Prof. Grigory Gruzman 12. - 18.08.2019.

*2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee.

Prof. Ivanka Kordic 10. - 14.8.2019..

*2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee.

Registration fee is 360 HRK (50 EUR) 
Registration fee, payable in HRK, must be sent by bank transfer to the bank account of the festival.
The Registration Fee will be deducted from the full fee. 

The participation fee includes:
• 4 individual lessons with the chosen professor (or any combination of professors)
• final concert with best participants

• Possibility of combining master class with Piano Loop Festival or Kemal Gekić summer School as an active participant with of 5 % discount
• Possibility of participating in Piano 24 on August 16
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• Piano projekt's coordinator (in Japan)
• Master class diploma
• Practice rooms

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


400 HRK, 55 EUR
AUDITORS are welcome to attend all lessons and above-mentioned events.

Bank account info (outside Croatia):

Holder: Association Piano projekt
Account Owner Residence Address: Biokovska 4, Split 21000 
Account no. : 2340009-1110446410
Bank Account Name: Privredna banka Zagreb
Bank Residence Address: Rackoga 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN HR1223400091110446410


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 with professor Gregory Haimovsky (ex-pupil of professor Yakov Zack in Moscow; Y. Zacк was a winner of the 3rd International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw). He also attendet piano chamber music lessons with professor Alexander Tamir.

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Ivanka Kordic graduated piano in 1978 at the Music Academy in Zagreb in class of prof. Ive Macek. All her life she spent in the music school in Lisinski Zagreb, where she was (1983 - 1996) Headmaster at Department for piano. She is a member of the jury zonal and national competitions and seminars held all over the Croatia. In 1998. Ministry of Education and Sports have promote her in the title of professor advisor. Ivanka Ordic raised many generations of young pianists. Her students have won many awards and recognitions onnational and international competitions, they played as soloist with renowned orchestras, recorded for radio and television, and had numerous recitals, and continued to study at high schools in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Katowicma, Moscow and Paris.


To apply for a place in the Piano Loop Festival, please fill in the application form (click here) and submit it on line. All applications must be received by July 15th 2017 (Application Deadline). Once you have received confirmation of your application a deposit is required to secure your place and this is a non-refundable deposit. This needs to be sent within 2 weeks of confirmation with the note ”free of charge of the recipient”, or we will assume you are not able to attend. In the unlikely event of the Piano Loop Festival being cancelled, your deposit will be refunded.


For written cancellations by the day of the application deadline, 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 day of the application deadline is only possible in proven cases of force majeure (e.g. illness, accident). Such withdrawal must be effected before the festival begins. For later cancellations, the course fee will be retained.


All courses are open to both active participants and to auditors. Students who are not admitted by the teacher as active participants, due to a lack of adequate prior training, may attend the course as auditors. 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 (8). Active participants will only be accepted for the entire duration of the master class. Should the total of 8 valid applications not have been reached by July 15th 2017, the administration reserves the right to shorten the master class, 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 and all other master classes have the right to participate at the 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 the suggested program to the organizer's email address.


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.


All participants apply for a shared room in an apartment in the city centre during the period from August 6 to August 15. Inexpensive accommodation is arranged in the town for both yourself and persons accompanying you directly by our partner agency. It is also possible to extend your stay. In the case of an arrival later than August 6 or departing earlier than August 15, there shall be no money refund for the accommodation. If someone arrives earlier or later, Piano projekt reserves the right to change the accommodation, but will also try to avoid such inconvenience. The fee is fixed.

You can choose to share an apartment with 3 to 5 Summer School participants. In the apartment you can prepare your own meals and interact with other participants of all ages and backgrounds. The flat is located in the heart of Split, a few steps from the famous Diocletian’s palace, a 10-minute walk from the school.

About the apartments:

Although the student flats are not very luxurious, they include all the necessary facilities. Each student flat has a living room with TV, Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a fridge, a washing machine and an iron. The apartments have at least one air-conditioner and each room usually has a fan. No telephones are available in the student flats; we suggest you to use public telephones or local calling centres. You share the kitchen and the bathroom and, together, keep the house clean. Shared areas are professionally cleaned once a week. There is also an option of staying in a single room or even renting the whole apartment.