Yugoslav-born pianist Tamara Stefanovich, known for fascinating interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire, performs at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall. She has appeared at numerous international festivals such as Lucerne, La Roque d´Antheron, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Styriarte Graz, and Aldeburgh.Highlights of the current season are concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the MDR and WDR Sinfonieorchesters, and Asko | Schönberg, while recent engagements include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and the London Sinfonietta. Stefanovich has also appeared with ensembles including the Cleveland, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber orchestras as well as the NDR Sinfonieorchester, Bamberger Symphoniker and Britten Sinfonia. In spring 2012 she toured Germany with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie with Kristjan Järvi, performing Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony to much critical acclaim.
Recent and forthcoming recital appearances include London’s Southbank Centre for the International Piano Series as part of ‘The Rest is Noise’, at Wigmore Hall with cellist Natalie Clein, and a return to Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw. Stefanovich has performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Aldeburgh Festival, Dartington International Summer School, Toulouse’s Piano aux Jacobins series and Beethovenfest Bonn; she also continues to work in recital with baritone Matthias Goerne.
Tamara Stefanovich has collaborated with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä, Susanna Mälkki and Vladimir Jurowski, as well as leading contemporary composers including Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtág. She teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and regularly leads educational projects at Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and has also done so at the Barbican in London, Philharmonie Köln and Luxembourg Philharmonie. Stefanovich also frequently takes part in performance projects with other types of performer, including dancers, actors, and DJs.
Recent releases include the Grammy-nominated recording of Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon (also a MIDEM nomination and Gold Record Academy Award) and Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Jonathan Nott, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Camerata Salzburg for the ARTE television network. Stefanovich has also made recordings for the AVI and Harmonia Mundi labels, including a live recital of Rachmaninov and Ligeti, as well as works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Stravinsky. In spring 2014 Harmonia Mundi will release a recording of Stefanovich performing works by Thomas Larcher.
Taught by Lili Petrovic from the age of five, Tamara Stefanovich gave her first public recital at the age of seven and became the youngest student at the University of Belgrade at the age of 13. As well as music, her broad university education encompassed many other disciplines – psychology, education, sociology – and she received her Masters degree in piano at the age of 19. She also studied at the Curtis Institute with Claude Frank, and subsequently studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Cologne Hochschule.
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