The Master Classes of prof. Ruben Dalibaltayan have

reached its full number of participants


27.04. — 01.05. 2019



The Masterclasses are aimed at music students, professional musicians and talented young people who would like to improve their technical, musical and artistic skills. They are also aimed at those who are preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions. All Masterclasses are open to active and passive participants. The Masterclasses for active participants includes 5 individual lessons. The number of participants per class is limited to 10. The number of passive participants is not restricted. Active participants will work on a programme selected by themselves. Instruction time will be arranged with the professor on the first day of class. Free practice rooms will be at the student’s disposal. A final concert will be held at the end of the classes. Passive students may attend all events.

The Masterclasses will be given in the Music school (Glasbena šola) at Linhartov trg 1, Radovljica, Slovenia.

Registration must be completed before 15 April 2019. Please fill out the Application form.

Attendance fee: 300 €
250 € + 50 € enrollment fee, for 5 lessons of 45′
The confirmation of payment of enrollment fee send to: The rest of the attendance fee is to be paid at the beginning of the Masterclasses.
Passive participation: 20 €

Payment of attendance fee to: KUD Hiša Kamna, Kamna Gorica 46a, 4246 Kamna Gorica, Slovenija IBAN SI56 1010 0005 2374 757
Banka Intesa SanPaolo, Pristaniška 14, 6502, Koper, Slovenija

Contact for accommodation:
Hotel Grajski dvor, Radovljica,
Tourist Information Centre Radovljica,
KUD Hiša Kamna, Kamna Gorica 46a, 4246 Kamna Gorica, Slovenia ; ; 00386 (0)31 708913


Ruben Dalibaltayan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. After completing music school in the class of Anahit Shahbazyan, he moved to Moscow to pursue his musical education in the Gnesin Music Academy under the mentorship of professor Arthur Berngardt. Ruben obtained his Master’s degree at the Moscow State Conservatory under the guidance of professor Valery Kastelsky. His professional and personal formation has been greatly influenced by a number of outstanding musicians such as Boris Berlin, Lazar Berman and Alexis Weissenberg, who gave Ruben his personal international prize in 2001. Winner of ten prestigious international piano competitions in Armenia, China, Croatia and Italy, Ruben quickly established himself in the international music scene, an accomplishment that didn’t go unnoticed by prominent performers and critics alike. The prize awards he collected at the Second China International Piano Competition in Beijing (China), the Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition in Zagreb (Croatia) and at the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition in Yerevan (Armenia) expanded his recognition as an “intelligent and subtle pianist, whose performance always reveals something new and consistently interesting” according to Lazar Berman’s testimony. Ruben’s concert tours include numerous countries of Europe, Asia and America. The performances range from solo recitals and concerts with Symphony orchestras to participation in chamber ensembles – a piano duo with his wife Julia Gubajdullina and the well-known trio “Amadeus” to be mentioned. Ruben is an active member of the SONEMUS organisation (Sarajevo’s Organisation for New Music). His repertoire encompasses music from baroque to present days. With more than 20 concerts in his program and a special emphasis on the Romantic period Ruben performs a wide range of musical works. In collaboration with the Croatian Radio he has recently recorded the entirety of the piano opus of the famous Croatian composer Blagoje Bersa. The pianist also gives special attention and dedication to the promotion of the works of Armenian composers, an interesting and original music inseparably linked to the culture of his native country. Ruben began his pedagogic activities at the Sarajevo Music academy in 2000 and has been serving since 2005 as a Professor of piano at the Zagreb University Music Academy. During the last ten years he raised a large number of young pianists who went on to become finalists and prize winners of more than 50 international competitions. These competitions include most notably the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition in Zwickau, the Zhuhai International Mozart Piano Competition in Zhuhai, China, the Shura Cherkassky International Piano Competition in Milan, the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, Netherlands, etc. As part of his pedagogical work Ruben holds master classes and seminars on a regular basis in Croatia and abroad. He is also frequently invited to serve as a jury member at various international music competitions. His noteworthy projects include the founding of the piano summer school in Makarska (Croatia) in 2005, together with Julia Gubaidullina. The seaside piano master course has since evolved into one of the most prominent events for young pianists in the region.


