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9th INTERFEST-BITOLA
PIANO COMPETITION

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR PIANISTS
October 5th - 7th 2018

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS
October 6th - 7th 2018
Bitola, Macedonia

Piano Bösendorfer Grand Concert 280
Donation: Trifun Kostovski

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Milica Šperovik-Ribarski

DIRECTOR
Kiril Ribarski

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Milica Šperovik-Ribarski

DIRECTOR
Kiril Ribarski

 

The jury is composed by 5 renowned international
pianists and professors

 

COMPETITION COMMITEE
Kiril Ribarski, director of  INTERFEST - BITOLA
Katerina Velkovska, director of Music School, Bitola
Marija Shamoska- Budjakovski, pianist, professor
Emil Ribarski, pianist, professor


 

INTERFEST-BITOLA PIANO COMPETITION
For performing pianists

The Ninth International Piano Competition for performing artists will take place in the Institute Museum Gallery, Bitola, from October 58h through 7th, 2018.
The competition is open to participants of all nationalities, born 1987 or after.

REGULATIONS
1.  All pieces must be presented by memory (no music scores allowed).
2.  Pianos for rehearsals will be available for use in rotational scheme.
3. Members of the jury may not evaluate competitors that are, familiarly or professionally, related with.
4.  The jury may interrupt any performance that exceeds the time limited.
5.  Competitors who do not reach the 2nd and 3rd stage may request a certificate of participation.
6.  The first prize and special prizes cannot be shared.
7.  The jury may decide not to award all prizes; the jury's decision is final.

PROGRAM
FIRST STAGE (eliminatory):
J. S. Bach, one Prelude and Fugue from "Das Wohltemperierte Klavier”
One etude by Chopin or Liszt,
First movement of a Classical Sonata by Mozart, Haydn or Clementi, Beethoven

SECOND STAGE (eliminatory, 40 - 50 minutes):
One of the more demanding Sonatas of XVIII, XIX, XX Century
Major Piece(s) chosen by the participant

THIRD STAGE – FINALE Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelsohn, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Prokofiev, Franck, Khachaturian

AWARDS

FIRST PRIZE: 1.000 Euros
Recital in 2019
SECOND PRIZE: 600 Euros
THIRD PRIZE:   400 Euros
SPECIAL Prize “PREMIO FILIPPO TREVISAN”
Donated by the Family TREVISAN

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS

The Ninth International Competition for Young Pianists will take place in the Institute Museum Gallery, Bitola, from October 6th through 7th 2018.                           The competition is open to participants of all nationalities.
Category A: competitors born 2009 or after,
Category A1: competitors born 2007 or after,
Category B: competitors born 2005 or after,
Category C: competitors born 2002 or after,
Category D: competitors born 1999 or after,
Category E: competitors born 1996 or after
The competition will be consisted of a single stage.
PROGRAM
CATEGORY A (5 minutes):
One piece of J.S. Bach;
Two or more pieces chosen by the participant.
CATEGORY A1 (10 minutes):
J. S. Bach: Small Prelude
One etude,
First movement of a Sonatina or a Sonata
One or more pieces chosen by the participant.
CATEGORY B (15 minutes):
J. S. Bach: Invention of 2 or 3 voices, or two movements from French Suite
One Etude
First movement of a Sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
One or more pieces chosen by the participant
CATEGORY C (20 minutes):
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from "Das Wohltemperierte Klavier”
One etude
First movement of a Sonata (by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven)
One or more pieces chosen by the participant.
CATEGORY D (25 minutes):
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from “Das Wohltemperierte Klavier”
One etude by Chopin or Liszt
First movement of a Classical Sonata
One or more pieces chosen by the participant.
CATEGORY E (30 minutes):
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue from “Das Wohltemperierte Klavier”
In 4 voices
One etude by Chopin or Liszt
One Sonata
Piece (pieces) chosen by the participant.

 

APPLICATIONS
Please send the following documents by e-mail:
1. Application form with brief Curriculum Vitae and program
2. Photocopy of identity card or passport
3. Passport sized photography
4. Receipt for payment of the application fee if paid from abroad:
4500 den. (70 €) for pianists competition
1.800 den. (30 €) B, C, D, E Category
1.500 den. (25 €) Category A1
1.200 den. (20 €) Category A
Payment can be made upon arrival in Macedonia.
Komercijalna banka AD Skopje, SWIFT: KOBSMK2X
Account of Interfest-Bitola (IBAN): MK07300701002044921

Closing date for entries: September 15, 2018.

Competitors should present themselves at the Institute Museum Bitola
for the draw and piano trial.

Secretariat: Skupi 1A nr.14, 1010 Skopje, Macedonia
Phone: Bitola +389 70 622-623, Skopje +389 76 976-630
Email: interfestcompetition@yahoo.com
Website: www.interfest.com.mk

How to arrive in Bitola

By airplane: Destination SKOPJE (175 km. from Bitola)
Destination Thessaloniki (200km. from Bitola)
Ohrid (70 km. from Bitola)
Hotel “Villa Diamond”, Bitola, tel. +389 70 536-922
Hotel accommodation with breakfast 13 Euros
Hotel accommodation with full board 21 Euros

Hotel “Bitola”, accommodation with breakfast: 20 Euros
Phone: +389 47 256936, Fax: +389 47 255697

INTERFEST-BITOLA COMPETITION is organized
Under the aegis of:
Ministry of Culture of Macedonia

Council of the Municipality of Bitola
INSTITUTE MUSEUM GALLERY, BITOLA
MUSIC SCHOOL BITOLA

 

Under aegis of:ministerstvo za kultura na makedonija kultura

Sponsors:

grb bitola
Council of the
Municipality of Bitola

Mr. Trifun Kostovski, donor of the BÖSENDORFER GRAND CONCERT 280 piano.

kiro dandaro

AWARD FUND BY
TRIFUN KOSTOVSKI

AWARD FUND
FAMILY TREVISAN

 

INTERFEST-BITOLA is organized in collaboration with:
INSTITUTE MUSEUM GALERY
NATIONAL THEATRE BITOLA
MUSIC SCHOOL, Bitola

INTERFEST-BITOLA
Director: Kiril Ribarski
Art director: Milica Sperovik - Ribarski
Manager: Emil Ribarski
Main office:
Nikola Grceto, 6/15, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Phone/fax 389 2 2611051
Email: intfestbt@yahoo.com

Kire Ristevski, piano tuner
Slobodan Vignjevic, poster design