NEWS

 

As a result of his remarkable performance at the 2nd Karlovac International Piano Competition, Lovre Marušić will perform two recitals and give one master-class in the Unites States. Lovre's American debut will be archived in a high quality audio studio recording. We wish to thank Dr. Benjamin Warsaw for his kind contribution in organizing this tour.

Schedule:
Master-class - Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA (September 7, 2016)
Piano recital - Piano in The Arts Concert Series, Savannah, GA (September 8, 2016)
Piano recital - Steinway Piano Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (September 9, 2016)


Lovre Marusic - Miami

 

September 4, 2016


Karlovac Piano Festival is pleased to recognize another fabulous young pianist. Among four talented finalists of the 3rd Karlovac International Piano Competition, Rhythmie Wong distinguished her pianism with a genuine, delicate, and supremely professional performance. Mrs. Wong won the accolades from both the jury and the audience, and undisputedly earned the First prize, Audience award, and the Award for the best performance of the composition by B. Papandopulo. The Karlovac Piano Festival organization team congratulates all the semi-finalists for their courage and dedication.

Rhythmie Wong - Karlovac
Rhythmie Wong

July 16, 2016

 

Since its beginnings, Karlovac Piano Festival has been benevolently supported by the Karlovac city office. We are especially grateful to Marina Kolakovic for her continuous endorsement. On July 12th, the festival faculty and leadership officially met with Mrs. Kolakovic, and discussed festival's present and future prospects.

Vice-mayer's office - KArlovac Piano Festival
Vidovic, Viardo, Dang, Kolakovic, Mrljak

July 12, 2016

 

The following are the faculty members for 2016 Karlovac Piano Festival: Dang Thai Son (Vietnam), Ivana Švarc Grenda (Croatia), Vladimir Viardo (Russia/USA), and Silvije Vidovic (Croatia/USA). We are very excited to have two new additions to our expertise team, an acclaimed the 10th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition (Warsaw, 1980) winner, Dang Thai Son, and Ivana Švarc, regarded as one of the most renowned Croatian musicians.

Karlovac Piano Festival - faculty

December 1, 2015

 

We are thankful to announce that Karlovac International Piano Competition has become a member of Alink-Argerich Foundation. This acceptance is an encouraging validation of our good work, but also a significant resource for future development.

Alink-argerich foundation

October 1, 2015

 

New piano

Karlovac Music School is a faithful supporter, and from 2016, a main project coordinator of Karlovac Piano Festival. Although the school's facilities are already exceptional, the management team is constantly improving its working conditions. The school has just received a valuable addition to its piano inventory - a new C3 Yamaha grand piano.

 

 

 

 

 

August 27, 2015

 

The 2nd Karlovac International Piano Competition presented a high level of world-class pianism. Congrats to all our finalists! The absolute winner is Lovre Marušić (Croatia). Mr. Marušić displayed a profound artistry and outstanding technical control.

Lovre Marusic - Karlovac
Lovre Marušić

July 16, 2015

 

As an addition to First Prize money award, the winner of the 2nd Karlovac International Piano Competition (2015) will have a chance to perform a recital in Steinway & Sons Gallery in Coral Gables, Florida. The award will also include a high quality master CD recording.

Steinway gallery miami

April 4, 2015

 

The 2014 Karlovac Piano Festival exceeded expectations in a quite positive manner. The pinnacle of the festival was a final round of the First Karlovac International Piano Competition, which for its first season certainly showed promising prospects. We sincerely thank all the festival/competition participants for being part of our musical venture.

Karlovac Piano Competition 2014
Piano competition jury & finalists

July 14, 2014

 

Karlovac Piano Festival added to its program The Karlovac International Piano Competition. The first edition will be held on July 12-13th, 2014. The competition objectives are to enrich festival's schedule of events, encourage pianists' drive to perfection, and offer financial award for excellence. In addition, we challenge ourselves to nurture a competitive system which will be sensitive to musicianship only, and not affected by any non-musical aspects.

January 15, 2014

 

Karlovac Piano Festival faculty/artists gave a recital in a full hall of Mimara Museum, Zagreb (Croatia). Performers: Liu Shih-Kun, Hari Gusek, Anna Malikova, Vladimir Viardo, Silvije Vidovic, Viktor Vidovic

Liu Shih-Kun - Croatia
Courtesy of www.cflac.org.cn

August 13, 2013

 

Karlovac Piano Festival - Founded by Yu-Ching Hsu and Silvije Vidovic

February 11, 2013