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  • The winners

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    (photo of the winners from left: Rachel Kudo, Tymoteusz Bies, Gen Li)

    1^ prize winner

    TYMOTEUSZ JAN BIES (Poland)
    • 1° prize “Città di Sacile”: € 10.000 and a Certificate, established by the City of Sacile.
    • Special Prize "Concert Tour": € 3.000 and a Certificate, for participation in the Piano Festival “piano|fvg 2019”, including a concert tour in Italy and abroad.
    • Special Prize "CD recording": € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the recording of an audio CD in 2019. Technical partners are Fazioli Pianos and Fazioli Concert Hall.
    • Special Prize “KNS Classical”: Digital Publishing and distribution of the CD by KNS Classical label, and a Consulting service on career development.
    • Pordenone MasterClass: participation in the Masterclass and € 500, during the International Silent-Film festival 2018 – prize offered by “Le Giornate del Cinema Muto”.

    2^ prize winner

    GEN LI (China / UK)
    • 2° prize: € 5.000 and a Certificate.

    3^ prize winner

    RACHEL KUDO (USA)
    • 3° prize: € 2.000 and a Certificate.

    SPECIAL PRIZES

    TYMOTEUSZ JAN BIES (Poland)
    • Special Prize “Lya De Barberiis”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of L.v. Beethoven’s Sonata.
    • 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, Ukraina.
    JIALIN YAO (China)
    • Special Prize “Chopin”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of F. Chopin’s Studio.
    • "Giuseppe Molinari" scholarship of € 700 for the best performance of the prelude Op. 2 “Mnemes” by Giuseppe Molinari.
    GEN LI (China / UK)
    • Special Prize “900”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of a piece composed after year 1900.
    RACHEL KUDO (USA)
    • Special Prize “F.I.D.A.P.A”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, offered by F.I.D.A.P.A. Pordenone to the best female competitor.

    SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS (for Music Academies)

    Music and Art University of the City of Vienna (Austria )
    • Special Prize “CEI‐Central European Initiative Academy”: € 2.000 and a Certificate, reserved for the Academy or Conservatory or any other High Education Music Centre in the CEI countries (with the exception of Italy): Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
  • published the entire list of admitted competitors

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    The entire list of the admitted competitors to piano|fvg 2018 is now available in the "Competition" area.

Competition

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Edition 2018: let's go!


The Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition will take place in Sacile (Italy) at the Teatro Zancanaro, 4 to 11 May 2018.

