prize “Città di Sacile”:€ 10.000 + Diploma established by the City of Sacile NOT ASSIGNED
2° prize:€ 3.000 + Diploma, established by the City of Aviano DMITRY SHISHKIN and GALINA CHISTIAKOVA (Russia) not ‘ex-aequo’: the entire prize will be assigned to each winner both winners will be invited to perform at the piano|fvg Festival 2015 and to record a solo piano CD at Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, thanks to the music label ‘KNS Classical’ 3° prize:€ 1.500 + Diploma, established by the City of Pordenone ANDREI IVANOU (Belarus)
Special Prize “Luciano Gante”:€ 2.000 + Diploma, granted to the first classified only in case the Jury has decreed the victory unanimously NOT ASSIGNED
Special Prize “Lya De Barberiis”:€ 2.000 + Diploma for the best performance of L.v. Beethoven’s Sonata YEON-MIN PARK (South Korea) – Piano Sonata op. 22 n. 11
Special Prize “Itas Assicurazioni”:€ 2.000 + Diploma, for the best Italian competitor LUCA BURATTO
Special Prize “Chopin”: € 1.000 + Diploma, for the best performance of F. Chopin’s Studio GALINA CHISTIAKOVA (Russia) – Etude op. 25 n. 6
Special Prize “Maria Puxeddu”:€ 1.000 + Diploma, for the best performance of a piece composed after year 1900 GALINA CHISTIAKOVA (Russia) – S. Taneyev (1856-1915), Prelude and Fugue op. 29 (1910)
Special Prize F.I.D.A.P.A "Rosetta Toscano Curtolo":€ 1.000 + Diploma, offered by F.I.D.A.P.A. Pordenone to the best female competitor GALINA CHISTIAKOVA (Russia)
Special Prize “CEI-Central Europan Initiative”: € 2.000 + Diploma for the best competitor coming from CEI Member States (with the exception of Italy) ANDREI IVANOU (Belarus)
updated for competitors the complete list of accomodations (hotels, b&b, farm-houses, etc.)
It has been updated for competitors the complete list of accomodations (hotels, b&b, farm-houses, etc.) for booking their lodgment in Sacile during the piano|fvg Competition 2014: it is available in the sidebar download area (Sacile-Accomodation).
Special award for the winner: the recording of a solo piano CD thanks to KNS Classical
An important chance for the winner of the Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition 2014 has been announced by piano|fvg as a “special award”: the recording of a solo piano CD at Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, thanks to KNS Classical.
KNS Classical - a classical music label based in Spain - would provide the digital publication of the CD, which would include the design and digital distribution. All expenses related to the digital publication will be in charge of KNS Classical (that will be the holder of the rights in the digital distribution), while the costs about the master recording in Sacile will be covered by piano|fvg.
Apart from the digital distribution it would also possible to make a physical version of the CD. In this case the costs of creating the physical CDs would be in charge of the artist. However, once the CD is made, the income derived from the sales would go entirely to the artist.
The CEI-Central European Initiative supports the 2014 edition of the piano|fvg Competition in order to encourage competitors coming from CEI Member States*: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
Special Prize “CEI Central European Initiative” €2.000 for the best CEI competitor* (with the exception of Italy)
CEI Piano Forum An international conference/workshop, especially supported by CEI, is scheduled in Sacile (IT) on May 4, 2014 (h9-13) after the first round of the piano|fvg Competition (at the end of the Forum the Jury will announce the list of the competitors admitted to the second round). The main goal of the CEI Piano Forum is to create an open confrontation between young musicians and some experienced personalities/testimonials of the music world, coming from CEI countries and other European institutions. The Forum is free of charge and open to all piano|fvg competitors, and generally to young musicians and stakeholders, simply applying with the special form available from download sidebar area. Some scholarships (€100 each) are available for piano|fvg CEI competitors* (with the exception of Italy), who will apply the Forum: the beneficiaries will be selected by the organization of piano|fvg by the evaluation of the cv and a specific motivation letter to be added to the request form. Incoming requests from non-EU CEI Member States will be considered with particular interest. The program and timetable of the Forum will be soon available on the site.
*Please note: a competitor is classified as CEI when he/she permanently depends on a sending institution based/registered in a CEI country. Nationals of CEI countries living or working for institutions outside the CEI region cannot be classified as 'CEI competitors’.
