6 th Piano Loop Academy (August 14-22 2019)
Piano Loop consists of the Academy, Festival and Competition which seek to develop performance capabilities of young piano students, reinvigorate the commitment to piano studies for advanced pianists, and provide an important learning and development experience for professionals.
Our 2019 Academy will offer a week of stimulating and exciting master classes for piano solo, chamber music and orchestra in Josip Hatze Music School in Split, Croatia, with evening concerts and piano forums. The Competition is not a separate event, it is intended only for the participants of the Piano Loop Academy, which makes it a sort of an "insider" Competition.
Daily lessons with members of distinguished group of teachers help students to develop deeper insights into the repertoire. The members of the Academy faculty bring many special qualities to the program besides artistic excellence: different performing traditions, diverse ideologies, and various cultures.
In addition to private lessons with each instructor, there are master classes, student recitals, and concerts. All events are open to the public, allowing students to learn how to perform in front of an appreciative and discriminating audience. They also learn how to present themselves in a professional context.
Being in an inspirational place such as Split, surrounded by some of the world's finest pianists and teachers, young pianists can benefit from knowledge, experience and contacts for the future. It is never only about the number of points and another accomplishment in their CV. If pianists are nurtured by outstanding musicians and performers in a creative and non-competitive environment, they will not only find their own voices but will also feel empowered and have the courage to face the difficult path of an artist.
Piano Loop Festival is organized by Piano projekt Association from Split. Piano Loop Festival is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Split, Split-Dalmatian County and Split Tourist Board. Piano projekt Association is a member of Alink-Argerich Foundation.