Date: February 3 to 8, 2018
Named after Svetislav Stančić, a notable Croatian pianist and music pedagogue, the competition was founded in 1999 in Zagreb, Croatia and takes place every four years in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall. In addition to their chosen repertoire, participants will perform a compulsory piece by a Croatian composer selected by the board of judges. Dmitri Bashkirov, Sulamita Aronovsky, Rudolf Kehrer and many more experienced pianists were invited as jury members in earlier editions. The winning contestants will have the opportunity to perform at the Music Biennale Zagreb and Zagreb Summer Evenings.