Nada Kolundzija is an internationally renowned concert pianist
and Serbia's most prominent performer and passionate promoter
of contemporary music.
a career spanning four decades, Ms. Kolundzija has performed
as a soloist and as a chamber music collaborator in countless
concerts at home and abroad. She won national and international
awards and was nominates for awards for her recognition for
her artistic achievements in contemporary music.
Kolundzija 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
concert appearances and recordings are sometimes marked by
her performance of toy piano, prepared piano, piano using
voice, and recorded sound matrices. She has developed large
and small performances around unusual multimedia concepts,
and has collaborated with other leading artists from the fields
of music, who share her enthusiasm for exploring the edge
of contemporary art.
Kolundzija is responsible for introducing her audience to
her diverse repertoire includes works by Schoenberg, Feldman,
Xsenakis, Berio, Messiaen, Cage, Satie, Kagel, Stockhausen
and many other contemporary composers. Her
concert resume includes many Serbian and world premieres,
and she personally commissioned or inspired the creation of
significant new works by Serbian and international composers.
addition to her career as a solo performer, Ms. Kolundzija
frequently performs with her brother, world-renowned violinist,
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).
Kolundzija is fervent in supporting the development of young
musicians. She was a tenured professor of contemporary piano
music at the Belgrade
Faculty of Music. And she is artistic director of Guarnerius
Art Center, whose mission is to promote young artists
and enrich the cultural life of Belgrade.
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" in Belgrade, ART OFSOUNDS, which presented
more then forty works of composers from Europe, Australia,
Canada, USA and Asia.
Kolundzija has performed on tour in USA, Canada, Chine, Mexico
and India, and played in Hungary, Holland, Thailand, Germany,
Spain, Ukraine, Austria, Italy, Romania, Greece, Montenegro,
Great Britain, Croatia, Russia, France and ex-Yugoslav countries.
festival appearances include Dubrovnik
Summer Festival ( Croatia), Ohrid
Summer Festival ( Macedonia), Festival
of Contemporary Music Biennale Zagreb ( Croatia), CHINCH
Presents Composers in the First Person (Belgrade, Serbia),
(Bitola, Macedonia), The Hvar Summer Festival ( Croatia),
A Tempo (Podgorica, Montenegro), BEMUS
(Belgrade, Serbia), Festival of Chamber music, (Nis, Serbia),
(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, ( Ukraine), Cervantino
Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico), Timisoara Musicala (Timisara,
Romania), PLANUM Festival, (Budapest, Hungary), Contrasts
performed at Salle Gaveao in Paris; Accademi Santa Cecilia
in Rome; Kennedy Center, Washington, DC; Steinway Hall in
New York and the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium
in New York; New England Conservatory and Berklee College
in Boston; La Chapelle in Montreal; McGill Hall and Great
Hall, University in Toronto; Nehru Memorial Auditorium in
Kolundzija is the recipient of awards and recognitions for
her interpretation of contemporary music, including: