We would like to inform all visitors that the 1st final evening of the Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition will start at 6.00 pm sharp due to the live radio broadcast. We kindly ask you to arrive at the venue a little earlier.
Order of competitors:
S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
S. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
The programme in Round 3 will be moderated by Tajda Lekše.
Festival Ljubljana events not only cultivate and educate society and raise cultural awareness, but also provide experiences that broaden one’s mental framework. The same spirit will guide the Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition, which will be the first piano competition on such a scale in Slovenia. Six young pianists will present their exceptional skills and experience in two final evenings. They will introduce themselves to a broader audience by performing a piano concerto with the Symphonic Orchestra of RTV Slovenija, directed by the conductor and pianist Ricardo Castro, the first Brazilian to receive Honorary Membership from the Royal Philharmonic Society. The nomination put him alongside illustrious figures in the history of Western music. He has been influenced by many of the musical personalities that he worked with, including Friedrich Gulda, Alicia de La Rocha, Martha Argerich and Maria João Pires, who performed a series of recitals throughout Europe with him in 2003. Since 2007, he has managed an organisation in Bahia modelled on El Sistema from Venezuela, and he is the conductor and artistic director of the Youth Orchestra of Bahia.
Free tickets for all concerts of the Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition are available at Križanke Box Office for students, but only upon presentation of a valid student identity card.
When buying tickets for both final evenings of the Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition, we offer you a 20% discount, which you can claim at Križanke Box Office.
- The international piano competition will include 24 competitors from 16 countries
- The competition will unfold in 3 stages; as a rule, the jury will admit 12 competitors to Stage 2, and 6 competitors to Stage 3.
- In 1993 Ricardo Castro was the first Latin American to win the first prize at the prestigious international piano competition in Leeds, England
- The RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra is entering the seventh decade of its active life