4th International Piano Competition
(11 – 15 July 2021)
CANCELLED
Master Classes
(8 – 15 July 2021)

Conditions of Competition:

  1. The competition is intended for all students of the primary, secondary and art universities, or their graduates.
  2. Competitors can send the application no later than June 15, 2021. The application form you can find here: (https://forms.gle/HQSVNJueQbBimn1V6) The confirmation of payment of the registration fee and a photograph of the applicant in a jpg., tiff., png. file must be sent at: info@forumpertasti.com
  3. The registration fee of EUR 150 must be paid to the IBAN: SK21 0900 0000 0051 6531 5003
    Variable symbol: date of birth (DDMMYYYY)
    Name and address of the bank:

    Slovenská sporiteľňa, a. s.
    Tomášikova 48
    832 37 Bratislava
    Slovak Republic
    SWIFT: GIBASKBX

    The banking fees shall be paid by the contestant.

    In case of participation in the Master Classes, the registration fee is cancelled. It is included in the course fee.
  4. The competition will take place in two categories:
      1st category – participants born in 2004 – 2008, from 13 to 17 years, decisive is the date 16 July 2021
      2nd category – participants born in 1995 – 2003, from 18 to 26 years, decisive is the date 16 July 2021
  5. The competition will take place in two rounds. The order of the competitors is determined by drawing lots on 11 July 2021.
  6. Competition performances are open to the public. The competitor agrees that his/her performances will be recorded, and videos may be used to promote the contest.
  7. The results will be officially announced after the end of the competition on 15 July 2021, together with the award ceremony.
  8. The total financial amount for the awarded finalists is 2000 EUR. Honored concert with orchestra for the absolute winner.
  9. The participants of the competition pay for the accommodation themselves. They can ask for help with booking accommodation.
  10. In case of payment of the fee and non-participation in the competition, the fee will not be refunded.
  11. In case of cancellation of the competition by the organization, all received fees will be refunded by the participants.
  12. In case of an unfavourable situation, the competition will take place online. The registration fee will be reduced. In case of prepayment of the full amount, the remaining amount will be refunded to the participant. Actual informations you will find on this website.

Competition repertoire:

1st category:
1st round
  1. 1 étude
  2. an important part of the sonata from the period of classicism (in sonata form)
  3. in case of missing minutes, complete with a free program
Time limit: 8 – 12 min

2nd round
Free program – 1st round repertoire must not be repeated
Time limit: 15 – 20 min

2nd category:
1st round
  1. 2 virtuoso études (1 étude by F. Chopin)
  2. an important part of the sonata from the period of the classicism (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) – in sonata form without repetition
  3. Free program (if necessary, adding minutes possible)
Time limit: 12 – 17 min

2nd round
Free program – 1st round repertoire must not be repeated
Time limit: 25 – 35 min
The whole programme should be played by heart.

Judges:

Chairman
Ivan Gajan - Slovakia

Members:
William Fong - Great Britain
Otto Niederdorfer - Austria
Ruben Dalibaltayan - Croatia
Michael Berki - Slovakia

The award of the main and special prizes is decided by an international jury. Its decision is final.
  • expand_moreMaster Classes (15 – 26 years)
    Master Classes led by renowned professors, with the aim of helping young pianists on their way to the art of the piano playing.
    Professor
    Course fee
    500€ (6 lessons and registration fee for the competition, possibility of practice hours, city tour)
    Purchase a separate lesson from a professor - 70€.
    Passive participant - 50€ za deň.
    Accommodation
    Course participants pay for their own accommodation. They can ask for help with booking accommodation.
    Organization
    In case of unfavourable situation, the Master Classes will take place online. In case of online courses, the fee will be reduced.

    In case of payment of the fee and non-participation in the Master Classes, the fee will not be refunded.

    In case of cancellation of the courses by the organization, all received fees will be refunded by the participants.

    The course participant agrees with the photo documentation, which can be used to promote the Master Classes.
    Application form
    https://forms.gle/HQSVNJueQbBimn1V6
  • expand_more Interpretation courses (7 – 14 years)
    Individual piano lessons, deepening knowledge of the interpretive style, support in preparation for the secondary art school as well as contact with the concert stage.
    Lector

    Course fee
    Purchase a separate lesson from lector - 30€.
    The teacher can attend the lessons of his mentee free of charge.
    Passive participant - 50€ per day.
    Accommodation
    Course participants pay for their own accommodation. They can ask for help with booking accommodation.
    Organization
    In case of unfavourable situation, the Interpretation courses will take place online. In case of online courses, the fee will be reduced.

    In case of payment of the fee and non-participation in the courses, the fee will not be refunded.

    In case of cancellation of the courses by the organization, all received fees will be refunded by the participants.

    The course participant agrees with the photo documentation, which can be used to promote the courses.
    Application form
    https://forms.gle/HQSVNJueQbBimn1V6
  • expand_morePreschool courses (3 – 6 years)
    Interactive performances, workshops to support the development of musical feelings in children, to provide practical contact with musical instruments. The aim of the collective lesson is to lead children to a positive attitude towards music, to improve perceptive power, memory, and fine motor skills.
    Lector

    Veronika Chmeliarová
    picture_as_pdf curriculum vitae
    Course fee
    The collective lesson will take place in a maximum of 10 children in one group

    7 days package: 35€ per 1 child
    In the case of siblings, a discount is possible.
    One-day entry costs 8€ per 1 child.
    Obligation to accompany a child under 4 years.
    Free accompany entry (parents, grandparents, kindergarten teacher).

    The course participant agrees with the photo documentation, which can be used to promote the Preschool Classes.
    Application form
    https://forms.gle/Ccqootmvx9MogTgPA

Place
Conservatory of Žilina
J. M. Hurbana 48
010 01 Žilina
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