Oct 19th: Masterclass Schedule

Only registered participants, both active and passive, will be allowed access to the masterclass. No other person will enter the Small Hall during the masterclass.

The active participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to their class and are allowed to stay for the whole day.

Entering and exiting the Small Hall will only be allowed during break time. Exceptional cases (health problems, disabilities) will be exempt from this rule.

Video and audio recording, including mobile phones, is strictly forbidden.

All participants are asked to either turn off or silence their phones.

There is only one piano on stage.

All active participans are required to bring their own music sheets.

Masterclass Schedule

Oct 22nd
Oct 23rd
Oct 24th
Oct 25th
First Name Last Name Hours First Name Last Name Hours First Name Last Name Hours First Name Last Name Hours
Bălțașiu Teodora 10:00 - 11:40 Fodorean Mihai 10:00 - 10:50 Răducanu Cătălin 10:00 - 10:50 Roman Manoleanu 10:00 - 10:50
Boțac Cadmiel 10:50 - 11:40 Boțac Cadmiel 10:50 - 11:40 Petrache Maria 10:50 - 11:40 Petrache Maria 10:50 - 11:40
Fodorean Mihai 11:40 - 12:30 Alexandru Țală 11:40 - 12:30 Cantea Andrei 11:40 - 12:30 Alexandru Țală 11:40 - 12:30
Urian Maria 12:30 - 13:20 Ochescu Iulian 12:30 - 13:20 Urian Maria 12:30 - 13:20 Dănilă Mădălina 12:30 - 13:20
Deneș Marius 13:20 - 14:10 Teodora Bălțașiu 13:20 - 14:10 Deneș Marius 13:20 - 14:10 Răducanu Cătălin 13:20 - 14:10
Potopea Alexandra 14:10 - 15:00 Scripcariu Tudor 14:10 - 15:00 Potopea Alexandra 14:10 - 15:00 Scripcariu Tudor 14:10 - 15:00
Gugu Ieronim 15:00 - 15:50 Țepeș Teodora 15:00 - 15:50 Ieronim Gugu 15:00 - 15:50 Țepeș Teodora 15:00 - 15:50
Ioniță Fabiola 15:50 - 16:40 Puchianu Eliza 15:50 - 16:40 Ioniță Fabiola 15:50 - 16:40 Puchianu Eliza 15:50 - 16:40
Cantea Andrei 16:50 - 17:30 Dănilă Claudia 16:50 - 17:30 Manoleanu Roman 16:50 - 17:30 Ochescu Iulian 16:50 - 17:30
Announcement, 10th of October 2014

Art a la carte Association, organizer of the Lipatti Evenings Festival. Third edition, will offer full scholarships for both the active and passive participants to Maestro Andrei Gavrilov's masterclass. These scholarships exempt the participants from paying the course fees.

Due to the Argeș County Council's request for an extraordinary reacital by Andrei Gavrilov at the Alexandru Davila Theatre in Pitești, on Oct 26th, the masterclass in Bucharest (Romanian Atheneum, Small Hall) will be held between Oct 22nd and Oct 25th, and the student's recital will be cancelled.

Shortly we will publish a list with the schorlaship winners, who will also be contacted by e-mail.

Update, 10th of Oct 2014:

Art a la carte Association announces the final list of selected active participants to Andrei Gavrilov's piano masterclass. The organizers decided to award full scholarships that exempt participants (both active and passive) from paying the course fees.

You can still apply for passive attendance by filling in the submission form prior to 22nd of October. Seats will be occupied depending on the total unsolicited amount still available.

Update: The list of selected active participants. All active participants should also recieve this by e-mail:

# First Name Last Name
1 Teodora Bălțașiu
S. Rahmaninov - Etudes-Tableaux No. 5, Op. 39: Appassionato
F. Chopin - Fantaisie, Op. 49
2 Cadmiel Boțac
F. Liszt - 3 Études de concert, S.144: 3. Un sospiro
J. Brahms - 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118, No.2 - Intermezzo
F. Chopin - Scherzo No.2, Op.31
3 Andrei Dragoș Cantea
J.S. Bach / A. Siloti - Prelude in B minor
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.23, Op.57
J. Brahms - 3 Intermezzi, Op.117
F. Liszt - Études d'exécution transcendante, S.139: No. 12 - Chasse-neige (B♭ minor)
C. Silvestri - Suita III, op. 6, nr. 1, pentru pian: Baccanale
4 Mădălina-Claudia Dănilă
J. Haydn - Keyboard Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI:42
S. Prokofiev - 4 Etudes, Op.2 No.4: Etude in C minor
A. Scriabin - 12 Etudes, Op.8, No.2: Etude in D-sharp minor
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.1, Op.2 No.1
G. Enescu - Piano Sonata No.1, Op.24 No.1
C. Franck - Prélude, Choral et Fugue
5 Marius Deneș
F. Chopin - Etudes, Op.25, No.5: Etude in E minor
P. Constantinescu - Toccata (joc dobrogean)
E. Grieg - Piano Concerto, Op.16
S. Prokofiev - 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75:
  • 6. Montagues and Capulets (Монтекки и Капулетти)
  • 7. Friar Laurence (Патер Лоренцо)
  • 8. Mercutio (Меркуцио)
6 Alexandru Țală
F. Chopin - Etudes, Op.25, No. 10: Etude in B minor
J. Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op.35
F. Liszt - Waltz from 'Faust'
7 Mihai Fodorean
F. Liszt - Années de pèlerinage II, S.161, No. 7: Après une lecture du Dante. Fantasia quasi Sonata
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.26, Op.81a
8 Ieronim Gugu
R. Schumann - Kreisleriana, Op.16
A. Scriabin - Piano Sonata No.4, Op.30
9 Fabiola Ioniță
F. Liszt - Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254 (No.2)
M. Ravel - Jeux d'eau
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.17, Op.31 No.2
10 Roman Manoleanu
S. Rahmaninov - Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42
F. Schubert - 4 Impromptus, D.935: No.1 Impromptu in F minor
11 Iulian Ochescu
R. Schumann - Humoreske, Op.20
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.4, Op.7
12 Marian-Diana Petrache
W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, K.467
S. Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No.4, Op.29
M. Ravel - Miroirs: 3. Une barque sur l'océan
13 Alexandra Potopea
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.6, Op.10 No.2: I Allegro (F major)
C. Silvestri - Suita III, op. 6, nr. 1, pentru pian: Baccanale
14 Eliza Gabriela Puchianu
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.32, Op.111
15 Cătălin-Daniel Răducanu
F. Chopin - Piano Sonata No.3, Op.58
16 Tudor Scripcariu
L. van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.18, Op.31 No.3
F. Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.12, S.244/12
F. Chopin - Polonaise-fantaisie, Op.61
17 Teodora Țepeș
C. Debussy - Estampes: La soirée dans Grenade
F. Chopin - Barcarolle, Op.60
W. A. Mozart - Piano Sonata No.14 in C minor, K.457
18 Maria Urian
J. S. Bach - Das wohltemperierte Klavier II, BWV 870-893: Prelude and Fugue No.23 BWV 892
W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466: I. Allegro
I. Stravinsky - 4 Etudes, Op.7, No.4: Vivo (F♯ major)

