OCTOBER 30th - NOVEMBER 3rd 2019


The members of the jury are Teresa Trevisan (Italy), Ruben Dalibaltayan (Armenia, Croatia), Ayami Ikeba (Japan, Austria), Hinko Haas (Slovenia), Aquiles Delle Vigne (Argentina).




Teresa Trevisan
Teresa Trevisan

The Italian pianist TERESA TREVISAN was born in Palmanova and graduated “cum laude” from the Trieste Music Conservatory “Giuseppe Tartini”. She started her piano studies with Maria Puxeddu going on to learn with Professor Luciano Gante at the Trieste Music Conservatory. Afterward she advanced her studies at the Ecole normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris with Aquiles Delle Vigne, becoming then his assistant there. Teresa Trevisan was awarded various recognitions at national and international competitions performing in numerous Italian cities (Venice, Rome, Padua, Milan, Gorizia, Udine) and abroad (Paris, Brussels, Skopje, Bitola, Rotterdam, New York, Hartford, Washington, Salzburg, Ulan Bator, Vilnius, Izmir, Tirana, Novi Sad, Sofia, Cork Konservatorium and Boesendorfer Saal im Mozarthaus in Vienna, Trinity Laban College in London…). Her interest in Chamber Music was born at the courses of the International Menuhin Academy of Gstaad and the International Academy of the Trio di Trieste in Duino. Her performing debut as a piano duo with her brother Filippo was held in 1989 at the Bourg Madame Festival (France). The Rachmaninov Opera omnia recording (for two pianos and four hands) and the Bach Brandenburg Concertos (arrangement for piano duet by Max Reger, revised by Filippo Trevisan for Velut Luna) received a great critical acclaim. In 1998 the duo was awarded the “Morét d’aur” prize. Since 2002 Teresa Trevisan has been playing with the pianist Flavio Zaccaria. Aiming to discover a repertoire of less well-known works, in 2005 they recorded a CD entirely devoted to unpublished works of Max Reger (2005 Velut luna). The Duo Trevisan-Zaccaria was awarded an Honorary Mention at the Web Concert Hall Competition 2006. She recently performed with the Italian cellist Luca Fiorentini in the USA reaching Washington and New York. As a teacher, many of her students have been selected and awarded in some of the most prestigious national and international competitions, such as the Gina Bachauer-Salt Lake, the Isidor Baijc-Novi Sad, the Jeunesses Musicales-Bucarest, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, the Stefano Marizza International Piano Competition-Trieste, the Premio Pianistico Bengalli-Val Tidone, the Concorso Clementi-Firenze-Lastra a Signa,Italy; the Chopin Piano Competition, Radovljica, Slovenia; the “Stefano Marizza”-Trieste; the Premio Pianistico Bengalli-Val Tidone; The International Piano Competition-Osimo; the Adilia Alieva-Svizzera, The Thomas & Evon Cooper International Piano Competition, USA; The Ettlingen International Competition for young Pianists, Germany; the International Piano Competition for young pianists ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN, Poland; the Aarhus International Piano Competition; the Busoni Piano Competition. She is regularly sitting in the Jury of many National and International Competitions. Teresa Trevisan is currently full time piano professor at the Music Conservatory of Trieste after successfully participating in the last State National Competition. She is regularly invited to give piano and piano-duo masterclasses. Among the most recent, the Oulu University in Finland, the Conservatorio Superior de Música” Manuel Massotti Littel” of Murcia in Spain, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, the Conservatoire Royal de Mons, the Yasar University of Izmir, the Sofia Music Academy, the CIT School of Music in Cork, the Konservatorium Wien, the Trinity Laban College in London and, through a videoconference in the frame of the LOLA project, at the Fort Worth Texas Christian University (USA). Since 1998 she has been the artistic director of the Festival Musiche in Fortezza of Palmanova and the Piano Competition “Filippo Trevisan”.

