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
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
Kolundzija. She is a long-term collaborator and guest artist
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),
(Bitola, Macedonia), The Hvar Summer Festival (Hvar, 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, (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.
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.
Kolundzija is the recipient of awards and recognitions for her
interpretation of contemporary music, including:
Diplomas at International Gaudeamus Competition for
Contemporary Music, Roterdam, 1981 and 1984
Artists Award, The Social Youth of Serbia for Results Achieved
in the Production of the Youth in Belgrade, Belgrade, 1981
Interpretation of the Year, The Community of Self-managing
Organizations for Culture of Belgrade, Belgrade, 1980
in Music, National Award, Zagreb, Croatia, 1980
Arnold Schonberg Piano Competition, Rotterdam, 1979.
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 .