First round | program lasting 20min. > for all competitors compulsory pieces: Chopin’s “Etude”, taken from op.10 or from op.25 “Prelude and Fugue” taken from J. S. Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier” “Prelude” taken from the books of C. Debussy
May 2 – Ragazzoni Palace 9.00-13.00h | 15.00-19.30h May 3 – Ragazzoni Palace 9.00-13.00h | 15.00-17.00h May 4 – Ragazzoni Palace 9.00-13.00h | 15.00-17.00h
Second round | program lasting 40 min. > only for admitted competitors (max 12) compulsory pieces: L.v. Beethoven’s Sonata piece composed after year 1900
May 5 – Ragazzoni Palace 9.00-13.00h | 15.00-19.00h
Third round | program lasting 60 min. > only for admitted competitors (max 6) free program
May 6 – Ragazzoni Palace 9.30-12.30h | 15.30-18.30h
Final round with orchestra | concerto per pianoforte e orchestra > 3 final competitors May 7 – Zancanaro Theatre 21.00h | winner and awarded competitors will be announced at the end of the concert
Free admittance to all rounds, including the final concert. Please note that some changes to the timetable may occur during the Competition. If necessary, piano|fvg will inform both competitors and audience.
1st prize “City of Sacile”:€10.000 and a Certificate, issued by the Municipality of Sacile.
2nd prize:€3000 and a Certificate, issued by the Municipality of Aviano
3rd prize: €1500 and a Certificate, issued by the Municipality of Pordenone.
Special prize “Luciano Gante”: €2000 and a Certificate, granted to the first classified only in case the Jury has decreed the victory unanimously.
Special prize “Lya De Barberiis”:€2000 and a Certificate, assigned for the best performance of Beethoven’s “Sonata”.
Special prize “Itas Assicurazioni”:€2000 and a Certificate, for the best Italian competitor.
Special prize “Chopin”:€1000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of F. Chopin’s Studio.
Special prize “Maria Puxeddu”:€1000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of a piece composed after year 1900.
Special prize F.I.D.A.P.A. "Rosetta Curtolo Toscano":€1000 and a Certificate, issued by the F.I.D.A.P.A. of Pordenone for the best female competitor.
Special Prize “CEI-Central European Initiative”:€ 2.000 and a Certificate, for the best competitor coming from CEI Member States (with the exception if Italy): Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
Competitors admitted to the second round, with the exception of the first three winners, will also receive a scholarship of € 200 as a contribution to the costs incurred in participating to the Contest.
More Special Prizes and/or scholarships may be available for other competitors: any news will be announced on this website.
11h free entrance
Lucio Degani (violin) and Roberto Turrin (piano): music by Schumann, Brahms, Ravel, Poulenc, Tailleferre
solo rounds of 2014 piano|fvg Competition
all day free entrance
the performance piano of the Competition is a Fazioli grand concert piano F278; for the exact timetable and program of all rounds, please see the Competition webpage
S. Gregorio Church
opening: May 1, 18h free entrance
ancient pianos from “Scala Collection”, coming from BoIogna thanks to Carisbo Foundation (“Genus Bononiae” Museum network) open every day until May 15 16.30h-19.30h on Saturdays and Sundays also 10.30h-12.30h
“Talenti in Corte” (Talents in the Courtyards)
from 9h to 20h
Short piano performances in the town centre, with students of the Music Conservatory of Trieste "G.Tartini" in the Courtyards of: Ragazzoni Palace, Town hall, S. Gregorio Church
gala concert with the famous orchestra I Solisti Veneti
event in exclusive for piano|fvg Competition: music by Boccherini, Vivaldi, Ponchielli and Mozart concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra - pianists: Lorenzo Cossi and Renata Benvegnù – Conductor M° Claudio Scimone tickets on sale, all information at: www.solistiveneti.it
Zancanaro Theatre and town centre
in the morning
Students involved in the “educational project” linked to the Competition will come and join all musical events in town reserved to schools that have part in the project
CEI Piano Forum
16h-19h free entrance
international workshop supported by CEI-Central European Initiative and Alink-Argerich Foundation – young and experienced pianists may discuss about musical careers and the future of classical music
Final piano concerto of the 3 best pianists competing for piano|fvg 2014 award
ore 21.00 free entrance
last round of the Competition, with “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra from Bacau (Romania) - Conductor M° Ovidiu Balan
S. Gregorio ancient Hostel
meeting with Ms Natalia Troull
18h free entrance
last round of the Competition, with “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra from Bacau (Romania) - Conductor M° Ovidiu Balan
Thanks to the cultural synergies created by the Management of the Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition, the winner of the contest will carry out a series of concerts in prestigious venues made available by the collaboration with many international music institutions. Just to name some amongst those participating to the piano|fvg festival in the last years:
ITALIA > FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA Region
> Municipality of Spilimbergo > Municipality of Sacile > Municipality of Sesto al Reghena > Municipality of Pordenone > Municipality of San Vito al Tagliamento > Municipality of Aviano > Municipality of Maniago > Municipality of Valvasone > Province of Pordenone > Sacile | Fazioli Concert Hall > Udine | L. Bon Foundation
ITALIA > VENETO Region
> Municipality of Caerano di San Marco
ITALIA > TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE Region
> Bolzano | Musica in Aulis Association > Mozart Association Italia Bolzano / Mozart Gesellschaft Bozen
ITALIA > LAZIO Region
> Frascati | Lya De Barberiis Cultural Ass. – “G. Petrassi” Musica Festival
> Ljubljana | Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra
> Stadtgemeinde Spittal-an-der-Drau | Schloss Porcia
In addition to solo récitals, some concerts could be performed with repertoire for piano and orchestra with the FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra, with the Arrigoni Academy of Arches and/or with other ensembles. The Management of the Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition reserves the right to modify the list of cultural partners, based on the institutional relationships that may exist, and the right to offer the opportunity to perform in concert also to the winners of the other awards of the competition, according to free evaluations of merit and opportunity.
