This July, The Visio-Musica Cultural Association in partnership with Aegeria Artists e.U., supported by the Brasov City Hall have organized the inaugural edition of the Transylvanian International Piano Competition. Attire Club was a partner of the event.
The contest adressed to young piano talents with ages between 7 and 28, who competed for exciting prizes (the grand prize consisted of 1500 EUR, represenation and concerts and more) in four categories. And the competition was indeed harsh, as around 60 contestants from 15 countries, including Austria, Taiwan, Japan, Bulgaria, Switzerland tried to impress the judges of the contest held in the mountainous Romanian town of Brasov.
The jury was composed of pianists and teachers with a vast experience in stage performing, teaching and whose talents are captivating audiences from around the world. These were Stefan Arnold, Ioan-Dragos Dimitriu, who is also the Artistic Director of the contest, Antoinette van Zabner, Pavel Eliashevich, Corina Ibanescu and Paola Sorrentino.
The event was young and upbeat, as dynamism and a positive spirit lie at the core of the contest’s values. The auditions and the finals for the 18 years+ cateogry were also streamed online and watched by people from different countries. In the end, the grand prize of the TIPNOC went to Botac Alexandru-Cadmiel.
This edition of the Transylvanian International Piano Competition has reached its goal to start off a new revival of the Transylvanian and, more particulary, Brasovian cultural scene, which was a true center for classical music. TIPNOC was in fact the first international piano competition held in this city in more then 25 years. The stepping stone has been set and was embraced by many art lovers from the local scene and the world at large. The event brought together young contestans from around the world, featured exciting recitals and offered a series of impressive przies. It all goes to show the charm that top-shelf cultural events have and the universal strength and appeal of classical music.