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Online Masterclass Highlights from July 2020
Walter Prossnitz, Mikhail Lidsky & Polina Fedotova
Application deadline: May 31st 2022 (Early registration - May 10th 2022)
Application Fee: 140 Euros (Early registration: 120 euros)
-The application fee can be paid together with Piano Competition application fee
-All service charges both ways must be covered by the applicant for their application to be accepted.
-The registration fee is non-refundable.
-All information sent to the competition will be kept private.
-Participants authorize the Elevato Piano Competition to record and distribute any photos, videos or audio recorded from the competition. All video materials sent by participants are property of the competition, and can be use in the competition’s YouTube channel, website and other social media.
-By registering for the competition, participants accept and adhere to the rules of the competition.
-4 participants in each category will advance to the live final round
-1 participant in each category will be eligible to win awards
-Only for participants who are paticipating in the piano comeptition.
-Repertoire can be the same as the piano competition repertoire.
First Prize Winner
1. Live performance in the Cattedrale di San Sabino in Italy with L’Orchestra Filarmonica Pugliese in the beginning of September 2022.
2. Solo concert performance opportunities in 2023
3. Winner's certificate
4. Free entrance for the Elevato piano competition 2023
2nd & 3rd Prize Winners
1. Solo concert performance opportunities in 2023
2. Winner's certificate
3. Free entrance for the Elevato piano competition 2023
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(Program duration - maximum 25 minutes)
18 and under
(Program duration - maximum 30 minutes)
19 years old and up
(Program duration - no time limit)
Reference Concerto List
-Please contact us if you wish to perform concerto repertoire different from those mentioned below
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No 1 Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 58
Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Concertos KV. 453, 466, 467, 488 or 595
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Piano Concerto E flat major
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10
photo by Alla Kostomarova, Samara (Russia)
Liszt and Venice feature constantly in the work of this Italian pianist who was born in 1967 and who started studying the piano at the age of six, made his first public appearance aged eleven in Venice, the City of the Water, and was trained in the school of Liszt – the genius composer and performer who wrote many of his works in Venice hardly 100 meters from the very place of Ambrosini’s birth.
Brenno Ambrosini, began studying piano with M.I.Biagi (Venice and Florence) and R. Cappello (Parma), and also pursued organ, violin and composition studies with U. Amendola (Venice).
On completion of his studies in the grand tradition of the piano schools of Chopin, Liszt, Sgambati and Busoni, earning an Honours degree in piano awarded “cum laude” in recognition of his academic merits, he continued his training with G. Oppitz (a disciple of W. Kempff) in Munich in 1986-89, then went on to study further with M.de Silva-Telles (C.Arrau’s pupil) in Paris 1989. In 1990 he continued his musical training with J.Soriano ( a disciple of M.Tagliaferro and V.Perlemuter) at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where he was awarded the annual Honour Prize on completion of his course of studies. He completed his Ph.D. distinguished by the highest academic achievement and “cum laude” at the Jaume I University in Castellón (December 2015, Spain): “Ethics and Humanism in Franz Liszt”.
Having won public acclaim many a time for his interpretation and performances colourful and with moments of great transcendental depth, critics have said:
His Liszt sonata has been a sacred performance – a monumental interpretation (El País, Madrid - Spain)
His symphonic piano style shone at every performance. (Westfälische Rundschau, Dortmund - Germany)
The right choice, a pianist who is always elegant and refined. (Pianotime, Milan - Italy)
Winner at the XXXIV Concurso Internacional de Piano "Premio Jaén” and the "Rosa Sabater Prize" for the best performance of Spanish music in the same election. Ambrosini won the First Prize, the Debussy Prize and the Beethoven Prize in the International Piano Competition "Cidade do Porto". He was laureated in the X Concurso Internacional de Piano de Santander "Paloma O'Shea". Second Prize in the International Piano Competition "José Iturbi" of Valencia, he was awarded Second Prize and the "Golden Harp" Audience Award in the International Competition "Jeunesses Musicales" of Belgrade and won the “Piano Festival Alumni Prize” in the "William Kapell” International Piano Competition at College Park (Washington D.C., USA).
After his orchestral debut at the Liederhalle (Beethovensaal) of Stuttgart in 1986 performing the “Emperor” piano concerto by Beethoven, Ambrosini has performed many concerts as a soloist in cities in Europe, the USA and Japan accompanied by ensembles such as the Royal Orchestra of Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Belgrade, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, New Philharmonia of Japan, New Mozart Chamber in Munich, Orquesta do Porto, Valencia Symphony, Radio Television Symphony in Madrid and Belgrade, Slupsk Chopin Symphony, Bari Symphony Orchestra, Hermitage State Orchestra of St.Petersburg, Schnittke Symphonic in Moscow… performing with conductors such as M.Bamert, H.Vonk and A.Ros-Marbá, I.Gromov, G.Klementiev...
In chamber music, he started in 1984 the collaboration with the cellist Claudio Ronco (cello soloist of the Clemencic Consort Wien and the Razumowsky Quartet). Since 1990 Ambrosini has performed in duets with the Russian violinist M. Lubotsky, since 1994 with a Dutch pianist David Kuyken and since 2002 with the Russian violinist I. Grubert. He also collaborates regularly with the Prazak and Brodsky string quartets and he played with Jean Pierre Rampal. Founder of the Kether Piano Trio, in 2014 he offered rounds of concerts as Tribute to Haydn, and he celebrated the 20 years anniversary of his piano duo with rounds of 4 recitals for pieces for two pianos ..."
