International Competition – Festival of young pianists and piano-teachers dedicated to Aldona Dvarionaitė

Aldona Dvarionaitė

General conditions

VIth International Competition – Festival of young pianists and piano-teachers dedicated to Aldona Dvarionaitė

will take place on October 20-22, 2020 at Česlovas Sasnauskas Art School,

Festivalio str.3-A, Visaginas

General conditions of participation

1. General conditions

1.1. Participants:

Music or art school students and teachers, pupils of specialized music high schools and students of universities from Lithuania and abroad.

1.2. Competition is held in the following categories:

I. Pianists – soloists category. Competitors are divided into the following 6 age groups:


Age on 20/10/2020

Duration of the program


Under 10 years

7-10 min.


11-13 years

11-15 min.


14-16 years

16-19 min.


17-20 years

20-25 min.


21-30 years

26-30 min.


Teachers, without age restrictions

31-35 min.

II. Competitors perform piano concerts (the first round with a concertmaster, the second round with an orchestra):

Age group

Age on 20/10/2020


14-16 years


17-20 years


21-30 years


no age restrictions for teachers

1.3. Competitors from the second category must choose one of the following pieces from the list below:

  1. B. Dvarionas‘s concerto for piano and orchestra Nr. 2, e-moll;

  2. L. van Beethoven‘s concerto for piano and orchestra Nr. 4, G-dur, op. 58;

  3. W. A. Mozart concerto for piano and orchestra Nr. 20, d-moll, KV 466;

1.4. Concertos are performed on two pianos in the first round.

1.5. Those participants, who require a professional concertmaster’s accompaniment in the first round, must pay additionally 60 € (competitors with the highest score are invited to perform in the second round and are offered to perform concertos with an orchestra);

PROGRAMME and duration of the program

  1. Ist pianists – soloists category repertoire:

2.1. Participants of all groups must perform:

  1. Work or works of Baroque or Classicism composers.
  2. Work or works of Romanticism period or contemporary music.
  3. At least one work from Aldona Dvarionaitė repertoire:

MAŽOJI SIUITA (1950-1951) LITTLE SUITE (1950-1951)
1. Preliudas a-moll Prelude in A minor
2. Valsas a-moll Waltz in A minor
3. Malūnėlis The Windmill
4. Valsas g-moll Waltz in G minor
5. Mažoji rapsodija Little Rhapsody
6. Tema su variacijomis Theme and Variations
7. Noktiurnas c-moll Nocturne in c minor
8. Šokis (skudučių stiliumi) Dance (in the Manner of Skudučiai)


1. Pirmosios snaigės The First Snowflakes
2. Su rogutėm nuo kalniuko Down the Hill in a Sleigh
3. Apsnigtas miškas Snow – Covered Forest
4. Senio Besmegenio susimąstymas A Thoughtful Snowman
5. Čiuožykloje In the Skating-rink
6. Paukšteliai žiemą Birds in Winter
7. Naujieji Metai The New Year

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849):

  1. Ballad g-moll op.23 No. 1
  2. Prelude e-moll op. 28 No. 4

  3. Prelude h-moll op. 28 No. 6

  4. Prelude Des-Dur op.28 No.15

  5. Prelude g-moll op.28 No. 22

  6. Etude c-moll op.10 No. 12

  7. Nocturne Des-Dur op.27 No. 2

  8. Waltz Es-Dur op.18

  9. Waltz a-moll op.34 No. 2

  10. Waltz F-Dur op.34 No. 3

  11. Waltz Des-Dur op.64 No. 1

  12. Waltz cis-moll op.64 No. 2

  13. Waltz В As-Dur op. 69 No. 1

  14. Polonaise fis-moll op.44

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911)

1. Prelude „Ruduo“ (“Autumn”);

2. Variation of Lithuanian folk song „Bėkit bareliai“;

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

1. Etude-figure E-dur op.33
2. Etude-figure f-moll No. 1
2. Prelude g-moll No. 5 op.23

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

“Vaikiškos scenos“ (rinktinės pjesės) “Childish scenes” (selected pieces)

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

3 pieces from the cycle „Iberija“:

El Abacin”, “El Puerto”, “Navara”

Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886)

Cycle „Klajonių metai“ (Venecija ir Neapolis) “Years of wandering” (Venice and Naples):

“Hungarian Rhapsody” No. 8;

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

La belle mucienne” op.73 No. 4;

“La Sevillane joyeuse” op.73 No. 5 ;

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Intermecco, A-dur;

Intermecco, Es-moll;

Composers’ works for the piano of:

Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Karolis Šimanovskis (1882-1937)

Procedures of competition

  1. Procedures of competition:

3.1. Level of performances will be evaluated by the international Jury. The decisions of the Jury are final and are not subject to appeal.

