Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

VIII. International Competition of Pianists in Memory of Vera Lothar-Shevchenko

Application deadline: 1 June 2021

Date: 28 August – 10 September 2021

Age categories:

  • Junior age up to 19 (complete 18)
  • Primary contest (there’s no age limitations after 19 years of age)

The applicant must send the application form with all required materials attached by e-mail to veralotar2014[at]

The application form must also contain:

  • copy of your passport (or birth certificate)
  • your photograph suitable for printing
  • reference from your place of study (please, specify the name of your high school and grade or special musical school and class, and some data about your teacher.)
  • Video recording

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