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Catalogue of the 9th Isidor Bajic Piano Memorial, International Piano Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia

9th INTERNATIONAL

ISIDOR BAJIĆ PIANO

MEMORIAL COMPETITION

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Novi Sad, Serbia, December 1-7, 2018


Novi Sad, the largest cultural centre in Vojvodina, as well

as one of the most important cultural centres of the Republic of

Serbia, is hosting, once again, the International Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial Competition in 2018, with participation of 100 pianists from

all over the world. Being a modern city of museums, theatres, galleries,

music and film festivals, The City of Novi Sad made the decision to bid for

the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021. Therefore, Novi Sad started a

project “Novi Sad 2021” that decided to relocate Isidor Bajić Music School and build

a new music and ballet school with the City Concert Hall. The new school will have the

capacity for 1500 students and 200 members of the staff in music school, and for the

600 students and 60 members of the staff in ballet school. It is expected to open in

2020, meaning that 9th International Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial will possibly be the

last one to take place at Njegoševa 9 Street, a location where it has remained for 65

years until today.

Since its foundation in 2002, Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial has successfully lasted for

16 years at Isidor Bajić Music School. Throughout almost 110 years of its establishment

(1909), following numerous awards and prizes for its successful operation, this

educational institution became the regional representative of The Associated Board of

the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). It collaborates with the European Music School

Union (EMU) and the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), and organizes the

Anton Eberst International Woodwind Competition (since 2008). Also, students of Isidor

Bajić Music School have achieved remarkable success at both national and international

competitions, winning an average of about 120 prizes annually for the last 20 years.

Apparently, this proves the importance of this institution and notable reputation of Isidor

Bajić Piano Memorial Competition, which are undoubtedly making their contribution to

strengthening institutions of culture and improving cultural participation.

Traditionally, just like every even year since 2002, we are sincerely looking

forward to the 9th Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial in 2018, at the beginning of December,

hoping it will continue to inspire young virtuosos towards the way of finding

their artistic expression. Dear pianists, welcome to the European Capital of

Culture, Novi Sad!

Editor’s Note

Olivera Budošan

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Isidor Bajić

ISIDOR BAJIĆ (1878 - 1915)

Isidor Bajić was born on August 16,

1878 in Kula, a small town in Bačka,

not far from Novi Sad. His name is

associated with the image of a versatile

music artist who left a significant

mark through his engagements as

a composer, pedagogue, writer,

and organizer in the cultural life of

Vojvodina at the turn of the 20th

century. Bajić became interested in

music in his early high school days. A

testimony to this is his then still boyish

interest in music lessons. Nevertheless,

his student-dedication led him to

take part in “music jobs” together

with his teacher Jovan Grčić, which

determined his future vocation to a

significant extent. While in the sixth

grade, Bajić began to compose, and in

the eighth he conducted the student

choir. Following his father’s desire, he

enrolled in law studies in Budapest

after completing grammar school, and

shortly afterwards embarked on his

musical studies at the Music Academy.

It is known that the young composer

was interested in the social life of

the Serbian community at that time,

forming the Serbian Students’ Choir,

for which he organized numerous

performance opportunities, also

leading the choir as a conductor.

Upon completing his studies, Isidor

Bajić moved back to Novi Sad where

he was appointed a teacher of singing

and church singing at the High Serbian

Orthodox Lyceum (today known as

High School Jovan Jovanović Zmaj).

Simultaneously, he gave piano, violin,

and tamburitza lessons, formed the

string and tamburitza orchestra, and

led the Lyceum choir. In addition

to his pedagogical work, Bajić had

a prominent role in the shaping of

the music awareness of the time. In

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Isidor Bajić

publications and daily newspapers

(Branko’s Ring, Chronicle of Matica

Srpska), he regularly published texts

on music, at the same time establishing

the only music magazine inYugoslavia

of the times, Serbian Music Magazine,

as well as an edition of printed

music, Serbian Music Library, which

focused on publishing works by Isidor

Bajić and his contemporaries. Bajić

expanded the limited methodological

literature by authoring two textbooks:

Piano and Piano Teaching (1901)

and Theory of Correct Singing from

Notes (1904). Isidor Bajić also acted

as a melographer, as a result of which

many of the folk and church melodies

he collected were then used in his

composing of piano, orchestral, and

choral works. In addition to many

songs for voice and piano, such

as “Songs of Love”, “Serbian Folk

Songs in ‘Collection of Folk Songs’ by

Mokranjac”, “Collection of Songs in

the Spirit of Serbian Folk Songs”, and

“Autumn Comes, My Quince”, popular

choral pieces like “Hey, Who Bought

You” and “Serbian girl”, and pieces with

singing, including “Djido”,“Chuchuk-

Stana”, “Brandy”, and “Peasant Girl”,

he composed the opera “Prince

Ivo from Semberija” based on the

historical drama by Branislav Nušić.

In 1909, Isidor Bajić founded a music

school, the only institution of such a

kind to be established in Vojvodina

since the foundation of the Singing

School by Aleksandar Mortifidis-

Nisis. Isidor Bajić Music School still

proudly bears the name of its founder

and continues to nurture his ideas. A

composer, theoretician, music writer,

performer and pedagogue, Isidor Bajić

died in Novi Sad on September 15,

1915, only 37 years old. Nevertheless,

his life mission has continued to live

through his students, students of his

students, through us, the teachers

and the students, who all together

grew up on the foundations of his

school and have set out into diverse

musical parts of the world… Therefore

in his honour, and in the honour of all

great ones and new ones, former onse

and future ones musicians, virtuosos,

performers, and pianists, we open the

Ninth Memorial bearing his name!

Mila Stojadinović

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Welcome note

BISERI

"Kada zauvek odem, prekinuće se jedna srebrna nit s nanizanim glatkim

biserima, koji će se rasuti po zemlji i otkotrljati, kući, svojim majkama

školjkama na dnu mora.

Ko će zaroniti za mojim biserima kada mene više ne bude?

Ko će znati da su bili moji?

Ko će znati da je ceo svet nekada visio oko mog vrata?"

Ostaju uspomene.To je ono, zbog čega se smejemo u društvu,

a plačemo kada smo sami.

Ostaju sećanja.

To je ono, što stavimo u školjku našeg srca i

zauvek ljuljamo u moru ljubavi.

Ostaju ideje.

To je ono, što nam daje energiju da idemo dalje,

čak i kada pomislimo da smo se umorili.

Ostaju dela.

To je ono, što nas je ujedinilo, jer se smo sretni kada

čujemo radost stvaranja.

Ostaje po jedan biser, za srce svakoga od Vas. Čuvajte ga.

Čuvajte ga, jer ćete dobiti krila, samo ako budete gledali u nebo.

Čuvajte ga, jer ljudi koji ne vide svet u sebi,

još manje mogu videti sebe u svetu.

Jednoga dana, kada se ponovo pronađemo,

to će biti najlepša biserna perla naših duša.

Neraskidiva i trajna.

Hvala svima koji su dovoljno hrabri, da veruju u lepotu i večnost umetnosti!

Dobro došli u Novi Sad na Deveti Memorijal Isidor Bajić!

prof. mr Radmila Rakin Martinović

Izvršni direktor Memorijala “Isidor Bajić”

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Welcome note

PEARLS

“When I leave forever, one silver thread holding polished

pearls will break apart, they will scatter across the ground

and roll home, to their mother shells at the bottom of the sea.”

Who will dive for my pearls when I am no longer?

Who will know that they once were mine?

Who will know that the entire world was once dangling around my neck?”

Memories remain.Theyarewhat we laugh overamongst company,

and cry over when alone.

Recollections remain.

They are what we place in the shell of our heart and

cradle in a sea of love forever.

Ideas remain.

Theyare what gives us energy to continue on,

even when we think we have grown tired of it all.

Deeds remain.

Theyare what has united us, for we are joyous whenever

we witness the wonder of creating.

One pearl still remains for each ofyour hearts. Treasure it.

Treasure it, for you will sprout wings if you gaze into the sky.

Cherish it, forthose who may not see the world within themselves

see themselves within the worldonly with even greater strain.

One day, when we find each other again - that will be the most beautiful

pearl of our souls.

Unbreakable and lasting.

Thanks to all those brave enough to believe in the beauty and eternity of art!

Welcome to Novi Sad to the 9 th Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial!

prof. Radmila Rakin Martinović, M.A.

Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial Executive Director

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Our Mission

MISIJA MEMORIJALA

Misija Memorijala „Isidor Bajić“ je darivanje prilike mladim pijanistima da se

orijentišu na svom umetničkom putu. Vrsni umetnici i stručnjaci raznih profila

poklanjaju mladima svoje vreme, znanje i iskustvo inspirišući ih da traže smisao

ovekovečen u pesmi Vilijama Blejka:

Videti svet u zrnu peska

I nebo u divljem cvetu,

Držati beskonačnost na dlanu ruke

I večnost u jednome času.

Vilijam Blejk (1757 - 1827, Proročanstva nevinosti)

dr Dorian Leljak

Umetnički direktor Memorijala „Isidor Bajić“

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Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Memorial Isidor Bajić is providing young pianists a chance of

orientation on their artistic path. Established artists and experts from various

fields contribute their time, knowledge, and experience thus inspiring the young

to search for the meaning eternized by a William Blake poem:

To see a world in a grain of sand

And a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour.

