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TBILISI
INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTERS

Your World-Class Musical Experience in Georgia

July 20-28, 2024

The registration is closed!

🔒 Registration Closed! 🔒

Thank you to everyone who showed interest in our Academy! Registration is now closed. We've been overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and support.

Results will be sent out individually via email starting May 15th, so keep an eye on your inbox! We're excited to welcome our new students and can't wait to embark on this educational journey together.

Once again, thank you for your interest and stay tuned for more updates from our Academy!

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: June 1st, 2024

  • Registration Fee Payment Deadline including Observers: June 15th, 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

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.

Our 
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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