Piano Loop Festival has earned an enviable reputation as a significant annual international music festival presenting an outstanding group of world-class artists who have received great exposure and career boosts through their Festival performances.
The Festival takes great care to create a special atmosphere for its artists, lecturers and staff that is warm, stimulating, and filled with mutual respect and cooperation. The Festival’s commitment to developing and promoting the careers of the next generation of great pianists would not be possible without the collaboration of many outstanding professionals in the field of music. Let us mention only a few of them: Ivo Pogorelić, Nikolay Lugansky, Dmitry Shishkin, Natalia Trull, Lev Natochenny, Grigory Gruzman, Kemal Gekić, Igor Lazko, Eduardo Hubert, Andreas Frolich and many others.
I have had the privilege of being surrounded by some of the greatest pianists of today. It is because of them that I discovered the truth and logic of music – an experience which I felt compelled to share with the next generation of emerging pianists. I feel humbled and deeply touched by the outpour of generosity of our extraordinary faculty who gave it all to the gifted pianists who attended our program. Our Festivals are the place where our artists display their creativity and shape, and nurture and inspire the next generations of great pianists.
I strongly believe that, apart from so many great artists closely involved with the Festival creating a legacy of knowledge and inspiration, Split with its scenery also provides an environment in which creativity blooms.