VIIth International Competition – Festival of young pianists and piano-teachers dedicated to Aldona Dvarionaitė
will take place on November 28-30, 2023 at Visaginas Academy of Creativity and Arts, Vilties str. 16, Visaginas

Sponsors: Lithuanian council for Culture Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania Visaginas Municipality Administration

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 28/11/2023

Duration of the program


Under 10 years

7-10 min.
В 11-13 years

11-15 min.


14-16 years

16-19 min.

17-20 years

20-25 min.

21-30 years

26-30 min.

No age restrictions

for teacher

30-35 min.

II. Competitors perform piano concerts (the first round with a

concertmaster, the second round with an orchestra):


Age on 28/11/2023


С 14-16 years .
D 17-20 years


E 21-30 years .
F No age restrictionsfor teacher

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 Beethov en‘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;

4. J.Andrejevas Mini concerto for piano and orchestra koncertas C-dur.

1.4. Concertos are performed on two pianos in the first round.
1.5. Competitors with the highest score are invited to perform in the second round and are offered to perform concertos with an orchestra;

2. 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

KETURIOS PJESĖS (1955-1959) FOUR PIECES (1955-1959)

1. Lopšinė Lullaby 2. Nendrės

The Reeds of the Lake
3. Valsas-ekspromtas (Praeities akimirka)

Waltz -Impromptu (A Vision from the Past) 4. Pėdos (Lašai)

Footsteps (Drops)

DEVYNIOS PJESĖS (1965-1966) NINE PIECES (1965-1966)

1. Preliudas B-dur Prelude in B-flat major

2. Humoreska d-moll Humoresque in D minor

3. Legenda A Legend

4. Menuetas h-moll Minuet in B minor

5. Gavotas e-moll Gavotte in E minor 6. Prie senos varpinės

By the Old Belfry 7. Groteska

8. Noktiurnas f-moll

Nocturne in F-sharp minor 9. Šokis

Dance SONATINOS (1965-1966) SONATINAS (1965-1966)

1. Sonatina C-dur // Sonatina in C major
2. Sonatina gis-moll // Sonatina in G-sharp minor

Impromtu // Impromptu

Etiudas // Etude
MINIATIŪROS IR ESKIZAI (1958-1972) MINIATURES AND SKETCHES (1958-1972) 1. Preliudas g-moll

Prelude in G minor 2. Miražas

A Mirage
3. Rondino-Humoreska

Rondino-Humoresque 4. Intermezzo
5. Humoreska ,,58681″

Humoresque ,,58681″
6. Trys mikropreliudai (I, II, III)

Micropreludes (I, II, III)

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


1. Prelude „Ruduo“ (“Autumn”);
2. Variation of Lithuanian folk song „Bėkit bareliai“;


“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 ;


Intermecco, A-dur; Intermecco, Es-moll;

Composers’ works for the piano


MANUEL DE FALLA (1876-1946)


3. 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.
3.11. In case of announced quarantine or prohibition of any public events by Lithuanian government, the competition-festival will be held online and all the adjustments will be announced.

4. Competition-festival schedule
November 28– 30th, 2023
Arriving of competitors and registration in Visaginas Academy of Creativity and Arts, (Vilties str. 16), rehearsals.
November 28 – 30th, 2023
Opening ceremony of the International competition-festival, competition programs, workshops, movies, concerts.
November 30th, 2023
Excursions, conference, closing of the festival, awards, concert of laureates.

5. 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.

6. Procedure for application:
Application forms will be admitted from August, 1st, 2023 till October, 11th, 2023.Participants can find an application form at : October, 11th, 2023. Please, fill in the application form in capital letters.

Applications of participants are accepted from August 1, 2023.
Download the form to your computer, fill it out and email it to:
[email protected]

Click on this link:
Application form 2023

a photo, a copy of the passport and a copy of the entry fee must be attached to the application form. If you have any questions regarding the application procedure or how to fill out the form, please contact

Leila Urmanova-Vnukova, Competition-Festival Director, by e-mail: [email protected]

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 1 th October, 2023 by e-mail to the conference coordinator

Viktorija Ksenofontova: +370 620 40307, [email protected]

Coordinator of the competition-festival:
Evelina Visockytė, please contact fot the information about

participants registration and payments:

Evelina Visockytė:

+370 62736397,

[email protected]

8. Entry fee:
8.1.The first category: А, В age groups must pay 60 €; C, D – 80 €; E, F– 100 €.

8.2. The second category: C, D,E,F age groups must pay 150 €;
8.3. Those participants, who require a professional concertmaster’s accompaniment in the first round, have to pay additionally 60 €. 8.4. The entry fee must be payed by bank transfer before October 11 2023.
8.5. Entry fee can not be refunded in any case.
8.6. Accompanying teacher of competitors or teacher-listeners pay in advance or on the day of arrival 30 €

Participant fee transfer till October 11, 2023.
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

Bankas korespondentas (Correspondent Bank)


BLZ 500 700 10

Gavėjo bankas: (Beneficiary’s Bank)


Konstitucijos 20A, Vilnius


Gavėjo sąskaitos numeris: (Beneficiary’s Acc. No)


Gavėjas: (Beneficiary)

VšĮ „Meno ir švietimo pasaulis“

The Jury

Veronika VITAITĖ


Piano player, Cavalier of Vytautas the Great Order,
Laureate of the Lithuanian Government Award in Culture and Art, Honoured Artist, Professor.



Associated Professor at the Vytautas Magnus University Music Academy,
Visiting Teacher, Purcell School for Young Musicians Justas Dvarionas,
Laureate of International Competitions,
Vice-president of the European Union of Music
Competitions for Youth (EMCY)



Pianist, Laureate of International Competitions,
Associated Professor at the Faculty of Music and Arts at Daugavpils University,
Teacher at Naujene Music School of Art



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

Gabrielė ŽAIDYTĖ


Cultural Diplomate, Arts Historian and Cultural Manager
Founder and the first Chairholder of UNESCO Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Chair at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts
Former Lithuanian Cultural Attachee in Ukraine, Georgia and Germany
Member of European Cultural Parliament



Pianist, Organizer of the Competition – Festival,
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Teacher Expert at Visagino Č. Sasnauskas School of Art.



Pianist, Laureate of International Competitions, Piano Professor at the Uzbekistan State Conservatory