The Solinaria Youth Festival is hosting a online competition for pianists.

Solinaria is a festival that aims to support young musicians on their long journey of creative growth. Solinaria’s second edition is therefore expanding its scope to include an international competition for pianists.

The Solinaria team realizes how important it is for budding talents to grow through the challenge of a competition. There will be a special emphasis on music from the Balkans as a way of supporting the local culture.

Pianists will be divided into seven age groups and will compete in two categories:

  • Category A: two piano pieces from different time periods – a work by a European composer and a work of the candidate’s choosing; and
  • Category B: a work by a Balkan composer and a work of the candidate’s choosing.

The grand prize is participation in a concert with an orchestra in Bulgaria in the 2022/2023 season.

Registration deadline: April 18, 2022

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RESULTS SOLINARIA 2022

JURY

  • Lilia Boyadjieva

Lilia Boyadjieva – chairwoman

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  • Xin Wang

Xin Wang

Xin Wang Xin Wang established herself in spite of her young age as one of the leading pianists of the inner Mongolia China. She came into public attention when she won [...]

  • Agathe Leimoni

Agathe Leimoni

Agathe Leimoni Agathe Leimoni was born in Athens. She obtained her Diplomas of Piano (class: Gerassimos Kakalis) with the highest distinctions in Greece and continued her musical studies in Italy, obtaining [...]

  • Leonel Morales Alonso

Leonel Morales Alonso

Leonel Morales Alonso Leonel Morales Alonso was born in Cuba, is a Spanish citizen and lives in Spain since 1991. He graduated from the University of Havana under the tutelage of [...]

Michele Rossetti

Michele Rossetti Michele Rossetti graduated with first class honours from Milan’s “G. Verdi” Conservatoire, where he studied under Maestro Piero Rattalino, before going on to specialize under Maestro Paolo Bordoni. He [...]

  • Marina Pliassova

Marina Pliassova

Marina Pliassova Marina Pliassova was born in Irkutsk, Russia. She graduated from the Irkutsk College of Arts, and the Novosibirsk State Conservatory with professors Natalia Nasvitzevich and Mark Shaviner. She is [...]

  • Naira Vahanyan

Naira Vahanyan

Naira Vahanyan Naira Vahanyan is a graduate of Piano department of Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas. She is currently the director of Yerevan Music School after Т. Choukhajyan. At present, she [...]