PIANO LOOP ACADEMY

Our 2017 Course will offer a week of stimulating and exciting master classes for piano solo, piano trio and piano with chamber orchestra in Josip Hatze Music School in Split, Croatia from August 16 to August 24 2017, with evening concerts and piano forums. You will have the opportunity to meet and hear other young musicians of exceptional standard, and benefit from working with distinguished international "masters".

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PIANO LOOP ACADEMY FACULTY:

Prof. Lev Natochenny
Prof. Igor Lazko
Prof. Kemal Gekić
Prof. Eugene Choi

ADMISSION

There is no age limit.

All participants will benefit from the carefully scheduled lessons, master classes and advice of all participating professors. Additionally, a limited number of private arrangements with any individual professor can be arranged upon availability of the requested professor.

The application deadline is June 15, 2017.

To apply, please complete and submit the Application Form which you can access by clicking here, together with a registration fee which is non-refundable.

Participants will be notified upon acceptance and given instructions for completing their registration and fee payment.

No more than 24 applicants will be accepted.

CONCERTS

As a part of Piano 24, a piano marathon which will be held on August 16, there is a possibility for a recital according to professional references. Outstanding participants chosen by the faculty will perform on the Final Concert on August 21.

FESTIVAL PRIZE

Among all participants of the Piano Loop Festival, one person, determined by the faculty vote, will be selected for the special Festival Prize: a free admission and a solo recital at the Piano Loop Festival 2018.

TUITION FEES

PIANO SOLO

If you are accepted onto the Piano Loop Master Course 2017, the registration fee will be deducted from the full fee.

The participation fee includes:
• 4 individual lessons with the festival faculty;
• final concert with best participants;
• Possibility of combining 2 or more master classes organized by Piano projekt as an active participant with a 5% discount on any other Festival master class;
• 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 a private apartment or student dormitory*
• Extra lessons during the masterclass*
• Official Japanese translator
(To guarantee the quality of lessons, translation will be provided by an official Japanese interpreter engaged by the Piano projekt Association). *Available upon request

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MASTER CLASS

If you are accepted onto the Piano Loop Master Course 2017, the registration fee will be deducted from the full fee.

Piano masterclass based on performing with a professional chamber orchestra
Chamber orchestra conducted by maestro Eduardo Hubert is a part of Piano Loop Festival

The participation fee includes:
• 4 individual lessons with the festival faculty;
• 1 x 40-minute rehearsal with Chamber Orchestra and maestro Eduardo Hubert;
• final concert with the best participants;
*Participants who are chosen for the concert will have additional rehearsal with the orchestra free of charge
• video recording of the concert;
• Possibility of combining 2 or more master classes organized by Piano projekt as an active participant with a 5% discount on any other Festival master class;
• 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 a private apartment or student dormitory*
• Extra lessons during the masterclass*
• Official Japanese translator
(To guarantee the quality of lessons, translation will be provided by an official Japanese interpreter engaged by the Piano projekt Association);
*Available upon request

The Orchestra Masterclass offers the following benefits for musicians:

• To get an experience of working and performing with a professional orchestra;
• The best participants will have the opportunity to perform in the final concert with Chamber Orchestra;
• The participants will get a video recording of the concert, which they can use for their own professional portfolio;
• We offer optionally additional rehearsal time with the orchestra;
• Inspirational environment, working and performing in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe

REPERTOIRE:

Individual choice of one concerto movement from the list of recommended music.
The concerto list is here: 
J.S.BACH 
D minor BWV 1052
E major BWV 1053
F minor BWV 1056
A major BWV 1055
W.A.MOZART 
A Major  KV 414
E flat Major KV 449
E FLAT Major N9 KV 271 Jeunehomme
D Major N 15  KV 450
G Major N 17  KV 453
F Major N 19 KV  459 
A Major N 23  KV 488
B flat  Major N 27  KV  595
J.HAYDN
D Major HOB.XVIII, No.11
F:CHOPIN 
E minor, op.11 No.1
F minor, op.21 No.2

F.MENDELSSOHN:

No.1 Op.25 G minor
A.PIAZZOLLA  
Libertango (Bacalov’s version)
E.HUBERT

Fauretango for piano and strings (Music score available upon request)

L.BACALOV :  Baires
1 Suite in 3 mouvements
                Paralelo a Paralelo
                Ricercare Baires 1
                Tangata ostinato

PIANO CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS

If you are accepted onto the Piano Loop Master Course 2016, the registration fee will be deducted from the full fee.

