Lovre Marušić
Supported by Club 32 donors Robert and Jennifer Ravens


11 August 1992

For me it is already a huge honor to be part of it and privilege to be in 32 competitors. As I am from a small county, Croatia, it is special motivation to do well.


Second Prize: Cleveland International Piano Competition (Cleveland, USA)
First Prize: Santa Cecília International Competition (Porto, Portugal)

Lovre Marušić began piano lessons with Rozarija Samodol in his hometown Omiš. Invited by the famous Russian pianist Natalia Trull, in 2006 he went to Moscow, to study at the Central Music School of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he graduated in 2011. He then studied at the University of Zagreb Academy of Music with Ruben Dalibaltayan, graduating in the class of Ljubomir Gašparović. Currently, he is continuing his postgraduate studies at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar in the class of Grigory Gruzman and regularly undertakes private lessons with Diego Prigollini.

He has performed with eminent orchestras and chamber groups such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Rijeka HNK orchestra, Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Atlantic Costa Orchestra-Portugal, Vojvođanski Philarmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Symphony Orchestra and New York’s Escher String Quartet.  As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed in Europe, and the USA.

He is currently Assistant Chair in the Piano Department of Academy of Music in Zagreb and artistic director of ‘Ostinato’, the International Festival of Chamber Music in Omiš. He is represented by CristoforiumArt management.


2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegretto

Robert Schumann: Arabeske in C major Op.18

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

No.1 Einfach und gelassen
No.2 Rauschend
No.3 Meditation. Ruhig und klangvoll
No.4 Mit Bewegung
No.5 Mit Schwung

Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in E major K.380

No.4 Barquitos de Cádiz

Franz Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole S.254

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

I. Prélude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Gavotte I
VI. Gavotte II ou Musette
VII. Gigue

I. Modéré, très franc
II. Assez lent, avec une expression intense
III. Modéré
IV. Assez animé
V. Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime
VI. Vif
VII. Moins vif
VIII. Épilogue. Lent

I. Äußerst bewegt
II. Sehr inning und nicht zu rasch
III. Sehr aufgeregt
IV. Sehr langsam
V. Sehr lebhaft
VI. Sehr langsam
VII. Sehr rasch
VIII. Schnell und spielend

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegretto
II. Blues. Moderato
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro

George Gershwin/Jascha Heifetz: ‘It ain’t necessarily so’ from Porgy and Bess

I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
II. Allegro molto più tosto presto
III. Rondo. Allegro

Introduction. Adagio
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Allegretto

Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo. Vivace