Maria João Pires International Piano Workshop, Dubrovnik, 1 - 7 August 2018

Date created: 11.05.2018.

Course description

Welcome to Maria João Pires International Piano Workshop, in collaboration with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. This workshop will take place at the Luka Sorkočević Art School in the heart of the historic city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1 - 7 August 2018. The workshops of Partitura Movement are designed above all as places of transmission but nonetheless they are always in keeping with the project’s social and cultural aims. In a setting that encourages respect for the needs and rhythms of everyone, experienced musicians who have reflected on their own journey, share their artistic vision with young artists in training. The purpose is not only to perpetuate techniques and know-how, to sharpen sensitivities, but also to forge a personal relationship with music, which is inseparable from the role of the artist today.  On 7 August participants will perform a final concert at the Rector’s Palace, which will be as a part of 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival programme, advertised and open to the public. The final concert programme will be selected from the workshop repertoire. Upon completion of the workshop each participant will receive a course certificate.

Maria João Pires (c) Felix Broede, Deutsche Grammophon

Workshop staff

Maria João Pires 

Milos Popovic, pianist of Partitura Movement

Giuseppe Ravì, Founder & Master Coach Respiro e Movimento® (musical therapist)

Application requirements

  • Submission of a CV or resume (800 characters max), including applicant’s musical educational background, performance experience and a list of awards and accomplishments.
  • A motivation letter.
  • A video or audio recording of the applicant demonstrating his/her skills playing a Beethoven sonata. All videos should be uploaded to YouTube and submitted in the application form via YouTube link.

Application form

In order to apply to Maria Joao Pires Master Class please download the application form HERE. 

Filled form should be sent to the coordinator Mirja Capor on the following e-mail address:

Application deadline

1 June 2018 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10 JUNE 2018 

Age limit

This course is intended for everyone as there’s no age or nationality limit. However, talented students under 18 years of age will be considered as well and must be accompanied by parent or guardian.


English, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, Croatian.


Each element of an individual application is evaluated carefully and compared to the overall applicant pool. The course management team evaluates candidates on the basis of the quality of singing in their provided recordings as well as resume information. All participants will be notified by e-mail of the results on or before 15 June 2018. Number of paerticipants is limited.

Course fee

If selected, a non-refundable fee of 625 EUR must be prepaid by 22 June 2018. The fee includes also a shuttle transfer Dubrovnik Airport – Inter University Centre Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Airport and an accreditation for Dubrovnik Summer Festival performances during days of the course.

Typical workshop day

• Breakfast

• 9.00 – 12.00 - Working session

• 12.30 - Lunch break

• 14.00 – 17.30 - Working session

• 19.00 - Dinner

• 20.30 - Film, lecture & discussions


Course participants will have the option to choose accommodation at the newly remodelled Inter University Centre Dubrovnik, which is within short (8-minute) walking distance from Luka Sorkocevic Art School where lessons will be held. Rooms can be booked on single basis occupancy. Each room is fully equipped with Air Condition, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. The accommodation fee per person is €424, and includes:

  • 8 night accommodation (31  July – 8 August) at the Inter University Centre Dubrovnik (daily breakfast included).

Participants can choose to opt-out of the accommodation in the Inter University Centre and provide their own accommodation at Dubrovnik City during the course days. However, the management team kindly reminds participants that the course is being held during the high season of tourism in Dubrovnik and they should be aware of limited availability as well as the high prices of accommodation in this period.

Note: Full payment, both the course fee and the accommodation fee (unless the participant chooses to opt-out of the accommodation at IUC) must be received by the due date 22 June 2018, otherwise the student will not be able to participate in the Workshop.


Feel free to address any questions regarding Workshop as well as others concerning accommodation in the Inter University Centre to the coordinator Mirja Capor:

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