Piano Masterclass
with Andrei Gavrilov

Wednesday, 22nd of October - Saturday, 25th of October 2014

08.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 17.00

Location: Romanian Atheneum, Small Hall

Course Fee:

  1. 150 EUR active participant
  2. 75 EUR passive participant

With brilliant and surprising resources, pianist Andrei Gavrilov won the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition when only 18 years old, in 1974. Revealing himself as an explosive virtuoso, the critics of that time compared him with the world renowned pianist Vladimir Horowitz.

He was born in Moscow to an artistic family: his father was a painter and his mother a pianist, a pupil of famed pianist Heinrich Neuhaus. His mother stressed the need to search for emotional content in performance, a view contrasting with the opinion of his second teacher, Tatiana Kestner, who herself was a product of the German school and emphasized form and musical ideas rather than emotion. His official studies concluded with Lev Naumov, an esteemed pedagogue who imposed some order on his young student's unruly temperament.

The 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition thrust Gavrilov into the international spotlight: the same year made a triumphant international debut at the Salzburg Festival, substituting for Sviatoslav Richter and subsequently enjoyed a distinguished international career, which has included performances with many of the world’s greatest orchestras. Even though the critics of that time had some reserves regarding his instincts, the young pianist proved to be an immense success before worldwide audiences collaborating with notable orchestras from New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto, Londra, Viena, Paris, Berlin, Munchen, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Moscova, St-Petersburg and conductors such as Abbado, Haitink, Muti, Ozawa, Svetlanov, Tennstedt, Rattle and Neville Mariner, among numerous others.

There were a few breaks in his activity, Gavrilov being himself in the center of political controversies which placed him under the strong scurtiny of the Soviet regime. From 1994 until the year 2001 Andrei Gavrilov had a 7 year break. He studied philosophy and religion and was searching for new ideas and his new approach to music.

His recordings with EMI brought Gavrilov prestigious international awards: Gramophone 1979, Deutscher Schallplattenpreis 1981, Grand Prix International du Disque de L’Academie Charles Crois 1985 și 1986, și International Record Critics Award (IRCA) 1985, Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana 1989 (at the reception of this prize he was proclaimed the worlds greatest pianist alive by the jury). In 1990 Andrei Gavrilov signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Gramophone, leading to acclaimed recordings of Chopin, Prokofiev, Schubert, Bach and Grieg.

He is invited all over the world to hold masterclasses, engaging wide audiences. He was invited in 2014 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow, in Italy and Vilnius.

Still intensely Romantic in his playing, he remains a brilliant technician and, frequently, an illuminating artist.

Application Form

Thank you for your interest!
The application period has ended, all results will be published on this page before the end of September.
Please check your e-mail address regularly for additional information sent by organisers!

  Guidelines for participants

The organisers reserve the right to select masterclass participants according to maestro Andrei Gavrilov's indications if the number of participants exceeds the actual course possibilities. In the aformentioned situation, the selection will be made by auditioning recordings/videos requested from the applicants before confirming their participation and before paying any fees. The applicants should be prepared with a minimun of one recording (format: .mp4, .avi, .mpeg, etc.) prior to September, 18th.
Selection results will be posted on the web page mentioned below


At the end of the course each participant will recieve a masterclass diploma.

All masterclass participants (both active and passive) will have reserved seats at the maestro Andrei Gavrilov's recital on Tuesday, 28th of October 2014, 19:00 at the Romanian Atheneum, Concert Hall.

  Accomodation tips and Contact information

Hostel accomodation starts from 7 EUR and 22 EUR for hotels. Please write to us using the e-mail address specified below if you have any concerns regarding accomodation or application proccess/masterclass attendance