  • competitors

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    participants admitted to the competition
    n.SurnameNameM/Fnationalityoriginyear of birth
    1AdinolfiSofiaFItalyItaly1997
    2BakhtinIlyaMRussiaRussia1997
    3BalogAlexandra GabriellaFHungaryUK1994
    4BeskembirovGaidarMRussiaGermany1990
    5BevilacquaMatteoMItalyItaly1997
    6BibileishvilliLiaFGeorgiaGermany1988
    7BiesTymoteusz JanMPolandPoland1995
    8BoggianTommasoMItalyItaly1998
    9BonfilioPietroMItalyItaly1990
    10BucheLeon FredericMGermanyGermany1988
    11BulkinaAnnaFRussiaItaly1986
    12CarliniTommasoMItalyItaly1989
    13ChenorkianAlexandre Jean René AntoineMFranceGermany1994
    14ChuKyojunMSouth-KoreaGermany1986
    15CianchettaGloriaFItalyItaly1998
    16Da Silva PereiraPedro EmanuelMPortugalPortugal1990
    17De PadovaGiulioMItalyItaly1986
    18DomninsIljaMLatviaLatvia1997
    19FajdigaMetaFSloveniaSlovenia1991
    20FliederMaximilianMAustriaAustria1989
    21FurutaTomoyaMJapanAustria1991
    22FusiMattiaMItalyItaly1997
    23GiacopuzziMaddalenaFItalyItaly1991
    24GoodmanBenjaminMIsraelIsrael1990
    25GoughAyeshaFAustraliaItaly1994
    26HaffnerJonas EmanuelMGermanyGermany1993
    27HsiehYow-TingFTaiwanAustria1993
    28HwangYe ChinFSouth-KoreaGermany1991
    29IwamaSatomiFJapanAustria1991
    30JančarTimMSloveniaSlovenia1993
    31KrivosheinBorisMRussiaRussia1991
    32Krsnik CoharVihor IvanMCroatiaItaly1997
    33KudoRachelFUSAUSA1987
    34LeBrian ZhangMUSAUSA1998
    35LeeMiyeonFSouth-KoreaGermany1991
    36LeeJin-HyeonMSouth-KoreaGermany1990
    37LeeSaraFSouth-KoreaNew Zealand1994
    38LiGenMChinaUK1991
    39LitvintsevaEkaterinaFRussiaGermany1986
    40Llanos CamposHugo AlonsoMChileAustria1994
    41MaltsevAleksandrMRussiaRussia1986
    42MarekMatoušMCzech RepublicAustria1999
    43Marranghello HilsdorfLeonardoMItalyFrance1987
    44MarutTomasz CzeslawMPolandPoland1996
    45MazzocchinGiovanniMItalyItaly1994
    46MengLeiFAustriaAustria1991
    47MesaglioSebastianoMItalyItaly1990
    48MiharaMisakoFJapanAustria1989
    49MonajemiArdeshir EneaMItalyAustria1996
    50OhYeontaekMSouth-KoreaUSA1992
    51PajanovićStefanMSloveniaSlovenia1996
    52ParkSunhyunMSouth-KoreaGermany1993
    53ParkNahyeFSouth-KoreaGermany1991
    54ParkJonghwaMSouth-KoreaAustria1995
    55ParkNohunMSouth-KoreaGermany1990
    56ParkJeongroMSouth-KoreaGermany1988
    57PetrilinAndreiMIsrael
    58PoataValeriaFMoldovaRussia1992
    59RamlavIlyaMRussiaSwitzerland1991
    60ReemOrMIsraelIsrael1989
    61RossettiTizianoMItalyItaly1991
    62RossiPablo NicolasMBrazil/ItalyBelgique1989
    63RuganiSimoneMItalyItaly1993
    64SakakibaraAtsuyukiMJapanAustria1995
    65SandersChristian John DavidMThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands1988
    66SeoJeongwooMSouth-KoreaGermany1988
    67ShenZu-AnMChinaFrance1994
    68StanicUrbanMSloveniaSlovenia1996
    69StekolshchikovaAlisaFRussiaRussia1990
    70StepanovIgorMRussiaRussia1987
    71StoychevaMaria-Desislava NikolovaFBulgariaBulgaria1997
    72TanJingfangFChinaAustria1998
    73TangChia-yingFTaiwanUK1994
    74TangChinaFTaiwanSwitzerland1995
    75VakerAlekseiMRussiaRussia1991
    76ValchevVladimirMBulgariaBulgaria1986
    77XiJunjieMChinaChina1990
    78YaoJialinMChinaChina1999
    79YauAlexander Jun-TsiuMAustraliaAustralia1995
    80YokoseMayuFJapanFrance1992
    82YooSe-HyeongMSouth-KoreaUK1990
    82YoonAi InFSouth-KoreaRussia1996
    83YouHyun jiFSouth-KoreaSouth-Korea1986
    84ZaitcevaNataliaFRussiaAustria1997
    85ZającTomasz JerzyMPolandPoland1994
participants admitted to the second round
Tue 8 may - Ruffo Theatre
h10.15
Goodman Benjamin
(Israel)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 109, n. 30
F. Liszt“Un sospiro”, 3 Concert Etudes, n. 3
C. Debussy (1900)“Pagodes”, “La Soirée dans Grenade”, “Jardin sous la Pluie”
h11.00
Kudo Rachel
(USA)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 31, n. 3
S. Barber (1900)Ballade, op. 46
J. BrahmsFantasie, op. 116, n. 1, 4, 7
h12.10
Marut Tomasz Czeslaw
(Poland)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 10, n. 2
F. ChopinNocturne in D flat-major, op. 27, n. 2
S. RachmaninovItalian Polka
K. Szymanowski (1900)Variations in B flat-major, op. 3
h15.30
Li Gen
(China / UK)
L.v. BeethovenSonata 18 in E flat, op. 31, n. 3
L. Liebermann (1900)Lowell Liebermann, op. 29
C. DebussyEtude, Pour les Sonorités opposées, n. 10
h16.15
Oh Yeontaek
(South-Korea / USA)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 27, n. 1
S. Barber (1900)Sonata, op. 20
h17.00
Stanic Urban
(Slovenia)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 53
C. Debussy (1900)Prelude, Book 2, n. 7
F. ChopinScherzo in E major, op. 54
h17.45
Stekolshchikova Alisa
(Russia)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 57, n. 23
A. Ginastera (1900)“Tres danzas argentines”, op. 2
D. Scarlatti2 Sonatas, C-dur K 159, D-moll K 213
h18.40
Tan Jingfang
(China / Austria)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 101, n. 28
G. Ligeti (1900)Etude, Book 1, n. 6
F. ChopinBallade, op. 52, n. 4
Wed 9 may - Ruffo Theatre
h10.15
Yau Alexander Jun-Tsiu
(Australia)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 109, n. 30
I. Stravinsky (1900)Trois movement de Petrouchka
h11.00
Yoo Se-Hyeong
(South-Korea / UK)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 90, n. 27
A. Scriabin (1900)Sonata, op. 53, n. 5
A. ScriabinWaltz, op. 38
h12.10
Yao Jialin
(China)
Chopin Special Prize Winner and "Giuseppe Molinari" scholarship
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 81 a, n. 26
M. Ravel (1900)Alborada del gracioso
J.S. BachPrelude and Fugue of Well Tempered Claiver, Book 2, BWV 885, G minor
N. KapustinVariation, op. 41
h15.45
Zając Tomasz Jerzy
(Poland)
L.v. BeethovenSonata in C major, op. 53
G. Bacewicz (1900)II Sonata per Pianoforte
E. SatieGnossienne, n. 1
h16.30
Bies Tymoteusz Jan
(Poland)
L.v. BeethovenSonata in C minor, op. 111, n. 32
K. Szymanowski (1900)Variations in B-flat minor, op. 3
h17.15
Boggian Tommaso
(Italy)
L.v. BeethovenSonata, op. 57, n. 23
A. Scriabin (1900)Sonata, op. 62, n. 6
F. ChopinScherzo, op. 39, n. 3
participants admitted to the third round
Thu 10 may - Ruffo Theatre
h09.50
Kudo Rachel
(USA)
J. S. BachFrench Overture, BWV 831
J. HaydnSonata, Hob. XVI/50
R. SchumannCarnaval, op. 9
h11.00
Li Gen
(China / UK)
"900" Special Prize Winner
J. VellaScherzo, op. 10
J.S. BachPrelude and Fugue in F major, Book 2, BWV 880
F. LisztAu lac de Wallenstadt
S. ProkofievSonata, op. 83, n. 7
C. DebussyImages, Book. 2, L.111
h12.10
Oh Yeontaek
(South-Korea / USA)
J. S. BachToccata in C minor, BWV 911
R. SchumannHumoreske, op. 20
R. SchumannSonata, n. 3
h15.10
Yoo Se-Hyeong
(South-Korea / UK)
E. GranadosEl Pelele
Schubert-LisztAuf dem Wasser zu Singen
Schubert-LisztGretchen am Spinnrade
Schubert-LisztAufenthalt
SM. MussorgskiPictures at an Exhibition
h16.20
Yao Jialin
(China)
Chopin Special Prize Winner and "Giuseppe Molinari" scholarship
J. S. BachPartita 5, BWV 829, G major
R. SchumannBunter Blatter, op. 99
F. LisztSonata, S. 178, B minor
G. MolinariMnemes, op. 2
h17.30
Bies Tymoteusz Jan
(Poland)
"Lya De Barberiis" Special Prize Winner for Beethoven's Sonata
J. S. BachGoldberg Variations, BWV 988
F. SchubertKlaviersrtucke in E-flat minor, D. 946, n. 1
The finalists
Fri 14 maySacile, Zancanaro Theatre - h 20:45

