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Nikola Marković (Piano)

Born: 1983 - Belgrade, Serbia

The Serbian pianist, Nikola Marković, graduated from primary ("Kosta Manojlovic", Piano Department) and secondary music school ("Mokranjac" Music School, Music Theory Department); then enrolled at the Faculty of Music (Music Education/Music Theory). In 2006 he began his Bachelor of Arts program in Classical Piano Performance at the same faculty with Professor Lidija Stanković. He got his Master of Arts degree in Classical Piano Performance from University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, as a beneficiary of a grant program of the Norwegian government. His mentor there was Professor Trygve Tredal. He attended master-classes with eminent professors and pianists (Kevin Kenner, Jean-Francois Antonioli, Aleksandar Madžar, Tarja Penttinen, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Kirsti Huttunen, Riitta and Jouko Tötterström, and others). He won prizes at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Niš in 2006, and "Davorin Jenko" International Competition in Belgrade in 2008. In May 2012, he was declared the laureate of a concert competition organized by "Sørlandske somernetter", gaining the title of the most successful student of classical music in Sørlandet (the southern part of Norway) that year.

Nikola Marković has performed as a soloist, conductor, chamber musician and accompanist in many concert halls in Serbia, Norway and Bulgaria, including the most prestigious concert venues in Belgrade (Kolarac Endowment), as well as in the Norwegian cities Kristiansand (Concert Hall "Kilden") and Mandal (Concert Hall "Buen", where he was the first pianist to perform a piano recital). In 2011 he performed (as a soloist and conductor) J.S. Bach's Concerto for harpsichord and orchestra in D minor, accompanied by an orchestra composed of professors and students of the University of Agder. In 2012, he appeared twice as soloist with Agder Orkesterforening symphony orchestra, playing the first movement of Sergei Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. He has performed numerous recitals in Serbia and Norway.

In February 2012, he organized a very successful vocal music concert, in which he accompanied song cycles and individual songs by Alban Berg, Benjamin Britten, Copland and Kurt Weill. In June 2013, he premiered Black Swan by Aleksandar Simić, together with cellist Jelena Mihailović at the closing concert of "Cello fest". He performed free improvisation concerts as a solo pianist and in chamber ensembles on one or two pianos, including as a guest performer at the concert of young composers within FESTUM (Festival of Young Artists) in Belgrade. In November 2014 he performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) at the Kolarac Endowment in Belgrade.

Source: Nikola Markovic profile on Facebook
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Aryeh Oron (December 2016)

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