Intensive Piano Week
MUK- Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.
7-12 August 2023
Arrival 6 August 2023
Departure 13 August 2023
Deadline to apply: June 15th, 2023
Join us on a musical journey to Vienna this summer! IPM.Center is excited to host our first-ever Intensive Piano Week and Competition from August 7th to 12th, 2023. Our venue, the prestigious MUK - Music und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, will be the perfect setting for a week filled with instrumental lessons, lectures, and an International Piano Competition with three age categories. You'll also have the chance to attend workshops and learn about Vienna's unique instruments.
7-18 years old
18-28 years old
Arrival: August 6th 2023
Departure: August 13th 2023
Each student accepted into the IPM Vienna Academy program is entitled to five lessons. However, due to the limited availability of each professor, IPM will organize the lessons according to the student's level and experience based on the materials submitted. Furthermore, they will have full access to all workshops, seminars, lectures, and presentations that are offered during the festival.
LECTURES: Some of the professors will be giving lectures on specific subjects. Also a conversation betwee the professors and the students on different subjects, competition, repertoire, practising etc.
PRACTICE: A guaranteed practice room each day for 3 hours (minimum) at MUK.
ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation, meals, and transportation costs are at your own expense.
CERTIFICATE: All participants will receive a MUK certificate of participation upon completion of the program.
CONCERTS: will be organised during the Course at the Ehrbar Saal.
COMPETITION: The IPM.Center 2023 Vienna Piano Competition aims to recognise the artistic value and hard work of our IPM students. To participate in the competition, students must be registered as active IPM Vienna Intensive Piano Week students and meet the age requirements for their respective categories. The Jury reserves the right not to award or share a prize. All decisions made by the Jury are final and cannot be appealed. The Competition will consist of one round held at Ehrbarsaal on August 11th and 12th. Participants are free to choose their repertoire, but there will be a time limit for each of the three categories. Applicants must provide links to video recordings as part of the application process to be preselected. By agreeing to participate, students accept all of the rules and regulations on our website' Faq.
REGISTRATION: Registration is free of charge during the registration process, and we do provide a limited number of reduced-fee options at £600 for talented young pianists.
Please provide a detailed biography and a high-quality recording along with your application. This will enable our selection committee to make an informed decision and ensure that the most deserving candidates are offered a place.
Once accepted by the organisation Committee, you will receive an email, and you will have to secure your spot by paying a reduced fee of £600 by June 15th, 2023. This reduced fee is essential for maintaining the high-quality facilities and resources that establish our music academy as a world-class institution for music education.
IPM Vienna Competition
This first Competition consisted of one round held at the Ehrbarsaal on July 12th, 2023, in Vienna and reserved for the Vienna Intensive Piano Week 2023. To participate in the competition, students must have been registered as active IPM Vienna Intensive Week students and meet the age requirements for their respective categories.
Participants were free to choose their repertoire, but there was a time limit for each of the three categories. Applicants provided links to video recordings as part of the application process to be preselected.
The panel of jurors consisted of Pascal Nemirovski (Chairman), Michel Beroff, Beatrice Quoniam, Jura Margulis, Louis Schwizgebel, Antti Siirala and John Thwaites.
By agreeing to participate, students accepted all of the rules and regulations on our website.
The IPM Piano Competition 2023 aims to recognise the artistic value and hard work of our IPM students.
Cat A: Young talent 7-12 years old
1st Prize: Yihan Liu
Cat B: Young Virtuoso 13-17 years old
1st Prize: Shuhang Zhao
Cat C: Young soloits 16-28 years old
1st Prize: Daisuke Yoshida
2nd Prize: David Ebner
3rd Prize ex-aequo: Mario Bobotsov, Maria Linares
Jury: Pascal Nemirovski (Chairman), Michel Beroff, Beatrice Quoniam, Jura Margulis, Louis Schwizgebel, Antti Siirala, John Thwaites
Genesis of IPM Competition
Concours International de Piano de Lagny-Sur-Marne
Let us take you on a journey that began in France, where Béatrice Quoniam and Pascal Nemirovski established the Concours National de Piano de Lagny-Sur-Marne in 2006. Thanks to the support of Mayor Patrice Pagny and Deputy Mayor Francoise Copeland, the competition quickly grew in popularity, and by 2009, it had become the Concours International de Piano de Lagny-Sur-Marne, attracting pianists from around the world.
Eric ARTZ, France
Suzana BARTAL, Romania
Evelyne BEREZOVSKY, Russia
François DUMONT France
Filipo GORINI, Italy
Catarina GREWE, Japan-Germany
George HARLIONO, UK
Jeneba KANNEH-MASON, UK
Elizaveta KLYUCHEREVA, Russia
Franck LAURENT-GRANDPRE, France
Daniel LEBHARDT, Hungary
Aidan MIKDAD, Netherlands
Florian MITREA, Romania
Mario MORA, Spain
Marie-Ange NGUCI, France
Kana OKADA, Japan
Jeong-ah RYU, South Korea
Alexander ULLMAN, UK
Scipione SANGIOVANNI, Italiy
Xiao-Tang TAN, China
Daniel VAN DER HOEVEN, Netherlands
Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Eupéry
The success of the Lagny-Sur-Marne competition inspired Quoniam and Nemirovski to embark on a new project in 2017, creating the Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Saint-Priest, France. This competition was renamed to honour the legendary French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Mayor Gilles Gascon played an instrumental role in bringing it to life. Isaure Equilbey was appointed the Artist Manager for the winners, and the competition continued to attract the best and brightest pianists from around the world. Although the final edition of the Saint-Priest competition was held in 2019, the legacy of these incredible musical events lives on.