KUDO RACHEL

USA - 1987
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Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770- 1827)
Piano Concerto, op. 73, n. 5 “Emperor” (1809)
Allegro
Adagio un poco mosso 
Rondò. Allegro

BIES TYMOTEUSZ JAN

POLAND - 1995
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Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto in C minor, Kv 491, n. 24 (1786)
Allegro
Larghetto
Allegretto

LI GEN

CHINA / UK - 1991
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Serghei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)
Piano Concerto, op. 2, n. 3 (1921)
Andante, Allegro
Tema con variazioni
Allegro ma non troppo

Events

may 4-11

Ruffo Theatre

Selection rounds of piano|fvg Competition

all day
free entrance
All competitors will play a Fazioli Grand Concert Piano F278.
The exact timetable of all rounds will be available day-by-day.

may 7

piano|fvg > CEI Piano Forum

Palazzo Ragazzoni
h17.00 first session
break with cocktail buffet
h20.30 second session with final in music

free entrance
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Founded in 1989, the Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union (EU). Since 2014 the CEI has been supporting PianoFVG in order to encourage with specific actions all competitors coming from CEI countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
PianoFVG and CEI also promote the special project “CEI PIANO FORUM” (2018: 3^ edition), an international conference whose next focus will be “A MUSIC ROAD MAP”. It will take place on May 7th in Sacile (Italy) at the end of the first round of PianoFVG competition (h17.00: first session with lectures / h20.30: second session with interviews and music performance).
The main goal of the CEI Piano Forum is to create an open confrontation between the young musicians and some experienced personalities of the music world from CEI countries (both EU and non-EU members) and other European institutions. So the meeting would provide a wide exchange of good practices, a discussion of topics especially interesting for music professionals, while offering perspectives and opportunities for higher training, mobility of young artists and starting of their career.