Ruben Dalibaltayan
Ruben Dalibaltayan

RUBEN DALIBALTAYAN was born in Yerevan, Armenia. After completing music school in the class of Anahit Shahbazyan, he moved to Moscow to pursue his musical education in the Gnesin Music Academy under the mentorship of professor Arthur Berngardt. Ruben obtained his Master’s degree at the Moscow State Conservatory under the guidance of professor Valery Kastelsky. His professional and personal formation has been greatly influenced by a number of outstanding musicians such as Boris Berlin, Lazar Berman and Alexis Weissenberg, who gave Ruben his personal international prize in 2001. Winner of ten prestigious international piano competitions in Armenia, China, Croatia and Italy, Ruben quickly established himself in the international music scene, an accomplishment that didn’t go unnoticed by prominent performers and critics alike. The prize awards he collected at the Second China International Piano Competition in Beijing (China), the Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition in Zagreb (Croatia) and at the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition in Yerevan (Armenia) expanded his recognition as an “intelligent and subtle pianist, whose performance always reveals something new and consistently interesting” according to Lazar Berman’s testimony. Ruben’s concert tours include numerous countries of Europe, Asia and America. The performances range from solo recitals and concerts with Symphony orchestras to participation in chamber ensembles – a piano duo with his wife Julia Gubajdullina and the well-known trio “Amadeus” to be mentioned. Ruben is an active member of the SONEMUS organisation (Sarajevo’s Organisation for New Music). His repertoire encompasses music from baroque to present days. With more than 20 concerts in his program and a special emphasis on the Romantic period Ruben performs a wide range of musical works. In collaboration with the Croatian Radio he has recently recorded the entirety of the piano opus of the famous Croatian composer Blagoje Bersa. The pianist also gives special attention and dedication to the promotion of the works of Armenian composers, an interesting and original music inseparably linked to the culture of his native country. Ruben began his pedagogic activities at the Sarajevo Music academy in 2000 and has been serving since 2005 as a Professor of piano at the Zagreb University Music Academy. During the last ten years he raised a large number of young pianists who went on to become finalists and prize winners of more than 50 international competitions. These competitions include most notably the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition in Zwickau, the Zhuhai International Mozart Piano Competition in Zhuhai, China, the Shura Cherkassky International Piano Competition in Milan, the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, Netherlands, etc. As part of his pedagogical work Ruben holds master classes and seminars on a regular basis in Croatia and abroad. He is also frequently invited to serve as a jury member at various international music competitions. His noteworthy projects include the founding of the piano summer school in Makarska (Croatia) in 2005, together with Julia Gubaidullina. The seaside piano master course has since evolved into one of the most prominent events for young pianists in the region.

Ayami Ikeba
Ayami Ikeba

AYAMI IKEBA was born in Yokohama, Japan.

Studies: with Akiko Iguchi/Tokio, Ludwig Hoffmann/Munich, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling/Hannover, Regina Smendzianka/Warsow and Alfons Kontarsky/Salzburg

Graduation: Hochschule für Musik in Munich and Hannover.

She won at the age of 18 the 2. prize (1. prize not awarded) in the 29th “International Piano Competition “FerruccioBusoni” in Bolzano, Italy.

Ayami Ikeba played at international piano festivals like: “Festival Pianistioco Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo”, “Schleswig Holstein Festival”, “Münchner Biennale“, „Musik Triannale Köln” and “Festival Internacional de Inverno de Brasília”.
Her activity as a recitalist and as a soloist in orchestral concerts has been led her to Japan (e.g. with NHK symphony orchetra, conducter: André Previn) , South Africa, Australian, Indian, China and to the most important European centers of classical music.

She has performed as Piano-Duo with Alfons Kontarsky at major international festivals in Italy, Germany and Swiss and played numerous chamber music concerts with eminent soloists such as Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Several radio recordings in Germany, Italy and Austria.
CD recordings on the period piano with works by Tyrol composers in Landesmuseum Innsbruck (Solo and 4 hands pieces with Prof. Marlies Nussbaumer).

For ten years she worked as a repetitor with Prof. Wolfgang Schneiderhan in international master class in Lucerne.

Since 1999 she is a professor in ordinary for piano and since 2011 haed of piano departement at the "Universität für Musik in Graz."

Hinko Haas
Hinko Haas

HINKO HAAS is considered to be one of the most prominent representatives of Slovene pianists.

