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#1517696 - 09/18/10 05:07 AM IV San Marino International Piano Competition
allegro vivo Offline
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From 16 to 26 September 2010, the fourth edition of the International Piano Competition “Republic of San Marino”. Compulsory pieces, two new works by Uri Caine, who will play a concert on 17 September at Teatro Concordia in Borgo Maggiore. Rich prize: 80,000 euros. To the winner also a management contract with the agency Studiomusica and the possibility to record a CD with the record company Naxos. Media partners of the event: San Marino RTV, Radio Rai 3, Classica, Classic Voice. President o f the jury the famous Polish piano player Adam Harasiewicz.

The competition, taking place every two years, is divided in two sections: “Solo players” (up to 30 years old) and “Piano Duets” (up to 30 years old). Candidates’ performances, divided in heats, semi-finals and finals, all opened to the audience, are taking place in ten days and streaming broadcast on the websites www.sanmarinortv.sm www.sanmarinortv.sm , www.allegrovivo.org www.allegrovivo.org and www.classicvoice.com www.classicvoice.com .

The final are also being broadcast by Radio Rai 3 from 8.00 p.m.
The 63 solo players and the 18 piano duets, coming from 33 countries and admitted on the basis of their curriculum and of the DVDs they sent, have arrived in San Marino in these days and they are getting ready to take the sceptre away from Daniil Trifonov (who won the first prize at the previous edition with a wonderful performance of Prokof’ev’s Third Concert for piano and orchestra op. 26) and from the Sulkhanishvili sisters.

A mixed blessing for the competitors and the competition will be the two jazz compulsory pieces, written every year by big names of the piano scene. In 2008, it was Chick Corea, this year Uri Caine, who has composed Aria (Air) for piano and orchestra and Double Helix for piano duets. The famous American piano player, guest of the competition, will perform a free concert on 17 September at Teatro Concordia in Borgo Maggiore at 9.00 p.m. The programme includes music by Mozart, Waller, Lennon/Mc Cartney and Monk, and two original medleys: Mahler and Othello.
Uri Caine, who is enthusiastic about this event because it is the only one on the international scene of instrumental competitions which supports the meeting of different genres – classical music and jazz – being originally far from one another, said: «In Double Helix, "double" refers not only to the two performers playing one with and against the other, but also to the two styles being in contrast. The music structure is made up of a dramatic and dynamic component mixed with a slower and more thoughtful one. It is the contrast and combination of these two elements which shape this piece. Aria, for piano and orchestra, is formed by brief sections linked in three different contrasting movements. The first one is unpredictable, “mercurial”, light and rapid, with a piano part which makes slaloms in and out of the orchestra composition. The second one is softer and more lyrical. The music collects its energy to get to an intense and suspended end. Finally, the third part is assertive, virtuoso and dramatically ending».

The prize will be very rich too – 80,000 euros. 22,000 euros will go to the winner of the “Solo” section, who will win also a two-year management contract with the agency Studiomusica and the possibility to record a CD for the record company Naxos. 8,000 euros will go to the winners of the category “Piano Duets” and this partly explains the “attracting effect” of the competition on the young winners’ process of artistic and professional consolidation.

Web listeners will award a web prize, offered by San Marino RTV, to the best piano player. You can vote on the site www.sanmarinortv.sm www.sanmarinortv.sm. To the voters USOT will offer two week-ends for two people in San Marino as a prize.

Being the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, a special prize, offered by San Marino Lions Club, will be awarded to the best performer of one of the Polish composer’s pieces. Besides the above mentioned special prizes, on 25 September, on the day of the final of the category “Solo players”, another prize will be awarded by reviewers.

Finally, the fame of the event will be increased by the members of the jury, this year presided over by the famous Polish piano player Adam Harasiewicz: Lilya Zilberstein, Tamás Vásáry, Alan Weiss, Joseph Paratore, Maurizio Zanini, Philippe Entremont.

In the finals, the latter will conduct the Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of San Marino, which cooperates for this event with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Being a member of Alink-Argerich, the Dutch reference fundation for international piano competitions, this year the event will have RadioTre RAI, San Marino RTV, Classica and Classic Voice as media partners.

You can find a thorough real-time archive of news concerning the competition, the candidates, the programmes and the calendar on the Association’s web-site www.allegrovivo.org www.allegrovivo.org .

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#1517697 - 09/18/10 05:07 AM Re: IV San Marino International Piano Competition [Re: allegro vivo]
allegro vivo Offline
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Loc: san marino
All candidate’s performances as well as every part of the Competition, will be broadcasted live streaming video on the Internet, through San Marino RTV website www.sanmarinortv.sm www.sanmarinortv.sm.

Every piano lover can vote his favorite pianist directly on San Marino RTV website participating in this way in the awarding of the “Web prize” offered by San Marino RTV.

Among all voters, there will be drawed two coupon (voucher) valid for a Weekend (2 nights) in the Republic of San Marino offered by "Unione Sammarinese Operatori Turistici (USOT)". Each voucher includes accommodation B&B in a 4 stars Hotel and a dinner with typical menù for two person.
All prizes are expressed in their amount and exempt of taxes. The purpose is to make known the International Piano Competition and the Republic of San Marino to the wide international community of piano lovers.


The user of the site www.sanmarinortv.sm www.sanmarinortv.sm can vote, compilating a form. In the card they must insert their own name and last name, address, telephone number and e-mail. Compiling the form will be sent through mail a password, necessary to access the page of the votes.
You can vote just one name for the "Soloist" category. You can vote just one time otherwise your vote will be considered avoided. You must send your preference within and not over 12.00 pm on Saturday September 25th 2010. The formalities of execution of the drawing, for the assignment of two week end in San Marino, will be select to unquestionable judgment of San Marino RTV.

#1517698 - 09/18/10 05:09 AM Re: IV San Marino International Piano Competition [Re: allegro vivo]
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live on streaming!!! allegrovivo.org http://www.allegrovivo.org/default.asp?id=827

Round Calendar 18/09/2010

h 10.00

Falzone Christopher USA
Gintov Pavel Ukraine
Jekic Boris Serbia

coffee break

Kim Dong Kyu Korea
Kotis Vasyl Ukraine
Lee Ju-Eun Korea

h 15.00

Liu Ji China
Sychev Alexey Russia
Fiolia Inga Germany

#1518835 - 09/20/10 03:01 AM Re: IV San Marino International Piano Competition [Re: allegro vivo]
allegro vivo Offline
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Calendario Prove 20/09/2010
ore 9.00

Sabelkina Maria - Sabelkin Maxim Russia
Scholtes Lestari - Janssens Gwilim Dutch
Stamatelatos Dimitrios - Emmanouil Kalliopi Greece
Stevic Slobodanka - Glicic Aleksandar Serbia
coffee break
Vaterl Silvia Valentina - Vaterl Irina Austria
Wu Feng - Yook Minkyung Korea
Zarechneva Irina - Spirina Maria Russia

ore 15.30

Chau Lok Ping - Chau Lok Ting China
Chernysheva Anastasia - Maciej Pajorek Poland
Du Xiaojing - Zhu Dan China
coffee break
Gromoglasova Anastasia - Gromoglasova Liubov Russia
Tarchala Hanna - Turczyn Kamil Poland


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