After 14 editions of “Luciano Gante International Piano Competition” in Pordenone – Italy, since 2011 the “Piano FVG” logo has launched a new project in a cosmopolitan feel, which makes the piano an absolute protagonist of an artistic and cultural path, open to original synergies and ambitious goals. The new International Piano Competition of Friuli Venezia Giulia, first edition of which has been successfully presented in 2012, is a biennial event taking place at the Zancanaro Theatre in Sacile, in addition to many prestigious musical events that have always characterized the City of Livenza, today more than ever confirmed as the ‘City of Music’. Also, new are the contest period (late spring) and the articulation of the rounds, which culminate with the selection of the six finalists who compete in a decisive soul-stirring performance with orchestra.
Even authoritative and consolidated is the artistic and institutional parterre of the event, which sees the Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia and Friuli Foundation amongst the main promoters, naturally with the City of Sacile, in addition to the essential synergy with Fazioli Pianoforti, artistic and technical partner of the project. Together with them, other cultural institutions, local governments and private partners, who have chosen to support the Competition and the various events connected to it, with particular attention to the promotion of the territory and the involvement of students of schools and academies of music, through specific “educational” initiatives dedicated to them.
The Competition will alternate, in the interim, with a series of concerts reserved for the winners, who will thus benefit from an interesting musical tour, as a further showcase for promoting the career of promising soloists. A way to boost the idea of a network of excellence for young musicians on the rise, able to promote a new generation of acclaimed pianists through a shared experience on an international level.

M° Davide Fregona
Artistic Director of the International piano competition of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Competitors admitted

The names of the competitors admitted to the competition will be pubblished by the 10th March 2023

Events

Live streaming:

THE STREAMING LINKS TO FOLLOW THE PIANO FVG COMPETITION WILL BE PUBLISHED THE DAY BEFORE THE STARTING ROUNDS.

2023 – FIRST PHASE


SELECTED ROUNDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA 2023
I AND II ROUND
Sacile, Zancanaro Theater


CONCERT OF THE WINNERS OF SPECIAL PRIZES
Sacile, Zancanaro Theater

2024 – SECOND PHASE


SELECTED ROUNDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA 2024
III ROUND – First session for piano solo
Sacile, Zancanaro Theater


SELECTED ROUNDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA 2024
III ROUND – Second session for piano and orchestra
Sacile, Zancanaro Theater

Competition rules

Art. 1.  It is hereby announced the Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition, which will take place in Sacile (Italy) from 02nd to 06th May 2023 – I° Phase and from 30th April to 03rd May 2024 – II° Phase. The competition is open to pianists of any nationality, born after the 1st of May 1990. First prize winners of previous editions are not allowed.

Art. 2.  The  registration  is  carried  out  by  sending  the  signed  application  form  (download  available  at www.pianofvg.eu) to the International Piano Competition FVG Secretariat at the two following e-mail addresses:  office@pianofvg.eu  – competition@pianofvg.eu  not later than Monday 06th March, 2023.

Art. 3.  Besides the application form, the following documents have to be enclosed:

  1. A copy of an identification document or a valid passport
  2. English written resume (curriculum vitae);
  3. One recent copyright‐free picture, with a resolution suitable for printing (min. 300 dpi), which will be used for any promotional purposes of the Competition.
  4. A receipt of the application fee – €80,00 (net of taxes). Payment must be made in one of the following modality:

 

  • BANK ACCOUNT
    HELD BY: Associazione Piano FVG > Via G. Carducci – 33077 Sacile/Pn ∙ Italia
    BANK: BCC PORDENONESE E MONSILE – FILIALE DI AVIANO
    IBAN CODE: IT 23 S 08356 64770 000000047570
    SWIFT CODE: ICRAITRR9WO
    REASON FOR PAYMENT: name and last name  – application fee Competition Piano FVG

 

 

Art. 4. The Competition is in two years. For the round conditions, the required pieces, prizes and the competitors selection, please see the “Competition Announcement” published by the Organization Board and available on request at the Secretariat or downloadable from the web site www.pianofvg.eu

Art. 5. Round perfomances will start for the I° Phase – 02nd May 2023 at 10.00, II° Phase – 01st May 2024 at 10.00. Rounds are divided in two sessions: morning and afternoon. The day and the start time of the assigned session will be announced to each candidate, upon the order of execution previously established by an alphabetical drawing. All candidates must confirm their participation by 04th April 2023 and must be present mandatorily at 17.00 of 01st May 2023.

It’s possible to change the chosen pieces only one time sending the application change program (download  available  at www.pianofvg.eu) to the International Piano Competition FVG Secretariat at the two following e-mail addresses:  office@pianofvg.eu  – competition@pianofvg.eu by Tuesday 04th April 2023.

Art. 6. All rounds will be recorded in multichannel HD audio format and broadcast in streaming and pubblished on youtube channel and web site of the Organization: www.pianofvg.eu. Competitors waive any claim or request towards the Organization and/or the Institutions sponsoring the Competition for audio or video recordings made on behalf of the Organizer during the trials and concerts of the winners.

Art. 7. All performances will be open to the public. Candidates must play from memory and make the scores of their music program available for the jury, in the edition they are using, before every execution. All the pieces to be performed must be published, except for the piece composed after year 1900.