Natalia Troull began studying piano in her native St. Peterburg. She later moved to Moscow where she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. Among her teachers were professors Y. Zak, M. Voskresensky and T. Kravchenko. Her performance career was launched when she won the first prize at the Belgrade International Piano Competition in 1983. However, the biggest success came in 1986, when she won the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. In 1993, Natalia Troull was awarded the Grand Prix at the Piano Masters Competition in Monte-Carlo (where only winners of international competitions are accepted as participants). Among the distinguished orchestras with whom she has performed are the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Monte-Carlo, Tonhalle Symphony Orchestra and all of the major Russian Symphony Orchestras. Natalia Troull has also played with such conductors as Raphael Frubeck de Burgos, Raymond Leppard, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Eri Klas, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Yuri Temirkanov and many others. Her repertoire includes over 50 concertos, of which the Tchaikovsky concerto has proved to be the most popular, the pianist having performed the work on over one hundred occasions in the world’s leading concert halls. Natalia Troull is frequently invited to teach to the U.S.A., Japan, Italy, Germany and South America. She is Professor at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Guest Professor at the Como “Accademia Europea di Musica” (Italy). She is a jury member in many international piano competitions.
Carles Lama was born and grew up in the city of Girona, Spain. There, in the same city, he obtained the Diploma of Professional in piano from the Conservatory “Isaac Albéniz” and later the Superior degree at the Liceu Music Conservatory in Barcelona. He continued his musical training in Paris, with Aquiles delle Vigne, at the École Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot”, and in the United States with Luiz de Moura Castro. He obtained scholarships and won the Talent Award from the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford in Connecticut). His international career as a pianist has led him around Europe, America and Asia. He regularly performs in world capitals such as Paris, London, Madrid, Brussels, Rome, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Belgrade, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and others. He has made numerous musical recordings for the music companies Ars Harmonica and KNS-classical and also recorded for RNE- Radio Nacional de España, Catalunya Música, Radio France, BBC London and Classic FM Australia. Since 1987 he has a duet of piano four hands with his wife Sofia Cabruja. He has often been invited to conduct master classes in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Greece, China and Singapore. In 2001 he received an honorary distinction from UNICEF in recognition of his humanitarian effort in benefit of the needy children of the world.
He was born in 1952 in Rosario (Argentina), in a family strictly connected to the music world. He came to Italy in 1973 with a scholarship obtained by winning the “V. Scaramuzza” prize, organized by the National Fund for Arts and the Mozarteum Argentino. After achieving the Italian Diploma with the result of 10 cum laude and a mention of honor at the “Cherubini” conservatory in Florence, he completed his studies with Alessandro Specchi in Florence and with Ludwig Hoffman in Munich.
Within the next few years he participated in several international competitions like the "F. Busoni" prize, the “Dino Ciani”, the “Ettore Pozzoli" the “Rina Sala Gallo”, the “Cata Monti” (prize devoted to contemporary music), the "Beethoven" in Wien, the “Liszt-Bartok” in Budapest and the “Paloma O'Shea” in Santander. He was awarded two second places and three first absolute prizes and a vast number of special mentions. He is a highly esteemed pianist and he has performed in the most important theatres in Italy and abroad, among which are the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Philharmonic Hall in Kiev, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Park Music Hall in Dallas, the Musikverein in Wien and many others.
His repertoire consists of more than 50 concerts for piano and orchestra, performed in tours with Italian and foreign orchestras. He has recorded for many important music labels and broadcasters in Italy and abroad. He performed many times in piano duo with the Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich and also joined the “MAPP-Martha Argerich Presents Project”. Currently, he teaches at the “Istituto di Alta Cultura Musicale P. Mascagni” in Livorno, where he holds a piano faculty chair.
