Prof.Ruben Dalibaltayan 17.-19.01.2020.

  *2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee.  

Prof. Dalibor Cikojević 16.-19.01.2020.

*2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee. 

Prof. Milana Chernyavska 14.-17.01.2020.

*2 pianists applying for piano duet pay one tuition fee. 

Registration fee is 740 HRK (100 EUR)  due December 15th Registration fee, payable in HRK, must be sent by bank transfer to the bank account of the festival. 
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.  The Registration Fee will be deducted from the full fee.   

The participation fee includes: 
• 4 individual lessons with the chosen professor (or any combination of professors) 
• final concert with best participants

• Free entrance to 3 piano recitals (prof.Milana Chernyavska, prof.Ruben Dalibaltayan, Mia Pečnik)
• free passive participation in any 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 an private apartment or student residence.* 
• Extra lessons during the masterclass.* 
*Available upon request


400 HRK, 55 EUR
AUDITORS are welcome to attend all lessons and above-mentioned events.

Bank account info (outside Croatia):

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


To apply for a place in the Piano Loop Academy, please fill in the application form  (click here)  and submit it on line. All applications must be received by December 30th 2019 (Application Deadline). Once you have received confirmation of your application a deposit 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 of the recipient”, or 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.


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


All courses are open to both active participants and to auditors. Students who are not admitted by the teacher as active participants, due to a lack of adequate prior training, may attend the course as auditors. 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 (8). Active participants will only be accepted for the entire duration of the master class. Should the total of 8 valid applications not have been reached by December 30th 2019, the administration reserves the right to shorten the master class, 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..


Prof. Milana Chernyavska was born in Kiev in the Ukraine. At the age of five she took her first piano lessons before entering the school for gifted children at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire two years later. At seven, she performed her first concert in the Great Philharmonic Hall in Kiev and then scored third prize at the international chamber music competition Concertino Praga at only twelve years of age. In 1990 Milana graduated with distinction from the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where she studied with Prof. Sagaidachny. She then undertook masterclasses with Professors Bashkirov, Bloch and others and continued her studies at the Academy for Music and Theatre in Munich with Prof. Höhenrieder and Prof. Oppitz.

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The pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan was born in Yerevan, capital city of Armenia. Having begun his piano studies at an early age, he gave his first solo concert at the age of ten. Only two years later Ruben Dalibaltayan was to receive significant musical acclaim when he won the Second prize at the First National Babadjanyan Piano Competition that made it possible for him to perform Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with the Armenian National Symphony Orchestra. After completing his studies and receiving a diploma with distinction at the Specialist Music School for Talented Children, the pianist continued his education at the Komitas State Conservatoire in Yerevan, studying under the guidance of professor Anahit Shakhbazian.

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Pianist and writer Dalibor Cikojevic has been awarded for his latest book 'Virtuoso, muse and striptease' with the Steiermärkische Sparkasse Prize for the best foreign novel. Pianist Dalibor Cikojevic was born in Split, where he started to study music at the age of seven. In 1984 he graduated from the Split Music School under Jelka Bakašun. He then moved to Vienna where he graduated and got his M. A. degree from the College of Music under Alexander Jenner. Essential for his further studies was working with Oleg Maisenberg and Carmen Graf Adnet. He started to perform officially at an early age at many festivals at home and abroad including the Zagreb Summer Festival, the Split Summer Festival, the Osor Music Evenings, the Rab Music Festival, the George Enescu Festival and the Vienna Festive Weeks.

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