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10-16 July 2017

Entry conditions

The Masterclasses are aimed at music students, professional musicians and highly talented young people who would like to improve their technical, musical and artistic skills. The Masterclasses are also aimed at those who are preparing for concerts, auditions or competitions.

The Piano Masterclasses include 4 lessons: 2 with a principal teacher and the remaining 2 with two different teachers. The participant has the possibility to choose the principal teacher; the organizers along with the principal teacher choose the other two. The participant is required to indicate the specific program that she/he would like to perform.

The Masterclasses provide a 1000 Euros scholarship and a final concert as soloist and with a string quartet for the best piano student. The participants students will perform concerts on 11 and 14 July during which the teachers will select the winner of the scholarship. The scholarship winning student’s concert will be held on 15 July. The available repertoire for the concert with the string quartet is: Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34.

The Piano Duo Masterclasses include 4 lessons: 2 with Duo Trevisan-Zaccaria and 2 with Duo Dalibaltayan-Gubaidullina.

The first meeting will be held on Monday 10 July at 12pm in the Music school of Radovljica, Linhartov Trg 1. Instruction time will be given on the first meeting.



We are delighted that you are interested in participating in the Masterclass. Please note the following information regarding registration.

Attendance fee for Piano Masterclasses:  250 € (200 € + 50 € enrollment fee  for  4 lessons of  50′)

Attendance fee for Duo Masterclasses:  250 € (200 € + 50 € enrollment fee for 4 lessons of 50′)

Please fill out the Application Form.

Registration, together with enrollment fee must be completed by 18 June 2017. The confirmation of payment  of  enrollment   fee send to: casakamna@gmail.com.  The rest of the attendance fee is to be paid at the beginning of the seminar.

The course price includes:

  • performance at the concerts
  • passive participation in all lessons
  • free admission to concerts during the seminar
  • free practice rooms

Payment of enrollment fee to:

KUD Hiša Kamna, Kamna Gorica 46a,

4246 Kamna Gorica, Slovenia

IBAN SI56 1010 0005 2374 757


Banka Intesa San Paolo, Pristaniška 14, 6502 Koper, Slovenia

Masterclasses are also open to passive participants. Passive participation in seminars costs 20 € a day. There is the possibility of additional individual lessons by arrangement with the teacher. The enrollment fee will be only refunded in presence of a medical certificate before the beginning of the Masterclasses.


We have the opportunity to arrange the accommodation. For more information:

  • Contact us – casakamna@gmail.com
  • Hotel GRAJSKI DVOR, Radovljica – dasa.smid@grajski-dvor.si ; Gsm: 00386 31 868 441
  • The Tourist Information Centre Radovljica (www.radolca.si)
Piano and piano duo (1) Piano and piano duo (2)

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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 (Sarajevfo’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 prize winners of more than 30 international competitions. These competitions include most notably the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels, Robert Schumann International Piano Competition in Zwickau, the International Piano Competition in Ettlingen, the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, Netherlands, etc. Two of his students got “Ivo Vuljević” National prize as the best young musicians in Croatia ( Aljoša Jurinić 2012 and Ivan Krpan 2015). As part of his pedagogical work Ruben holds Masterclasses 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 Gubajdullina. The seaside piano master course has since evolved into one of the most prominent events for young pianists in the region.

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Julia Gubaidullina was born into a family of professional musicians in the Moldovan capital of Kishinev. She started her piano studies when she was four and already at twelve years of age Julia made her debut as a soloist with orchestra. Having completed her studies at the specialist music school in 1992 she entered the Kishinev MuzicheskuAcademy of Music in the class of professor Ludmila Vaverko. Throughout her years of study, Julia took an active part in international masterclasses and seminars with distinguished professors such as Alexandr Bonduriansky, Valery Kastelsky, Willis Delony, Gunilda Kramer, Minoru Nodzima. Likewise she was a participant in the Summer University UNESCO, from which she received the Special Commendation. Graduating from the Academy with honours in 1997, Julia continued her studies on the post-graduate course at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in the class of Yuri Hairapetian. On completion of her post-graduate studies in 1999, Julia took up a post on the board of professors at the Sarajevo Academy of Music. In 2005 Julia moved to Croatia and started to work in Zagreb Academy of Music. Julia Gubaidullina has gained prizes in various competitions both nationally in Moldova (First Prize, 1993), and internationally, gaining first prize at theConsonante’93 Chamber Music Competition in Romania, first prize at the ChisinauInternational Competition in Moldova (1997) and third prize at the Citta di SulmonaInternational Piano Competition in Italy (2000). There are numerous broadcasts that Julia has made for the Moldovan national radio and television, and Julia has also made many appearances with the Symphony Orchestra of National Philharmony performing concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Franck, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Skriabin. A significant part of Julia’s repertory is given to the works of Russian composers, in particular Skriabin and Medtner, whose oeuvre the pianist gains special pleasure in performing. Along with solo recitals Julia also takes part in a variety of chamber ensembles. Being a member of the SONEMUS ensemble has enabled Julia to gain great experience in the field of contemporary music, performing many new works including several world premieres. Julia also considers her piano duo performances with pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan to be an important part of her work. Concert tours have taking Julia across the globe to Russia, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan and the USA.

