NADA KOLUNDZIJA

Belgrade-based Nada Kolundzija is an internationally renowned pianist and performer. A passionate promoter of contemporary music, Ms. Kolundzija has premiered major piano works of twentieth and twenty first century music, and commissioned and inspired the creation of significant new works by Serbian and international composers.

Her enthusiasm for new music includes championing creative experiment in musical expression extending far beyond piano repertoire. In 2008, she initiated and organized the first International Festival of Electronic Polymedia Art, Electroacoustic and Radiophonic Music festival in Belgrade, Art of Sounds, which presented more then forty works of composers from Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and Asia.

Ms. Kolundzija is also fervent in supporting the development of young pianists and other young musicians. She is a tenured professor of contemporary piano music at the Belgrade Faculty of Music. And she is also the artistic director of Guarnerius Art Center , whose mission is to promote young artists and enrich the cultural life of Belgrade.

In addition to her career as a solo performer, Ms. Kolundzija frequently performs with her brother, world-renowned violinist Jovan Kolundzija. She is a long-term collaborator and guest artist of Les Amis Concerts from Toronto. And she was a member of Ensemble for Different New Music (minimal music) and Crossover Elita (classical and jazz fusion).

Her Balkan festival appearances include Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Dubrovnik, Croatia), Ohrid Summer Festival (Ohrid, Macedonia), Festival of Contemporary Music Biennale Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia), CHINCH Presents Composers in the First Person (Belgrade, Serbia), Interfest (Bitola, Macedonia), The Hvar Summer Festival (Hvar, Croatia), A Tempo (Podgorica, Montenegro), BEMUS (Belgrade, Serbia), Festival of Chamber music, (Nis ,Serbia), NOMUS (Novi Sad, Serbia), Festival Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), BELEF(Belgrade, Serbia), and International Review of Composers (Belgrade, Serbia).

Other international appearances include soundaXis festival (Canada), Festival of Performing Arts in the Celebration for H.M. the King`s 60th Birthday (Bangkok, Thailand), Kiev Music Fest, (Kiev, Ukraine), Cervantino Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico), Temisoara Musicala (Temisara, Romania), PLANUM Festival, (Budapest, Hungary), Contrasts (Lviv, Ukraine) as well as China, India, Holland, Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Greece, France, and the United States.

Nada was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and earned her Master degree in piano performance at the Academy of Music in Belgrade under Professor Dusan Trbojevic. She completed her graduate studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, where she studied with world-renown pianist Zoltan Kocsis.

Ms. Kolundzija is the recipient of awards and recognitions for her interpretation of contemporary music, including:

  • City of Belgrade Award, nominated in 2006. for Waltz Concert by 20th and 21st Centuries Composers and 2011. for multimedia project John Cage Music Circus "A House Full Of Music"

  • Diplomas at International Gaudeamus Competition for Contemporary Music, Roterdam, 1981 and 1984

  • Young Artists Award, The Social Youth of Serbia for Results Achieved in the Production of the Youth in Belgrade, Belgrade, 1981

  • Best Interpretation of the Year, The Community of Self-managing Organizations for Culture of Belgrade, Belgrade, 1980

  • Achievement in Music, National Award, Zagreb, Croatia, 1980

  • International Arnold Schonberg Piano Competition, Rotterdam, 1979.

    Ms. Kolundzija has been featured as a leading Serbian artist on countless Serbian television and radio programs. Her recordings as a soloist and chamber musician are available through 6 LP Records by Suzy, PGP, RTB, Diskos, SKC; 4 CDs Records by CeSUF and Guarnerius Art Center Productions and DOBERMAN-YPPAN .

 

 
        
         
Nada          Kolundžija, e-mail: nada.k@nadlanu.com          tel.: ++381          (11) 278. 56. 01          Address: Levskoga 1 , 11 060 Belgrade, Serbia 
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