Main guests of the Forum will be the President of PianoFVG Jury Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, master of Slovenian pianism and emeritus professor at the Ljubljana University Academy of Music, and the new artistic director of Mittelfest Haris Pašović, dramatist and theatre director from Sarajevo, intellectual of international level in the field of theatre and performing arts, teacher and visiting professor in many important Academies and Universities within Europe and beyond.

Also thanks to the CEI, PianoFVG will confirm the Special Prize that will award the best competitor from CEI countries (with the exception of Italy), along with some scholarships supporting the participation of CEI young pianist and a new Prize due to CEI Music Academies that will enrol a group of their own students in the competition.

The admission at the Forum is free and open to PianoFVG competitors, music stakeholders and public audience. During the conference will be announced the group of candidates admitted to the second round of the competition. The final part will be in music, with a short concert offered in honour of the international panel of experts and artists.
h17.00 > First session: lectures

Davide Fregona (Italy)
founder of PianoFVG Competition
Welcome speech: main data related to PianoFVG 2018 and presentation of new initiatives and awards in support of CEI competitors

Carles Lama (Spain), member of piano|fvg Jury
pianist, teacher and cultural promoter, founder of the music label “KNS Classical”
The art of branding in classical music business

Eddi De Nadai (Italy)
pianist and teacher at the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” in Milan
Music beyond borders: best practices of artistic mobility within CEI area and self-marketing suggestions for young musicians

Johannes Kropfitsch (Austria), member of piano|fvg Jury
pianist and teacher at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien
Comparing opportunities and experiences of study, career and mobility within music between Austria and Central Europe

Roberto Turrin (Italy), member of piano|fvg Jury
pianist and Director of the Conservatory of Music “G. Tartini” in Trieste
CEMAN Network: a project promoted by Trieste Conservatory of Music and co-funded by the CEI for linking music institutions and supporting excellence in music education

break with cocktail buffet for guests and audience

h20.30 > Second session: spotlight on arts and music

INTERVIEW conducted by Chiara Mutton, cultural consultant of PianoFVG project
Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak (Slovenia), president of piano|fvg Jury
pianist and teacher, Emeritus Professor at Ljubljana University Academy of Music
A short evaluation of PIanoFVG current competition after the first round
Announcement of the Chopin Special Prize winner

INTERVIEW conducted by Irena Urbič, cultural promoter, organizer of “Tomizza Forum” (Trieste, Koper, Umag)
special guest: Haris Pašović (Bosnia and Herzegovina), artistic director of MITTELFEST
multiple awarded international theatre director, teacher and dramatist from Sarajevo
Experiences, perspectives and new cultural challenges within Mittel-European region


FINAL IN MUSIC
Love and en-chant in Springtime

Eddi De Nadai piano
Lilija Kolosova
mezzo soprano
music by J. Brahms, F. Liszt, G. Mahler, P.I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov

may 4-11

Piano Time

Shops, cafés and main venues in town

a special selection of recorded piano music
playing every day in town
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Piano Time will play at:
Hotel Due Leoni
Piazza del Popolo 24

Caffè Commercio
Piazza del Popolo 11
Stones Caffè
Viale Zancanaro 32

Il Discorso
Via Dante 18
Ristorante La Piola
Piazza del Popolo 9

Trattoria Cavour
Via Cavour 31

may 11

Final round: piano concert with Orchestra

Teatro Zancanaro
ore 20.45
free entrance
a reservation is required at piano|fvg secretary office in order to get the voucher for entering at theatre
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The last round of the Competition will present the three best competitors in a final concert with orchestra. The program of the concert will be available only the previous day, when the Jury will decide who will be the performing pianists, on stage with the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora” (Romania) conducted by M° Ovidiu Balan.

may 4-11

Shops, cafés and main venues in town

Piano Time

every day

A special selection of recorded piano music playing every day in town.

