Huge success of the Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition, with over 60 competitors from 18 countries of the world (South Korea, Albania, Japan, Croatia, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia, France, Ukraine, Netherlands, USA and China). The young promises of world piano have applied to participate in the competition (despite the international emergency linked to Coronavirus) confirming its vocation of international excellence. The strong membership encourages us to proceed regularly to run the Competition from 26 May to 1 June. However, the competition will have to be held safely and with the guarantee that everyone’s health is assured. The Italian government argues that the restrictive measures will last through April and at the end of May and music activities could resume as normal. For these reasons, the Artistic Director Davide Fregona and the Jury of the Competition chaired by the Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, will announce the decision made on the regular running of the Competition by 27 April 2020.
The contestants will compete in the tests that from a first series of obligatory tracks (also linked to the award of the Special Prizes) will bring the best to the performance of an articulated free program, thus reserving the three finalists the decisive test: the concert with orchestra, highly anticipated by the City of Sacile, with the intervention of the Romanian State Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Ovidiu Balan.
The pianists called to form the Jury of the Competition chaired by the Slovenian pianist Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, flanked by Carles Lama (Spain), Massimo Gon (Italy), Daniel Rivera (Argentina), Johannes Kroptfish (Austria), Ick Choo Moon (South Korea) and Hong Fu (China)