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 15th, 2020.
To apply, please complete and submit the Application Form (click here) 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.

*******ON-LINE MASTER CLASS*********

For all those whose traveling plans have changed due to ongoing health crisis on-line lessons will be available upon request.

MASTERCLASSES:
14.-21.08.2020.
Lev Natochenny/Russia/Germany, Artist in residence
14.-21.08.2020.
Kemal Gekić/USA/Croatia
14.-21.08.2020.
Grigory Gruzman/Russia/Germany
14.-21.08.2020.
Andreas Frölich
10.-14.08.2020.
Ruben Dalibaltayan

LEV NATOCHENNY

Lev Natochenny is an artist who defies simple classification. Described as a “real genius in his creativity” by European critics and a “rare master of his instrument” by New York critics, he combines innovation and intelligence, technical brilliance and attention to details of the musical text, and above all emerges with an astonishingly independent musical personality. Influenced by the greatest artists as Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh, Lev Natochenny received his formal education from the famed Moscow Conservatory...

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KEMAL GEKIĆ

Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of today's most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike.Born in Split, Croatia in 1962, Gekic amazed his family by accurately picking out melodies at the piano at age one and a half. The young prodigy d all his early musical training from his aunt, Lorenza Batturina. In 1978 he entered the class pf Prof. Jokuthon Mihailovich ...

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GRIGORY GRUZMAN

Grigory Gruzman was born in 1956 in Leningrad, Russia (today St. Petersburg).He began his piano lessons at the age of five. Due to his exceptional talent, he was admitted to the Music School for the specially gifted children at the Leningrad Conservatory. During his school-time, performed more than 300 times in numerous cities in Russia.In 1974, Gruzman began his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of music under professor Yali Wagman (ex-pupil of Rosina Lhevinne at the Julliard School of Music). During his last two years at the Academy Gruzman studied...

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ANDREAS FRÖLICH

German pianist Andreas Frölich studied with Stefan Askenase , Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg and Pavel Gililov in Cologne . He was prizewinner of several international piano competitions , as in Senigallia , Finale Ligure, Milano ,Vienna.... He concertises in the most famous venues in Europe, South America, Asia, South Africa and Australia like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Wien, Solitär Salzburg, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie "Gasteig",Konzerthaus Berlin, Hamburg Musikhalle, ...

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RUBEN DALIBALTAYAN

The pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan was born in Yerevan, capital city of Armenia. Having begun his piano studies at an early age, he gave his first solo concert at the age of ten. Only two years later Ruben Dalibaltayan was to receive significant musical acclaim when he won the Second prize at the First National Babadjanyan Piano Competition that made it possible for him to perform Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with the Armenian National Symphony Orchestra.

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TUITION FEES

PIANO SOLO

FEES:

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS: 3550 HRK, 480 EUR
*2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee.

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:

• 4 individual lessons with the festival faculty (chosen by the participant)
• final concert with best participants;
• Piano 24 (piano marathon)
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• Free entrance to all Piano Loop Festival concerts (16-20 August)
• 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*
• 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

*******ON-LINE MASTER CLASS*********

For all those whose traveling plans have changed due to ongoing health crisis on-line lessons will be available upon request.

PIANO CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS

FEES:

Active participants: 5650 HRK, 880 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:  • 4 x 60-minute piano trio lessons with the festival faculty and 2 professional players (violinist and cellist); • 4 x 60-minute piano trio rehearsals; • final concert with chosen participants, 


• Piano 24 (piano marathon)
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• Free entrance to all Piano Loop Festival concerts (16-20 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 master class;*
• 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

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: Biokovska 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 15th 2010 (Application Deadline).

CONCERTS OF THE PARTICIPANTS

• 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 Closing Concert of Piano Loop Academy at Ethnographic Museum Split

EVENTS

PIANO LOOP FESTIVAL:
To be announced..

FREE ENTRANCE for the participants of the Piano Loop Academy
Mobile: +385 91 597 7164
Email: piano.loop.festival@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PianoProjektSplit

PIANO 24 (August 16):

PIANO 24 is 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 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., 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 (Ethnographic Musem Split) 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 4 individual lessons, the opportunity to perform in master classes and at least one public recital.  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. PASSIVE participants are allowed to attend lessons and all other events. 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.

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 of 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 15th, 2020, 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.

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.