Let’s discover our piano must!

may 11

Zancanaro Theatre

Final round: piano concert with Orchestra

h20.45

For declaring the 2018 piano|fvg winner, the last three competitors will perform a piano concert with the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora” (Romania) conducted by M° Ovidiu Balan.

free entrance
a reservation is required at piano|fvg secretary office in order to get the voucher for entering at theatre

may 7

Palazzo Ragazzoni

CEI Piano Forum

h17.00 first session
break with cocktail buffet
h20.30 second session with final in music

free entrance

International workshop supported by CEI Central European Initiative: young pianists and piano Masters will debate and exchange best practices about music careers.

Special guests:
Duvravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, president of piano|fvg Jury
Haris Pašović, new artistic director of Mittelfest

Final in music
with Eddi De Nadai (piano) and Lilija Kolosova (mezzo soprano)

download here the entire program of the Forum

www.cei.int

Awards


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AWARDS for the 1^ prize winner

  • 1° prize “Città di Sacile”: € 10.000 and a Certificate, established by the City of Sacile.
  • Special Prize "Concert Tour": € 3.000 and a Certificate, to the winner of the 1st prize, for participation in the Piano Festival “piano|fvg 2019”, including a concert tour in Italy and abroad. The prize winner shall sign a contract by 31 march 2019, under penalty of cancellation of the prize.
  • Special Prize "CD recording": € 1.000 and a Certificate, to the winner of the 1st prize, for the recording of an audio CD in 2019. Technical partners are Fazioli Pianos and Fazioli Concert Hall. The prize winner shall sign a contract by 31 March 2019, under penalty of cancellation of the prize.
  • Special Prize “KNS Classical”: Digital Publishing and distribution of the CD by KNS Classical label, and a Consulting service on career development. The prize winner shall sign a contract by 31 March 2019, under penalty of cancellation of the prize.
  • Pordenone MasterClass: participation in the Masterclass and € 500, granted to the winner of the 1st prize, with the purpose of practising the art of piano improvisation applied to silent movies. The Masterclass will take place in Pordenone (IT) during the 37a edition of the International Silent-Film festival 2018 – prize offered by “Le Giornate del Cinema Muto”.
  • Special Prize “Luciano Gante”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, granted to to the winner of the 1st prize only in case the Jury has decreed the victory unanimously.

AWARD for 2^ prize winner

  • 2° prize: € 5.000 and a Certificate.

AWARD for 3^ prize winner

  • 3° prize: € 2.000 and a Certificate.

SPECIAL PRIZES

  • Special Prize “Lya De Barberiis”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of L.v. Beethoven’s Sonata.
  • 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, Ukraina.
  • Special Prize “Chopin”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of F. Chopin’s Studio.
  • Special Prize “900”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, for the best performance of a piece composed after year 1900.
  • Special Prize “F.I.D.A.P.A”: € 1.000 and a Certificate, offered by F.I.D.A.P.A. Pordenone to the best female competitor.

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • "Giuseppe Molinari" scholarship of € 700 for the competitors who will choose to play the prelude Op. 2 “Mnemes” by Giuseppe Molinari (not a mandatory test and to be performed in the third session) offered by "La Compagnia dell’Anello" Association, downloadable from this link
  • Special concert “Pordenone Music Festival” European Union: € 700 Scholarship, reserved for the best competitor belonging to the European Union, offered by the Association “Farandola” Pordenone for a Concert at the “Pordenone Music Festival” 2019.
  • Special concert “In the Sounds of the Sites Festival” Italy: € 500 scholarship for a Concert at the “In the sounds of the Sites” Festival 2019, reserved for the best Italian competitor, offered by the Association “Progetto Musica” Udine.
  • Special Scholarships: Competitors admitted to the second round, with the exception of the first three winners and of the special prizes winners, will receive a scholarship of € 200 as a contribution to the costs incurred in participating to the Contest.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS (for Music Academies)

  • Special Prize “CEI‐Central European Initiative Academy”: € 2.000 and a Certificate, reserved for the Academy or Conservatory or any other High Education Music Centre in the CEI countries (with the exception of Italy): Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
    A scholarship will be awarded to the Centre that will participate in the contest with at least 5 actual competitor and at least one competitor admitted to the second trial. The best placement is worth the award of the prize.
  • Special Prize “World Academy”: € 2.000 and a Certificate, reserved for the Academy or Conservatory or any other High Education Music Centre all over the world, including Italy (with the exception of CEI Countries, as listed above).
    A scholarship will be awarded to the Centre that will participate in the contest with at least 5 actual competitor and at least one competitor admitted to the second trial. The best placement is worth the award of the prize.
Awards are withholding tax exempt, in accordance with Article 30 of Presidential Decree n. 600 of 29/09/73, as specified by Ministerial Resolution No. 8/1251 of 28/10/1976.

