The 30 competitors of the 1st Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition are known

31. 10. 2022

30 competitors from 19 countries will take part in the 1st Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition:

  1. Bradshaw Ryan Martin, Slovakia, Australia
  2. Cai Yan, China
  3. Cai Yangrui, China
  4. Chang Kai-Min, Taiwan, China
  5. Chen Wanchuan, China
  6. Dalibaltayan Arsen, Croatia
  7. Evgrafov Evgenii, Russia
  8. Goručan Jure, Slovenia
  9. Grianti Luca, Italy
  10. Hayek Nabeel, Israel
  11. Huang Yi-Chung, Taiwan, China
  12. Jones Fantee, Taiwan, China, United States of America
  13. Khrikuli David, Georgia
  14. Khandohi Uladzislau, Belarus
  15. Kliuchereva Elizaveta, Russia
  16. Kozin Ruben, Russia
  17. Lopatynskyi Roman, Ukraine
  18. Mak Jonathan, Canada
  19. Mun Arsenii, Russia
  20. Naranjo Pérez Víctor, Spain
  21. Noh Heeseong, South Korea
  22. Petrov Vladimir, Mexico, Russia
  23. Pion Élisabeth, Canada
  24. Raos Aleksandar, Serbia
  25. Shmukler Ilya, Russia
  26. Segal Alexandra, Israel, Ukraine
  27. Stanič Urban, Slovenia
  28. Starikov Vitaly, Israel, Russia
  29. Tashko Kostandin, Albania
  30. Yuanfan Yang, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the pianist was chosen by the Artistic Director personally from the laureates of WFIMC piano competitions. He was named SECOND PRIZE-WINNER of the 6th Hong Kong International Piano Competition)

In all stages of the competition, the pianists will be judged by a professional 9-member jury, consisting of renowned musicians under the chairmanship of Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak: Ricardo Castro (Brazil), Anne-Marie McDermott (United States of America), Barry Douglas (United States of America, Ireland), Cyprien Katsaris (France, Cyprus), Violetta Egorova (Russia), Ick-Choo Moon (South Korea), Robert Benz (Germany) and Leonel Morales (Spain).

The introductory meeting of the contestants will take place on 24 February at 9.30 am in the Slovenian Philharmonic, where the order of performances will be drawn and where the contestants will be able to choose the piano they will play. The competition will run from 25 February to 4 March 2023. You can find the exact competition schedule here.

There will be a free live streaming of all performances on the website and the Facebook profile of the International Piano Competition of the Ljubljana Festival.

For the first two stages of the competition (25 February – 1 March), free tickets will be available for all visitors, and for the final performance with the orchestra (3 and 4 March), free tickets will be available for high school and university students upon presentation of a valid student card.

Other visitors can get tickets for the final concerts at the Križanke box office, at, at Petrol service stations and at EventimSi sales points. During the pre-sale, which lasts until November 10, members of the Festival Club Ljubljana are entitled to a 20% discount, and in the regular sale to a 10% discount. You can join the club here.