“In today's high-tech oriented pop culture age private summer music academies strive to add the missing elements: passionate involvement, personal dedication, artistic creativity and professionalism to classical music studies. The Piano Loop Academy stands proud of its achievements and will continue to bring the top class piano instruction, creative support, concert stage experience and deepened understanding of music to the most talented and aspiring young musicians”
Eugene Choi, director of Piano loop Academy

PIANO LOOP ACADEMY

Piano Loop Festival consists of the Academy, Festival and Competition which seek to develop performance capabilities of young piano students, reinvigorate the commitment to piano studies for advanced pianists, and provide an important learning and development experience for professionals.

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PIANO LOOP ACADEMY FACULTY:

Prof. Lev Natochenny
Prof. Igor Lazko
Prof. Kemal Gekić
Prof. Eugene Choi

ADMISSION

There is no age limit.

All participants will benefit from the carefully scheduled lessons, master classes and advice of all participating professors. The application deadline is July 1, 2018.

To apply, please complete and submit the Application Form which you can access by clicking here, together with a registration fee which is non-refundable.

Participants will be notified upon acceptance and given instructions for completing their registration and fee payment.

No more than 21 applicants will be accepted.

Additionally, a limited number of private arrangements with any individual professor can be arranged upon availability of the requested professor.

CONCERTS

Piano 24, a piano marathon which will be held on August 16, is open to all participants. There are no restrictions on time and repertoire. Please make sure that you write your repertoire in the application form (click here). Outstanding participants chosen by the faculty will perform on the Participant’s Concert on August 21.

Competition Winner’s Concert in Split
Competition Winner’s Concert in Bol

LOCATION

The rich offer for tourists and the unique cultural heritage with many cultural and tourist events give Split its special charm which makes it an ideal course destination. Located in the heart of Dalmatia, Split is an eternally young city with around 200.000 inhabitants. It has lived its urban rhythm for 1700 years around the Diocletian's palace, the historical centre of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating back to the times when the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his palace there, and ever since then Split has been cherishing its musical tradition. During these 1700 years, the Palace has slowly turned into a city, which to this day allures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. 

Diocletian's Palace and the entire historical core of Split have been on the UNESCO's World Heritage List ever since 1979, and not only for the extraordinary preservation of the Palace, but also because the Palace and its city continue to live a full life. A walk through the ancient city centre is a voyage through time, along the great examples of ancient architecture such as the Peristyle, Medieval and Romanesque churches and Gothic palaces, Renaissance portals of noblemen’s houses, Baroque façades and modern architecture superbly merged in the rich heritage. 

Such stratification is mirrored in the everyday life of Split. Local inhabitants sit in the same cafés and restaurants, shop in the same stores as tourists, giving them the impression that, having arrived to Split, they have become a part of the city and its rhythm. Split is much more than glorious architectural scenery. Split is also the venue for excellent gourmet and wine experiences, numerous cultural happenings including film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts. Also very unusual to find in a city the size of Split are the numerous beaches with extraordinarily clean sea.

TUITION FEES

PIANO SOLO

FEES:

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS: 4420 HRK, 590 EUR
*2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee.

Registration fee is 200 HRK (30 EUR)
Registration fee, payable in HRK, must be sent by bank transfer to the bank account of the Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.

The participation fee includes:
• 5 individual lessons with the festival faculty (each participant will have at least one lesson with all faculty members)
• final concert with best participants;
• Piano Loop Competition (2 rounds) and Winner's concerts in Split and Bol
• Piano 24 (piano marathon)
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• Free entrance to all Piano Loop Festival concerts (14-22 August)
• Piano projekt's coordinator (in Japan and Korea);
• Master class diploma;
• Use of practice rooms (minimum of 3 hours a day)

The price does not include:
• Airport transfer with airport shuttle or a taxi*
• Accommodation in a private apartment*
• Extra lessons during the masterclass*
• Official Japanese translator* (To guarantee the quality of lessons, translation will be provided by an official Japanese interpreter engaged by the Piano projekt Association).

*Available upon request

PIANO CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS

FEES:

Active participants: 6.900 HRK, 920 EUR

Registration fee is 300 HRK (40 EUR)
Registration fee, payable in HRK, must be sent by bank transfer to the bank account of the Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.

The participation fee includes: 
• 5 x 60-minute piano trio lessons with the festival faculty and 2 professional players (violinist and cellist);
• 5 x 60-minute piano trio rehearsals;
• final concert with chosen participants,
• Piano Loop Competition (2 rounds) and Winner's concerts in Split and Bol
• Piano 24 (piano marathon)
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• Free entrance to all Piano Loop Festival concerts (14-22 August)
• 24-hour emergency assistance;
• Piano projekt's coordinator (in Japan);
• Master class diploma;
• Use of practice rooms (minimum of 3 hours a day) The price does not include:
• Airport transfer with airport shuttle or a taxi*
• Accommodation in a private apartment or hotel*
• Extra lessons during the masterclass;*
• Official Japanese translator*
(To guarantee the quality of lessons, translation will be provided by an official Japanese interpreter engaged by the Piano projekt Association);

