2nd GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS COMPETITION 2023 IS ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION – ART FEST, BASED IN EUROPE
GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS COMPETITION promotes a high quality of music performances from all over the world. It supports and motivates pianists of different expertise, ages and nationalities and encouraged them to build a worldwide recognized professional career.
GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS COMPETITION appears to be one of the most prestigious and the world’s largest piano competitions in terms of the number of contestants, with more than 360 candidates from 50 countries and all continents of the world on the 1st edition of the competition 2021.
With high respect, we like to thank all of You who applied to the 1st GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS COMPETITION and especially for the winners who had their performances on the Grand Ceremony Concert and their Recitals at the GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL in Macedonia in 2022.
The aim of the organization is to hold a highest international professional level, to inspire pianists and audiences a-like stimulating interest in the piano and music in general, to provide a platform to showcase outstanding pianists from around the world and assist in developing their careers.
The piano competition is entirely online, but the Grand Ceremony concert of winners of categories will be held in LIVE in N. Macedonia on GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL. Selected winners will have an opportunity to have their own RECITAL on the festival.
All pianists are welcome to apply. Participants are required to submit free video recording material. Deadline for applications is February 25th 2023. This is very motivational and friendly competition for all young piano talents.
Awards are not limited. It means that multiple pianists can share First, Second, Third places and honorable mentions. Also, there is a cash prize, plaques, medals, opportunities for recitals, participation on Golden piano Talents Festival and Grand Ceremony concert, gifts and many special awards and masterclasses with great pianists. (Award details are mentioned below)
All teachers will receive diplomas for extraordinary pedagogy achievement and the best will be invited to be in the jury on next edition.
All winners of Golden Grand prizes (100 points) and selected winners of Grand prizes (98-100 points) are invited to perform on the Golden Grand Ceremony Concert in N. Macedonia in September 2023. It will be held in a beautiful “Bezisten” hall in Shtip, which is an acoustical art gallery hall built in the 16th century. The Grand concert will be a part of the Golden Piano Talents Festival 2023.
All pianists who participate at the Grand Ceremony concert on GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL in Macedonia will be awarded medals, certificates, plaques, and gifts from sponsors.
The Laureate of all categories will receive a cash prize, opportunity for a recital, medal, gifts and a plaque at the Festival Ceremony concert.
The teachers play an integral role of the winner success, and therefore are also invited.
Selected winners will have an opportunity for their own RECITAL.
GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL is an International festival that offers a multitude of musical experiences for young pianists. It includes recitals of young pianists, master classes with eminent pianists and GRAND CEREMONY CONCERT of winners of GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS COMPETITION. Please, follow our social media to see the beautiful atmosphere from GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL 2022.
NOTE: GRAND CEREMONY CONCERT will be organized ONLY if the situation with Covid-19 is still stable. Performance fee for the GOLDEN PIANO TALLENTS FESTIVAL is free. Costs for travelling and accommodation will be covered by the participants.
We wish you good luck!
• PIANO – CLASSICAL MUSIC
• CHAMBER MUSIC (Piano included)
• POPULAR MUSIC (POP, ROCK, JAZZ, TRADITIONAL…)
• STUDENT – PROFESSOR (Student soloist and teacher on piano secondo or concert backtrack)
• PIANO LOVERS (Late beginners)
• CONCERT (Playing with an Orchestra)
AWARDS FOR PIANISTS AND TEACHERS:
AWARDS ARE NOT LIMITED (Many awards in each category)
AWARDS FOR PIANISTS:
GOLDEN PIANO TALENT DIPLOMAS:
- GOLDEN LAUREATE (Winner of all categories)
- GOLDEN GRAND PRIZE (100 POINTS) in each category
- GRAND PRIZE (98-100 POINTS) in each category
- 1ST Award,
- 2ND Award,
- 3RD Award
- HONORABLE MENTIONS
- SPECIAL PRIZES
- CASH PRIZE
- PARTICIPATION ON GRAND CEREMONY CONCERT
- INVITATION for a PERFORMANCE on the Grand Ceremony Concert in LIVE for the Golden Grand Prize and Grand Prize winners. They will be awarded with medals, certificates and gifts in the GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS Festival in Macedonia.
- INVITATION for a RECITAL for the Golden Grand Prize and selected Grand Prize winners. They will be awarded with medals, certificates and gifts. Selected winners will be invited to have recitals on 2 festivals: GOLDEN PIANO FESTIVAL and ART FEST in Macedonia.
