noblest service of the art is to lead the human
progress toward sensible, harmonious and happy life.
...art, which inflames positive emotions
and creative spirit and moves people
toward more charitable
acts in the society.”
"Andrei Stoyanov" Community
and Music Center with the partnership of
National Music Academy "Pancho Vladigerov"
and Sofia Municipality "Oborishte" District
under the patronage of Mayor Y. Fikirliyska
International PIANO Competition
for Amateurs Sofia, 17-20 November 2016
1.The Fourth International Competition “Andrei Stoyanov” is open to all pianists of any age and nationality who study piano privately, at local music school, in a music program at their regular grade or high school, or at a specialized music institution (pre-college or collegiate), as long as piano is not their major instrument, or do not perform or teach piano on a professional basis. 2. Date and location: The Fourth International Competition “Andrei Stoyanov” will take place from 17 to 20 November 2016 in the concert hall of the “Andrei Stoyanov” Community and Music Center, Iskar str. 62 (map). 3. The international jury is made up of well-known pianists and pedagogues from Bulgaria and other countries. Every member of the jury has no right to vote for his own student, if he participates in the competition. 4. Prizewinnersof the first prize of previous edition of the competition will be not allowed to take part in the same group in actual edition. 5. The organization committee will make a video recording during the competition. A DVD could be taken in a reasonable price after the end of the competition. All video recordings and pictures, made by the organizer could be published in Internet and BG and international media.
In this 2016 the music world celebrates the following anniversaries:
260 years since the birth of VA Mozart, 160 years since the death of Robert Schumann's, 140th Birthday of Manuel de Falla, 125 years since the birth of Sergei Prokofiev.
Contestants may include optional in their freely chosen program works by composers already listed. The special prizes will be distributed for the best performance of their works.
a) obligatory piece from Andrei Stoyanov
b) free chosen works
N.B. The pieces of the solo program could be played with a score.
a) free chosen works
N.B. The pieces from the ensemble program have to be played with score.
All the participants will receive diplomas for participation. The prize winners (first, second and third prize) of each group will receive medal and cash or non-cash prizes. The jury could give special prize for best performance of Andrei Stoyanov piece.
Option: The application fee could be paid cash directly on the special desk just before the performance of the candidate in competition.
All the information you need (downloaded sheets of Andrei Stoyanov works, or recording of most of his piano pieces), you can find on the official site of the “Andrei Stoyanov” Community and Music Center http://nchstoianov.com