*Available upon request

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MASTER CLASS

Piano masterclass based on performing with a professional chamber orchestra

The participation fee includes:
• 3x60 individual lessons with Piano Loop Academy faculty;
• 1 x 45-minute rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra;
• One general rehearsal with the Orchestra
• final concert with chosen participants, including at least one movement by the conductor's recommendation;
• One consultation with the Conductor
• Piano Loop Competition (2 rounds) and Winner's concerts in Split and Bol
• Piano 24 (piano marathon)
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• Free entrance to all Piano Loop Festival concerts (14-22 August)
• video recording of the concert;
• 24-hour emergency assistance;
• Piano projekt's coordinator (in Japan);
• Master class diploma;
• Use of practice rooms (minimum of 3 hours a day) The price does not include:
• Airport transfer with airport shuttle or a taxi*
• Accommodation in a private apartment or hotel*
• Extra lessons during the masterclass*
• Official Japanese translator
(To guarantee the quality of lessons, translation will be provided by an official Japanese interpreter engaged by the Piano projekt Association);

*Available upon request

The Orchestra Masterclass offers the following benefits for musicians:
• To get an experience of working and performing with a professional orchestra;
• The best participants will have the opportunity to perform in the final concert with Chamber Orchestra;
• The participants will get a video recording of the concert, which they can use for their own professional portfolio;
• We offer optionally additional rehearsal time with the orchestra;
• Inspirational environment, working and performing in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe

PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS:

750 HRK, 100 EUR
All passive participants are welcome to attend all lessons and above-mentioned events.

Bank account info:
Holder: Piano Projekt Association
Account Owner Residence Address: Put meja 4, Split 21000, Croatia
Account no.: 2340009-1110446410
Bank Account Name: Privredna banka Zagreb
Bank Residence Address: Rackoga 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR1223400091110446410
Swift: PBZGHR2X

This needs to be sent with the note ”free of charge for the recipient”.

APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

To apply for a place in the Piano Loop Festival, please fill in the application form (click here) and send it to piano.loop.festival@gmail.com along with registration fee confirmation. In the unlikely event of the Piano Loop Festival being cancelled, your deposit will be refunded. All applications must be received by July 1st 2018 (Application Deadline).

WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTICIPATION

For written cancellations submitted by the application deadline date, the participation fee will be refunded; the registration fee will, however, be retained. Please always indicate your bank account information in case of cancellation! A refund of the participation fee for withdrawals after the application deadline date is only possible in proven cases of force majeure (e.g. illness, accident). Such withdrawal must be effected before the beginning od the Festival. For later cancellations, the course fee will be retained.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

All courses are open to both active participants and to audience. Students who are not admitted by the teacher as active participants, due to a lack of adequate prior training, may attend the course as members of the audience. In such a case, the difference between the tuition fees for active and passive participation will be reimbursed. The number of active participants is limited (21). Active participants can shorten the course but not the number of lessons. Should the total of 21 valid applications not have been reached by July 1st, 2018, the administration reserves the right to shorten the festival, although this measure will not reduce the lesson units per participant. The administration reserves the right, should an instructor be prevented from attending, to provide a comparable substitute at its own discretion or to cancel the course. Should a course be completely cancelled, all paid fees will be reimbursed to the participants. No other claims will be recognized. All active attendants of the Piano Loop Festival as well as the attendants of the Kemal Gekić Summer School have the right to participate at Piano 24. Biography with the list of relevant competitions and concerts the pianist previously performed at is a prerequisite. The biography should be sent along with a suggested program to the organizer's email address. All active attendants of the Piano Loop Festival have the right to participate in the Piano Loop Competition.

EVENTS

Concerts:

To be announced…

FREE ENTRANCE

Mobile: +385 91 597 7164
Email: piano.loop.festival@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PianoProjektSplit

PIANO 24 (August 16):

Piano Loop Festival starts with an interesting overture, Piano 24, a pianist marathon which represents a unique project of this kind in Croatia. The recitals are to be performed by a wide range of pianists, most of whom are attendants of Kemal Gekić Summer School and the Piano Loop Festival master workshops. They are to take turns during the day at the concert venue, thus creating continuous background music to the museum.

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INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTIONS

Participants may choose to attend the Festival with either ACTIVE or PASSIVE status. ACTIVE participants will be given 5 individual lessons, the opportunity to perform in master classes and at least one public recital.  PASSIVE participants are allowed to attend lessons and all other events. Each day consists of private lessons and master classes. All lessons and master classes are open to all participants. The majority of instructions will be held in English. However, some lessons and specialized classes may be held in French, Russian, or German. Lessons and master classes will take place at Josip Hatze Music School in Split.  Passive participants may be given one lesson with the chosen faculty member (price upon request). Active participants may be given one extra lesson with the chosen faculty member (price upon request). Each participant shall receive a Piano Loop Festival diploma.

COURSE LOCATION

Josip Hatze Music School is located in two buildings: "the new" and "the old" one.

The new building houses the recital hall and several practice rooms.

The course is located in "the new school":

Trg hrvatske bratske zajednice 3, 21000 Split; a 10-minute walk from the historical city centre.



More practice rooms are to be found in the old building at: Kralja Tomislava Street 6, right in the historical city center.

ACCOMMODATION

You can choose to share an apartment with 3 to 5 Piano Loop Academy participants. In the apartment you can prepare your own meals and interact with other participants of all ages and backgrounds. The apartment is located in the heart of Split, a few steps from the famous Diocletian’s palace, a few minutes walk from the school. Although the student flats are not very luxurious, they include all the necessary facilities.

Amenities:

Wi-Fi,
a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge
a washing machine
an iron
air-conditioner
bathoroom
Distance from the school: 50-700 m
Supermarket: 50 m
Restaurant: 50 m
Beach: 1000 m
Bus station: 500 m
Airport: 15 km
Cleaning:Once a week

Price range: 30-60 eur/night

If you wish to stay at the hotel or an apartment alone please contact us in advance and we will arrange accommodation upon your wish.