William Blake (1757 - 1827, Auguries of Innocence)

Dr. Dorian Leljak

Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial Artistic Director

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Saturday, December 1 st 2018

Serbian National Theatre

8:00 pm

C. Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22

Soloist: Lovre Marušić (Croatia)

Andante sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

Presto

1st Prize Winner (C category) and Laureate of the 8th Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial

GALA OPENING

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S. Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Andante - Allegro

Tema con variazioni

Allegro, ma non troppo

Soloist: Aleksandar Đermanović (Serbia)

1st Prize Winner (A category) of the 4th Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial

CEREMONY

Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò (Italy)

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A CATEGORY

LARA ARBAJTER

SERBIA

First Round

D. SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 213

W. A. MOZART Rondo in D Major, KV 485

Final Round

C. M. von WEBER Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

S. PROKOFIEV Prelude Op. 12, No. 7 in C Major, “The Harp”

VERA CECINO

ITALY

First Round

F. CHOPIN Polonaise Op. 26, No. 1 in C-sharp Minor

D. SCARLATTI Sonata in A Minor, K. 218

B. BARTÓK Allegro barbaro, Sz. 49

Final Round

M. CLEMENTI Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 25

I Allegro con espressione

F. LISZT Étude No. 3 in D-flat Major, “Un Sospiro”

(from Three Concert Études, S. 144)

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A CATEGORY

WEI-CHUN CHEN

REPUBLIC OF CHINA

First Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI/49

Final Round

I Allegro

R. SCHUMANN Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

I Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen

SERGEJ ČAVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826

I Sinfonia

J. HAYDN Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI/52

Final Round

I Allegro

S. RACHMANINOFF Elegie in E-flat Minor, Op. 3, No. 1

(from Morceaux de fantaisie)

Moment Musicaux Op. 16, No. 4 in E Minor

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A CATEGORY

ZLATA DANILOVSKA

REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13

I Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio

F. SCHUBERT Impromptu D. 935, No. 4 in F Minor (Op. posth. 142)

Final Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableaux Op. 33, No. 7 in E-flat Major

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38

JELENA KLISURIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

F. MENDELSSOHN Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14

J. BRAHMS Ballade No. 3 in G Minor

Final Round

(from Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118)

F. CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31

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A CATEGORY

KATARINA MALBAŠA

SERBIA

First Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Preludes, Op. 23

Final Round

No. 1 in F-sharp Minor

No. 6 in E-flat Major

No. 7 in C Minor

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Theme and Variations No. 6 in F Major, Op. 19

(from Six Pieces)

UNA MILJUŠ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914

S. RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableaux Op. 33, No. 8 in G Minor

Final Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Dumka in C Minor, Op. 59

V. MOKRANJAC Dances for Piano (1957)

No. 3: Moderato

No. 4: Allegro

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A CATEGORY

IVA MIŠIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825

I Prelude

II Alemande

F. CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, “Heroic”

Final Round

D. SCARLATTI Sonata in B Minor, K. 87

S. RACHMANINOFF Prelude Op. 23, No. 5 in G Minor

ZVJEZDAN VOJVODIĆ

CROATIA

First Round

B. PAPANDOPULO Etude No. 4

(from Eight Studies for Piano)

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27/1

Final Round

III Adagio con espressione

IV Allegro vivace

C. GOUNOD/F. LISZT Valse de l'opéra Faust, S. 407

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A CATEGORY

JOHNSON YAO

CHINA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Major, WTC I,

BWV 858

S. RACHMANINOFF Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2

Final Round

(from Morceaux de fantaisie)

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25 No. 5 in E Minor

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66

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B CATEGORY

ELIA CECINO

ITALY

First Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI/34

I Presto

C. DEBUSSY Étude No. 7, “Pour les degrés chromatiques”, L. 136

C. GOUNOD/F. LISZT Valse de l'opéra Faust, S. 407

Final Round

M. RAVEL Jeux d'eau

F. CHOPIN Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

IVANA DAMJANOV

SERBIA

First Round

C. DEBUSSY Reflections in the Water

(from Images, Book I, L. 110)

F. LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor, S. 244/2

Final Round

M. RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit

III Scarbo

A. SCRIABIN Étude in F-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 2

R. KORSAKOV/

G. CZIFFRA Flight of the Bumblebee

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B CATEGORY

SERGEI FILALEEV

RUSSIA

First Round

F. CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35

Final Round

I Grave - Doppio movimento

II Scherzo

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, WTC I, BWV 863

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, KV 457

I Molto allegro

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 10 in B Minor

SOLEIL FRÖHLICH

AUSTRIA

First Round

S. PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 75

No. 2 Scene: The Street Awakens

No. 6 Montagues and Capulets

No. 7 Friar Laurence

F. LISZT Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F Minor, S. 139

Final Round

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 6 in D Major, KV 284

I Allegro

F. CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

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B CATEGORY

LI-RONG HUANG

REPUBLIC OF CHINA

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”

Final Round

M. RAVEL La Valse

I Das Lebewohl: Adagio - Allegro

II Abwesenheit: Andante espressivo

III Das Wiedersehen: Vivacissimamente

ALEKSA JANKOVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S BACH Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor, WTC II, BWV 890

A. SCRIABIN Étude Op. 2, No. 1 in C-sharp Minor

Final Round

Études Op. 8

No. 2 in F-sharp Minor

No. 11 in B-flat Minor

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57

I Allegro assai

D. DESPIĆ Nocturno Op. 5, No. 1 in F-sharp Minor

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B CATEGORY

TOME KOSTOVSKI

REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

First Round

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 10 in C Major, KV 330

I Allegro moderato

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 12 in C Major

Final Round

F. LISZT Dante Sonata (Fantasia Quasi Sonata) in D Minor

(Années de pèlerinage, II Year: Italy, S. 161)

DANILO KULIŠIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata “Quasi una fantasia” No. 14 in C-sharp Minor,

Final Round

Op. 27, No. 2

I Adagio sostenuto

II Allegretto

III Presto agitato

F. LISZT Rhapsodie espagnole, S. 254

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B CATEGORY

ANTON MAKAN

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

I Allegro

II Andante

III Presto

W. A. MOZART Fantasia No. 4 in C Minor, KV 475

Final Round

C. FRANCK Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18

MARIE NEURATHNER

AUSTRIA

First Round

B. SMETANA Three Polkas de salon, Op. 7

No. 1 in F-sharp Major

No. 2 in F Minor

No. 3 in E Major

J. S BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, WTC I, BWV 848

Final Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/50

I Allegro

C. DEBUSSY Arabesque No. 1 in E Major, L.66/1

F. LISZT Liebesträume No. 3 in A-flat Major, S. 541

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B CATEGORY

RASTKO PAVLOVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3

I Presto

F. CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

Final Round

A. SCRIABIN Étude Op. 42, No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

MIA PEČNIK

CROATIA

First Round

F. CHOPIN Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57

B. KUNC Bagatelle No. 6, Op. 44

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53

Final Round

I Allegro con brio

C. FRANCK Prelude, Fugue and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 11 in A Minor

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B CATEGORY

YIYAN SHEN

CHINA

First Round

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

Final Round

F. CHOPIN Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49

MILAN SLIJEPČEVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, WTC II, BWV 893

S. RACHMANINOFF Études-tableaux Op. 39, No. 1 in C Minor

D. KABALEVSKY Rondo in A Minor, Op. 59

Final Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3

I Allegro con brio

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

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B CATEGORY

TEODORA STANKOVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

M. RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales

Final Round

I Modéré – très franc

II Assez lent – avec une expression intense

III Modéré

IV Assez animé

V Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime

VI Vif

VII Moins vif

VIII Épilogue: lent

F. CHOPIN Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49

YU-HAN SUN

REPUBLIC OF CHINA

First Round

A. BERG Sonata Op. 1

Final Round

A. SCRIABIN Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30

I Andante

II Prestissimo volando

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B CATEGORY

ANGELA TODOROVA

BULGARIA

First Round

J. S BACH Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A Minor, BWV 989

C. DEBUSSY Reflections in the Water

Final Round

(from Images, Book I, L. 110)

R. SCHUMANN Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22

I So rasch wie möglich

K. KYURKCHIYSKI Variations on the Bulgarian folk song “Todora's dream”

LAZAR TORBICA

SERBIA

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80

F. LISZT Transcendental Étude No. 8 in C Minor, “Wild Jagd”

Final Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI/52

I Allegro

F. CHOPIN Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

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B CATEGORY

FANG WEI ZHAO

CHINA

First Round

J. S. BACH Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

Final Round

I Allegro

II Andante

III Presto

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in D Major, WTC II, BWV 874

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

GABRIELE ZICARI

ITALY

First Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY November (Troika) No. 11 in E Major

(from The Seasons, Op. 37b)

D. SCARLATTI Toccata in D Minor, K. 141

S. RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableaux Op. 39, No. 6 in A Minor

A. SCRIABIN Étude Op. 8, No. 12 in D-sharp Minor

Final Round

A. SCRIABIN Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone, Op. 9, No. 1

O. MESSIAEN Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus

No. 2 Regard de l'étoile

No. 16 Regard des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages

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C CATEGORY

IN-JU BANG

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, WTC II, BWV 887

F. MENDELSSOHN Variations sérieuses, Op. 54

A. SCRIABIN Étude Op. 42, No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

Semi-Final Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI/34

Presto

Adagio

Vivace molto

F. SCHUBERT Sonata No. 14 in A Minor, D. 784

Allegro giusto

Andante

Allegro vivace

S. BARBER Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26

Final Round

Allegro energico

Allegro vivace e leggero

Adagio mesto

Fuga: Allegro con spirito

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Allegro moderato

Adagio sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

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C CATEGORY

MAXIM BETEKHTIN

RUSSIA

First Round

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 17 in B-flat Major, KV 570

Allegro

Adagio

Allegretto

F. LISZT Hungaraian Rhapsody No. 16 in A Minor, S. 244

Semi-Final Round

C. DEBUSSY Suite Bergamasque, L. 75

Prélude

Menuet

Clair de lune

Passepied

M. MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Final Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

Andante semplice

Allegro con fuoco

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C CATEGORY

LILI BOGDANOVA

BULGARIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, WTC II, BWV 885

C. DEBUSSY Préludes, Book I

No. 7 Ce qu'a vu le vent d’ouest

No. 10 La cathédrale engloutie

S. RACHMANINOFF Etudes-tableaux Op. 39, No. 9 in D Major

Semi-Final Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26

Andante con Variazioni

Scherzo - Allegro molto

Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe - Maestoso andante

Allegro

J. BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op. 76

Final Round

F. LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125

Adagio sostenuto assai -

Allegro agitato assai -

Allegro moderato -

Allegro deciso -

Marziale un poco meno allegro -

Allegro animato

28


C CATEGORY

LUCA CHIANDOTTO

ITALY

First Round

F. LISZT Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este, No. 4

(Années de pèlerinage, III Year, S.163)

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 6 in G-sharp Minor

A. SCRIABIN Vers la flamme, Op. 72

Semi-Final Round

M. RAVEL Miroirs

Noctuelles

Oiseaux tristes

Une barque sur l'océan

Alborada del gracioso

La vallée des cloches

S. BARBER Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26

Final Round

Allegro energico

Allegro vivace e leggier

Adagio mesto

Fuga: Allegro con spirito

F. CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21

Maestoso

Larghetto

Allegro vivace

29


C CATEGORY

GIRIM CHOI

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, WTC II, BWV 875

A. SCRIABIN Études Op. 8, No. 12 in D-sharp Minor

F. LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514

Semi-Final Round

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 12 in F Major, KV 332

Allegro

Adagio

Allegro assai

F. CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

Final Round

Allegro inquieto

Andante caloroso

Precipitato

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

Andante semplice

Allegro con fuoco

30


C CATEGORY

KRISTIAN CVETKOVIĆ

SWITZERLAND

First Round

F. SCHUBERT Impromptus D. 899, Op. 90

No. 1 in C Minor

No. 2 in E-flat Major

Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 3

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 10, No. 1 in C Major

Semi-Final Round

N. PAGANINI/

B. PAPANDOPULO Transcription of 14th Capriccio of Paganini

J. S. BACH Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971

Allegro

Andante

Presto

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 11 in A Major, KV 331

F. SCHUBERT Impromptus D. 899, Op. 90

Final Round

No. 3 in G-flat Major

No. 4 in A-flat Major

L. van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Allegro moderato

Andante con moto

Rondo. Vivace

31


C CATEGORY

DOROTEJA ĆIRIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36

Semi-Final Round

Allegro agitato

Non allegro - Lento

Allegro molto

J. HAYDN Sonata No. 46 in E Major, Hob. XVI/31

Moderato

Allegretto

Presto

F. CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35

Grave - Doppio movimento

Scherzo

Marche funèbre: Lento

Finale: Presto

M. RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

Final Round

C. SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22

Andante sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

Presto

32


C CATEGORY

KONSTANTIN DENKOV

KAZAKHSTAN/RUSSIA

First Round

D. SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D Minor, Op. 87

Semi-Final Round

Preludes, Op. 34

No. 14 in E-flat Minor

No. 12 in G-sharp Minor

No. 10 in C-sharp Minor

M. MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 29

Final Round

I Allegro molto sostenuto

II Andante assai

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

Andante semplice

Allegro con fuoco

33


C CATEGORY

DAMIR DURMANOVIĆ

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

First Round

N. MEDTNER Forgotten Melodies I, Op. 38

No. 6 Canzona serenata in F Minor

Fairy Tale in F Minor Op. 26, No. 3

Fairy Tales Op. 20

No. 1 in B-flat Minor

No. 2 in B Minor, “Campanella”

