The Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition is taking place in Sacile (Italy) on 4 - 11 May 2018. The competition is open to pianists of any nationality, born after the 1st of May 1985. First prize winners of previous editions are not allowed to participate.         
 
The CEI supports the 2018 edition of the Competition in order to encourage participants from CEI countries: 

 1. Special Prize “CEI-Central European Initiative Academy”: € 2.000,00 and a Certificate, reserved for the Academy or Conservatory or any other High Education Music Centre in the CEI countries (with the exception of Italy): Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. A scholarship will be awarded to the Centre that will participate in the contest with at least 5 actual competitor and at least one competitor admitted to the second trial. The best placement is worth the award of the prize.

2. Special Prize “CEI-Central European Initiative”: € 2.000,00 and a Certificate, for the best competitor coming from CEI Member States (with the exception if Italy): Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Deadline for applications: 8 March 2018.
  
Relevant information and application form available here.

This initiative is co-funded by the CEI Cooperation Fund.

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