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Piano Loop Festival 2019

Objavljeno: 2019-07-10

Šesto izdanje Piano Loop Festivala održat će se od 14. do 22. kolovoza 2019. u Splitu. Etnografski muzej ugostit će istaknute domaće i inozemne pijaniste: Marijana Đuzela, Wonmi Kim, Sergeja Koroleva, Grieg Pianoduo, Andreja Gugnina, Andreasa Frölicha i Lovru Marušića. Posljednja dva koncerta u Dioklecijanovim podrumima održat će glasoviti Ivo Pogorelić te Kemal Gekić.


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Piano projekt Assocciation started its projects back in 2010 with Kemal Gekić Summer School. Prof. Gekić is a Croatian-born pianist with international career mainly in USA and Japan. His summer school atracts pianists mostly from Japan. Some of them came back 5 or 6 times, attracted by the professional level of master classes and the beauty of Split itself. The Piano Loop Festival was the natural offshoot of the Summer School because of its success and a growing number of interested pianists. Therefore I invited several other respected piano professors to accompany prof. Gekic in the master classes. Beside the teaching part, there were also numerous piano recitals organized daily in the local museums. And thus the idea for the festival was born.

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The legendary pianist Ivo Pogorelich has marked the classical music scene of our time. His unique musical talent and innovative approach have placed him among the most original music minds of today. Pogorelich’s adventurous spirit, valued for the lucidity in his discovery of new capacities of musical expression, is cloaked in pianism of the highest aesthetic value, inimitable virtuosity and technical mastery. His evocative interpretations, shaped by a refined music taste, the likes of which are rare in our time, have broadened the horizons of the interpretation and understanding of ...

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Kemal Gekic Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of today's most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike.Born in Split, Croatia in 1962, Gekic amazed his family by accurately picking out melodies at the piano at age one and a half. The young prodigy d all his early musical training from his aunt, Lorenza Batturina. In 1978 he entered the class pf Prof. Jokuthon Mihailovich (a graduate of Moscow Conservatory) at the Art Academy of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.

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German pianist Andreas Frölich studied with Stefan Askenase , Vitaly Margulis in Freiburg and Pavel Gililov in Cologne . He was prizewinner of several international piano competitions , as in Senigallia , Finale Ligure, Milano ,Vienna.... He concertises in the most famous venues in Europe, South America, Asia, South Africa and Australia like Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Wien, Solitär Salzburg, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie "Gasteig",Konzerthaus Berlin, Hamburg Musikhalle, Bielefeld Oetkerhalle, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Wiesbaden Kurhaus,...

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Wonmi Kim was born in 1961, Seoul, Korea. She began her first piano lessons at the age of 4. Her public performance began in the same year, appearing on a national TV broadcast, onto the debut with the ‘Seoul Chamber Orchestra’ in ’68, performing a Mozart concerto and a Bach concerto in ’69. The following year, she performed the 1st piano concerto by Beethoven with then National Symphony Orchestra. Her early performing career brought her to 50 various concert stages throughout the cities in Asia, Africa, and America in 1972-74.

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The pianists Elles van der Heiden and Siebert Nix have been performing as the Grieg Pianoduo since 1987. After the completion of their professional education at the Conservatory of Music in Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1986, the duo soon became renowned in the world of chamber music for their dynamic and passionate quatre-mains performances on a single grand piano.They followed masterclasses with Detlef Kraus (Hamburg), Vitalj Margulis (Tilburg), Danielle Dechenne (Amsterdam), Hans-Helmut Schwarz (Heidelberg/Lenzerheide-Valbella), and Einar Steen-Nokleberg (Oslo).

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Natalia Smirnova laid what was to become the foundations for Andrey Gugnin to pursue the career of a concert pianist, which enabled him to study with Olga Mechetina, Valery Kastelsky & Lev Naumov and later with Vera Gornostayeva at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory whereupon from 2016 he continues with Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Naboré at the International Piano Academy Lake Como. In 2013 Andrey Gugnin gained 2nd prize at the Ludwig van Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna and 2014 saw the Gold Medal and the Audience Award...

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Pianist Marijan Đuzel (b. 1990 in Imotski) attended primary music school in his hometown, where he learned piano from Alenka Milano and french horn from Ivan Glibota. He continued his education in Split, where he finished academic high school as well as music secondary school (piano, class of Čudina Kosovka). He graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb as a student of Djordje Stanetti.Through the Erasmus exchange programme, he attended Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (in the class of Jan Jiraček von Arnim), and upon the invitation of Dubravka Tomšić,...

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Lovre Marušić in 2006 started his musical education with Professor Natalia Troull in Moscow (Central Music school at the P. I. Tschaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory) which he successfully finished in 2011. He continued with his piano studies at the Music Academy in Zagreb under Ruben Dalibaltayan and Ljubomir Gašparović where he has finished his Master’s degree. He is currently studying at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar under Grigory Gruzman. During his studies he has been working with prominent professors and pianists (Naum Grubert, Mikhail Olenev, Peter Eicher,...

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