3.2. Competition-festival competitors choose their programme individually and perform from memory.

3.3. Some exursions, film screenings, master class and concerts will be held at the time of the competion-festival.

3.4. All performances are public. All the performances, broadcasting rights, recording, filming and photography in the competition and concert which are related to the competition belong to the competition organizers. The contestant can’t claim the rights to them.

3.5. Organizers of the festival determine the order of participants’ performances according to their identification documents.

3.6. The jury has the right to terminate the participant’s performance if he / she exceeds the duration of the program.

3.7. Laureates of the competition-festival will participate in the final event of the festival.

3.8. Auditions of the competition and final event can be broadcast on radio or television, the Internet or any other way, recorded on CDs or other data storage devices without any additional payment to festival participants.

3.9. Visual information of competitors, given in the competitors application forms can be used for visibility purposes on media channels.

3.10. All the expenses of travel, accommodation and meals must be paid by the contestants.

Competition-festival schedule

October 20– 22th, 2020 Arriving of competitors and registration in Česlovas Sasnauskas art school in Visaginas (Festivalio str. 3A), rehearsals.
October 20 – 22th, 2020 Opening ceremony of the International competition-festival, competition programs, workshops, movies, concerts.
October 22th, 2020 Excursions, conference, closing of the festival, awards, concert of laureates.

Prizes and awards

  1. Prizes and awards

5.1. Competition winners will be granted with Laureate Diploma.

5.2. Successfully performed participants will be granted with Excellence Diploma.

5.3. Special prizes may be dedicated for:

best performance of Aldona Dvarionaitė repertoire;

best performance of Baroque work;

best performance of Classicism work;

best performance of Romanticism work;

best performance of contemporary music composer‘s work.

Other nominations are possible too.

5.4. Also there will be Grand Prix with cash prizes. Number of laureates (including all age groups) will not exceed 30. There will be two Gran Prix also.

Application Procedure

6. Application procedure:

Application forms will be admitted from August, 1st, 2020 till  September, 20th, 2020.

Application form 2020

Please download an application form, fill in form in CAPITAL letters and send it by the email:
[email protected]

You should also send us your photo, a copy of your passport and a copy of a bank payment with a paid participation fee.

7. Participants of the conference „The formation of young people self-awareness by using music“ must send their presentation thesis (up to one A4 page, 12 mm font) ina native language and English to the conference until 17 th of September, 2020 by e-mail to the conference coordinator Viktorija Pobiaržina: +370 620 40307 [email protected]

Coordinator of the competition-festival:

Konstancija Sabaliauskienė, please contact for the information about participants registration and payments:

Konstancija Sabaliauskienė +370 639 70073

[email protected]

You should download an application form to your PC, fill in the form in CAPITAL LETTERS and send it by the email:
[email protected]

Application form is here:

Application form 2020

Entry fee:

The first category: А, В age groups must pay 50 €; C, D – 70 €; E, F– 90 €.

The second category: C, D,E,F age groups must pay 120 €;

The entry fee must be payed by bank transfer before September 20, 2020.

8.1. Entry fee can not be refunded in any case.

8.2. Accompanying teacher of competitors or teacher-listeners pay

in advance or on the day of arrival 15€

Participant fee transfer till September 20, 2020.

Remittee: “Meno ir svietimo pasaulis”

Company code: 303203286

Address: Statybininku 5-16, Visaginas LT-31137, Lithuania

Bank: „Swedbank” AB

 IBAN: LT08 7300 0101 3772 2452 BIC: HABALT22


Correspondent Bank



BLZ 500 700 10

Beneficiary’s Bank„Swedbank”,AB

Konstitucijos 20A, Vilnius



Beneficiary’s Acc.No



VšĮ „Meno ir švietimo pasaulis“


Veronika Vitaite

Veronika VITAITĖ


Pianist, Recipient of the Order of Vytautas the Great,

laureate of the Lithuanian Government

Award in Culture and Art, honoured artist, professor




Docent at music academy of Vytautas Magnus University,
teacher of Purcell School for Young Musicians, laureate of International Competitions, vice-president of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY)




Professor, chairman of J.Kozakevich Association of national culture societies,
member of the Latvian Union of Composers

Marija Korecka-Sozkowska



Pianist, Head of the Piano Department at the G. and K. Bacewiczów

Music Academy in Łodz, Poland, Vice-President of the Music Society

in Warsaw and F. Chopin Union Member

Leila Umanova-Vnukova



Teacher expert at the Č. Sasnauskas School

of Art in Visaginas, organizer of the festival competition,

chairwoman of the organisation committee,

Marat Gumarov



Pianist, laureate of International Competitions,

Piano Professor at the Uzbekistan State Conservatory.




piano professor of the Kazahstan State Conservatory


Docent of piano department at Lvov music academy of M.V.Lysenka


a teacher at the Piano Faculty at the pedagogical university in Zurich and young musicians music school