S. RACHMANINOFF Prelude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12

Semi-Final Round

Prelude in B-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 2

F. SCHUBERT Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946

No. 1 in E-flat Minor

No. 2 in E-flat Major

No. 3 in C Major

J. BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op. 76

Final Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Allegro moderato

Adagio sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

34


C CATEGORY

EDUARD DYACHENKO

RUSSIA

First Round

W. A. MOZART Rondo in A Minor, KV 511

F. CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31

Semi-Final Round

F. SCHUBERT Fantasie in C Major, D. 760, Op. 15

Allegro con Fuoco - Adagio -

Presto - Allegro

F. LISZT Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173

No. 7 Funérailles

D. SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in D Minor, Op. 87

Final Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

Andante semplice

Allegro con fuoco

35


C CATEGORY

ANASTASIYA DZISYAK

UKRAINE

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2

I Allegro

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Semi-Final Round

T. ADES Darknesse Visible (1992)

J. S. BACH French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 815

I Allemande

II Courante

III Sarabande

IV Gavotte

V Menuet

VI Air

VII Gigue

S. RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Corelli in D Minor, Op. 42

Final Round

B. BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major, Sz. 119

Allegretto

Adagio religioso

Allegro vivace

36


C CATEGORY

SEVERIN FILIPOVIĆ

CROATIA

First Round

J. S. BACH/

F. BUSONI Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”,

BWV 639

F. MENDELSSOHN Variations Sérieuses in D Minor, Op. 54

Semi-Final Round

R. SCHUMANN Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 11

M. RAVEL Miroirs

Final Round

Un poco adagio – Allegro vivace

Aria: Senza passion, ma espressivo

Scherzo e Intermezzo: Allegrissimo – Lento.

Alla burla, ma pomposo

Finale: Allegro un poco maestoso

II Oiseaux tristes

IV Alborada del gracioso

V La vallée des cloches

M. RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major

Allegramente

Adagio assai

Presto

37


C CATEGORY

RICHARD FOO

USA

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

I Vivace ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo

II Prestissimo

III Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung.

Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

F. CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2

F. LISZT Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F Minor, S. 139

Semi-Final Round

M. RAVEL Ondine

(from Gaspard de la Nuit)

R. SCHUMANN Waldszenen, Op. 82

C. VINE Sonata No. 1

Final Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Allegro moderato

Adagio sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

38


C CATEGORY

MADOKA FUKAMI

JAPAN

First Round

A. GINASTERA Sonata No. 1, Op. 22

Allegro marcato

Presto misterioso

Adagio molto appassionato

Ruvido ed ostinato

C. DEBUSSY Étude No. 11, “Pour les arpèges composes”, L. 136

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 10, No 5 in G-flat Major

Semi-Final Round

C. DEBUSSY Tarantelle Styrienne (Danse), L. 77

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38

Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

C. DEBUSSY Images oubliées

Lent (mélancolique et doux)

Souvenir du Louvre, Sarabande

Quelques aspects de “Nous n'irons plus au bois”

Estampes, L. 100

Pagodes

La soirée dans Grenade

Jardins sous la pluie

C. SAINT-SAËNS Etude Op. 111, No. 2 in F Major, "Toccata D'après le Cinquieme Concerto"

Final Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

Andante semplice

Allegro con fuoco

39


C CATEGORY

DESPINA ILIEVA

REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA/AUSTRIA

First Round

J. BRAHMS Ballade Op. 10, No. 2 in D Major

B. BARTÓK Romanian dance No. 1, Op. 8a/1

N. NIKOLOVSKI Toccata, Op. 20

Semi-Final Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, WTC II, BWV 889

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53

Allegro con brio

Instroduzione. Adagio molto

Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

F. LISZT Legend No. 2, "St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots"

(from Two Legends, S. 175)

S. RACHMANINOFF Six Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

Final Round

No. 1 in B-flat Minor

No. 4 in E Minor

E. GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Allegro molto moderato

Adagio

Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Andante maestoso

40


C CATEGORY

JUNICHI ITO

FRANCE

First Round

F. CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

S. RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableaux Op. 39, No. 4 in B Minor

Semi-Final Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

Allegro con brio

Adagio con molto espressione

Menuetto

Rondo. Allegretto

F. CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

Final Round

Allegro maestoso

Scherzo. Molto vivace

Largo

Finale. Presto non tanto

F. CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

Allegro maestoso

Romance. Larghetto

Rondo. Vivace

41


C CATEGORY

ANDRIJA JOVOVIĆ

MONTENEGRO

First Round

D. SCARLATTI Sonata in E Major, K.135

F. CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42

C. DEBUSSY Reflections in the Water

(from Images, Book I, L. 110)

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

Semi-Final Round

J. S. BACH Toccata in F-sharp Minor, BWV 910

L. van BEETHOVEN Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major, Op. 35

F. CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53

A. SCRIABIN Prelude for the Left Hand, Op. 9

Final Round

Étude in D-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12

F. CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21

Maestoso

Larghetto

Allegro vivace

42


C CATEGORY

ALEXEY KUZNETSOV

RUSSIA

First Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Dumka, Op. 59

F. LISZT Transcendental Études, S. 139

Semi-Final Round

No. 10 in F Minor, “Appassionata”

No. 12 in B-flat Minor, “Chasse-neige”

A. SCRIABIN Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 23

Drammàtico

Allegretto

Andante

Presto con fuoco

S. RACHMANINOFF Études-Tableaux, Op. 39

M. RAVEL La Valse

Final Round

No. 1 in C Minor

No. 5 in E-flat Minor

No. 7 in C Minor

No. 8 in D Minor

F. LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125

Adagio sostenuto assai -

Allegro agitato assai -

Allegro moderato - Allegro deciso -

Marziale un poco meno allegro

43


C CATEGORY

MIYEON LEE

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

First Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI/33

Allegro

Adagio

Menuet

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 6 in G-sharp Minor

C. DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse, L. 106

Semi-Final Round

R. SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

M. RAVEL La Valse

Final Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Allegro moderato

Adagio sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

44


C CATEGORY

ALEXANDRA LOTOVA

RUSSIA

First Round

D. SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 1

Sonata in A Major, K. 24

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

F. LISZT Transcendental Étude No. 8 in C Minor, “Wilde Jagd”

Semi-Final Round

J. S. BACH Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914

S. RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42

S. BARBER Sonata in E-flat Minor, Op. 26

Final Round

Allegro energico

Allegro vivace e leggero

Adagio mesto

Fuga: Allegro con spirito

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Allegro moderato

Adagio sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

45


C CATEGORY

ALEXANDR MALTSEV

RUSSIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, WTC I, BWV 857

F. CHOPIN Andante Spinato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante

Semi-Final Round

in E-flat Major, Op. 22

J. S. BACH/F. BUSONI Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639

F. CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35

S. RACHMANINOFF/

Grave - Doppio movimento

Scherzo

Marche funebre: Lento

Finale: Presto

Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 21, No. 2

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

A. YUROVSKY 14 Songs Op. 34, No. 14 “Vocalise”

Final Round

F. CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

Allegro maestoso

Romance. Larghetto

Rondo. Vivace

46


C CATEGORY

DAVID MALUSA

ITALY

First Round

F. LISZT Totentanz, S. 126

Semi-Final Round

W. A. MOZART Sonata No. 9 in D Major, KV 311

Allegro con spirito

Andante con espressione

Rondeau

S. RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22

Final Round

M. RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major

Allegramente

Adagio assai

Presto

47


C CATEGORY

KAJA MANDIĆ PLAVŠIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

F. CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 30

No. 1 in C Minor

No. 2 in B Minor

No. 3 in D-flat Major

No. 4 in C-sharp Minor

Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Semi-Final Round

B. BARTÓK Five Pieces for Children

No. 10 Kindertanz,

No. 38 Weihnachtszauberlied

No. 59 Romanze

No. 60 Fangspiel

No. 74 Abschied

J. S. BACH Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826

Sinfonia

Allemande

Courante

Sarebande

Rondeaux

Capriccio

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Vivace ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo

Prestissimo

Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto

cantabile ed espressivo

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 7 in C-sharp Minor

48

Final Round

S. PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Andante - Allegro

Tema e variazioni

Allegro ma non troppo


C CATEGORY

WATARU MASHIMO

JAPAN

First Round

A. SCRIABIN Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19,

“Sonata-Fantasy”

Andante

Presto

C. DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse, L. 106

Semi-Final Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53

Allegro con brio

Instroduzione. Adagio molto

Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

F. CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

Final Round

Allegro maestoso

Scherzo: Molto vivace

Largo

Finale: Presto non tanto

L. van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Allegro moderato

Andante con moto

Rondo. Vivace

49


C CATEGORY

ADEM MEHMEDOVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, WTC I, BWV 849

A. SCRIABIN Deux dances, Op. 73

No. 1 Guirlandes

No. 2 Flammes sombres

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Semi-Final Round

J. S. BACH Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826

Sinfonia

Allemande

Courante

Sarabande

Rondeaux

Capriccio

J. HAYDN Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI/23

Allegro moderato

Adagio

Finale - Presto

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 5 in E Minor

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

Final Round

Allegro inquieto

Andante caloroso

Precipitato

L. van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73

Allegro

Adagio un poco moto

Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

50


C CATEGORY

LUKA MILOSAVLJEVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

W. A. MOZART Adagio in B Minor, KV 540

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28

Semi-Final Round

R. SCHUMANN Carneval, Op. 9

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47

Final Round

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53

L. van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Allegro con brio

Largo

Rondo - Allegro

51


C CATEGORY

YANGYANG RUAN

CHINA

First Round

F. CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 33

Semi-Final Round

No. 1 in G-sharp Minor

No. 2 in D Major

No. 3 in C Major

No. 4 in B Minor

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

C. DEBUSSY Images, Book II, L. 111

No. 1 Cloches à travers les feuilles (mélancolie diffuse)