CASH PRIZES – PLAQUES – MEDALS – GIFTS – MASTER CLASS:
- CASH PRIZE & PLAQUE & MEDAL FOR THE GOLDEN LAUREATE of all Categories in the GRAND CEREMONY CONCERT. If the Golden Laureate is not able to come, the cash prize will be sent after the Grand concert.
- MEDALS AND DIPLOMAS FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE for ALL PIANISTS WHO QUALIFY and PARTICIPATE IN THE GRAND CEREMONY CONCERT on GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL.
- GIFTS from sponsors to every pianist who qualify and participate in the Grand Ceremony Concert and GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS FESTIVAL.
- MASTERCLASSES ONLINE FOR 3 SELECTED PIANISTS
SPECIAL PRIZES in every category and discipline:
- MOST PROMISING YOUNG PIANIST (several in each category)
- BACH SPECIAL PRIZE – for best performance of Bach
- MOZART SPECIAL PRIZE – for best performance of Mozart
- BEETHOVEN SPECIAL PRIZE – for best performance of Beethoven
- FREDERIC CHOPIN SPECIAL PRIZE – for best performance of Chopin
- TCHAIKOVSKY SPECIAL PRIZE for best performance of Tchaikovsky
- SERGEY RACHMANINOFF SPECIAL PRIZE for best performance of Rachmaninoff
- KARL CZERNY SPECIAL PRIZE for best performance of Karl Czerny
- CLEMENTI SPECIAL PRIZE – for the best performance of Clementi
- GILLOCK SPECIAL PRIZE – for the best performance of Gillock
- DIABELI SPECIAL PRIZE – for the best performance of Diabeli
- And many more.
AWARDS FOR TEACHERS:
- GOLDEN PIANO TEACHER DIPLOMAS for all piano teachers for extraordinary pedagogical achievement of LAUREATE (100 POINTS), 1ST, 2ND 3RD PRIZES & HONORABLE MENTIONS
- PAID PARTICIPATION in the JURY on next competition edition for the TEACHERS who have a highest number of awarded students
- INVITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE STUDENTS ON THE GRAND CONCERT
The results of the competition will be published a month after the deadline.
Baby category – born 2015 and younger – free program, max 5 min.
Pre category – born 2014 – free program, max 7 min (for Piano Lovers discipline – only one composition is needed)
First category – born 2012 & 2013 – free program, max 8 min (for Piano Lovers discipline – only one composition is needed)
Second category – born 2010 & 2011 – free program, max 10 min (for Piano Lovers discipline – only one composition is needed)
Third category – born 2008 & 2009 – free program, max. 12 minutes
Fourth category – born 2006 & 2007 – free program, max. 14 minutes
Fifth category – born 2004 & 2005 – free program, max. 15 minutes
Sixth category – born 2003 and 2002 – free program, max. 18 minutes.
Seventh category – 2001 and older – free program, max 20 minutes.
Chamber music category is for 4 – hands piano, 6-hands piano, duo, trio, etc including piano.
Category is determined by the age of the oldest pianist.
Program for Chamber music is free.
Competitors can play with scores.
STUDENT – PROFESSOR
Student soloist and teacher on piano secondo or concert backtrack.
Category is determined by student’s age
Program for Student – Professor is free.
Competitors can play with scores.
- The program is performed by memory (except chamber music and student-professor)
- Recorded video should be attached on YouTube or Bilibili in the option UNLISTED or PUBLIC.
- Title on YouTube link: “GOLDEN PIANO TALENTS COMPETITION, name of competitor and country”
- Description on YouTube or Bilibili link: Category and program.
- Videos recorded 2022 and 2023 are accepted.
- Whole program should be on one video, but also separate links are accepted. The recording can be cut between movements and pieces, but not during the pieces.
- Golden Piano Talents Competition can publish all competitor Video material with option PUBLIC on its web site and social media.
You can pay online (no commission) on the application form or by a Bank account.
Bank account details:
Name: ART FEST SHTIP
Address: EVREJSKA 2 SHTIP
Country: North Macedonia
Iban code: MK07300701003858821
IMPORTANT: OUR – charge option (This means you pay all transfer charges).
JURY MEMBERS are esteemed international pianists and pedagogues, and respected piano teachers whose students won many highest prizes on the first edition of Golden Piano Talents competition 2021. Their decisions are final and can’t be appealed.
Giuliano Adorno (Italy)
Ekaterina Gueorgieva Ledford (California, USA)
Lea Šantek (Croatia)
Jekaterina Rostovtseva (Estonia)
Marija Maksimova (Macedonia)
Nati Ballarin (Spain)
Irina Novikova (Russia/Thailand)
Dragomir Bratic (Serbia)
Aleksandra Radosavljevic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)