First Edition of
Dinu
lipatti
International Piano Competition
23-27 September 2024, Craiova, Romania

WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
THE NEW DEADLINE IS JULY 15th, 2024.
About
The man
the legend
"This wasn't just piano playing. It was music, released from all earthly weight."
Herbert von Karajan

Few names evoke an echo like that of Dinu Lipatti, one of the most brilliant pianists of the 20th century. Born in Romania in 1917, Lipatti displayed a prodigious talent from an early age, astounding audiences with his musical gifts. His artistic integrity as well as his modesty contributed to the creation of a true legend.

Though he lived only until the age of 33, Dinu Lipatti left a precious legacy: his recordings are setting the highest standards still nowadays, influencing generations of musicians and inspiring music lovers around the world.

I am convinced that the Dinu Lipatti competition will have a significant impact on the musical world, bringing young talents to the forefront and perpetuating his artistic legacy. It is no coincidence that it takes place in Craiova - in the 80s, the ”Oltenia” Philharmonic awarded the Dinu Lipatti prize to young pianists in recognition of their exceptional qualities. The revival of this piano competition will consolidate Craiova's status as an important cultural center in Romania and in the musical world, and will continue to recognize Dinu Lipatti's contribution to the field of performing art, inspiring and educating future generations.
Ivona Stănculeasa
Artistic Director of the Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition
Embark on a musical journey in the South of Romania!
In September 2024 the City of Craiova, Romania, will become the centre of piano mastership during the inaugural edition of the Dinu Lipatti International Competition, an exciting contest that is inviting young pianists from around the globe to join in a celebration of great artistry.
Prizes
Excellence will
be rewarded
”Ne vous servez pas de la musique, servez-la.”
Dinu Lipatti
I FIRST PRIZE
A testimony to your exceptional talent, this prize sets the stage for your rise in the classical music world.
FIRST PRIZE
A testimony to your exceptional talent, this prize sets the stage for your rise in the classical music world.
Prize of €10.000
Performance opportunity with the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest
II SECOND PRIZE
Your achievement is a sign of a promising future, inspiring your journey in the field of classical music.
SECOND PRIZE
Your achievement is a sign of a promising future, inspiring your journey in the field of classical music.
Prize of €5.000
Performance opportunity with the ”Oltenia" Philharmonic Orchestra, Craiova
THIRD PRIZE
Celebrate your dedication to the craft of classical music. This distiction marks an important step on your artistic road, encouraging your pursuit of musical excellence.
III THIRD PRIZE
Celebrate your dedication to the craft of classical music. This distiction marks an important step on your artistic road, encouraging your pursuit of musical excellence.
Prize of €3.000
Rounds
The Rounds
The competition unfolds in four rounds, each designed to showcase and elevate the artistry of participants.
Jury
Meet
the jury
Consisting of some of Europe's finest musicians and professors, our Jury has profound experience in evaluating candidates's qualities.
Vincenzo Balzani
Italy
Dana Borșan
Romania
Denis Pascal
France
Leonel Morales
Spain
Mihai Ungureanu
Romania
Andreas Frölich
Germany
Csiky Boldiszár
Romania
Vincenzo Balzani
Italy
Dana Borșan
Romania
Denis Pascal
France
Leonel Morales
Spain
Mihai Ungureanu
Romania
Andreas Frölich
Germany
Csiky Boldiszár
Romania
2024
registrations are open
Enroll by July 15, 2024, for the Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition.
Secure your spot today!
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