PIANO RE-IMAGINED // "Druskomanija" festival


PIANO RE-IMAGINED – is an invitation for composers to address the phenomenon of the pianist‘s performance through a new performative prism, and to reconstruct the iconic and seminal practice of piano recitals.

Freedom of expression is actively encouraged (audiovisual works, extended techniques, performative creations, etc.) simply stay within the limits of the piano and the pianists sensibility.

Instrument: piano
Duration: 5-10 minutes

Submission deadline: April 5th
Application Method: Score (in .pdf format), midi/mp3 audio example, performances notes
Entries must be labelled: PIANO RE-IMAGINED and sent to info@druskomanija.lt
Works selected by the performer will be performed and recorded at the "Druskomanija" festival May 2019.

About the artist:
Marta Finkelštein is the director of the increasingly successful Lithuanian contemporary specialists ensemble Synaesthesis, she is also a PhD student in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (under the guidance of Petras Geniušas and Dr. Lina Navickaitė-Martinelli). Her research is focused upon the Aesthetics of Performability in the 21st Century investigates the piano performance, performance within the field of new music, as well as alternative ways to curate a conceptually succient programme. As a soloist and ensemble musician, she is regularly attending contemporary music festivals including: Gaida (Lithuania), Crossroads (Austria), Melos-Ethos (Slovakia), RNCM Chamber Music Festival (UK), as well having performed in Poland and Italy. She has also participated in workshops and masterclasses including the International Summer Academy in Austra where she won the Just Composed prize for best performance and interpretation of a new work, three consecutive years (2015-17). Alongside the members of ensemble Synaethesis, Marta has also become a laureate of the Young Artist Prize of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. In 2018, she became winner of the NOA Young Critics Contest.


5 Apr 2019