Alice BURLA, Canada
Fatima DSUSOVA, Russia
Alexander GADJIEV, Italy-Slovenia
Ana KIPIANI, Georgia
Roman KOSYAKOV, Russia
Dimitri MALIGNAN, France
Florian MITREA, Romania-UK
Arseni MUN, Russia
Aristo SHAM, Hong-Kong
Andrej WIERCINSKY, Poland
Wonderful memories from IPM-SEEO Academy 2023 in Vienna at MUK
IPM recommends that students secure their accommodation separately from the IPM Vienna Academy. We suggest booking accommodation promptly as availability is limited, especially at this time of the year!
Johannesgasse 8, 01. Innere Stadt, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Hotel Pension Lumes
Weihburggasse 18-20, 01. Innere Stadt, 1010 Vienna
Wombat's City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt
Rechte Wienzeile 35, 04. Wieden, 1040 Vienna
Walfischgasse 4, 01. Innere Stadt, 1010 Vienna
Hörlgasse 9, 09. Alsergrund, 1090 Vienna
Availability of ProfessorsEach student accepted into the IPM Vienna Academy program is entitled to five lessons. However, due to the limited availability of each professor, IPM will organise the lessons according to the student's level and experience based on the materials submitted. Furthermore, you will have full access to all workshops, seminars, lectures, and presentations that are offered during the festival. We also recommend all students to listen to lessons of each professor. This is one of the priority of the Academy and is mandatory.
What is the allotted practice time at MUK?You will be allowed to practice three hours minimum per day. It is sufficient to take full advantage of all that IPM Academy has to provide for pianists. Alongside personal lessons, attending all additional classes, Lectures to broaden your knowledge and abilities is highly recommended. You can also explore the variety of activities and sights that Vienna, one of the most stunning cities in the world, has to offer. However, if some practice rooms are not occupied, you may be permitted to practice for up to four hours or more. The practice rooms are open from 8 am until 8 pm.
Is the competition open only to all IPM Academy students?Yes, the IPM Vienna 2023 Piano Competition aims to acknowledge the artistic value and dedication of every IPM student. To be eligible for the competition, students must be registered as active participants in the IPM Vienna Academy, selected by the Professors and/or the Artistic Direction and meet the age requirements for their respective categories. The Jury reserves the right not to award or divide a prize. All decisions made by the Jury are final and non-appealable. The competition will comprise of a single round held at Ehrbarsaal on July 11th & 12th. Participants have the freedom to choose their repertoire, but there will be a time limit for each of the three categories. By agreeing to participate, students agree to abide by all the rules and regulations mentioned in our website.
RegulationsBy agreeing to participate, students are accepting all of the rules and regulations stated above. The competition's latest information is available on our website. IPM will review all applications in confidence. The competition is open to participants of all nationalities. Candidates may perform in only one category. The jury may choose not to award some prizes or split them as appropriate. Their decisions are final, and the grades (1-100) are based on technical and artistic aspects, with an average score calculated. All prize winners in each category will be promoted on IPM's social media platforms and may be promoted for future engagements or accomplishments. Candidates grant IPM the right to record, reproduce, and distribute their video submissions by participating in the competition. Competitors must indefinitely relinquish all recording, broadcasting, and distribution rights to IPM. Candidates agree to release all rights regarding the future use of their video submissions by completing the official entry form. By participating in the competition, competitors permit IPM to stream their video submissions on our YouTube channel and use them on their social media channels for promotional purposes. Participants must be available for any promotional matters related to the competition. Only main prize winners may use the title of laureate of the IPM Competition & Prizes. All jury members will sign IPM Competition & Prizes Award Certificates. Teachers of the A and B category prize-winners will receive an IPM award for Pedagogical Merit. IPM staff reserve the right to modify the competition rules at any time and may request additional information from any candidate. To avoid disqualification without the right of appeal, please comply with the competition regulations.
MealsAs a cosmopolitan city, Vienna offers a broad selection of food choices across the city. The international presence is notable, with a plethora of restaurants and cafes to fulfil your dining preferences.
AccommodationRegarding accommodations, we have selected several hotels situated in the vicinity of MUK. Nevertheless, you are free to explore alternative lodging options. If you are traveling with friends colleagues, we recommend sharing a room to reduce expenses. One of our suggested choices is myNext - Johannesgasse Apartments, which provides all essential facilities and is conveniently located next to MUK. If you are keen on reserving a stay there, we can supply you with the appropriate contact details to make arrangements.
TransportationRegarding transportation, there are several ways to reach Vienna, such as by train, plane, or car. IPM Academy is located at MUK, which is situated right in the centre of Vienna. Have a look at the Map.
Insurances and Age restrictionsInsurances: At IPM-International Piano Masters, we prioritise the safety and well-being of our participants above all else. As such, we require all participants to obtain and pay for their necessary insurance coverage. Please note that IPM will not be held liable for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the program. To ensure that our participants have a worry-free experience, we strongly recommend arranging the following insurance coverage in their country of residence: health insurance, travel medical insurance, liability insurance, invalidity insurance, and cancellation insurance. We understand that securing insurance can seem like an additional expense, but it is a small investment that can ultimately make a significant difference in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Together, we can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Age restrictions: - 16 to 17 years old with parental authorisation if unaccompanied by an adult - A parent or an adult who is responsible for the minor student, is mandatory for students under 16.
Please complete the form to apply.
Deadline: June 15th, 2023