The participation fee includes: 

• • 4 x 60-minute piano trio lessons with the festival faculty and 2 professional players (violinist and cellist);
•4 x 60-minute piano trio rehearsals;

• Possibility of combining 2 or more master classes organized by Piano projekt as an active participant with a 5% discount on any other Festival master class;
• 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 a private apartment or student dormitory*
• Extra lessons during the masterclass;*
• Official Japanese translator
(To guarantee the quality of lessons, translation will be provided by an official Japanese interpreter engaged by the Piano projekt Association);
*Available upon request

REPERTOIRE:

Individual choice of piano trios from a list of recommended music.
The list is here: 
J.Haydn: Piano Trio in G major, Hob.XV:25 'Gypsy'
D. Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 (Op. 8) in C minor
J. Brahms: Piano Trio No.1, Op.8
S. Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor 
L. van Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.1 No.1
B. Smetana: Piano Trio, Op.15
F. Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1, Op.49 
D. Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67

J.Brahms: Piano Trio B-major, No.1

P.I.Čajkovski: Piano Trio a-minor, Op.50

*Other trios are possible upon request

PASSIVE PARTICIPANTS:

All passive participants are welcome to attend all lessons and above-mentioned events.

Bank account info (outside Croatia):

Holder: Piano projekt Association
Account Owner Residence Address: Put meja 4, Split 21000, Croatia
Account no.: 2340009-1110446410
Bank Account Name: Privredna banka Zagreb
Bank Residence Address: Rackoga 1, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR1223400091110446410
Swift: PBZGHR2X

APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

To apply for a place in the Piano Loop Festival, please fill in the application form below and submit it on line. All applications must be received by July 15th 2017 (Application Deadline). Once you have received confirmation of your application and admittance to the master class or Piano 24, a deposit of 100 Euro 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 for the recipient”; otherwise 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.

WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTICIPATION

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

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

All courses are open to both active participants and to audience. Students who are not admitted by the teacher as active participants, due to a lack of adequate prior training, may attend the course as members of the audience. 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 (24). Active participants can shorten the course but not the number of lessons. Should the total of 24 valid applications not have been reached by June 15, 2017, the administration reserves the right to shorten the festival, 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 have the right to participate at 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 a suggested program to the organizer's email address. All active attendants of the Piano Loop Festival have the right to participate in the Piano Loop Competition.

EVENTS

Concerts:

To be announced…

FREE ENTRANCE

Mobile: +385 91 597 7164
Email: piano.loop.festival@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PianoProjektSplit

PIANO 24 (August 16):

Piano Loop Festival starts with an interesting overture, Piano 24, a pianist marathon which represents a unique project of this kind in Croatia. The recitals are to be performed by a wide range of pianists, most of whom are attendants of Kemal Gekić Summer School and the Piano Loop Festival master workshops. They are to take turns during the day at the concert venue, thus creating continuous background music to the museum.

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INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTIONS

Participants may choose to attend the Festival with either ACTIVE or PASSIVE status. ACTIVE participants will be given 4 individual lessons, the opportunity to perform in master classes and at least one public recital.  PASSIVE participants are allowed to attend lessons and all other events. Each day consists of private lessons and master classes. All lessons and master classes are open to all participants. The majority of instructions will be held in English. However, some lessons and specialized classes may be held in Spanish, Russian, Italian or German. Lessons and master classes will take place at Josip Hatze Music School in Split.  Passive participants may be given one lesson with the chosen faculty member (price upon request). Active participants may be given one extra lesson with the chosen faculty member (price upon request). Each participant shall receive a Piano Loop Festival diploma.

COURSE LOCATION

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.

ACCOMMODATION

All participants apply for a shared room in an apartment in the city centre during the period from August 7 to August 16. 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 7 or departing earlier than August 16, 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.

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Piano 24

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