Jury


  • Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak

    President - Slovenia[+]
    Natalia Troull
    The celebrated Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič enjoys “something of a cult status among pianophiles” (Gramophone Magazine), with performances that convey “heroic power and Olympian vision” (Los Angeles Times) as well as “splendour, drama, passion, poetry, and subtlety” (Boston Globe). The only protégé of legendary pianist Arthur Rubenstein, who considered her “a perfect and marvellous pianist”, she gave her first public recital at age five and later embarked on an international career that took her to five continents, performing more than 5000 concerts to date. Over the course of her career, Ms. Tomšič has been heard in recitals at major halls of Munich, Tokyo, Berlin, Prague, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Madrid, Amsterdam, London and Rome and at the international festivals of Dubrovnik, Vienna, Prague, Naples, Dresden, Paris, Mexico City, Joliette (Canada), Gilmore, Newport, Tanglewood, and Mostly Mozart in New York City.

    Equally in demand as a soloist with orchestra, she has appeared with the Vienna Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Czech Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, Dresden Staatskapelle, Moscow State Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Mexico City Philharmonic and the symphonies of Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco and the major orchestras of Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide).

    More than 90 recordings of recital works and piano concertos released since 1987 attest to Dubravka Tomšič’s status as major recording artist. In 2003, she won the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque of the Franz Liszt Society in Budapest for her album on the IPO label, featuring an all-Liszt program that includes the B minor Sonata. She can be heard on Vox Classics, Koch International and other labels. She has collaborated with other conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Hans Graf, Bernard Haitink, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Rudolf Kempe, Neemi Jaarvi, Herbert Blomstedt, John Pritchard, Edo de wart, Carlos Miguel Prieto, among many more.

    Ms. Tomšič began her studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music with Zora Zarnik, and at age twelve moved to New York on the recommendation of Claudio Arrau to study with Katherine Bacon at the Juilliard School. While still a teenager, she earned a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Piano with two special awards and made her New York Philharmonic, Town Hall and Chicago recital debuts. She also gave a recital at Carnegie Hall about which Arthur Rubinstein wrote a glowing account in his memories My Many Years.

    As a young pianist Dubravka Tomšič won many awards and international competitions and now serves as juror for several major piano international competitions including Bolzano, the Van Cliburn, Leeds, Beethoven, Clara Haskil, Bach, Schumann, Santander, AXA Dublin, the International Piano-e-competition in Minneapolis and Cleveland. Ms. Tomšič gives master classes in Europe and in the USA and is Emeritus Professor at the Ljubljana University Academy of Music.
    She is honorary member of the Slovenian Philharmonic since 1995, and she was officially awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Ljubljana by the city’s major in 2005. Ms. Tomšič is the Dame among Slovenian artists and the Cultural Ambassador in promoting Slovenian pianism to all parts of the world. This year, Dubravka Tomšič marks the 70th anniversary of her pianist career.
  • Fu Hong

    China[+]
    Natalia Troull
    FU Hong, piano artist and educator, associate professor and Master Tutor of the Piano Major of China Conservatory of Music. She graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Karlsruhe National Conservatory of Music. She received her Konzert Examen for piano solo and Kuenstlerische Ausbildung for piano chamber music from saatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Karlsruhe/Germany..
    During her study in Shanghai, she studied with masters such as KANG Quefei, ZHANG Yuqing, XIAO Ming and WU Leyi, as well as studied with W. Genuit, D. Joffe, D. Bashkirow and A. Braginsky in Germany.
    FU Hong won prizes in International Piano Solo Competition and Piano Chamber Music Competition. For example: won Fostering Young Musicians Association in Hannover, Germany in January, 1990, won the second prize of piano solo in Karlsruhe Music Festival in March, 1992, won the prize of Richard Wagner Association in 1995 and won the first prize of The 8th International Paris Piano Chamber Music Competition in France, November, 1996, etc.

    Since 1990, FU Hong has taught in Baden Conservatory of Music, Bretten Conservatory of Music and other three music schools in Germany and has been employed as a teacher in major piano lessons of undergraduate, postgraduate and attached middle school in Piano Major of China Conservatory of Music in Beijing/China since March, 2007. She set up Piano Chamber Music courses for postgraduate in 2009, which filled the gap of Piano Chamber Music in Piano Major of Chinese Conservatory of Music. Her students won important awards in piano competition from home and abroad.

