Music festival

The Piano Festival "Clavis" unlocks all piano lids and opens the doors for small to professional!
Clavis means "key", "button", "letter" or "note" ... the little clavis "c" we know as the first note, clavis "G" serves as the treble clef.
The main theme of the festival is the unification of all keyboard instruments, the way on from the beginning, from the source of the art of piano to today's world of piano. This is a connection between the traditions of the Russian pianoforte school with the piano art of Europe, wherein organ and harpsichord music are the basis of all pianistic knowledge.
Concerts, seminars, masterclasses of Clavichord, harpsichord, piano and organ will be offered during the three-day festival. The center of the project is the international piano competition for children and young people.
Organizers of the festival make every effort to make the piano art a bit closer and more tangible for all.
The festival will take place in two places twice a year. In the spring in beautiful Bavaria (Germany) and in the autumn in fantastic St. Petersburg (Russian Federation).
The Piano Festival "Clavis Bavaria 2017" will take place from 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2017.

The Piano Festival "Clavis St. Petersburg 2017" will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of November in St. Petersburg, in Shostakovich School No. 235.
All piano lovers, pianists, teachers and students are cordially invited to these two great events!

Natalia Panina-Rummel

Natalia Panina-Rummel / Music Festival „Clavis“

Natalia Panina-Rummel (born in 1979) comes from a musician family in St. Petersburg / Russ. Federation. She has been studying piano, singing and pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Prof .: Galina Mamon and Jury Stavitzky) and successfully completed the course of studying in 2001. Since 2005, she has been living in Germany and is continuing her musical and pedagogic activities.

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Marcus Rummel

Marcus Rummel / Music Festival „Clavis“

Marcus Rummel gives organ lessons. His musical career began at the Regensburg Cathedral. After that he was the studing of musicology in Munich. Currently Marcus leads different kinds of choirs (Including the youth choir "Hakuna Matata", the church choir, the men's choir in Sachsenkam, and the octet 9/8th).

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Michael Schneidt

Michael Schneidt / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Michael Schneidt, born in Munich, received his piano education at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, studying with Hugo Steurer and Klaus Schilde. He then completed his artistic state examination with distinction as well as his master-class diploma. He continued his education on a grant from the DAAD with Alessandro Specchi in Florence,

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María Dolores Ortega Vidal

International Music Festival 2017 "Clavis" / María Dolores Ortega Vidal

Musical career Born in Murcia (Spain) on 22.03.1980 Education From 1997 to 1999, preparation for the entrance examination at the Music Academy in Murcia (Conservatorio Profesional de Música "Manuel Masotti Littel" in Murcia). Further education in Spain with the piano teachers and pianists: Margarita Muñoz Escolar, Tamara Harutyunyan, Albert Nieto and Pedro Valero Abril.

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Roland Pröll

Piano Festival "Clavis" / Professor Roland Pröll

Roland Pröll, Klavier *11.6.49 : 1960 Young Student at Dortmund Conservatory, 1968 studies in Detmold, diploma magna cum laude, 1971 Paris Conservatory studies with Trouard, Messiaen, Dubois, Sancan, Casterède, Ciccolini, Perlemuter, Loriod, Ivaldi.
There 1st prizes in Piano, Chamber Music, Conducting, Solfège, Composition, Sorbonne Doctorat d`Université (Scriabine),  publishing book about artistic creativity (University Hagen).

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Olga Kotlyarova

Olga Kotlyarova / Music Festival „Clavis“

O. KOTLYAROVA graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory as a pianist, an organist and a harpsichordist in the classes of Professors E. Murina, T. Chausova, I. Rozanov. While continuing her studies Olga became a laureate of a wide majority of the music competitions as follows: the first prize at the Durlet International Pianist Competition (Antwerp), "Homeland Hope Prize" at the Tariverdiev International Organist Competition (Kaliningrad),

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Kaori Fazeni

Kaori Fazeni / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Born in Toyama / Japan, was awarded her piano degrees in Japan and Austria.

Academy of Music Senzokugakuen /Japan:
With Prof. Jiro Yamamoto, Prof. Atsuko Nakamichi, Stanislav Bunin and Halina Czerny-Stefańska and a graduate course piano with Prof. Eduardo Delgado

Anton Bruckner Private University Linz /Austria:

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Yulia Kazantseva

Yulia Kazantseva / Piano Festival "Clavis"

Dr. Yulia Kazantseva performed her first public solo concert in Moscow at the age of 7, and was selected at the age of 13 by UNESCO to perform at the “Music for Peace” concert, where she shared the stage with Sting, Zucchero, Montserrat Caballe, Lionel Richie, and other internationally-acclaimed musicians.

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Daniela Timokhine

Piano Festival "Clavis" / Daniela Timokhine

Daniela Timokhine discovered her passion for the piano at the age of four. Three years later she started taking lessons.

Visiting an organ concert sparked her fascination for the organ: its full tone, the abundant variety of tone colours and the challenge of tapping keys with the feet as well as the hands prompted her to learn the organ.

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Eriko Takahashi

Eriko Takahashi / Music festival „Clavis“

A native of Yokohama, Japan, Eriko Takahashi studied piano at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. After her graduation she moved to Austria and completed a Master of Arts degree in piano under Gottfried Hemetsberger at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where she also studied piano chamber music under Till Alexander Körber and instrumental pedagogy. She also received fortepiano lessons by Wolfgang Brunner.

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Anastasia Urvalova

Anastasia Urvalova / Music Festival „Clavis“

Die Pianistin Anastasia Urvalova war bereits bei zahlreichen nationalen und internationalen Wettbewerben erfolgreich, zum Beispiel bei der "Arhus International Piano Competition"  (2013). "Lehrer und Schüler"  in Moskau, London International Piano Competition 2012, M. Yudina International Piano Competition in St.Petersburg (2011), XIII. Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb in Waterloo, Belgien (2010),

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Sofia Gandiljan

Sofia Gandiljan / Music Festival „Clavis“

S. Gandilyan (b. 1984) is a harpsichordist, fortepianist, and PhD musicologist. Sofya has won scholarships and awards from the Austria Barock Academy, the Shostakovich Foundation, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst [DAAD]. In May 2012, Sofya was a finalist and received an Honorary Mention Prizein the “Prague Spring” harpsichord competition. In 2014, Ms. Gandilyan received the Outstanding Foreign Student Award of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for her excellent achievements at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich.

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Marcus Vitolo

Piano Festival „Clavis“ / Marcus Vitolo

Marcus Vitolo, born in Stuttgart in 1967, received his first piano lessons at the age of six, and was admitted to the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milan, Italy, at the age of 11. Attended the Liceo artistico-Musicale del Conservatorio di musica "Giuseppe Verdi", Milano (Music-Artistic Gymnasium of the Conservatory "Giuseppe Verdi", Milan).

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Rie Mukai

Rie Mukai / Piano Music Festival „Clavis“

Rie Mukai was born in Japan and started to learn Piano at the age of 4. She studied at the Kagoshima Music College with Prof. Kazumitsu Nakajima and teached at the Yamaha Music School in Kagoshima. In 2004 she came to Vienna and worked with Prof. Norman Shetler. She continued her education at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz with Prof. Johannes Marian

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