Art. 8. The performance piano (Fazioli grand concert piano F278) can be tested one day before the beginning of the Competition, in appropriate times and by reservation at the secretariat at the two following e-mail addresses:  office@pianofvg.eu  – competition@pianofvg.eu. For obvious technical-organizational reasons, the opportunity to try this piano during the Contest cannot be guaranteed. However, a large number of rehearsal pianos will be available for the competitors throughout the Competition.

Art. 9. The members of the jury who have or have had any kind of ongoing educational relationship (public or private) in the two years before the Competition or have a family relationship or affinity with one or more competitors, must abstain from participating in the discussions and the voting phase of the competitors. During the first meeting, each member of the jury will make a statement on his personal situation in relation to the competitors.

Art.10. The prizes, with the exception of those referred in Article 11, will be paid by bank transfer within 90 days from the award.

Art.11. The Special Prizes “Concert Tour” ,”CD recording” and “Kns Classical” are subject to the signing of a contract, under penalty of cancellation of the prize. The first prize can’t be awarded ex aequo.

Art.12. 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.

Art.13. The awards winners shall use the winning title in their resume.

Art. 14. At the ending of the I° Phase will be announce the winners of the Special Prizes: “Beethoven”, “Chopin”, “900”, “F.I.D.A.P.A.”, “Giuseppe Molinari, CEICentral Europan Initiative.

The winners must play for free, under penalty of cancellation of the prize, in the Special Prizes concert that will take place on Saturday 06th May 2023 at 19.00.

Art. 15. The attendance  of the Competition is subject to the acceptance of these regulations and at the final decision of the Jury, which is final. In case of complaints or disputes, the wording of the Italian Regulation will be authoritative.

Art. 16. The Court of Pordenone is competent for any controversy or claim arising.

Awards

> 1° prize: € 10.000,00 and a Certificate.

> 2° prize: € 5.000,00 and a Certificate.

> 3° prize: € 2.000,00 and a Certificate.

> Special Prize “Concert Tour”: € 3,000,00 and a Certificate, to the winner of the 1st prize, for participation in the Piano Festival “piano|fvg 2025”,  including a concert tour in Italy and abroad. The prize winner shall sign a contract by 31st march 2025, under penalty of cancellation of the prize.

> Special prize “CD recording”: € 1,000,00 and a Certificate, to the winner of the 1st prize, for the recording of an audio CD in 2025. Technical partners are Fazioli Pianos and Fazioli Concert Hall. The prize winner shall sign a contract by 31st march 2025, 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 winner shall sign a contract by 31st march 2025, under penalty of cancellation of prize.

 > Special Prize “Luciano Gante”: € 1.000,00 and a Certificate, granted to the first classified only in case the Jury has decreed the victory unanimously.

> Special Prize “Lya De Barberiis”: € 1.000,00 and a Certificate, for the best performance of L.v. Beethoven’s Sonata.

> Special Prize “CEICentral Europan Initiative”: € 2.000,00 and a Certificate, for the best competitor coming from CEI Member States (with the exception of Italy): Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraina.

> Special Prize “Chopin”: € 1.000,00 and a Certificate, for the best performance of F. Chopin’s Studio.

> Special Prize “900”: € 1.000,00 and a Certificate, for the best performance of a piece composed after year 1900.

> Special Prize “F.I.D.A.P.A”: € 1.000,00 and a Certificate, offered by F.I.D.A.P.A. Pordenone to the best female competitor.

> “Giuseppe Molinari” scholarship: € 1.000,00 , for the best performance of the prelude Op. 2 Mnemes by Giuseppe Molinari (not a mandatory test and to be performed in the second session) offered by “La Compagnia dell’Anello” Association, downloadable from the web site www.pianofvg.eu.

> Special Prize “Accademy CEICentral Europan Initiative”: € 2.000,00 and a Certificate, reserved for the Academy or Conservatory or any other High Education Center in the CEI countries(with the exception of Italy): Albania, 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 Center 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”: € 2.000,00 and a Certificate, reserved for the Academy or Conservatory or any other high education center. A scholarship will be awarded to the Center that will participate in the contest with at least 5 actual competitor and at least one competitor admitted to the second trial, excluding Cei countries. The best placement is worth the award of the prize.

 

Competitors admitted to the II° Phase will be host of the Piano FVG Organization – International piano competition of Friuli Venezia Giulia (overnight and breakfast).

 

Jury 2023

Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak
Slovenia
Ick-Choo Moon
South Korea
Marcella Crudeli
Italy
Anna Kravtchenko
Italy
Elisso Virsaladze
Georgia

Jury 2024

Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak
Slovenia
Ick-Choo Moon
South Korea
Carles Lama
Spain
Marcella Crudeli
Italy
Anna Kravtchenko
Italy
Elisso Virsaladze
Georgia
Vincenzo Balzani
Italy

Travel information:

Useful travel information to reach Sacile and to find accommodation in the city are in the download area.

Tourist information:

IAT Sacile
Tourist Information Office
Via Mazzini, 11
I – 33077 Sacile PN
Tel/Fax:  +39 0434 737292