    FU Hong has abundant stage experience for several decades. she held solo, concerto and different types of Chamber Music in many cities in Europe and Asia. She also cooperated with many famous conductors such as Peter Eotvos, YE Cong, YANG Youqing and JIN Ye. The productions of famous composers such as Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, and Prokofiev she played have been invited to play in Germany Southwest Broadcast and was also recorded. In 2010, she combined "YU " piano duet group with YU Meina, a German Pianist originated from China. They hold piano duet concert and record CDs from home and abroad, devote themselves into researching and compiling textbooks of piano duet performance. They has also integrated many excellent Chinese productions into their repertoires in order to put Chinese piano duet performance out into the world.

    In order to improve the music exchange between China and Germany, FU Hong founded Chinese-German Mannheim Piano Summer Camp with Professor P. Eicher of Mannheim National Conservatory of Music in 2009 and held master classes as well as conservatory concerts in Germany. In addition, she has been invited by famous conservatories and musical associations such as Chinese Conservatory of Music, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, CNU, National Piano Teacher Association of MUC and Heilongjiang Musical Association and held performances and lectures. Meanwhile, she has been invited as judges of famous international and domestic piano competitions, such as Wiesbaden International Piano Competition in Germany, Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition in Portugal and so on. In recent years, FU Hong has not only recorded several video tutorials but also has published academic journals and transcripts in famous domestic musical publications such as Piano Art and Shanghai Conservatory Music Journal.
  • Carles Lama

    Spain[+]
    Carles Lama
    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.
  • Johannes Kropfitsch

    Austria[+]
    Daniel Rivera
    Johannes Kropfitsch (born 1960) is one of the most outstanding Viennese pianists. His performances convince with intellectual power as well as high virtuosity. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with Hans Petermandl and Hans Graf and received his final diploma with unanimous distinction in 1985. He attended master classes with Stanislav Neuhaus (Moscow), Alexander Jenner and Wilhelm Kempff. He received his doctorat in law in 1987.
    Johannes Kropfitsch was prize-winner /finalist at the „Busoni“ competition in Bozen, the concours „Marguerite Long“ in Paris, „Alessandro Casagrande“, „Citta di Senigallia“ in Italy and won a new Bösendorfer grand at the “Bösendorfer“ competition (1985) in Vienna.
    Since then he performs regularly as a soloist, but also with his sister Elisabeth (violin) and his brother Stefan (cello), forming the famous JESS-TRIO-WIEN, wich has ist own series of Concerts in the Wiener Konzerthaus.
    Johannes Kropfitsch was soloist in concerts of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the RSO Vienna, the Slovenian Philharmony, the 21st Century Orchestra Kobe (Japan).
    He performs worldwide in the most important music centers, as London (Wigmore Hall), New York (Carnegie, Lincoln Center), Tokyo, Seoul (International Artist Center), Moscow, Barcelona.
    In addition to the standard repertory he performed all 32 Sonatas by L. v. Beethoven, the entire Wohltemperiertes Klavier by J. S. Bach and the 24 Studies by F. Chopin.
    He founded the well known Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach am Wörthersee in 1993. Johannes Kropfitsch is also a specialist for dodecaphonic music (Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and successors). He is member of the board of the International Chopin Society in Vienna.
    He became assistant teacher for the class of Hans Graf at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna in 1985. Since 1998 he is professor at the Music and Art University of the City of Vienna and was appointed chair of the department of keyboard instruments in 2008. Since 2014 he has been elected vice-dean.
  • Ick-Choo Moon

    South Korea[+]
    Andrea Bambace
    Praised by the Los Angeles Times for his “power, virtuosity and mastery of tone color (that) is vivid and evocative,” Korean-born pianist Ick-Choo Moon is the recipient of numerous awards including prizes from the Montreal International Competition, the Geneva International Competition, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition at the Juilliard School. In 1989, he gave a critically acclaimed New York recital debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as winner of the William Petschek Award, one of the highest honors given by Juilliard to its pianists. Since making his United States debut in 1979 with the Minnesota Orchestra under Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Moon has performed in many countries including the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan and Korea. His performances have been broadcast frequently on radio and TV in the United States, Canada and Korea.