July 2019, Radovljica

Violin & Piano Master Classes


Vasilij Meljnikov -VIOLIN

 5-10. July 2019


Application deadline: 24 June 2019

Attendance fee: 320 

200 € + 120 € enrollment fee, for 4 lessons of 50′

Please fill out the application form on line: Application Form

Vasilij  Meljnikov studied at the Academy of Music in Minsk, Belarus, with one of the most renowned Russian professors, violinist Olga Parkhomenko, who herself was a student and postgraduate of the famous David Oistrakh. After finishing his post graduate studies with prof. Parkhomenko, Vasilij Meljnikov perfected his violin performance at Peter Chaikovski Conservatory in Moscow. He began his pedagogical work as a professor at the Special Secondary School for Exceptional Music Talents in Minsk. As member of the Belarus National Chamber Orchestra he performed in Soviet Union Republics as well as in other European countries. Since 1990 he lives in Slovenia and teaches at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. In 1997 he won the first prize at the Vienna Modern Masters International Competition in Vienna, Austria. For six years he has held the position of Concert Master of RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Since 2000 he is a permanent member of the  violin faculty at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.



Siavush Gadjiev – PIANO

8-13 July 2019 

Application deadline: 24 June 2019

Attendance fee: 300 

200 € + 100 € enrollment fee, for 4 lessons of 50′

Please fill out the application form on line: Application Form

The pianist Siavush Gadjiev completed his musical education at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow as a student of famous teachers such as Bella Davidovich and Boris Zemliansky. At the Moscow Conservatory he also obtained the Master of Music degree (“Course of Interpretation”) and was invited to teach in the prestigious Central Special Music School of the Moscow Conservatory. Gadjiev develops an educational activity running master classes, seminars and thematic lectures-concerts. He has held recitals in many cities of the ex-Soviet Union, Europe and USA. He has also performed with major orchestras and as a chamber musician with distinguished European musicians. He is a the Artistic Director of the “Giuliano Pecar” International Piano Competition.

22-26 July 2019, Radovljica, Piano, Piano Duo


Chamber Music Master Classes


Teresa Trevisan – Flavio Zaccaria   – PIANO, PIANO DUO

Pietro Serafin  – CHAMBER MUSIC

Application deadline:  5 July 2019

PIANO & PIANO DUOAttendance fee: 260 €

200 € + 60 € enrollment fee, for 4 lessons of 45′

CHAMBER MUSIC : Attendance fee: 360 €

300 € + 60 € enrollment fee, for 5 lessons of 90′

Please fill out the application form on line: Application Form

Teresa Trevisan

 Flavio Zaccaria

Teresa Trevisan and Flavio Zaccaria debuted in 2002 at the International Festival in Bitola (Macedonia) where they successfully performed a rare transcription for piano four hands of the Brandenburg Concertos of Bach-Reger by Filippo Trevisan, which was widely acclaimed by audiences and critics thereafter. “.. The duo’s stylistic signature is the extreme care in producing timbres, which is the natural link between their pianism and the spiritual level of the listener…..the enviable precision and the astonishing combination of contrasting registers with the flowing lines of the music….. the sensitive flow in the expression, the amazing refinement of the tonal palette, the plastic tempo… ” – Horizons of Music, Sofia-Bulgaria, May 2013. ” … They create a perfect team and the execution is crystal clear in the contrapuntal sections … technically… blend into a fine ensemble piano, full of art and poetry, with intelligent balance…” – Piano Journal, London, 2013.

Pietro Serafin.  Born in Treviso (Italy) he started studying music at the “Istituto Musicale di Treviso” and graduated at the Conservatorio “B. Marcello” in the Class of M° A. Vendramelli. He then specialised at the “Hochschule für Musik und dar. Kunst” in Vienna under the guidance of A. Navarra. He obtained Merit Diplomas at the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena for Cello (Navarra), Quartetto (Piero Farulli), Chamber Music (Brengola, Trio di Trieste) and Contemporary Music (Meunier). He attended orchestral training courses in Milano (Brandt). He joined “I Solisti Veneti” for one year. He qualified for different Orchestras and gained the post of Second Cello at the Teatro “La Fenice”, First Cello at the “Orchestra Regionale Toscana” in Florence. He was First Cello at the Padoa & d. V. Chamber Orchestra for three years having been nominated by the Artistic management. One of the founding members of the “H.Villa-Lobos” Cello Ensemble held concerts in Italy with them and a tour in Brazil (Festival Villa-Lobos, Sounds from the Dolomites). First Cello and founding member of the “Orchestra d’Archi Italiana” he followed its activity from 1994 to 2003. Some of the most important events he attended are the residential seasons in Turin and Milan, a number of important musical projects (Note di Viaggio / Note Dipinte) with internationally re-known soloists and directors such as Brunello, Pichler, Stockhausen and Meyer and the Asian Tournèe in 2000 and the one in Japan in 2001/2003. He has joined different Chamber Music ensembles: String Quintets, Flute Quartets, Piano Trios, Cello Ensembles. In parallel with the concert activity he has studied Musicology (thesis on “Venezuelas Youth Orchestra System), Electronic Music and Harmony. At present he teaches at the Conservatorio “G. Tartini” in Trieste and collaborates with United World College of the Adriatic in Duino.

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