The pianist Siavush Gadjiev completed his musical education at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow as a student of famous teachers such as Bella Davidovich and Boris Zemliansky. At the Moscow Conservatory he also obtained the Master of Music degree (“Course of Interpretation”) and was invited to teach in the prestigious Central Special Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, intended to train the most musically gifted pupils from the ex Soviet Union as well as from Japan, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Romania, Korea, United States. He taught many highly talented pupils, amongst whom there were winners of the Tchaikovsky competition, Axa Dublin, Schumann, Casagrande and other competitions. Gadjiev develops an educational activity running master classes, seminars and thematic lectures-concerts in Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Italy, with particular emphasize on the interpretation of Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. He also leads special classes for future pedagogues. Siavush Gadjiev has held recitals in many cities of the ex Soviet Union, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Italy and the USA. He has also performed with major orchestras and in chamber music ensembles with distinguished European musicians. He is a member of the “Ljubljana Piano Trio”. He was jury member of many international piano competitions, amongst them: “Ferenc Liszt” in Budapest, “Hummel” in Bratislava, “Città di Cantù” and many others. Siavush Gadjiev has held many master classes and keeps having them all over Italy, Slovenia, Germany and the United States. He lives in Italy and teaches at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and in Gorizia, in a private school for young talents, in which he has many students from different parts of Italy and Slovenia, amongst them Giuseppe Guarrera (2nd Prize Winner at the Mottram Manchester International Piano Competition), Alexander Gadjiev (1st Prize Winner Hamamtsu piano competition 2015 and finalist of “Busoni” International Piano Competition in Bolzano) and many others. Currently he is also giving master classes and lectures for Master Degree students at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatory in Triest. Gadjiev is the Artistic Director of the “Giuliano Pecar” International Piano Competition and the “Estate di Gorizia” summer festival. The reviewer and musicologist Renato della Torre defined him in “Messaggero Veneto” as an artist “of great talent, supported by the splendid pianistic technique.” “Gadjiev hypnotized the audience with the Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata in B flat Major” (“Corriere dell’ Arte”, Turin). “The interpretation of Brahms’ pieces was a musical event which will live in the memory for a long time… Gadjiev demonstrated the great rich traditions of the Russian piano school” (Olga Jovanović, “Promuzika”, Beograd). “The extraordinary pianist Gadjiev performed Schumann’s Quintet like it was sculptured in marble.” (J. Šetinc, “Večer”, Maribor). “The public was impressed by a most perceiving, delicate and philosophical performance. Moments of high intensity and of various sound colours were magically created by the musician.” (Rudolf van der Vecht, “Westfalische Post“, Wuppertal).
The argentinians pianist Leopoldo Lipstein travelled through all South-America as a child prodigy. At the age of 17, he won the first award at the "National Argentine Competition of Piano".
He is currently professor at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf and gives regularly masterclasses in Germany, Japan and Argentina.
His students won international piano competitions in Germany, France, Italy, China, Cyprus and perform concerts all over the world.
His most important teachers were Marcelo Tomassini and Aldo Antognazzi in Argentina and Karin Merle and Pavel Gililov in Germany.
Lipstein recorded over ten CDs including solo repertoire as well as chamber music and concertos with orcestra. For the Bavarian Broadcast (Bayerischer Rundfunk) Lipstein recorded the Concertino by Harald Genzmer for Piano and Strings.
In his career Lipstein performed over 500 concerts in Europe, South-America and Asia and is praised by the critics.
The art of interpretation of the Argentine pianist Leopoldo Lipstein belongs to the most remarkable ones in the field of concerts of our days. Things we take for granted today such as a perfect technique and the sence of style, professionality and musical intelligence are - in an unnoticed way- at the service of a sensitive and loving poetry.
Within his wide repertoire he is a specialist in the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and all the spanish and south-american composers.
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.
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ARTURO GROLLO, Italija
Arturo was born in Pordenone in 2010.He has been practising since he was 8 years old. Since 2018 he has studied with Simone Perat. He participated and was graduated in many piano competitions: particular the first prize at the XII Premio Crescendo in Florence and at the "Città di Belluno" competition.
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FILIPPO ROSSO, Italija
Filippo (2007) is living in Pordenone and has studied piano with prof. Lucia Grizzo since he was 7 years old. He attended masterclasses with eminent pianists. Now is starting the academic course at the Conservatorio "Giuseppe Tartini" in Trieste. He won first prizes in many international piano competitions (Treviso, Bologna, Pordenone, Città della Pieve etc.)
