10 September, 9pm
Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio
RATIMIR MARTINOVIC (PIANO)
W. A. Mozart : Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" in C Major, K. 265
M. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
C. Debussy: Clair de lune
J. S. Bach: Aria variata alla maniera Italiana, BWV 989
F. Chopin: Scherzo in B flat Minor, No. 2 Op. 31
J. S. Bach / W. Kempff: Siciliano (from Sonata in E flat Major for Flute and Harpsichord), BWV 1031
J. Sibelius: Sonata, op. 12, Fa maggiore (Allegro molto, Andantino, Presto, Vivacissimo)
J. S. Bach/A.Cortot/ R. Martinovic: Arioso (from Piano concerto in F Minor), BWV 1056
F. Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, op. 22
RATIMIR MARTINOVIC (PIANO)
The ideal combination of intellect, technique and passion, refinement of touch, perfect technique, concentration and control, exceptional dynamic potential, original ideas and unconventional interpretation« give Ratimir Martinovic, by the critics' words, one of the leading places among pianists of the younger generation.
Born in Kotor (Montenegro) where he completed elementary music school, he continued his education in Novi Sad (Serbia) at the Art Academy of the University of Novi Sad in the class of world-renowned pianist Kemal Geki?. He graduated in 1999 playing in one night Bach's Goldberg Variations, Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata, Chopin's four Ballades, and Prokofiev's Toccata to great critical acclaim. He received his Masters degree in 2002, playing an all Bach program.
At present Martinovic works at the Academy of Arts, as the youngest associate piano professor.
He has had advanced studies with well-known pedagogues. After initial successes in piano competitions at very early age, Ratimir Martinovic withdrew from the competition scene, instead devoting his time to playing concerts. He has still won many domestic and international awards and tributes.
He has performed in over 600 recitals, chamber concerts, concerts with orchestra, playing in all major concert halls in the region as well as in Rome, Florence, Lecce, Salzburg, Tubingen, Cologne, Bonn, London, Paris, Montpellier, Helsingborg, Luxembourg, Warsaw, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taipei, Miami, Hamamatsu, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and elsewhere.
Martinovic has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as Berlin Symphoniker, Thailand Philharmonic, Plovdiv State Symphony Orchestra, Ciuddad de Juarez Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, Macedonian Philharmonic, Orchestra of the North Shore, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Festival in Lecce Orchestra, Radio-Television Serbia Symphony Orchestra, Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra, the Young European Soloists Chamber Orchestra (South-Eastern Europe), Voivodina Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as Emil Tabakov, Gudni Emilsson, Peter Sundkvist, Carlos Garcia Ruiz, William Noll, David Porceline, Angel Surev and many others
He has recorded two CDs, one with the works by Bach/Tausing, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Prokofiev and the Goldberg Variations.
Ratimir Martinovic is the founder and Artistic director of music program KotorArt in Montenegro: a project to bring music toi young people.
Martinovic is President of EPTA Montenegro (European Piano Teachers Association).