FINAL RESULTS AND AWARDS - MAJOR CATEGORY
1st prize "City of Radovljica"
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.
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.
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.
Special prize for the performance of the Ibero-American piece:
KLARA LUŽNIK, Slovenia
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.
Special prize for the possibility to attend masterclass in Radovljica:
MELIKA BUZA, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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.
1st prize Young Category
IVAN PETROVIĆ POLJAK, Croatia
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.
1st prize Junior "B" Category
FILIPPO ROSSO, Italy
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.)
1st prize Junir "A" Category
ARTURO GROLLO, Italy
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.