No. 2 Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut

No. 3 Poissons d'or

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Allegro molto

R. SCHUMANN Sonata in G Minor, Op. 22

Final Round

Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro ma non troppo

So rasch wie möglich

Andantino. Getragen

Scherzo. Sehr rasch und markiert

Finale. Presto

F. CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

Allegro maestoso

Romance. Larghetto

Rondo. Vivace

52


C CATEGORY

POLINA SASKO

UKRAINE

First Round

C. DEBUSSY La terrasse des audiences des clair du lune, No. 7

(from Préludes, Book II)

La serenade interrompue, No. 9

(from Préludes, Book I)

S. RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableaux Op. 33, No. 6 in E-flat Minor

Semi-Final Round

N. MEDTNER Sonata Reminiscenza in A Minor, Op. 38, No. 1

F. CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2

M. RAVEL Jeux d'eau

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14

Final Round

Allegro, ma non troppo

Scherzo: Allegro marcato

Andante

Vivace - Moderato - Vivace

M. RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major

Allegramente

Adagio assai

Presto

53


C CATEGORY

DUŠAN SRETOVIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor, WTC II, BWV 891

F. LISZT Three Concert Études, S. 144

Semi-Final Round

No. 3 in D-flat Major, “Un Sospiro”

No. 2 in F Minor, “La leggierezza”

J. BRAHMS Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

Allegro maestoso

C. DEBUSSY Préludes, Book I

Final Round

Andante. Andante espressivo

Scherzo. Allegro energico

Intermezzo. Andante molto

Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato

No. 5 Les collines d'Anacapri

No. 10 La cathédrale engloutie

F. LISZT Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, S. 124

Allegro maestoso

Quasi Adagio

Allegretto vivace. Allegro animato

Allegro marziale animato

54


C CATEGORY

MAREK STUPAVSKY

SERBIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Sonata in A Minor, BWV 965

Adagio

Fuga: Allegro

Adagio. Presto

Allemande

Courante

Sarabande

Gigue

V. MOKRANJAC Fragments

Semi-Final Round

F. SCHUBERT Sonata in C Minor, D. 958

Allegro

Adagio

Menuetto: Allegro - Trio

Allegro

C. DEBUSSY La cathédrale engloutie, No. 10

(from Préludes, Book I)

S. PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

Final Round

Allegro inquieto

Andante caloroso

Precipitato

L. van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Allegro con brio

Largo

Rondo - Allegro

55


C CATEGORY

CHUN HIM TAM

CHINA/HONG KONG

First Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Semi-Final Round

C. DEBUSSY L'isle joyeuse, L. 106

F. LISZT Sonata in B Minor, L. 178

O. MESSIAEN Regard de l'Esprit de joie, No. 10

Final Round

(from Vingt Regards sur l'enfant-Jésus)

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1

Vivace

Andante

Allegro vivace

56


C CATEGORY

GIULIA TONIOLO

ITALY

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, WTC I, BWV 859

F. MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28

Semi-Final Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Op. 22

Allegro con brio

Adagio con molto espressione

Menuetto

Rondo: Allegretto

F. CHOPIN Étude Op. 25, No. 5 in E Minor

Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60

I. STRAVINSKY Piano Sonata (1924)

Final Round

F. LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125

Adagio sostenuto assai -

Allegro agitato assai -

Allegro moderato - Allegro deciso -

Marziale un poco meno allegro

57


C CATEGORY

ANASTASIA TURKINA

RUSSIA

First Round

J. S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in E Major, WTC II, BWV 878

S. RACHMANINOFF Études-Tableaux, Op. 39

Semi-Final Round

No. 1 in C Minor

No. 2 in A Minor

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53

Allegro con brio

Instroduzione. Adagio molto

Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

F. CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Final Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Allegro moderato

Adagio sostenuto

Allegro scherzando

58


C CATEGORY

ZIXIANG WANG

CHINA

First Round

M. RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit

Semi-Final Round

Ondine

Le Gibet

Scarbo

J. HAYDN Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI/40

Allegretto innocente

Presto

S. RACHMANINOFF Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY/

Allegro moderato

Lento

Allegro molto

S. FEINBERG Scherzo from Symphony No. 6, Op. 74

Final Round

S. RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30

Allegro ma non tanto

Intermezzo. Adagio

Finale. Alla breve

59


C CATEGORY

PRZEMYSLAW WINNICKI

POLAND

First Round

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13

Grave

Adagio cantabile

Rondo: Allegro

S. RACHMANINOFF Étude-Tableaux, Op. 39, No. 9 in D Major

Semi-Final Round

J. HAYDN Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI/34

S. MONIUSZKO/

Presto

Adagio

Vivace molto

H. MELCER The Spinner Girl

C. SAINT-SAËNS/

F. LISZT Dance Macabre, Op. 40

C. DEBUSSY Clair de Lune, No. 3 in D-flat Major

(from Suite Bergamasque, L.75)

H. BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II, Op. 35

K. VILENSKY Variations on the Theme by Paganini (2004)

Final Round

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso

Andante semplice

Allegro con fuoco

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MILICA ZIDARIĆ

SERBIA

First Round

D. SCARLATTI Sonata in E Minor, K. 98

A. SCRIABIN Two Poèmes, Op. 32

M. RAVEL Ondine

Semi-Final Round

Andante cantabile

Allegro, con eleganza, con fiducia

(from Gaspard de la Nuit)

S. RACHMANINOFF Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2

Final Round

Preludes, Op. 32

R. SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Allegro affetuoso

Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso

Allegro vivace

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Biographies

Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra (Serbia) was established in 2011 at the initiative

of Berislav Skenderović, as the representative ensemble of the AP Vojvodina organized on the

principle of staggione. The orchestra was primarily formed in 2001 as Vojvodina Symphonists,

and ten years later it became a professional orchestra with the new name Vojvodina Symphony

Orchestra. Within it’s seven years of existence, the orchestra has realized about seventy concerts

and achieved a significant level of playing and interpretation standards. Vojvodina Symphony

Orchestra always attract a large number of audience to their concerts in the Synagogue (Novi

Sad) and Serbian National Theatre (Novi Sad), whose acclamation shows that their expectations

related to the quality of symphony sound, orchestra discipline, assurance, and balanced

playing have not been betrayed. Insisting on diversity of classical, and sometimes of a wider

repertoire in terms of genre (in particular when it comes to more popular New Year’s concerts),

the orchestra has shown itself the best until now in late-Romanticism pieces of symphony

and concert literature, capturing the audience with its rich sound, wide dynamic scale and

rich cantilenas. The orchestra co-operates often with renowned conductors of international

musical scene, such as Saulius Sondeckis, Marco Parisotto, Mats Liljefors, Marcus Poschner,

Bundit Ungrangsee, Phillip Pickett, Jari Haemeleinen, Francesco La Vecchia, Zuohuang Chen,

Tigran Hakhnazaryan, Gianluca Marciano… and attractive soloists such as Lorenzo Gatto,

Tatiana Samouil, Justus Grim, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Valery Oistrach, Martin Köfler, Christof

Berner, Chuanyun Li, Cyprien Katsaris, Alexandar Zemtsov, Sreten Krstić, Aleksandar Madžar,

Rita Kinka, Nebojša Jovan Živković, Laura Levai Aksin, Jasminka Stančul, Katarina Jovanović,

Nemanja Radulović, Roman Simović, Aleksandar Tasić, Ratimir Martinović, Stefan Milenković,

Mladen Čolić and other exceptional musicians.

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Biographies

Gianluca Marcianò (Italy) is an Italian conductor, who has been increasingly in demand

since his operatic debut with Croatian National Opera in 2007. Praised in The Sunday Times for his

“unfailingly theatrical and idiomatic conducting“, Marcianó has strong ties with the opera houses

Oviedo, Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan, and within the UK, English National Opera, Grange Park

Opera, Longborough Opera and the English Chamber Orchestra. Engagements in the 2017-

18 season include “Andrea Chénier” (Opera de Oviedo), “Un ballo in Maschera” (Grange

Park Opera), “Tosca” (Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago) and “Olimpiade” (Teatro de San

Carlo). Marcianó is currently Principal Conductor of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi

Sad, Serbia. He is also the Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, where he

has conducted works including Cherubini's “Medee”, Rossini's “Stabat Mater” and Berlioz's

“La Mort de Cleopatre”. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal

Golfo in Lerici and Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.

Other recent engagements include “Turandot” and “Nabucco” for Opera de Oviedo; “La Traviata”,

“Madama Butterfly” and “La Boheme” for the Lithuanian National Opera; “Tosca” for Grange Park

Opera; “Nabucco” for the Chelsea Opera Group; Elgar's Symphony No. 1 in Tokyo; “Pagliacci” in

Moscow, “Ernani” and “La Traviata” for Lithuanian National Opera. Marcianó has worked widely in the

UK, including at English National Opera (conducting Jonathan Miller's production of “La Boheme”

and Anthony Minghella's production of “Madama Butterfly”); Grange Park Opera ( “Don Carlo”,

“Eugene Onegin”, “Samson et Dalila”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Tosca”, “I Puritani”, “The Queen of Spades”

and “La Traviata” ); the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (gala concert with Simon Keenlyside);

Longborough Festival Opera (“Die Zauberflöte”, “Le Nozze di Figaro”, “Don Giovanni”, “Cosi fan

Tutte” and “La Traviata”); and the Chelsea Opera Group (“Manon Lescaut”, “La Traviata”, “La Favorite”

and “Alzira”). From 2011-14 Marcianó held the position of Musical Director/Principal Conductor of the

Tbilisi State Opera, where his operatic performances included “La Forza del Destino”, “Cavalleria

Rusticana”, “Nabucco”, “Attila”, “ll Trovatore”, “Mitridate”, “Re di Ponto” and “Aida”. He also has strong

links with the opera houses in Oviedo, Minsk, Tbilisi and Yerevan. During his time in Zagreb as the

main conductor, he conducted “Nabucco”, “La Traviata”, “Turandot”, “Carmen”, “La Cenerentola” and

“Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. In Minsk, he has performed “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and “La Traviata”, and at the

Teatro Verdi in Sassari, La Pietra del Paragone, Poulenc's “Les mamelles de Tiresias” and the Italian

premiere of Debussy's “La Damoiselle Elue”. In 2011 he conducted “La Traviata” at the Prague State

Opera. On the concert platform, Marcianó has worked with instrumentalists such as Gautier Capucon,

Arabella Steinbacher, Anna Tifu, Alexandra Soumm, Steven lsserlis, Boris Andrianov, Maria Joao Pires,

David Geringas, Khatia Buniatishvili, Sergei Krylov, Nina Kotova, Giovanni Sollima, Sergei Nakariakov

and Denis Kozhukin. His recent work includes concerts with the George Enescu Philharmonic and

the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he performed Mahler's Symphony No.1. In 2011 he

has a close relationship with the English Chamber Orchestra, opening their 2011/12 London season

in a programme including Mozart's Symphony No.39 and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 at the

Cadogan Hall. Other notable orchestras which Marcianó has conducted include the Moscow City

Russian Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Bournemouth

Symphony Orchestra, the Oviedo Filarmonia, the Sarajevo Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra

di Padova e del Veneta, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, The World Orchestra, the Macau

Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

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Biographies

Lovre Marušić (Croatia) started his

musical education in 2006 with Professor Natalia

Troull in Moscow (Central Music school at the P. I.

Tschaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory) which he

successfully finished in 2011. He continued with his

piano studies at the Music Academy in Zagreb under

Ruben Dalibaltayan and Ljubomir Gašparović where

he has finished his Master’s degree. He is currently studying at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt

in Weimar under Grigory Gruzman. During his studies he has been working with prominent

professors and pianists (Naum Grubert, Mikhail Olenev, Peter Eicher, Snežana Panovska,

Evgeny Starodubtsev, Szokolay Balázs, Dmitry Bashkirov, Danijel Detoni, Malcolm Bilson,

Kemal Gekić). Lovre Marušić has taken part in various national and international competitions

and he has won several prizes such as: first prize on 20th «Santa Cecilia» International Piano

Competition in Porto, Portugal (2018), first prize on IMF International Piano Competition in

Paris, France (2018), first prize on International Piano Competition New Stars in Manchester,

UK (2016), first prize on World Piano Teachers Assosiation International Piano Competition in

London, UK (2017), first prize and absolute winner of the competition, jury and public award

on International Piano Competition Isidor Bajić in Novi Sad, Serbia (2016), first prize and best

interpretation of J. S. Bach on International Competition Jurica Murai in Varaždin, Croatia (2016),

just to mention few. Lovre Marušić is a member of Vladimir Spivakov fondation. As a soloist and

chamber musician he performs on various festivals and concert series across Croatia, Serbia,

Italy, Germany, Lichtenstein, Russia, Ukraine, Japan and USA. He performed with orchestra of

Croatian National Theatre in Split under mo. Ivan Repušić, Irkutsk Phillharmonic under mo. Ilmar

Lapinshem, Zagreb Phillharmonic under maestr Zoran Juranić, El sistema Serbia orchestra

under mo. Gerard Estrada and many others. He is appointed as a assistant professor - piano

department on Music Academy in Zagreb, Croatia, having master classes and was a jury member

in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia. Lovre Marušić is recording for KNS his debut CD and is a

executive and artistic director of Ostinato chamber festival in Omiš, Croatia. His performances

in season 2018/2019 includes recitals in Cologne and Kassel (Germany), performances with

Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Zagreb, Croatia (Lisinski hall), Voyvodina

Symphony Orchestra in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra in Dubrovnik,

Croatia, several recitals in Portugal, recital in Paris, France and recitals in Zadar and Split,

Croatia, to mention few. Lovre Marušić is represented by CristoforiumArt management.

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Biographies

Aleksandar Đermanović (Serbia) is a pianist

currently on his Doctoral studies at the Academy of

Arts in Novi Sad under the mentorship of Dr Dorian

Leljak. He has recently finished a Postgraduate

course at the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg with

Jacques Rouvier and the highly prestigious Artist

Diploma and a Master’s degree at the Royal College

of Music in London studying with Ian Jones and Dmitri

Alexeev. At the RCM he was a recipient of financial

support as an ABRSM scholar, Gary and Eleanor Brass

Scholar and as a beneficiary of the Henry Wood Trust,

Lee Abbey Award and a Leverhulme Postgraduate

Studentship. His early and undergraduate musical

studies were undertaken in Serbia where his piano

Professors were Tatjana Vukmanović and Dorian

Leljak respectively. Aleksandar won numerous

competitions as a soloist, a chamber musician and as

a composer including Third Prize at the San Donna

di Piave Piano competition in Italy, Third Prize at the

Sheepdrove intercollegiate piano competition (UK),

First Prize at the Memorial Isidor Bajić and more. He

has performed throughout Europe in venues such as

Rachmaninoff Hall (Moscow), in London at Wigmore

Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall,

Steinway Hall, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Purcell

Room, Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre, St. Martin’-

in-the-Fields, the French Institute etc.

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Giuliano Adorno (Italy)

graduated in June 1999 under

the guidance of Antonio Di

Cristofano and attended the

advanced courses at the Ecole

Normale “A. Cortot” in Paris

weith Nelson Delle Vigne and

later in Madrid with Leonel

Morales. He joined several

National and International

piano competitions, having

been consistently winner

and awarded: “Accademia

delle Muse” di Camaiore; “Città di Pietra Ligure”; “Pinerolo città della cavalleria”; “F.I.D.A.P.A”,

Pisa; “Città di Albenga”; “Giulio Rospigliosi”, Lamporecchio (PT), “Terme di Saturnia”, Saturnia;

“Uliveto Terme”, Pisa; “Franz Schubert”, Tagliolo Monferrato; “Città di Cesenatico”, “Città

di S.Giuliano Terme” (PI), Mallorca International Music Competition, Mendelssohn Piano

Competition (Le), “Anton Garcia Abril” a Teruel, Spagna. He held concerts for several Italian

and worldwide institutions such as Salle Munch and the Salle Cortot of Parigi; Concert Noble

e Maison du commune de Anderlecht, Bruxelles; Sala de Plenos, Auditorium “Manuel de Falla”,

Castello dell’Alhambra, Granada; Asociaciòn Ars et Musica, Valencia; Parador de Xàbia, Alicante;

Volkshochschule Reutlingen, Stoccarda; Sinkt Andraa Kirke, Salisburgo; Società Dante Alighieri,

Berna; Festival Pianistico di Grosseto, Terme di Saturnia, Teatro di Cesenatico, Teatro di Marina

di Pietrasanta, Mendelssohn Festival (LE), Chiesa dei Ss. Apostoli, Sala Baldini, Domus Talenti,

Roma, Sala Monteverdi Cremona, Festival Echos Alessandria, Auditorium del conservatorio di

Cagliari, MEAM European museum of art Barcelona - Spain, etc..). His wide repertoire includes

solo works, chamber music works and several piano concertos. He cooperated in chambre

music projects with artists such as oboist Albrecht Mayer, Soprano Elisabeth Norberg-Schultz,

Cellist Hans-Eberhard Dentler. He recently toured Japan (Tokyo/Nagoya/Chiba) with a

program about the diplomatic relationship Italy/Japan. One of his recent appearance was the

Chopin recital held in Warsaw at Royal Park Lazienki for the Chopin Society Warsaw. In 2016

he performed the renowned Rhapsody in Blue by G. Gershwin with the Italian National Police

State Band, conducted by Maurizio Billi. He is steadily cooperating with Grosseto Symphony

Orchestra, with which he recently performed Rachmaninov Piano concerto op. 18, Beethoven

op. 15 Piano concerto and Liszt concerto n.1. He is artistic director of Orbetello Piano Festival

since 2012, and since 2017 he is the founder and artistic director of Orbetello International

Piano Competition.

Jury Member


Biographies

Denis Vladimirovich Chefanov (Russia) was born

in 1974, Tyumen. He started piano lessons at the age of 4 under

the guidance of his mother, who is a professional music teacher.

His stage debut took place at the Kazan Academic Theatre of

Opera and Ballet when he was 7. His first stage performance

with State symphonic orchestra of Republic Tatarstan took place

when he was 9. In 1981-1992 he studied in Secondary Special Music

School of Kazan State Conservatory. He was student of honored

teacher of Tatarstan, Nailya Khakimova. In 1992 Denis Chefanov

entered the Moscow State Conservatory. He studied with Naum

Shtarkman, who was the last student of Konstantin Igumnov.

After his graduation, he became an assistant to his teacher. After

the death of Shtarkman in 2007, Denis Chefanov became an assistant to Aleksey Nasedkin,

who was the last student of Heinrich Neuhaus. Since 2014 he is teacher of Moscow State

Conservatory, also since 2017 he is docent of Gnessin’s Russian Academy of Music. Over the

years of working in Conservatory and in Central Music School he prepared over 100 awardees

of international competitions. He is holder of docent title by Higher Attestation Commission,

professor of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Academy. He is awardee of international competitions

in Sweden, Ukraine and Russia. Since 2004 he is teacher of The Summer Creative School «New

Names» in Suzdal under the direction of UNESCO. He also actively participates in projects by

Denis Matsuev. Since 2013 he is visiting professor in Kurashiki Sakuyo University, Japan. Since

2016 he is visiting professor in Niigata University, Japan. He is special guest and juryman of

international competition festival at the homeland of Konstantin Igumnov, Lipetsk. He is active

concert performer in the following halls: Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Small Hall of

Moscow Conservatory, Rachmaninoff Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Chamber Hall of Moscow

International House of Music, Concert Hall of Pavel Slobodkin Centre, Chamber Hall of Moscow

State Academic Philharmonic Society, Great Hall of Gnessin’s Russian Academy of Music, Small

Hall of Saint-Peterburg Academic Philharmonic Society. He is also performing in philharmonic

societies of Omsk, Tomsk, Khabarovsk, Vologda, Kazan, Ryazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Saratov,

Nizhny Novgorod, Tyumen, Novy Urengoi, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Vladimir,

Ivanovo, Tula, Belgorod (Russia), Grodno, Lida (Belarus) and others. Beside solo performances,

Denis Chefanov cooperates with following orchestras: State Symphonic Orchestra of Republic

Tatarstan, both Chamber Orchestra and Large Symphony Orchestra of Ryazan Regional

Philharmonic Society, Accordion Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, Chamber

Orchestra of Moscow Concert Assosiation “Sadko”, Orchestra of Saratov State Philharmonic

Society, Moscow Orchestra “Radio-1”, Symphony Orchestra of Ministry of Defence of Russian

Federation, Symphony Orchestra of Pavel Slobodkin Centre, Military Exemplary Band of the

Honour Guard. He also cooperates with following famous Russian and foreign musicians: Naum

Shtarkman, Elena Savelyeva, Oleg Hudyakov, Victor Lyadov (Russia), Tyantyan Tan, Shanzhun

Tzyan (China), Pavel Minev (Bulgaria), Duncan Gifford (Australia), Filippo Arlia (Italy), State

String Quartet n.a. Glinka, Soloists Ensemble “Classic-Forum” and others.

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Biographies

Svetlana Eganian (France) was educated

at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow by

prestigious teachers such as Bella Davidovich and

Zinaida Ignatieva, a disciple of the legendary Samuel

Feinberg. She successfully obtained the four first prizes

with distinction (soloist, chamber musician, teacher and accompanist- partner of opera singers)

appraised by prominent jury members of the Russian school as Tatiana Nicolaeva, Dmitrii

Bashkirov, Evgenii Malinin, Lev Naumov, Serguei Dorenski… She moved to France and since

then teaches at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon. In the early 90s she

founded an International Summer Piano Academy to unite pianists of all levels and nations.

