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Robert Bily is a 1st prize winner of the Ettlingen International Piano Competition, Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition and the International Music Festival in Paris, as well as the 2nd prize winner at the Jinji Lake Suzhou International Piano Competition. Furthermore he won the 1st prize at the Troisdorf International Piano Competition, the Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition, the Virtuosi International Piano Competition in his city of birth Ústí nad Labem, the Rising Star Music Competition in Berlin, the Piano Talents International Piano Competition in Milan, as well as the 1st Prize and Grand Prix as the overall winner across all the competitions categories in both the International Music Competition Young Talents & Orchestra in Barlassina and at the Tadini International Music Competition in Lovere. So far in 2022, he won the 1st prize at the Prix du Piano Bern and the 1st prize at the Sir Ian Stoutzker Music Prize in Salzburg.

Born in 1997 in Ústi nad Labem, Czech Republic, Robert Bily began to study piano at the age of 6. From 2007 to 2014 he studied with Dirk Fischbeck in Halle. He also had regular piano lessons with Gerald Fauth at the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn in Leipzig from 2012 to 2014, where he pursued his training as a student of Jacques Ammon. Currently, Robert is continuing his education with Pavel Gililov at the Mozarteum Salzburg. He also attended piano masterclasses with renowned pianists and professors such as Emanuel Ax, Barry Douglas, Arie Vardi, Daejin Kim, Robert Levin, Michel Béroff, Vincenzo Balzani, and Claudio Martinez Mehner. Robert regularly participates as a soloist in prestigious music festivals including the Salzburg Festival, Händel Festspiele and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. He has already performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Italy, England, Spain, Norway, and the Arabic Emirates, playing in halls such as the Georg Friedrich Händel Hall in Halle, Die Glocke in Bremen, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Teatro dal Verme in Milan, and the MusicHall Dubai.

PROGRAM:

Online Round
Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor, WTC II
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major Op. 53, Waldstein
Chopin Étude Op. 10 No. 8
Scriabin Étude Op. 8 No. 12
Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 35

Semifinal
Enescu Piano Suite No. 2 in D major Op. 10, Des cloches sonores
Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor S. 178
Dutilleux Piano Sonata (3rd movement – Choral et variations)

Final
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 26