Maria Ivanovich, pianist
‘‘Power and sensibility’’ in words of Catalonian Festival MasiMas, 2014.
‘’Pianist and international concert artist. Brilliant and versatile pianist of international renown as well as teaching in prestigious schools and European Academies, has put her technical and musical qualities in the service of an exceptional versatility imposing itself as a landmark in music. Marija has established herself as one of the most authoritative witnesses in the variegated horizon of modernity, always testifying awareness and links with tradition.’’ International Constantinic Academy of Medical, Juridical and Humanistic Sciences , Italy, 2013. delivering ‘’Certificate of Excellence’’ to Maria.
Founder, Artistic Director and Coordinator at "COR ARTIS" Benefit Concerts; Honorary and Founder President of World Piano Teachers Association - WPTA SPAIN-CATALONIA; Piano Teacher at Municipal Music School of Tarragona, Spain.
Maria Ivanovich (1985) is a Serbian pianist of the younger generation. She has achieved notable success in fields of interpretation, teaching, organizing and academic activities.
Maria has received her first education in music in her native country, where she was awarded as the best student of the generation in all educational cycles, from the elementary school until the university, becoming the first student of arts that had been elected the "Best student of The University of Novi Sad". After finishing her master studies in piano interpretation with professor Svetlana Bogino, she has become a Teaching Assistant at The Faculty of Arts in Novi Sad, on subjects Piano Performance and Piano Repertory. She has mastered her performance on master classes of Arkadi Volodos, Boris Berman, Sergio Perticaroli and Noel Flores, among others.
After moving to Spain where she continues with two post-grade years in interpretation, Master in interpretation at Catalonian High School of Music with professor Vladislav Bronevetzky and working in various music schools in Barcelona, at present she combines her concert activities with leading a private piano class. Maria has offered master classes for the best students of various music schools and conservatories in Barcelona, as well at the World Piano Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia.
In 2011 she receives the acknowledgement ’30 under 30’ offered by Serbian Ministry of Diaspora, entering their election of thirty most successful Serbian citizens in the world that are under thirty years old.
In 2015 she is honored to be named "Accademico effettivo" of Accademia Internazionale delle Scienze Mediche, Giuridiche a Sociali’ in Rome.((http://www.accademiadellescienze.com/wp/2015/11/)
In 2013 Maria worked as the main coordinator of the Summer School of Excellence and Music Festival in Puigcerda, Spain, an important event in cultural life of Catalonia, funded by a world class pianist Oxana Yablonskaya. In 2014 she works as a Director of an International Piano Competition ‘Eugenia Verdet’ in Spain, receiving competitors from ten countries and four continents.
In 2018 she becomes the creates "COR ARTIS" benefit concert series, that will be dedicated to help investigation funds for rare deseases. The first concert of this series is held in September 2018 in Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain, and was be dedicated to help ataxia patients.
From February 2018 she is actively playing in a piano/accordion duo Tanaskovic-Ivanovic, with one of the world most prominent accordionist Nikola Tanaskovic.
Her repertory is very diverse: from Bach and Scarlatti till works of Gyorgy Ligeti, Florentine Mulsant, Keiko Harada, César Camarero, Josep Maria Guix and Arvo Pärt, among others. During her carrier Maria has performed as a soloist at more than hundred concerts in halls along Europe (Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) and has won forty international prizes at piano competitions (Karl Filtch Competition in Romania; Earth and Nature Competition in Bulgaria; Accademia dei Concordi Contemporary Music Competition, Chopin Prize, City of Vasto, Premio Contea and City of Cortemilia Competitions in Italy; Jeunesses Musicales and Eugenia Verdet International Competitions in Spain…). She has recorded works of Bach, Schumann and Mompou for Serbian Radio Television and Barcelona Television. In 2011 Marija was chosen to collaborate on the project ‘Polyphonia’ with ‘Angel Corella Ballet’, world known ballet group from Madrid, being the only music background of that choreography based on piano works of Ligeti and performing ten shows in Barcelona. In 2012 she plays Schumann’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with Nis Symphony Orchestra (Serbia) and Bulgarian conductor Svilen Simeonov. With the same orchestra she has premiered in Balkans "Lamentate" by Arvo Pärt, for piano and orchestra, in February 2019.
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