International jazz festival «ENERGY» named by Dimitri Tiomkіn (Kremenchug, Ukraine) 2012, 16-18 may

Young pіanіsts–іmprovіsers competition
named by Dimitri Tiomkin

Competition for young pianists-improvisers named by Dimitri Tiomkin is a part of the International Jazz Festival "Energy" named by Dimitri Tiomkin, and supported by school of jazz and variety art (Kiev) and personally by its director Peter Poltarev.

The competition is open to pianists from 16 years to 30 years. Dates of competition: May 16-18, 2012 Venue: Small Hall of the City Palace of Culture, Kremenchug, Ukraine

Goals and tasks of the competition:

- Popularization of music of a talented film composer, pianist, born in Kremenchug Dimitri Tiomkin;

- Detection and support of talented young pianists-performers;

- Promoting improvised and jazz music.

Founders and organizers:

- Department of Culture of Kremenchug town council;

- Public organization "Agency of Kremenchug Territories Development";

- Jazz-Band «Apple Jam».


Jury Chairman- Vladimir Solyanik - pianist-improviser, a professor of R.Glier Kiev Institute of Music, emeritus art-director of the annual International Festival Jazz-Koktebel.

Members of the jury:

1. Peter V. Poltarev - musicologist, jazz critic, director of the only school of jazz and variety art in Ukraine, chairman of the council of experts in jazz music at the Ministry of Culture, jazz observer of the Ukrainian and foreign mass media, bearer of the order of St. Archistratigus Michael and Grand Duke Vladimir.

2. Vladimir P. Smolyakov - composer, honored worker of culture, the director of the Kremenchug musical school № 3 named by M.M. Kalachevsky, artistic director and conductor of the Song and Dance Ensemble «Slavutych», chief conductor of the Kremenchug Municipal Brass Band.

3. Olga Y. Gorbach - pianist-improviser, a senior lecturer in piano of the highest category, head of the piano department of School of Art № 5 (Kiev), director and producer of the popular Ukrainian jazz-band «JT-Fresh».

Prizes and awards

I Prize of UAH 4000 and the laureate diploma.

II Prize of UAH 2500 and the laureate diploma.

III Prize of UAH 1500 and the laureate diploma.

Two members of III round (final), who didn’t get laureate diploma, are awarded a Diploma, diplomant title and cash prize of UAH 500 each.

Regulations of the piano competition - here

Contact phone: +38(067) 532-61-06, +38(050) 308-43-77 Natalia Leshchenko