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IVAN PETROVIĆ POLJAK, Hrvaška
Ivan born in 2004 in Croatia. Until nowadays he participated on over 40 competitions where he received mostly first prizes, laureates. Ivan also received many special prizes for his performances. From year 2018 he enrolled Music school Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb in class of prof. Olga Cinkoburova, with whom he colaborates from year 2015. For the second year in a row, he is a scholarship holder of the international Academy of music in Liechtenstein, where he attended intensive training weeks. So far, he has participated in seminars of world-renowned professors. In paralel with his music education, Ivan is a student of the prestigious Zagreb XV gimnasium of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Posebna nagrada za sodelovanje na klavirskem seminarju v Radovljici:
MELIKA BUZA, Bosna in Hercegovina
Melika was born in 1999 in Bosnia and Herzegovina and begun playing the piano at the age of6. She won over 30 national and international competitions, to name just a few: special prize at Piano competition in Sarajevo, two first prizes at International piano competition "Davorin Jenko" Belgrade, Golden plaque, first prize and winner of category at International Carinthian piano competition in Slovenia and many others. She also won a Honorable mention award for performance in the semi-final of the NTD International piano competition in New York. From 2016 Melika studies at University of music and performing arts in Graz in the class of prof. Sergio De Simona.
Posebna nagrada za izvedbo ibero-ameriške skladbe:
KLARA LUŽNIK, Slovenija
Klara started learning the piano at the age of 7 at the Music school Slovenj Gradec with prof. Amra Kabil Đukanović. In 2016, she successfully passed the entrance exam for the Conservatory of music and ballet Maribor, in the class of prof. Planinka Atić. During her studies she had several successful performances and concerts around Slovenia. In April 2018 and 2019, she successfulully performed at a concert selected compositions by contemporary composers. She is an award winner in several country and international piano competitions. After successful high school graduation, she continues her musical path at the University of music and performing arts in Graz in the class of prof. Zuzana Niederdorfer.
3rd prize "La Casa de Kamna"
VLADIMIR AĆIMOVIĆ, Serbia
Vladimir was born in Serbia in 2002. He received his first piano lessons at the age of 7 and was taught at the Niš Music school in the class of prof. Suzana Mardikiyan-Novaković. He is currently studying with prof. Milana Chernyavska at the University of music and performing arts Graz and at the Faculty of music in Belgrade with prof. Lidija Stanković. He is also a scholarship holder of the International music academy in Lichtenstein, where he regularly takes part in the intensive weeks and activities of the Music academy. Vladimir has performed in Bulgaria, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Serbia and the Czech Republic. Among numerous prizes at national and international competitions, Vladimir is also the winner of the "Constantinus Prize 2012", which is awarded to the most promising musicians under the age of 18, and is also a scolarship holder of the Fund for Young talents of the Republic of Serbia.
2nd prize "Filippo Trevisan"
ANDRIJA JOVOVIĆ, Montenegro
Born in 1998 in Montenegro, comes from a musical family and begun his musical education at the age of 6. After attending the music elementary and high school in his hometown, Podgorica, (under the tutelage of prof. Lidija Skender), he is currently a student of the University of music and performing arts Vienna, in the class of Nataša Veljković. He has won numerous first prizes in national and international competitions. In March 2020 Andrija attended the International Academy of music in Liechtestein for which he received a full scholarship, and has attended a masterclass with prof. Ruben Dalibaltayan there. He has attended masterclasses and seminars and had lessons with many eminent pianists and pedagogues.
FINAL RESULTS AND AWARDS - MAJOR CATEGORY
1st prize "City of Radovljica 2021"
ONDREJ ZAVADIL, Czech Rep.
Ondrej started playing the piano at the age of 5. His first teacher was Jana Grygarová and he subsequently studied with Libuše Tichá at the Grammar and Music school of Prague. Since 2017 he's been studying with Milana Chernyavska at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. He participated in many competitions and most recently, he won 1st prize at the International Competition " Giovanni Musicisti Città di Treviso", 1st prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists "Merci, Maestro!" in Brussels and 1st prize at the International Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf. He performed in Rudolfinum twice with the Prague Simphony Orchestra, 2013 and 2015.