He studied the piano at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana with Dubravka Tomšič – Srebotnjak, with Rudolf Kehrer in Weimar, Claude Copens in Brussels and with Carl Engel in Bern.

He recieved the Prešeren award of the Academy of Music, the Prešeren award of the University of Ljubljana and Julij Betetto award of Slovene Music Society.

As a soloist and member of numerous chamber groups he has collaborated with several soloists and ansambles (Les percusions de Strasbourg, Taipei Chamber Orchestra, Igor Ozim, Jerzy kosmala, Wolfgang Panhofer, Ana Pusar Jerič, piano duo with Aci Bertoncelj, Ljubljana Piano Trio, Trio Syringa, Pro Musica Nova Ensemble…) and given concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, Swizerland, Belgium, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mazedonia and performed with Slovene and foreign orchestras and conductors. He has been a guest of Ljubljana International Summer festival, Ohrid Summer festival and World Music Days 2003.

Hinko Haas has recorded for radio and television companies in Slovenia and abroad. Publishing houses of RTV Slovenia, Helidon and Edizione pizzicato have issued his recording on 21 CD´s.

His repertoire includes solo and concert works of all style periods. Contemporary Slovene composers write for him. Hinko Haas has also devoted much of his time to chamber music

Aquiles Delle Vigne
Aquiles Delle Vigne


"Only few pianists can go from a sparkling Mendelssohn to a thundering Liszt while passing an aristocratic, sophisticated and charming Ravel..."says Harold Schoenberg of the New York Times. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica calls him "A prince of the piano"…..and the PRS Rheinische Post "a Grand Seigneur of pianists". The SVZ Salzburger Volkszeitung titles its review "From silence till steel power" ("Von still bis stahlhart").
Born in Argentina, Aquiles Delle Vigne gave his first recital at the age of 8. At 17 he was already a disciple of Claudio Arrau and won the prestigious Grand Prix "Albert Williams". This award opened the doors of the most important concert halls of the continent for him. Later, he completed his training in Europe with Prof. Eduardo del Pueyo and Georges Cziffra.
He accomplished more than 25 tournées in Japan, 10 in Australia, the United States of America, Mexico, Hong Kong, Korea, and all South America. Today he is invited to the most important Festivals and performs in the most important halls in the world, like Gstaad, Paris, Salzburg, Madrid, Euro Festival in Seoul, Beethoven Festival under Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Hager, Georges Octors, Alberto Lysy, Lee Dong-ho, Bogo Leskowitch, Vladimir Kim, Emiel Simon, Edvard R. Tchivtzel, André Vandernoot, Edgard Donneux, Kamen Goleminov, Juan Carlos Zorzi, Jesus Medina, Claudio Santoro, Henrique Morelenbaum, D. Marinescou, Laurent Petit-Girard, and with leading orchestras of the world.

Considered also as a top teacher in the world, Aquiles Delle Vigne gives Masterclasses at the International Sommerakademie Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, was Visiting Professor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Professor Extraordinaire of the National University in Taipei. He is also regularly invited at the Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes Schools in New York, the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory and the Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory, the Central and China Conservatories of Beijing, the Toho University in Tokyo, the Hochschules in München, Weimar and Hamburg, the Universities in Wien Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Pretoria, Baltimore, Texas, Indiana, Osaka, Kyoto, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Lucca, Bergen...
He is a member or Chairman of the panel of Judges at the most important international Competitions on all five continents: Sydney, Pretoria, Cincinatti, Xiamen, Georgia, Turin, Paris, Texas, Casagrande, Masters in Monte-Carlo, Roma, and Warsaw.
His vast discography with EMI His Master's Voice, BASF Harmonia Mundi, BMG-RCA Victor, Naxos, Pavane and EMS received outstanding praise and distinction. His performance of the Preludes by Olivier Messiaen for the Pope John Paul II at the Vatican earned him tremendous praise from the composer.
Aquiles Delle Vigne just finished the complete recording of the 32 Piano Sonatas by Beethoven, added to other integrals like Liszt’s Etudes, Ravel’s chamber music and Beethoven’s Piano Concerti.