Svetlana Eganian was for several years Artistic Director of the Music Academy “Alizésin”

Rabat, Morocco and conducts an educational and artistic activities also in Guadeloupe, Marie

Galante and Martinique, where she is invited each year for recitals, master classes, TV shows.

She is also invited as a jury member or president of jury in international piano competitions in

France,Belgium, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Spain… President and Artistic Director

of the G.C.I.P Competition, created in 1986, founder and Artistic Director of International Piano

Competition in Lyon, created in 2009, President and Artistic Director together with Philippe

Raskin, the famous Belgian pianiste, of International Music Festival and competition in Paris

, created in 2018 ,she continued her concert career and performed numerous concerts with

her faithful partners such as Mark Drobinsky (cello), Georges Wanis (tenor), François Durand (

viola), Yolande Gallay-Kouznetsov (for the repertoire of pianos duet) in France and abroad. She

performed under the baton of Maestros such as the late Jean-Luc Balthazar (Belgium), Edward

Ambartsumyan (Russie) and Christian Fitzner (Germany). The festival “Printemps Musical des

Alizés ” - Essaouira (Morocco), for 5 years, also allowed her to collaborate with other renowned

artists such as violinist Dong-Suk Kang, violist Hartmut Rohde, bassist Michael Wolf, the cellists

Frans Helmerson, Philippe Muller and Young Chang Cho… Her various recordings have been

praised by the press: four-stars in “The World of Music” for the CD Grieg, Chopin, Liszt.

“... Impeccable virtuosity, her impressive technique, coupled with clarity of vision and high sensitivity, allow

her to go deep in the soul of the works ...”

“Epic when it’s necessary, always lyrical, she knows how to maintain the mystery (...) ”

“The clarity of the plans, the freshness and vitality of the interpretation and the subtlety of the touch are

worth listening (...) ” Michel Le Naour – “The World of Music” and after a recital devoted to A. Scriabine

Philippe Andriot wrote in the All-Lyon: ... “The virtuoso showed an unusual technique, made of fluidity and

transparency. Her major quality, exceptional purity of style, allows the summits too little known like the eighth

sonata to reach a power of seduction able to touch the less initiated public ...” Philippe Andriot -Le tout Lyon

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Biographies

Florian Koltun (Germany) is a German

pianist and music manager who studied with Ilja

Scheps at the music university in Cologne. Since 2013

he has worked with Tomislav Baynov at the University

of Music Trossingen. He had Masterclasses also with

prestigious teachers like B. L. Gelber or G. Rosenberg.

His active concert work started at the age of 14

when already calling attention to himself by winning

several first prizes at the German competition Jugend

musiziert as well as the national Bach Competition in

Köthen. He is first prize winner of several international

piano competitions, like the piano competition in

Caraglio/Italy, the international piano competition for

young pianists in Luxembourg, the Henri Herman Concours

in Maastricht / Netherland or the international piano competition

“Notes in harmony” in Bettona / Italy. Florian Koltun is regularly a welcome guest

at diverse well-known concert places in Germany, Belgium, Netherland, Italy, France, Spain or

China. He performed recitals in prestigious places such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berliner

Philharmonie, Thürmer-Saal Bochum, Schloss Koethen, Schloss Elmau in Germany, Qintai

Concert Hall in Wuhan, Concert Hall in Xiamen, Henan Art Center in Zhengzhou, Concert Hall in

Ningbo, Poly Grand Theatre in Hohhot and many others. As a soloist FLorian Koltun appeared

with many famous orchestras, among them Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester

Aachen, Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg and Berliner Camerata under the baton of

famous conductors like Kazem Abdullah, James P. Liu, Juri Gilbo, Eduardo Strausser and

Fuad Ibrahimov. He is a regular guest at international festivals such as Scrabin Piano Festival

Grosseto Italy, Piano Festival “federi musica” Neapel Italy, International Piano Festival Salerno

Italy, “IBLA Claasic” Sicilia Italy, Piano Festival Orbetello Italy, “Friday Nights with Yury Revich”

Wien Austria, International Art Festival Kotor Montenegro, International Music Festival Deià

Spain, Festival “Palau March Museu” Palma Spain, “Festival de musique classique a Pompignan”

Toulouse France, Palais Sommer Dresden Germany, “Monschau Klassik” Germany, “International

Piano Festival Wuhan” China and many others.. He is artistic director diffrent concert series and

festivals in Germany (Heinsberg, Aachen, Windeck, Geilenkirchen, Boltenhagen and Monschau)

and gave several masterclasses at different music universities in China and Europe since 2012.

From 2015 until 2017 he was teaching piano at the music university Cologne.

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Álvaro Teixeira Lopes (Portugal) completed the Course of Piano in Conservatório

de Música do Porto with rating of 20. Fellow of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the Austrian

Government and the Secretary of State for Culture, he continues his studies in Vienna and in

Paris. Awarded with several prizes, he develops intense national and international activities as

a soloist and in chamber music, often being invited to play in the most prestigious festivals.

He recorded 2 CDs with José Pereira de Sousa (cellist) for Numeric label. With Khora Quintet

Ensemble he recorded a CD with music by Astor Piazzolla. In 2006, he recorded a solo CD

with works of Amilcar Vasques Dias. He has directed numerous courses in interpretation and

piano pedagogy in Portugal and in Salerno Italy. Frequently invited to join panels of piano

competitions, having been a member of the jury of XI, XV and XX International Piano Competition

in the City of Porto, he is assistant Professor in Department of Communication and Art at Aveiro

University. He is Artistic Diretor of Sta Cecilia Internacional Competition (CISC) and Director of

Curso de Música Silva Monteiro (CMSM).

Jury Member


Biographies

Dragoș Lungu (Romania) was born on November 25, 1982 in Bacau. He starts studying

the piano at the age of seven as a student of the National Art College “G. Apostu” in Bacau, in

the piano class of Prof. Gabriela-Cornelia Dumitriu under her guidance. In 1997 he graduated

from the primary and secondary school of the National Art College “G. Apostu” as four years

later 2001 to become a graduate of the high school. Throughout the twelve years he has

spent in the “G. Apostu” National Art College, Dragos Lungu participates in various recitals,

auditions, festivals and national and international competitions where he achieves excellent

results that complete his pianist career. He goes to a series of tours in the country and abroad.

In 2001 he is admitted as a student of the “G.Dima” Academy of Music Cluj-Napoca to the

piano class of the doctoral professor Mihaela Spiridon, where she improves her pianist qualities.

In 2003-2004 he attended a training course in Rotterdam-Holland, where he joined several

conservative piano professors and concerts at the end of the course with the conservatory

orchestra where he played the piano and orchestra by E.Grieg in to minor. Throughout the

faculty she has piano recitals in various cities in the country. In the company of the “Mihail Jora”

Philharmonic in Bacau, he performs the concert for piano and orchestra in minor op. 54 no. 1

by Robert Schumann. He also sets up a trio with two college colleagues singing in different

shows, recitals and auditions. In 2011, he founded the NGO named “The Dragos Lungu Piano

School”, which establishes the International Piano Competition “Frederic Chopin”, a project

funded by Bacau City Hall and supported by the “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic in Bacau, National

Youth Festival “Folcloru-I din strabuni”, project funded by the Bacau County Council. He has

been organizing periodic charity concerts since 2011, supporting the needy children with health

problems, as well as the pediatric section of Bacau Municipal Hospital. Join in partnership with

state institutions and various social entities. Currently, Dragos Lungu is a piano teacher at the

“G. Apostu” National Art College in Bacau.

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Biographies

Chun-Chieh Yen (Republic of China) is

one of the most distinctive pianists of his generation

in Taiwan, who enjoys a vibrant career of performing

and teaching across Europe, US, and Asia. Mr. Yen

has performed with many of the world’s major

orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra,

Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, and the

Taiwan Philharmonic. He also enjoyed collaborations

with conductors including Mikhail Pletnev, Henry

Mazer, Uri Mayer, Shao-Chia Lü, and Günther Herbig.

Mr. Yen’s debut album on Universal earned him the

award of Best Classical Performer at the 19th Golden

Melody Awards in Taiwan. In recent seasons Mr.

Yen has completed different projects in concerts

including performing Chopin complete 27 Etudes

in one recital; premiering Tchaikovsky’s Piano

Concerto No. 2 in Taiwan; world premier recording of

Qigang Chen’s Piano Concerto “Erhuang” on Naxos;

and giving three different recitals on the same day

in “One Day Piano Festival x 3”. Mr. Yen is currently

full time Assistant Professor at the National Taiwan

Normal University. He also serves as faculty member

at Music Fest Perugia, Almalfi Coast Music Festival

in Italy and Colburn Piano Festival in the states. He

is also the founder of International Taipei Maestro

Piano Festival, during the past years his students

have won top prizes at international competitions.

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Biographies

Belgrade Symphony Orchestra (Serbia) is a young and dynamic symphony

orchestra, founded in January 2014 in Belgrade. This orchestra developed from love and

dedication towards music of it’s members. From the very beginning Belgrade Symphony

positioned itself as a high quality orchestra, which is draining it’s artistic achievements from

balanced combination of talent, youth energy and hard work, guided by it’s chief conductor

Radan Jovanović. Members of this orchestra are chosen on a basis of their interest towards

achieving high artistic results trough modern interpretative goals, and also by mutual respect

and friendship. During its first four seasons orchestra realized concerts in Belgrade, in

Kolarac Hall, Student Cultural Center, Madlenianum Theatre, Novi Sad Synagogue , Serbian

National Theatre in Novi Sad, and also performed at festivals “Festum” in Belgrade, “Isidor

Bajić Memorial” in Novi Sad, “Classic Fest” in Pančevo, “Marble and Sounds” in Aranđelovac,

International competition “Lazar Jovanović” in Belgrade and European Youth Music Festival

in Neerpelt (Belgium). In competitive part of festival in Neerpelt orchestra won 1 st place in it’s

category. Orchestra performed with soloist including Konstantin Bogino (piano), Lovre Marušić

(piano), Levon Avagyan (piano), Anna Ulaieva (piano), Dušan Kostić (double bass), Igor Lazić

(french horn), Mikhail Rappoport (violin and conductor), Martin Malmgren (piano). Orchestra

repertoire includes works of classical music from baroque to contemporary music, and also

includes film music. In 2018 Orchestra program included Belgrade premiere of Karl Nielsen’s

Symphony No. 2, Concerts of Hollywood film music from second part of twentieth century, and

concert of only J. S. Bach instrumental concertos.