    Moon grew up in the United States and Canada as well as in his native Korea and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and with Gyorgy Sebok at Indiana University where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees with highest distinction. He later received his doctor of musical arts degree from the Juilliard School where he worked with Sascha Gorodnitzki

    Currently Professor of Piano at Seoul National University in Korea, Moon has also taught at University of California at Los Angeles where he headed the piano department for 12 years. During the summers he has taught and performed at Brevard Music Center, the Chautauqua Institute, Festival MusicAlp in France, Amalfi Music Festival in Italy and in numerous festivals in Korea.
  • Boris Bloch

    Russia-Germany[+]
    Andrea Bambace
    Born in Odessa, the pianist and conductor Boris Bloch has long been regarded as one of the most important interpreters of classical and romantic piano music. After studying at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the world-renowned pianist and pedagogue Dmitri Bashkirov, he soon built up a large and ever expanding repertoire extending from Scarlatti and Bach, the Viennese Classicists, Chopin and Liszt and covering the German and Russian Romantics to the most important composers of the 20th century. Bloch’s detailed knowledge of the piano literature of the last three centuries, his familiarity with the entire history of music and its protagonists along with his stupendous pianism and above all things his strong artistic personality form the basis for the much vaunted depth of expression, the abundance of colour, the amazing stylistic originality and the incomparable “singing tone” of his playing, manifesting themselves equally in the careful composition of his recitals.

    After graduating from Moscow Boris Bloch won several international piano competitions, including one of the most eminent awards for pianists, namely the first prize at the “Ferruccio Busoni” International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy, in 1978.

    Several of Bloch’s CD recordings have acquired benchmark status, especially his recordings of Liszt’s opera paraphrases, which were awarded the Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt by the Liszt Society of Budapest and the Diapason d’Or of Paris, the recording of Mussorgsky’s works for piano, which also received the Excellence Disque prize in Paris, or the live recordings of Mozart’s “Coronation Concerto” and Tchaikovsky’s third piano concerto in its complete version (the two last-named recordings appearing also on DVD along with Liszt-Busoni’s Spanish Rhapsody).

    Of special importance for Boris Bloch are the centres throughout Europe dedicated to the cultural heritage of Chopin. Thus his annual appearances at the traditional festival “Virtuosos” in the West Ukrainian city of Lviv, formerly Lemberg, where Chopin’s favourite pupil, Carl Mikuli, had taught for some 40 years, leaving behind the most remarkable Chopin legacy. The years 2010 and 2011 saw Boris Bloch performing at other significant Chopin centres throughout Europe: the opening recital of the IX Intermusicale for the Chopin Society Taunus in Oberursel near Frankfurt, a recital at the Chopin Society in Basel – acclaimed as one of the most notable events of the year – a recital at the Chopin Festival in Marianske Lazne, where “his sparkling technique combined with enchanting phrasing was uplifting” (Journal of the International Federation of Chopin Societies “Chopin in the World”, 2011). And after his opening concert given on the eve of the XX International Masterclass for Pianists hosted by the Chopin Society in Darmstadt and conducted by Boris Bloch, Sylvia Adler wrote: “Stormy applause and bravos were Boris Bloch’s reward upon his performance of Chopin waltzes. Bloch had obviously not been moved by the music alone, but made this music strikingly his own” (Darmstäster Echo, 10.10.2011). In 2013 Boris Bloch performed again for the Chopin Society in the BRD in Darmstadt on February 22nd Chopin’s birthday, being also a member of the international jury of the Darmstadt International Copin Piano Competition in October 2013.
    Bloch’s teaching at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen likewise enjoys great popularity and recognition. In 207 Boris Bloch was awarded the music education prize of the Köhler-Osbar-Foundation and the city of Duisburg, the seat of the piano department of Folkwang University since 2002.
  • Roberto Turrin

    Italy[+]
    Paolo Paroni
    Italian concert pianist Roberto Turrin graduated from the "G. Tartini" Conservatory of Music (Trieste, Italy) where he studied with Luciano Gante, as well as Lya De Barberiis in Italy and Switzerland. After receiving awards from international music competitions in Stresa and Morcone, he began his career as a soloist, performing throughout North America and Europe. Among Turrin’s accomplishments include duo ensembles with violin , cello and clarinet, as well as numerous recordings for television and radio (RAI Italy, RadioTv Slovenia, Tv Polska, Bulgarian State TV, Belarus TV). Turrin currently serves as director of the “G. Tartini” Conservatory of Music; he previously served as artistic director of International Music Festival “Echoes” (Central European Initiative) and has been invited for the masterclass “The Piano Literature of the XX century” by many North American and European Universities, including San Francisco State, Stanford, Northern Arizona University, University of Toronto, University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University at Chicago, Escola Superior de Musica Lisbon (Portugal), National Music Academy Sofia (Bulgaria), Music Academy Zagreb (Croatia), Royal Danish Academy of Music (Denmark), Norges Musikkhogskole Oslo (Norway), and Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (Austria).

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