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TBILISI
INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTERS

Your World-Class Musical Experience in Georgia

July 20-28, 2024

Why Tbilisi, Georgia?

As the vibrant capital of Georgia, Tbilisi prepares to resonate with the symphonies of piano mastery. From July 21-28, 2024, the International Piano Masters (IPM) Tbilisi, hosted by the esteemed Tbilisi State Conservatoire, will transform the city into a haven for aspiring young pianists from both local and international realms. Have a look at our Program!

Discover also the allure of Tbilisi, where every corner unveils a new facet of its charm. Come experience the magic of this unforgettable city – where every moment is an invitation to discover something wonderful.

  • Culinary Delights: Embark on a gastronomic journey guided by locals who know all the hidden gems for delectable dining experiences.

Historical Charm: Wander through the narrow streets of Old Tbilisi, explore museums, art galleries, and marvel at the ancient Narikala Fortress.

  • Spiritual Exploration: Discover the beauty of Georgian churches like Trinity Cathedral, Sioni, and Metekhi alongside iconic landmarks such as the Presidential Palace.

  • Adventurous Escapes: Ride the Funicular, explore Bombora Park, and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Botanical Garden.

  • Natural Wonders: Georgia boasts breathtaking landscapes, from majestic mountains to subtropical forests and serene beaches, offering a diverse array of outdoor adventures.

  • Rich Cultural Heritage: Experience the blend of European, Persian, and Asian influences in Georgia's ancient culture, where hospitality is legendary.

  • Gastronomic Paradise: Indulge in delicious Georgian cuisine and sample world-renowned wines along the historic wine route.

  • Safety First: Enjoy peace of mind as Georgia is known for its safety and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Adventure Awaits: Hiking, skiing, rafting, and more await the adventurous traveller seeking thrilling experiences.

  • Ease of Travel: Many locals speak English and other languages, and visa-free access is available for most countries visiting Georgia, which is hassle-free and accessible.

PROGRAMS

PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM

(7-18 years old)

COLLEGE PROGRAM

(18-28 years old)

OBSERVERS PROGRAM

(No Age Limit)

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application opens: March 14th, 2024

  • Application Deadline for Pre-College & College (including Application Fees): April 30th, 2024

  • Accepted Applicant Results: May 15th, 2024

  • Registration Fee Payment Deadline including Observers: June 1st, 2024

  • Arrival in Tbilisi: July 19th 2024

  • Departure from Tbilisi: July 28th 2024

  • LESSONS: Each student accepted into the IPM Tbilisi Festival program is entitled to five guaranteed lessons during the festival. 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 concerts, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, lectures, and discussions offered during the festival.

  • MASTERCLASSES: Some professors will give Masterclasses. The festival managers will decide how to allocate students for the masterclasses.

  • LECTURES - Q & A Session: Most of the professors will give a Lecture. We will also have the visit of Pierig Escher, artist manager from IMG. Artists who will do some workshops about "How to write a biography-CV", Programming/repertoire, Fee negotiation, How to find an agency, Career Strategy, and Self-coaching. The professors and students will also discuss different subjects, competitions, repertoire, practice, etc., in Q&A Sessions.

  • PRACTICEA guaranteed daily practice room for 4 hours (minimum), Mostly Steinway & Sons.

  • ACCOMMODATION/FLIGHT: The fee includes accommodation in a 3* hotel, including breakfast and lunch, but dinner and transportation costs are at your own expense.

IMPORTANT: Please feel free to inquire in your Application form about alternative options or possibilities if you do not require accommodations or meals provided by the festival. Our team is also more than happy to assist you in finding the best possible solutions for your travel accommodations as well.

  • CERTIFICATE: All participants will receive an IPM certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

  • CONCERTS OF THE PARTICIPANTS: During the course, concerts, including Gala concerts, will be organized at the Recital Hall and Grand Hall.

  • COMPETITIONS

  • IPM TBILISI SOLO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION (Cat. A, B, C)

  • IPM TBILISI CONCERTO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

  • FEES:

  1. Performers: $1490 (which includes the Application fee of $100). This fee covers five lessons, Participation in Masterclasses, Concerts and Competitions, Lectures, and Q&A Sessions, plus Accommodation in a 3-star hotel with breakfast and lunch included.

  2. Observers: $500. IPM warmly welcomes Amateurs. By joining the Festival, Observers will have the opportunity to listen to the teachings of many different artists of international standing, be invited to assist with the different concerts, concertos and solo competitions, and enjoy the Q&A Sessions “Conversations with Guest Artists” during the program. Private lessons, depending on the availability of the Professors and practice facilities, are possible at extra cost. The schedule and fees should be discussed directly between the Professor and the participant. This fee doesn't include any accommodation. We can help you with your accommodation at the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel 5* upon request at a reduced price. 