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Radan Jovanović (Serbia) is one of the most promising conductors of his generation

in Serbia. With his age of 28 he already worked with most renowned symphony orchestras in

Serbia including Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of Serbian Radio-

Television. As a conductor, he performed in Belgrade, Novi Sad and other cities in Serbia, and

also in Italy, Belgium, Romania and Croatia. He also conducted other ensembles including

Kamerata Kronstadt (Brasov, Romania), Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (Croatia), Orchestra of

Hundred Youths (Italy), Construction Site Contemporary Music Ensemble (Belgrade) and Jewish

Chamber Orchestra (Belgrade). Beside the work with instrumental ensembles he also worked

with two choirs from Belgrade - “Branko Krsmanović” and “Braća Baruh”. He finished piano

studies at Belgrade Faculty of Music in class of professor Ninoslav Živković, from who he learned

about understanding of music and conducting principles. Later he specialized his conducting

skills by learning from conductors, including Colin Metters, Ronald Zollman, Cristian Orosanu,

Cristian Mandeal, Bojan Suđić and Roberto Duarte. In 2014 he founded Belgrade Symphony,

the youngest professional symphony orchestra in Serbia, where he is currently artistic director

and chief conductor. During his professional work as a conductor so far, Radan showed great

affinity towards repertoire exploring, and performing works which haven’t been performed in

Serbia so far, either are rarely performed. This have included premiere performances of works

by Michael and Joseph Haydn, Gerald Finzi, Jean Sibelius and Karl Nielsen among others. He is

also active as a pianist and chamber musician.

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Special Award

(Novi Sad, June 17 th 1967 - August 18 th , 1999)

Pianist graduate

She started studying the piano in her eighth year in the Isidor Bajić Music

School in the class of professor Jasna Grujić. At the Novi Sad Academy of Arts

she studied in the class of professor Jokut Mihajlovic and graduated in 1988. She

loved her piano teachers up to a point of adoration, especially professor Kaemmerling at the

Academy of Music and Theater in Hannover, where she was admitted to postgraduate piano

studies right after graduating in Novi Sad.

She was involved in folklore dancing with the ‘Svetozar Marković’ folk ensemble and performed

with them on children’s ceremonies in the country and abroad. Since her early youth she

participated in numerous competitions of the musical schools in Vojvodina, Serbia and Yugoslavia

(in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Zagreb, Skopje), always winning the first prize. She played in Osijek at the

“Darko Lukić” Memorial, as well as the “Josip Slavenski” Musical School jubilee in Belgrade. After

a concerto in the Studio M of Radio Novi Sad, Mrs. Maria Adamov wrote of her performance in her

commentary published in the local newspaper “Dnevnik”:

“Fifteen-year-old Stanislava Tešić, a first-year high school student, impressed with a

confidence, strength and maturity well above her age. Her performance of Bersa’s

composition was convincing, in the way of the old, clearly understanding the form, while

building strong contrasts and gradations. “

With Nenad Vrbaški, a famous violinist and a professor at the Academy of Arts, she participated

in concertos in Varaždin, Belgrade and Kragujevac. On the “Carlo Soliva” pianist competition in

Italy, she won the second prize. She lived fast, as if she knew she didn’t have much time ahead

of her.

In Hannover, a place where she was ecstatic, she spent only two semesters, because she got ill

at the end of her second year. Upon returning home she worked at the Novi Sad Academy of

Arts as an associate and a lecturer on Piano Literature for a short period of time.

The illness was quicker and stronger than her will, joy, strength and wishes.

The professional international jury of the Fifth Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial

presents a Special award “Stanislava Tešić” to the most perspective and best ranked young

pianist from Voyvodina in A or B category.

The award is presented by the Tešić family

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First Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2002)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Awards

“Isidor Bajić”

“Memorial Classical Award”

“F. Chopin ”

Audience Award

Laureate

not awarded

Darko Varga (Serbia and Montenegro)

Noémi Utaši (Serbia and Montenegro)

Una Savić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Marina Pavlović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Predrag Jovanović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Miroslav Popović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Nikola Marković (Serbia and Montenegro)

Dušan Toroman (Serbia and Montenegro)

Marija Ivanović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Nikola Marković (Serbia and Montenegro), B category

Darko Varga (Serbia and Montenegro), A category

Miroslav Popović (Serbia and Montenegro), B category

Predrag Jovanović (Serbia and Montenegro), B category

Predrag Jovanović (Serbia and Montenegro), B category

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Second Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2004)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Awards

“A. Dvořák”

“21st Century Award”

Piano Quintet Award

Audience Award

Laureate

Marija Gođevac (Serbia and Montenegro)

Sanja Lukovac (Serbia and Montenegro)

Nataša Stojanovska (Macedonia)

Simona Zajanauskaite (Lithuania)

Marko Marić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Darko Varga (Serbia and Montenegro)

Anton Gryshanin (Ukraine)

Boris Jekić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Marija Ivanović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Miljana Jovanović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Filip Milisavljević (Serbia and Montenegro)

Mladen Čolić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Uki Ovaskainen (Finland)

Boban Martić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Natalia Zagalskaia (Germany)

Simona Zajanauskaite (Lithuania), A category

Viktor Varoši (Serbia and Montenegro), B category

Titos Gouvelis (Greece), C category

Uki Ovaskainen (Finland), C category

Mladen Čolić (Serbia and Montenegro), C category

Mladen Čolić (Serbia and Montenegro), C category

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Third Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2006)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Awards

“D. Shostakovich”

“21st Century Award”

“The Most Promicing Young

Pianist Award”

“Isidor Bajić Award”

Piano Quintet Award

Audience Award

Laureate

Linzi Pan (China)

Vuk Jovanović (Serbia and Montenegro)

Stefan Rakić (Slovenia)

Damjan Ilić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Nataša Kuzmanoski (Serbia and Montenegro)

Tijana Andrejić (Serbia and Montenegro)

Xiao Qiu Xue (China)

Shi Zhai (Ukraine)

Sanja Lukovac (Serbia and Montenegro)

Elena Šever (Serbia and Montenegro)

Sofya Lisichenko-Lisitsa (Russia)

Varvara Nepomnyashchaya (Russia)

Berenika Glixman (Israel)

Aleksandar Mihajlov (Serbia and Montenegro), A category

Shi Zhai (Ukraine), B category

Varvara Nepomnyashchaya (Russia), C category

Linzi Pan (China), A category

Berenika Glixman (Israel), C category

Ivana Munćan (Serbia and Montenegro), A category

Anja Radinović (Serbia and Montenegro), B category

Vladimir Gligorić (Serbia and Montenegro), C category

Ivana Munćan (Serbia and Montenegro), A category

Anikó Megyimorecz (Hungary), B category

Sofya Lisichenko-Lisitsa (Russia), C category

Berenika Glixman (Israel), C category

Linzi Pan (China), A category

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Fourth Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2008)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Awards

“O. Messiaen”

“A. Ginastera“

“N. Rimsky-Korsakov”

“Isidor Bajić”

Piano Quintet Award

Audience Award

Daniel Beider (Germany)

Aleksandar Đermanović (Serbia)

Nenad Ivović (Serbia)

Nemanja Števanov (Serbia)

Mina Mijović (Serbia)

Emilija Petković (Serbia)

Benedek Horváth (Hungary)

Stefan Rakić (Serbia)

Luca Toncian (Austria)

Sara Vujadinović (Serbia)

Timofei Sidoroff (Russia)

Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine)

Tijana Andrejić (Serbia)

Elena Kolesnitschenko (Ukraine)

Daniel Beider (Germany), A category

Stefan Rakić (Serbia), B category

Darije Sebić (Serbia), C category

Mina Mijović (Serbia), A category

Luca Toncian (Austria), B category

Scipione Sangiovanni (Italy), C category

Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine), C category

Marko Borović (Serbia), A category

Marina Radomirović (Serbia), B category

Darije Sebić (Serbia), C category

Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine), C category

Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine), C category

Laureates

Stefan Rakić (Serbia), B category

Antonii Baryshevskyi (Ukraine), C category

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Fifth Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2010)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Award

“Isidor Bajić”

“F. Chopin”

“Stanislava Tešić”

Jury Award

Piano Quintet Award

Audience Award

Laureates

Mónika Ruth Vida (Hungary)

Aleksandra Vojnak (Serbia)

Gergely Kovács (Hungary)

Marko Pejanović (Serbia)

Olena Miso (Ukraine)

Anastasia Milovanova (Russia)

Ljubica Stojanović (Serbia)

not awarded

Poom Prommachart (Thailand)

Konstantin Lapshin (Russia)

Ilya Lekhanov (Russia)

Mina Mijović (Serbia), A category

Dunja Crnjanski (Serbia), B category

Miloš Gouka (Serbia), C category

Mónika Ruth Vida (Hungary) A category

Aleksandra Vojnak (Serbia), A category

Marko Pejanović (Serbia), A category

Poom Prommachart (Thailand), C category

Poom Prommachart (Thailand), C category

Mónika Ruth Vida (Hungary) A category

Poom Prommachart (Thailand), C category

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Sixth Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2012)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Award

“Isidor Bajić”

“C. Debussy”

“Stanislava Tešić”

Audience Award

Special USF

Steinway Award

Laureates

Nicola Losito (Italy)

Sae Yoon Chon (Republic of Korea)

Galina Nikolin (Serbia)

Elizaveta Ukrainskaya (Russia)

Daniel Borovitzky (Israel)

Zhengqi Hu (China)

Pavel Markov (Bulgaria)

Ilya Ramlav (Russia)

Kumi Matsuo (Japan)

Denys Zhdanov (Ukraine)

Sara Vujadinović (Serbia)

Dragutin Vučić (Serbia), A category

Dina Stojilković (Serbia), B category

Elizaveta Ukrainskaya (Russia), A category

Sean Jackson (United Kingdom), B category

Dragutin Vučić (Serbia), A category

Sara Vujadinović (Serbia), C category

Kumi Matsuo (Japan), C category

Mattia Mistrangelo (Italy), C category

Nicola Losito (Italy), A category

Kumi Matsuo (Japan), C category

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Seventh Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2014)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Award

“Isidor Bajić”

“J. Ph. Rameau”

“Stanislava Tešić”

Piano Quintet Award

Audience Award

Laureates

not awarded

Ivana Damjanov (Serbia)

Hoàng Anh Pham (Czech Republic)

Đorđe Radevski (Serbia)

Dmitry Trofimov (Russia)

Ziming Ren (China)

not awarded

Aleksandar Raos (Serbia)

Evgeny Starodubtsev (Russia)

Alexander Ullman (United Kingdom)

Yun-Ho Chen (Taiwan)

Danilo Kulišić (Serbia), A category

Uglješa Brkljač (Serbia), B category

Igor Dražević (Serbia), C category

Dmitry Trofimov (Russia), A category

Ivana Damjanov (Serbia), A category

Evgeny Starodubtsev (Russia), C category

Danilo Kulišić (Serbia), A category

Evgeny Starodubtsev (Russia), C category

Evgeny Starodubtsev (Russia), C category

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Eighth Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial (2016)

