Competition Young virtuoso, Zagreb was founded by Music School Pavao Markovac back in 1994 under the name “Young virtuoso – Etudes and Scales”. At first, the competition was intended for piano pupils of primary music schools from Zagreb area and was conceived after an idea of professor Jelica Kuzmin. The very next year the idea was adopted by violinists, so they joined the project. Ever since, the competition has been held every year, interchangeably for piano and violin. Number of categories, technical demands and age limits have grown and in 1996 the competition becomes international.
Programme of this competition is a bit unique, as it includes performance of a compulsory etude, exclusively written for each competition by a Croatian composer. Compulsory etudes are regularly being published.
The competition is being held under the patronage of The Zagreb City Congregation, and with support of our sponsors.
The success of the competition and its outstanding organization has been achieved due to enthusiastic activities of all school teachers and Organization committee members, directed by the president Mr. Niko Marušić, the headmaster of the Music School Pavao Markovac.
The competition takes place in the hall on the 4th floor at the Academy of Music, Trg Republike Hrvatske 12, Zagreb, Croatia.
Niko Marušić – chairman
Srebrenka Crnković Završki, Jelica Kuzmin, Nenad Merle, Josip Vrbanec, Dubravko Palanović
Robert Batelić, Anamaria Bilandžić, Srebrenka Crnković-Završki, Ivana Goreta, Zrinka Henč, Ana Korade, Iva Ljubičić, Zrinka Majstorović, Lucija Mikelec, Maria Mikulić Štimac, Zrinka Philips, Branka Pollak, Alma Seder, Ivan Varošanec, Sanja Vrsalović, Vita Vukov
Glazbena škola Pavla Markovca, Zagreb, Trg žrtava fašizma 9