Maurizio Barboro completed his artistic education at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, under the guidance of the famous Italian pianist Lya De Barberiis. Winner of many Italian piano competitions, since 1980 he has combined an intense career in Italy as well as in the major cultural centres in Europe, Asia and America, collaborating with famous conductors (Ovidiu Balan, Karel Mark Chichon, Teodor Costin, Liviu Buiuc, Viktor Dubrovski, Francisco Noya, Paolo Peloso, Jeffry Rink and many others) and prestigious orchestras. Since 1996 Barboro has been currently “artist in residence” and “permanent soloist” of the Dumitrescu Philharmonic Orchestra of Valcea (Romania). In 1999 he made his debut in the United States, where now he is periodically invited to hold master classes at institutions such as Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Rivers School, Sosu University of Oklahoma, Vancouver Clark College. Maurizio Barboro is the holder of the Chair of Piano at the “Paganini” State Conservatory in Genoa and at the International Summer Courses in Bergolo (Italy). He is a member of the jury of several prestigious international contests, Art Director of the “Schubert Prize” International Competition in Italy and the “Alfredo Casella” Music Association.
After graduating in 1971 under the guidance of Nunzio Montanari, Andrea Bambace immediately obtained the professorship of piano at the Conservatory of Bolzano, alternating intense didactic and international concert activities, often in various chamber ensembles (since 1998 in a duo with his wife, the Korean pianist Hyun Jung 'Sabrina' Kang). He performed in several music festival both in Italy and abroad (Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Korea), playing piano solo recitals, piano concertos with orchestra and chamber music repertory in many important venues at the Scala Theatre in Milan, the Regio Theatre in Turin, “Settimane Musicali di Stresa”, the Brahms Festival in Sofia, the Mozart Festival in Rovereto, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, and in Warsaw, London, Prague, Salzburg, Zaragoza, Rome, Seoul, Pusan, etc.
He has performed with orchestra in Italy and abroad with such conductors as Stefan Anton Reck, György Györivany Rath, Wilhslm Barth, Maurizio Colasanti, Stephen Kramer, Hermann Michael, Alberto Peyretti and many others. The premiere performance of unpublished piano pages of Ferruccio Busoni, Giacomo Puccini and Mario Pilati stands out in his rich artistic curriculum. Often invited to join the juries of major national and international competitions, for many years was a member of the Board of the International Piano Competition "Ferruccio Busoni" in Bolzano. Since the 1970s is a music critic for the daily press, for National and Regional RAI, and for the monthly “Piano Time”, “Applausi”, “Suonare” and “Musica” magazines.
Pascal Nemirovski was born in France in 1962. In 1981, he was admitted to The Juilliard School (New York) on full scholarship (Steinway & Freundlich Fund) and studied with Nadia Reisenberg, pupil of Joseph Hoffman and Adele Marcus, pupil of Joseph Lhevinne and Artur Schnabel, heirs of the Teodor Leszetycki school. Pascal Nemirovski settled in Paris in 1984 and pursued further studies with France Clidat and Alexis Weissenberg. He has given numerous concerts and master classes in Europe, the United States and Asia. These events were covered by both French and foreign radio and television companies. In 1995, following a triumphal recital given at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, Pascal Nemirovski decided to withdraw from the concert scene in order to devote himself to the study of repertoire and pedagogy, which he considers “an infinite source of enrichment and knowledge, as well as an authentic artistic and human exchange”. Since then, he has devoted himself to his students amongst them the young French pianist Lise de la Salle. A number of his pupils from China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA... have won prizes. He enjoys an international reputation as a teacher, presenting master classes throughout the world and is often a jury member at international piano competitions. In 2006, he was appointed Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was awarded an honorary ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) in 2009. In 2011, he is appointed Professor at The Purcell School in London.
Italy - member nominated by FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra[+]
Graduated with the highest marks in Organ from the Conservatory of Udine, with maximum marks and the distinction Auszeichnung (praise) from the Vienna Academy (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst), Paolo Paroni has been described by international music critics as “…a true star of the international emerging music scene…”, “...a splendid young maestro, (…) who conducts with a very expressive technique and clear and stirring gestures…”. Winner of several national music competitions for Composition (during his Composition studies under Daniele Zanettovich), Organ and Choir Conducting, it was the prestigious podium of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra of Ljubljana that proved the crucial turning point for Paolo Paroni’s conducting career and his debut on the international circuit (the Zagreb Music Biennale, the Music Weeks of Sofia, “Musica e Poesia a S. Maurizio” in Milan), including some prominent venues such as Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Lisinski Centar in Zagreb, Ljubljana Philharmonic Hall, Radiokuturhaus of Vienna, S. Maurizio of Milan, Philharmonic Theatre of Verona, and the Teatro Olimpico of Rome. Paroni has also recorded and performed in live national broadcasts for BNR (Bulgarian National Radio), RAI (Italian Radio-Television), ORF (Austrian Radio-Television), HRT (Croatian Radio-Television), Koper (Slovenian Radio-Television).
Some useful information about Sacile - travel and stay - in the documents available in the download area of this web site.