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The Italian pianist Teresa Trevisan was born in Palmanova and graduated “cum laude” from the Trieste Music Conservatory “Giuseppe Tartini”. She started her piano studies with Maria Puxeddu going on to learn with Professor Luciano Gante at the Trieste Music Conservatory. Afterward she advanced her studies at the Ecole normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris with Aquiles Delle Vigne, becoming then his assistant there. Teresa Trevisan was awarded various recognitions at national and international competitions performing in numerous Italian cities (Venice, Rome, Padua, Milan, Gorizia, Udine) and abroad (Paris, Brussels, Skopje, Bitola, Rotterdam, New York, Hartford, Washington, Salzburg, Ulan Bator, Vilnius, Izmir, Tirana, Novi Sad, Sofia, Cork Konservatorium and Boesendorfer Saal im Mozarthaus in Vienna, Trinity Laban College in London…). Her interest in Chamber Music was born at the courses of the International Menuhin Academy of Gstaad and the International Academy of the Trio di Trieste in Duino. Her performing debut as a piano duo with her brother Filippo was held in 1989 at the Bourg Madame Festival (France). The Rachmaninov Opera omnia recording (for two pianos and four hands) and the Bach Brandenburg Concertos (arrangement for piano duet by Max Reger, revised by Filippo Trevisan for Velut Luna) received a great critical acclaim. In 1998 the duo was awarded the “Morét d’aur” prize. Since 2002 Teresa Trevisan has been playing with the pianist Flavio Zaccaria. Aiming to discover a repertoire of less well-known works, in 2005 they recorded a CD entirely devoted to unpublished works of Max Reger (2005 Velut luna). The Duo Trevisan-Zaccaria was awarded an Honorary Mention at the Web Concert Hall Competition 2006. She recently performed with the Italian cellist Luca Fiorentini in the USA reaching Washington and New York. As a teacher, many of her students have been selected and awarded in some of the most prestigious national and international competitions, such as the Gina Bachauer-Salt Lake, the Isidor Baijc-Novi Sad, the Jeunesses Musicales-Bucarest, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, the Stefano Marizza International Piano Competition-Trieste, the Premio Pianistico Bengalli-Val Tidone, the Concorso Clementi-Firenze-Lastra a Signa,Italy; the Chopin Piano Competition, Radovljica, Slovenia; the “Stefano Marizza”-Trieste; the Premio Pianistico Bengalli-Val Tidone; The International Piano Competition-Osimo; the Adilia Alieva-Svizzera, The Thomas & Evon Cooper International Piano Competition, USA; The Ettlingen International Competition for young Pianists, Germany; the International Piano Competition for young pianists ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN, Poland; the Aarhus International Piano Competition; the Busoni Piano Competition. She is regularly sitting in the Jury of many National and International Competitions. Teresa Trevisan is currently full time piano professor at the Music Conservatory of Trieste after successfully participating in the last State National Competition. She is regularly invited to give piano and piano-duo masterclasses. Among the most recent, the Oulu University in Finland, the Conservatorio Superior de Música” Manuel Massotti Littel” of Murcia in Spain, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius, the Conservatoire Royal de Mons, the Yasar University of Izmir, the Sofia Music Academy, the CIT School of Music in Cork, the Konservatorium Wien, the Trinity Laban College in London and, through a videoconference in the frame of the LOLA project, at the Fort Worth Texas Christian University (USA). Since 1998 she has been the artistic director of the Festival Musiche in Fortezza of Palmanova and the Piano Competition “Filippo Trevisan”.

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The Italian pianist Flavio Zaccaria is graduated from the Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello of Venice as a student of Eugenio Bagnoli and also attended the international piano courses of Bruno Mezzena. In the same period he also deepered his knowledge of harmony, counterpoint and composition under the guidance of Ugo Amendola. As a soloist, he received several awards in national and international competitions but his special interest is in the piano duet. He started a brilliant career with the pianist Antonella Perini, performing as a solo duo and with orchestra under renowned conductors (Lu Ja, W. Deschev…). They were the only Italian piano duo honoured in the International Chamber Music Competition of Caltanissetta (1987) and Marsala (1990). Flavio Zaccaria is also involved in chamber music and performed with the Quartetto Marcello and the Trio di Venezia, receiving very favourable reviews. In 2002 he formed a permanent piano duo with Teresa Trevisan. The piano duo formed by Teresa Trevisan and Flavio Zaccaria at the Interfest of Bitola in Macedonia, the two pianists choosing to combine their personal interests and experiences in confronting this particularly delicate musical formation. They performed there the Bach Brandenburg Concertos in a rare arrangement for piano duet by Max Reger, revised by Filippo Trevisan, afterwards often executed with great success. Aiming to discover a repertoire of less well-known works, in 2005 Teresa Trevisan and Flavio Zaccaria recorded with Velut Luna a CD entirely devoted to unpublished works by Max Reger. The Duo was awarded an Honorary Mention at Web Concert Hall Competition 2006. This is not to say the duo neglect the great works : they recently performed the Bach Concertos for two and three pianos and the Mozart Concerto K365. Piano professor at the Music Conservatory of Venice from 1992 to 2003, he currently teaches at the Trieste Music Conservatory ” Giuseppe Tartini” . Moreover he regularly gives piano and piano duet masterclasses: among the most recent the Oulu University in Finland (2007), theConservatorio Superior de Musica “Manuel Massotti Littel” of Murcia (2008) in Spain, the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy di Vilnius (2010), the Yasar University of Izmir (2011), the Conservatoire Royal de Mons ( Belgium 2012) and the Texas Christian University di Fort Worth (USA- through a videoconference in the frame of the LOLA project).

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