Mihajlo Zurkovic (piano)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): 7 Fantaisie op. 116
1. Capriccio. Presto energico, 2. Intermezzo. Andante, 3. Capriccio. Allegro appassionato, 4. Intermezzo. Adagio, 5. Intermezzo. Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento, 6. Intermezzo. Andantino teneramente, 7. Capriccio. Allegro agitato
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Nocturne op. 55 No.2 in E-flat major
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 35 (Grave. Doppio movimento, Scherzo, Marcia funebre. Lento, Finale. Presto)
+guided tour, 17:00.
The visit and the guide costs 10€. Tickets can be purchesed at Villa Vigoni. The villa and gardens are normally not opened to public and is a great occasion to visit the place, but if one prefers, one can attend only the concert.
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Mihajlo Zurkovic (1978) was born in Sombor (Serbia), where he completed the elementary music school. At the age of 14, being given a full scholarship, he became a student of the "Zero Year" (for outstanding young talents) at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Jokuthon Mihailovic. He graduated and later obtained a master's degree at the Academy of Arts in the same class. At present, Zurkovic is on doctoral studying program at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade (Serbia), under Jokuthon Mihailovic's mentoring.
He won numerous awards at national and international competitions, and among them the most important are: Top Prize at the International Competition "Petar Konjovic" (Belgrade, 1995), First Prize at the European Piano Competition (Moncalieri – Italy, 1995), Third Prize at the International Competition "Frederic Chopin" (Novi Sad, 1997), Finalist of the Dinu Lipatti Competition (Bucharest – Romania, 2002), First Prize at the International Forum (Kiev – Ukraine, 2009).
He had his first solo concert at the age of 12 and since then, he has played in over 300 recitals, chamber music concerts and appeared many times as a soloist with different orchestras. His performances have led him round Europe (Italy, France, Romania, Hungary, Russia, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia) and USA.
In Decembre 2009, he had debut recitals in prestigious halls of New York: two concerts in Bechstein Concert Hall and a concert in Symphony Space. In March 2010, he proceeded his concert activity with the recitals in Russia, playing in very important halls of St. Petersburg, such as: Small Hall of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, The Great Hall of Mussorgsky College (within the festival dedicated to Frederic Chopin) and in one of the most prestigious halls in St. Petersburg – Sheremetev Castle.
During the concert season 2012/13 he has been taking part in the production of irish ensemble "Fabulous Beast Dance Company", working on two ballets by Igor Strawinsky: "The Rite of Spring" and "Petrushka", performing piano 4 hands with Serbian pianist Ljiljana Vukelja, on the music and dance festivals in Germany (Movimentos, Wolfsburg) and Ireland (Galway Art Festival, Galway).
. He has recorded for Swiss Radio, Radio Vaticana, Radio Television of Montenegro, MTV2-Hungarian National Television and Serbian National Television.
In 2009, Zurkovic recorded LIVE CD produced by "Laza Kostic" Cultural Centre (Sombor) and the Academy of Arts (Novi Sad).
Zurkovic is employed as an assistant lecturer in piano at the Piano Department of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.