A category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

B category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

C category

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Special Award

“Isidor Bajić”

“E. Granados”

“Stanislava Tešić”

Audience Award

Laureates

Kevin Jansson, (Ireland)

Ana Dragosavljević, (Serbia)

Vladimir Aćimović, (Serbia)

Dani Zhogovska, (Republic of Macedonia)

Minh Bui, (Vietnam)

Tian Yuan Liu, (China)

Viktor Radić, (Serbia)

Dominic Doutney, (United Kingdom)

Jovana Kosanović, (Serbia)

not awarded

Lovre Marušić, (Croatia)

Levon Avagyan, (Armenia)

Anna Ulaieva, (Ukraine)

not awarded

Aleksa Naglić, (Serbia), B category

Jackie Jaekyung Yoo, (Republic of Korea), C category

Viktor Radić, (Serbia), B category

Lovre Marušić, (Croatia), C category

Tian Yuan Liu, (China), B category

Lovre Marušić, (Croatia), C category

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Jury members

First Isidor Bajić

Piano Memorial

(2002)

Jury members

Mirjana Šuica-Babić (Serbia)

Rita Kinka (Serbia)

Dorian Leljak (Serbia)

Vladimir Ogarkov (Russia)

Nevena Popović (Serbia)

Lidija Stanković (Serbia)

Ninoslav Živković (Serbia)

Second Isidor Bajić

Piano Memorial (2004)

Jury members

A & B category

Svetlana Bogino (Russia)

Ljerka Čavic-Tomčik

(Croatia)

Benjamin Fourie

(South Africa)

Iris Kobal (Serbia)

Metka Lebar (Slovenia)

Snežana Panovska (Malesia)

Yosip Yermin (Ukraine)

C category

Diane Andersen (Belgium)

Ani Gogova (USA)

Ian Jones (Great Britain)

Yuri Kot (Ukraine)

Aleksandar Madžar

(Switzerland)

Lovro Pogorelić (Croatia)

Wei-Yi Yang (Taiwan)

Third Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial (2006)

Jury members

Mariann Ábrahám (Hungary)

- A & B category

Ivana Branovački (Serbia)

- A & B category

Zhaoyi Dan (China)

Ida Gamulin (Croatia)

– C category Finals

Walter Groppenberger

(Austria)

Constantin Ionescu-Vovu (Romania)

Alexander Johnson

(Republic of South Africa)

Nino Khutsishvili (Georgia)

– C category Finals

Nancy Lee-Harper (Portugal)

Peter Miyamoto (USA)

Indhuon Srikaranonda (Thailand)

Fourth Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial (2008)

Jury members

Hae-Won Chang (Korea)

Marcella Crudeli (Italy)

Arthur Greene (USA)

Tran Thu Ha (Vietnam)

Ian Hobson (USA)

Radoslav Kvapil (Czech Republic)

Jan Kadlubiski (Poland)

Anton Voigt (Austria)

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Jury members

Jury members

Fifth Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial (2010)

Jury members

Hyoung-Joon Chang (South

Korea)

Sofya Gulyak (Russia)

Teresa Lavers (Australia)

Baruch Meir (Israel)

Boaz Sharon (USA)

Tori Stødle (Norway)

Raul Sunico (Philippines)

Tamas Vesmas (France)

Sixth Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial (2012)

Jury members

Svetozar Ivanov (Bulgaria/USA)

Emanuel Krasovsky (Israel)

Vanessa Latarche (UK)

Hedi Salanki - Rubardt (Hungary/USA)

Myrthala Salazar (Mexico)

Edward Turgeon (Canada/USA)

David Westfall (USA)

Seventh Isidor Bajić

Piano Memorial (2014)

Jury members

Pierre van der Westhuizen,

(South Africa/USA)

Antonio Di Cristofano, (Italy)

Achille Gallo, (Italy)

Leonel Morales, (Spain)

Yuri Bogdanov, (Russia)

Albert Mamriev, (Israel)

Waldemar Wojtal, (Poland)

Eighth Isidor Bajić Piano

Memorial (2016)

Jury members

Fillipo Balducci, (Italy)

Michael Bulycher-Okser, (USA)

Mikhail Markov, (The Netherlands)

Evgeny Starodubtsev, (Russia)

Xin Wang, (China)

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MUSIC SCHOOL

Isidor Bajić Music School began operating in Novi Sad on September 1, 1909, at the

initiative of Isidor Bajić, music pedagogue, publisher, melodiographer, and composer.

Excluding the Music School in Subotica, this was the only professional music school in this

part of Southern Austro-Hungarian Empire (today’s Vojvodina). Isidor Bajić, the founder,

owner, principal, and teacher of theoretical music subjects, employed experts from

various fields of the musical arts to serve as teachers at his school. Future professional

musicians, as well as audiences and music lovers, were all educated at Bajić’s music

school.In the decades that followed, as the school expanded its capacities, the number

of students grew constantly, as did the teaching staff. After many

years of struggle for the adequate space needed for lessons to be

held and after numerous relocations, in 1953 the school was finally

installed at Njegoševa 9, where it has remained until today. From the

moment composer Rudolf Bruči became the principal of the school,

a twenty year period of constant advancement followed, as teaching

methods developed, and the enrichment of instrument, record, and

sheet music collections began. Today, there are about 1000 students and

160 teachers at Isidor Bajić Music School, encompassing kindergarten,

elementary, and high school educational levels in seven departments:

string (violin, viola, cello, double bass), wind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon,

French horn, trumpet, trombone, saxophone), piano, poly-instrumental (guitar, tamburitza,

harp, percussions), voice, accordion, and theory department. Over the last ten years, the

pioneering jazz workshop has been continuously gathering jazz lovers not only limited to the

pupils of the school. Special attention at the school is devoted to collective performance, and the

institution is especially proud of the seven ensembles that gather together all the students of the

elementary and high-school: Bajić’s Young String Players - an elementary school string orchestra,

the High-School String Orhestra, Bajić’s Nightingales - an elementary school choir, the Female

and Mixed High-School Choir, Margita Baračkov - an elementary school accordion orchestra, and

the high-school accordion orchestra. Several of these ensembles were established more than a

half-century ago, and each of them has won numerous prizes in their respective fields at national

and international competitions, as well as various public awards. Recordings of the ensembles’

performances are kept at the Novi Sad Radio Archives, while an additional 7 CD recordings and an

audio cassette have been produced by the school. The dedication and spirit of the school inspired

Radujko Svetozar to write a monography, Novi Sad – the City of Music, published by Isidor Bajić

Music School in 2000.

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The School has been awarded a number of prizes and awards for its decades-long

successful operation: the Vuk Prize (1999, Ministry of Education and Cultural-Educational

Association of Serbia), the International New Millennium Award for the Best Trade Name (2004,

Spain, awarded to the school and its principal for the successful work and management in the

field of music education and culture), the Dr Đorđe Natošević Award (2007, Executive Council

of AP Vojvodina for outstanding results in educational work, the organization of work, and the

affirmation of the idea of collaboration and diversity, as well as the application of contemporary

educational methods). As one of the most eminent music educational and cultural institutions in

Southeast Europe, Isidor Bajić Music School was honored to become the regional representative

of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Isidor Bajić Music School nurtures

contacts with the European Music School Union (EMU) and the European Piano Teachers

Association (EPTA), and has developed successful collaborations with music institutions

from Germany (“Harmonia Unitatis” Orchestra, Würtzburg), Russia (Balakirev Music School,

Moscow), England (Music Services, Norwich), Hungary (Music School Siklós), Slovenia (Fran

Korun-Koželjski Music School, Velenje), and Montenegro (Music School Kotor),

the Union of the Ballet and Music Schools of Serbia, as well as with all music

schools and cultural institutions in Novi Sad and Serbia.As a result of devoted

organization and accomplished teaching, students of Isidor Bajić Music School

have achieved notable successes at national and international competitions,

ranging across instrumental, solfeggio, chamber music, choir, and orchestra

categories – an average of about 120 prizes anually over the last twenty years,

earned at competitions in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Czech

Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Germany, France, England, Taiwan, Japan.

Across the past half-cenury, several particularly significant projects have been

realised: S. Divjaković, Altum Silentium for mixed choir and symphony orchestra

(1989); I. Bajić, Duke Ivo of Semberia, opera (1994), The Evening of Opera Arias

and Famous Choir Works in honor of Melanija Bugarinović and Isidor Bajić (1995); C. Orff,

Carmina Burana, cantata (1997/98, joint project with the Novi Sad Ballet School and the School

of Design Bogdan Šuput); The Concert of Bajić’s Music for the occasion of the 120th anniversary

of Isidor Bajić’s birth; the organization of the Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial Competition (since

2002), W. A. Mozart, Requiem (2006, a joint project of Serbian music schools), the organization

of the Anton Eberst International Woodwind Competition (since 2008); the annual organization

of The World Piano Conference (since 2009), and the celebration One Century of Isidor Bajić

Music School (2009). 103 years after its establishment, this educational institution remains true

to the ideas of its founder. The lasting success of its students and teachers over a period of

many years speaks even more substantially of Isidor Bajić Music School’s impact than the sheer

continuity of the School. The school owes such success most truly to the top class pedagogues

gathered at the school both in the past and today, teachers who have unselfishly transferred,

and continue to pass on, their rich performance experiences and professional knowledge to

their pupils.

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Memorial Co Organiser

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SERBIAN NATIONAL THEATRE

Serbian National Theatre was established in 1861. Seven years after its foundation,

the management of the theatre was requested to establish the National Theatre

in Belgrade. The main mission of SNT is to promote and preserve the national

and international theatrical and cultural heritage, as well as to present the most

valuable contemporary creative practice. SNT has been representing our culture

throughout the country - we have played in more than 300 places with about a

thousand performances of Drama, Ballet and Opera, and abroad. Its numerous

awards and more than a hundred performances abroad confirm the theatre’s

pivotal role in the European theatre scene.

The building is about 20.000 square meters, housing the Opera (with the Choir

and the Orchestra), Drama and Ballet ensembles, performing on four stages. The

Large (Jovan Djordjevic) - the biggest theatrical stage in Serbia with 940 seats.

The Small (Pera Dobrinovic) Stage, with 373 seats. The Chamber Scene, with 116

seats, is a space for the alternative productions, theatrical researches, mostly

for the young talented people – directors and actors. The ballet, orchestra and

choir rehearsing rooms are in its premises too.

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MEMBER OF THE ALINK-ARGERICH FOUNDATION

jury sessions are open to the general public

3 categories: 13 - 16 years · 17 - 20 years · up to 35 years

total prize money 10600 €

aplication deadline october 1, 2020

Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial Competition

Njegoševa 9

21000 Novi Sad · Serbia

Telephone: +381 63 8382988

Fax: +381 21 524580

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