FINAL STAGE MAJOR CATEGORY 31.10.2021
FINAL RESULTS YOUNG CATEGORY, 30.10.2021
1. IVAN PETROVIĆ POLJAK, Croatia; 1st prize (98,8)
2. JACOPO GIULIANI, Italy; 3rd prize (87,8)
FINAL RESULTS JUNIOR A CATEGORY, 30.10.2021
1. GROLLO ARTURO, Italy; 1st prize (95)
FINAL RESULTS JUNIOR B CATEGORY, 30.10.2021
1. ROSSO FILIPPO, Italy; 1st prize (95,5)
2. KALAYDZHIEV YASEN, Bulgaria; 2nd prize (93,2)
3. ILIEV FILIP, Bulgaria; 2nd prize (91)
4. BONETTI CATERINA, Italy; 3rd prize (88)
5. TIBAUT AMADEJ, Slovenija; 3rd prize (85,6)
JUNIOR CATEGORY, 30.10.2019
1. GLAVINIC MATTIAS ANTONIO First prize Abs. Ex aequo (98,8)
2. BLEVE CHIARA First prize Abs,Ex aequo (98,8)
3. POMPOSELLI MATTEO First prize (98)
4. ZHURAVLEVA MARIA First prize (96)
5. KOZYAK HANNA Second prize (93,7)
6. MAZOR EDEN Second prize (90)
7. GRIGORYAN PETRO Third prize (87,4)
8. TOMIĆ MAGDALENA Third prize (86,5)
YOUNG CATEGORY, 31.10.2019
1. WELLER MAX FIRST PRIZE Abs (98)
2. CERGOL TIM FIRST PRIZE (95)
3. PARK HYUN MIN SECOND PRIZE (93,8)
4. BREŽIĆ MINA THIRD PRIZE (89,8)
5. PROSI REJSI THIRD PRIZE (89,8)
6. NIKOLOVSKA ANGELA THIRD PRIZE (86,8)
MAJOR CATEGORY, 3.11.2019
First prize: “City of Radovljica”, KOSTANDIN TASHKO (Albania)
Second prize: “Filippo Trevisan”, VERONIKA VOLOSHINA (Ukraine)
Third prize: “La Casa de Kamna”, JOVANA KOSANOVIĆ (Serbia)
Special prize for the performance of the Ibero American piece, ALVIN ĆUĆIĆ (Croatia)
Special prize for the most promising pianist, IVA VUKOVIĆ (Serbia)
Special prize: the possibility to attend Piano Master Class in Radovljica, MATTEOPOMPOSELLI (Italy), ANDRIJA JOVOVIĆ (Montenegro)
Teresa Trevisan (Italy)
Ruben Dalibaltayan (Armenia-Croatia)
Ayami Ikeba (Japan-Austria)
Daniel Rivera (Italy-Argentina)
Hinko Haas (Slovenia)
Opening concert 1st International Piano Competition of Radovljica,
pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan
October 30th 2019 at 20.00, Baroque hall Radovljica, Linhartov trg 1.
Komitas - R. Andreasyan: Garuna (Spring)
Komitas - G. Saradjian: Lullaby
Komitas - V. Sargsyan: Kakavi erge (Grouse song)
Komitas - G. Saradjian: Krunk (Crane)
F. Liszt: Sonata in B-minor
Final Concert and Award Ceremony in the Baroque hall Radovljica
3 November 2019 at 20.00
Glavinic, Mattias Antonio (23. 07. 2009), Italy
Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello - Venice, Italy
F. Chopin Polonaise in G-sharp minor (Op.posth.)
Bleve, Chiara (20. 12. 2006), Italy
Music School “A. Corelli” - Vittorio Veneto, Italy
R. Muczynski Desperate measures Op. 48
Zhuravleva, Maria (03. 08. 2005), Russia
Dzerzhinsk Music School, Dzerzhinsk, Russia
E. Lecuona Malagueña
Weller, Max (21. 05. 2004), Austria
Kunstuniversität, Graz, Austria
E. Granados Allegro de Concierto Op. 46
Ćućić, Alvin (25. 09. 1996), Croatia
Academy of Music, Ljubljana, Slovenia
F. Mompou Paisajes: La fuente y la campana, El lago
Vuković, Iva (29. 03. 2000), Serbia
Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Serbia
F. Liszt La Campanella
Kosanović, Jovana (14. 11. 1997), Serbia
University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria
J. Rodrigo Seguidillas del Diablo from Cuatro Estampas Andaluzas
Voloshyna, Veronika (20. 11. 1995), Ukraine
University of Music Franz Liszt, Weimar, Germany
D. Shostakovich Prelude & Fugue in A major Op. 87
A. Ginastera Danza del gaucho matrero from Danzas Argentinas Op. 2 No. 3
Tashko, Kostandin (17. 12. 1997), Albania
Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini, Trieste, Italy
M. Ravel La Valse
Ohranili ga bomo v večnem spominu
He will remain in our eternal memory
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.
Studies: with Akiko Iguchi/Tokio, Ludwig Hoffmann/Munich, Karl-Heinz
Kämmerling/Hannover, Regina Smendzianka/Warsow and Alfons Kontarsky/
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
Her activity as a recitalist and as a soloist in orchestral concerts has been led herto Japan (e.g. with NHK symphony orchetra, conducter: André Previn) , South
Africa, Australian, Indian, China and to the most important European centers of
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
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."