VIIth International Competition – Festival

of young pianists and piano-teachers dedicated

to Aldona Dvarionaitė

will take place on March 8 – 11, 2024 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 art gymnasiums, 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:

Group Age on 08/03/2024 Duration of the program
А Under 10 years 7-10 min.
В 11-13 years 11-15 min.
С 14-16 years 16-19 min.
D 17-20 years 20-25 min.
E 21-30 years 26-30 min.

No age restrictions for teacher

31-35 min.

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

Age group Age on 08/03/2024


up to 13 years old


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. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in E minor;
  2. L. van Beethoven. Concerto for Piano and OrchestraNo. 4 in G major, Op. 58;
  3. W. A. Mozart. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor, KV 466;
  4.  J. Andrejevas. Mini Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major.

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 Сontemporary 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


FOUR PIECES (1955-1959)

1. Lopšinė


2. Nendrės

The Reeds of the Lake

3. Valsas-ekspromtas (Praeities akimirka)

Waltz -Impromptu (A Vision from the Past)

4. Pėdos (Lašai)

Footsteps (Drops)


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


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



1. Preliudas g-moll

Prelude in G minor

2. Miražas


3. Rondino-Humoreska


4. Intermezzo

5. Humoreska ,,58681″

Humoresque “58681”

6. Trys mikropreliudai (I, II, III)

Micropreludes (I, II, III)

FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849):

  1. Ballad No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
  2. Prelude No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28
  1. Prelude No. 6 in B minor, Op. 28
  2. Prelude No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28
  3. Prelude No. 22 in G minor, Op. 28
  4. Etude No. 12 in C minor, Op. 10
  5. Nocturne No. 2 in D flat major, Op. 27
  6. Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18
  7. Waltz No. 2 in A minor, Op. 34
  8. Waltz No. 3 in F major, Op. 34
  9. Waltz No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 64
  10. Waltz No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 64
  11. Waltz No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 69
  12. Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44


1. Prelude “Autumn” (“Ruduo” );

2. Variations of Lithuanian folk song “Bėkit bareliai”;


“Kinderszenen” (“Scenes from Childhood”) Op. 15;

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909)

Three works from the cycle “Iberia”:

El Abacin, El Puerto, Navara;

FERENC LISZT (1811-1886)

Years of Pilgrimage II. Supplement: Venice and Naples, S. 162:


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8;

JOAQUIN TURINA (1882-1949)

“Mujeres Españolas”, Series 2, Op. 73:

La belle mucienne No. 4, Op. 73;

“La sévillane joyeuse” No. 5, Op. 73;


Intermezzo No. 2 in A mjor Op. 118;

Intermezzo No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 118;

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. The order of performance of the participants of each category is determined organizers by drawing lots, taking into account the date of birth of the participants. We will inform you about the time of rehearsals and performances after the order setting.
Note: Time may be adjusted due to competition participant’s absence.

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:

March 8 – 11th, 2024

Arriving of competitors and registration at Visaginas Academy of Creativity and Arts, (Vilties str. 16), rehearsals (soundcheck).

March 8 – 11th, 2024

Opening ceremony of the International competition-festival, competition programs, workshops, movies, concerts.

March 10 – 11th, 2024

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. The Grand Prix winner may be awarded with a cash prize, and the Grand Prix winner may be one from each of the following categories: I – pianists in the soloist category and II – pianists performing piano music concerts. The maximum number of prize winners (including all age categories) is no more than 30.

6. Procedure for application:

Application forms will be admitted from 15th October 2023 to 15th January 2024. Participants can find an application form on website:
Please, fill in the application form in capital letters.

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) in native language and English to the conference until 1 th February, 2024 by e-mail to the conference coordinator Viktorija Ksenofontova: +370 620 40307, [email protected]

Coordinators of the competition-festival:

Information about participants registration and payments: Jevgenija Surceva: +37060126839.

General information about the competition – Jevgenija Surceva and Jolanta Kundrotaite by email:

8. Accommodation:Dormitory rooms for 2-3 persons. Number of rooms is limited. Reservation by phone: +370 683 74702

Hotel “Idile”, phone :+370 685 27107,

9. Entry fee:

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

9.2. The second category: C, D, E, F age groups must pay 150 €;

9.3. Those participants, who require a professional accompanist in the first round, have to pay additionally 60 €.

9.4. The entry fee must be payed by bank transfer before January 15, 2024.

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

9.6. Accompanying teacher of competitors or teacher-listeners pay

in advance or on the day of arrival 30 €

Participant fee transfer till February 1, 2024.

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)




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The Jury

Veronika VITAITĖ

Pianist, Recipient of the Order of Vytautas the Great, laureate of the Lithuanian Government Award in Culture and Art, honoured artist, professor.


Laureate of International Competitions,
vice-president of the European Union of Music
Competitions for Youth (EMCY).


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.


Organizer of the Competition-Festival, Teacher Expert at the Visagino Academy of Creativity and Arts.


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

Olena Pilatiuk

Piano Department Docent at Lvov music Academy of M. V. Lysenka

Irena Gulzarova Keller

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

Gleb Belyaev

Pianist, laureate of International Competitions, assistant professor.

Zerin Rasul

Ankara, Bilkent University, Faculty of Music and Performing Arts (FMPA), Head of Piano Department, Assistant Professor Dr of Music.