Laureate of international competitions, honored artist of Georgia, V. sarasjishvili Tbilisi state conservatoire proffesor.
Born in Tbilisi, 21.04.1956.
In 1974 she succesfully graduated from the Tbilisi central music school for talented children, where she studied under honored teacher, S.Gabunia. During this time she gave concerts in Moscow, Budapest, Baku and Yerevan.
In 1979 she graduated from the V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi state conservatoire, where she studied under honored artist, prof. E.Gurevich. During this time she also studied with Elisso Virsaladze, Yakov Zak, Evgeny Moguilevsky.
In1979-1983 she was intern at P.Tchaikovsky Moscow state conservatoire, where her tutor was Evgeny Malinin.
N.Katamadze is a laureate and a prize winner of numerous international competitions
1. Transcaucasia competition for musicians and performers-1977
2. Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud Paris international competition-1979
3. Belgrade international competition for pianists- 1983
4. International festival of UNESCO- 1985
1975-1990 Soloist of Georgian state philharmonic
1979-1989 Soloist of Moscow concert union- "Sovietconcert"
1989 Honored artist of Georgia
N. Katamadze has given more than 300 recitals in the following countries: France, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan. She has also performed with Symphonic orchestras with the following conductors: Roger Bootry, Horst Forster, Loward Larsen, Franc Wasserman, Vasyl Siniaski, Sergei Scripka, Jansug Kakhidze, Davit Mukeria, Revaz Takidze, Vadym Shubladze, etc.
From 1983 till now, she is V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi state conservatoire professor at Piano department. She taught many Laureates of international competitions. Her former students are succesful musicians throughout USA, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
N.Katamadze often particiates as a jury member in the international and republic competitions in different countries, for example: Italy, Latvia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan. She also gives masterclasses in numerous cities of Georgia, as well as abroad.
N.Katamadze has filmed TV programme, called "Nino Katamadze performs". Her audio records are filed under "golden fund" of Georgian radio.
"Mr. Babakhanian has given recitals in the USA, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Spain. He has appeared as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Irish National Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra (USA), Dallas Symphony, Utah Symphony, with Saint Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov, with Moscow Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra under Yurovsky, Slovenian Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic among others.
Festival appearances include the Aspen, Interlochen, Santander and Baalbec Music festivals. Babakhanian’s performance of the Shostakovich Piano Quintet with the Takács Quartet during Santander Festival in Spain was named the best chamber music performance of the festival. Mr. Babakhanian has recorded for the ASV, Real Sound and Sigmund Classics labels. His performances have been broadcast on BBC, PBS (USA), ORF (Austria) and RAI (Italy) television networks. His recording of the Tchaikovsky piano sonatas has received rave reviews in the European press. Mr.Babakhanian’s recent recording of Complete Piano Works by Aram Khachaturian awarded the “Best Classical Album of the Year” at the Armenian Award 2007.
In addition to his performing career, Mr. Babakhanian has served as jury member for several international piano competitions, including the Gina Bachauer, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Khachaturian, Maria Callas, “Armenia”, Putra and most recently Brescia International Piano competitions. He has taught numerous master-classes in Russia, United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Iceland and the United States. Mr. Babakhanian is currently Professor at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, where he also received his musical education under Professor Anahit Bogdanyan..."
"Natalia Trull began studying piano in her native St. Petersburg. She later moved to Moscow where she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. Among her teachers were professors Y. Zak, M. Voskresensky and T. Kravchenko. Her performance career was launched when she won first prize at the Belgrade International Piano Competition in 1983. However, the biggest success came in 1986 she won the silver medal at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. The public was swept off its feet by her interpretation of composers such as Schubert and Stravinsky. Her “Petrushka” suite left an everlasting impression on the public and critics alike. In 1993, Natalia Trull was awarded the Grand Prix at the Piano Masters Competition in Monte- Carlo (where only winners of international competitions are accepted as participants). Natalia Trull’s complete control and fantastic virtuosity place her in a class of her own, and she is in great demand as a performer all over the world. Among the distinguished orchestras with whom she has performed are the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Monte-Carlo, Tonhalle Symphony Orchestra and all of the major Russian Symphony Orchestras. Natalia Trull has also played with such conductors as Raphael Frubeck de Burgos, Raymond Leppard, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Eri Klas, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vassily Sinaisky, Yuri Temirkanov and many others. Her repertoire includes over 50 concertos, of which the Tchaikovsky concerto has proved to be the most popular, the pianist having performed the work on over one hundred occasions in the world’s leading concert halls. Her most brilliant performances of the Tchaikovsky concerto were in Hollywood Bowl under Eri Klas and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and in Suntory Hall with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Koizumi Kazuhiro (1998-99 season). Natalia’s performances today are remarkable for her total absorption in the music her unique stage presence and technical mastery in presenting a wide repertoire of works. From 2000 Natalia Trull is Professor at the Moscow Tchaikovky Concervatory. Also she is frequently invited to give masterclasses to the U.S.A., Japan, Italy, Germany, South America etc. Jury member of many international piano competitions such as International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition, Valencia International Piano Competition, Monte-Carlo Piano Masters Competition, International Mozart Competition Salzburg etc.
She also teaches exceptional students such as Eva Gevorgyan- pianist and composer / Prizewinner of more than 50 international piano competitions."
• Prokofiev – The Complete Piano Sonatas under the “DML Classic” label (Japan)
• Chopin - recital including two Sonatas, the Fantasy and Mazurkas
• Schubert - recital including the Wanderer-Fantasy, Impromptus op.90 and Schubert-Liszt Song