  • SCHOLARSHIPS: 

We do provide a limited number of reduced-fee scholarship options for extremely talented young pianists and Georgian citizens.

Please provide an email explaining your financial situation. This will enable our selection committee to make an informed decision and ensure that the most deserving candidates are offered a scholarship.

FACULTY

IPM Tbilisi Piano Competitions
2024

The Student's residence

  • How many lessons is each student entitled to at IPM Tbilisi Academy?
    Each student accepted into the IPM Tbilisi 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. IPM is dedicated to providing students with an immersive educational experience beyond regular classes. Students will have full access to all workshops, seminars, lectures, and presentations offered during the festival. Additionally, we highly recommend that all students listen to each professor's lessons as this is a priority at the Music Academy and is mandatory. This comprehensive approach ensures that students have the opportunity to learn from a variety of sources and receive a well-rounded music education during their time at IPM.
  • How many hours of practice are recommended for pianists at IPM Academy
    At IPM Academy, we provide a minimum of four hours of practice per day to fully take advantage of the resources and opportunities. In addition to personal lessons, we highly encourage attending extra classes and lectures to enhance your skills and knowledge. This comprehensive approach will help you make the most of your time at IPM and further develop as a pianist.
  • What accommodations and amenities are included in the fee for the International Piano Music Festival (IPM)?
    At the International Piano Music Festival (IPM), accommodations are provided as part of the festival fee. This includes lodging, breakfast in a 3* Hotel, and lunch, which are all covered by the festival. However, it's important to note that flying to Tbilisi is not included in the fee and is at the participant's own expense. IPM aims to provide a comfortable and all-inclusive experience for its participants, ensuring that their focus can remain on the music and the enriching environment of the festival. IMPORTANT: But feel free to inquire in your Application form about alternative options or possibilities if you do not require accommodations or meals provided by the festival. Our team is also more than happy to assist you in finding the best possible solutions for your travel accommodations as well.
  • Insurances and Age restrictions
    Insurances: 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.
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Application

REGISTRATION PERFORMERS:

  • Application Deadline (including Application Fees): April 30th, 2024

  • Accepted Applicant Results: May 15th, 2024

  • Deadline for Registration fee payment: June 1st, 2024

  1. Please complete and submit the Application form on our website. Include a detailed biography and a high-quality YouTube link with your application (mandatory for Performers) to assist our selection committee in making informed decisions and offering positions to deserving candidates. Videos should be 7 minutes for Category A, 10 minutes for Category B, and 15 minutes for Category C and Concerto Competition.

  2. Right after submitting your application, you will be redirected to a new page where you can pay the nonrefundable $100 application fee by Wise or Bank transfer. The applicant is responsible for covering all associated bank fees. The application deadline is April 30th, 2024. The application will not be complete without paying the application fee.

  3. Upon acceptance by the Organizing Committee, you will receive an email notification on May 15th, 2024. To secure your spot, you must pay a registration fee of $1390 by June 1st, 2024. Click on this link: Registration Fees. You must pay the nonrefundable $1390 registration fee by Wise or Bank transfer. The applicant is responsible for covering all associated bank fees. The registration deadline is June 1st, 2024. The application will not be complete without paying the registration fee.

 

This reduced fee includes:

  • IPM Tbilisi Festival activities

  • Hotel 3* + Breakfast

  • Lunch during all week

 

​These reduced fees are crucial for maintaining the high-quality facilities and resources that establish our music academy as a world-class institution for music education.

 

REGISTRATION OBSERVERS:

  • Registration Deadline: June 1st, 2024

  1. Please complete and submit the application form through our website. Ensure you include a short biography and your expectations.

  2. Right after submitting your application, you will be redirected to a new page where you can pay the nonrefundable $500 Registration fee by Wise or Bank transfer. The applicant is responsible for covering all associated bank fees. The registration deadline is June 1st, 2024. Registration will not be completed without paying the fee.

Application Form

Please complete the form to apply for IPM Tbilisi 24!

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Which Competition would you like to apply to? Only Cat. B & C can also apply if they wish in the Concerto Competition.

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Team

IPM TBILISI Festival

Pascal Nemirovski, IPM CEO & Founder / Artistic Director

David Aladashvili, General Manager

Levan Dvali, Executive Manager

Natalia Metskhovrishvili, Manager of the Artistic Planning

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