This year’s festival concert series kicked off with a 1 to 8-hand piano extravaganza, performed by our teaching faculty Yuki Negishi (Japan), Mark Nixon (South Africa), Roberto Russo (Italy) and Niel du Preez (South Africa). They played works for solo piano, piano duo, 2-piano works for 4 hands, 6-hand works on one piano, as well as music for 4 pianists on one and two pianos. On the second night we heard Swedish cellist, Kristen Malmborg, during a heartfelt performance of music by Schubert and Schumann, followed by Spanish soprano, Conchita Perez Boj, who gave an absolutely outstanding recital that included Italian opera arias and Spanish songs. On the Tuesday night the audience experience a collision between music & art, featuring Debussy’s 12 Preludes Book 1, together with the watercolour paintings with the same titles by Mario Russo. Mario is the father of Roberto Russo, who performed 5 of the preludes. It was truly a beautiful and special evening. We were also honoured to welcome the winner of our 1st International ArtePiano Competition, Pavle Krstic. A fantastic and powerful performance which we will remember for many years to come. For the final night concert, LPDuo stunned the audience with an exciting programme featuring their own music, as well as that of their friend and composer, Ivan Božičević. Thank you to Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic for giving such an amazing concert! A real tour de force!