May 8, 2005

PIANO COMPOSITION PRIZE BARLETTA 2005 – M. PAAR 3rd PRIZE WINNER!

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At the International Piano Composition Competition Town of Challenge (15th Edition) which took place in Barletta (Bari) in Italy from May 3 to May 8, Mihael Paar won 3rd prize for his one movement piece Amoroso for solo piano. The given theme of this edition was Poetry and Piano with the choice to compose a work for solo piano, four hands piano or solo voice accompanied by piano, with a maximum allowed duration not exceeding 20 minutes. In a single category without age limit, eighteen compositions submitted anonymously and signed only by a maxim entered for the competition. Although it is only now that M.Paar brought out this composition of his, he wrote it as early as in 2000, when he was not even 20 at the time, but still the work has not had its premiere yet. Special weight to this prize is given by the fact that he is neither a pianist nor has he ever studied composition, whereas in a very strong international competition he distinguished himself as one of the youngest competitors and the only one coming from Croatia.