Piano projekt Assocciation started its projects back in 2010 with Kemal Gekić Summer School. Prof. Gekić is a Croatian-born pianist with international career mainly in USA and Japan. His summer school atracts pianists mostly from Japan. Some of them came back 5 or 6 times, attracted by the professional level of master classes and the beauty of Split itself. The Piano Loop Festival was the natural offshoot of the Summer School because of its success and a growing number of interested pianists. Therefore I invited several other respected piano professors to accompany prof. Gekic in the master classes. Beside the teaching part, there were also numerous piano recitals organized daily in the local museums. And thus the idea for the festival was born.

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16.08. Piano 24 (piano marathon)
17.08. Ivan Krpan
18.08. Martina Filjak
19.08. Goran Filipec
20.08. Kemal Gekić


Ivan Krpan was born in Zagreb in 1997 into a musical family and began studying the piano at the age of six at the Blagoje Bersa Music School in Zagreb, under the tutelage of Renata Strojin Richter.From 2013 he has been studying piano with Ruben Dalibaltayan at the Music Academy in Zagreb where he obtained his master’s degree in 2019. He has won several first prizes in national and international piano competitions;prize wins of note include first prizes at the 12th Piano Competition “Les Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes”...

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One of the most exciting artists to emerge in recent years, Martina Filjak is garnering international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence. Martina Filjak came to international attention by winning the Gold Medal, the 1st prize and the Beethoven prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 2009, which brought her numerous engagements in the United States and internationally...

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A pianist of "technical brilliance which allows him to express himself in an electrifying manner, creativity and imaginative exuberance and a sensibility and luminosity which we are not used to hear at the present time" (Ritmo, 2019), Goran Filipec is clearly "a talent to watch and LISZTEN out for " (MusicWeb International).Sovereign pianist of fiery energy and clearly profiled artistic personality, Mr. Filipec is a musician who never fails to capture the hearts of international audiences and critics.

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Lovre Marušić in 2006 started his musical education 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...

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