At the next concert of the Convivium Musicum ’19 season, which will be held on Thursday, April 25th, audience in Kragujevac will have the opportunity to hear prominent domestic pianist Nebojsa Maksimovic.
Piano is the choice of Nebojsa Maksimovic since the second year of his life. He started musical education in his native Belgrade as a four-year-old. Apart from his master’s degree at two academies – the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade and the Academy of “Santa Cecilia” in Rome, he defended first artistic doctorate at FMU in Belgrade and thus became the first doctor of arts in our country. He studied with renowned world pedagogues, and he also possesses numerous national and international awards and prizes. His rich performing career counts hundreds of solo concerts in the most significant concert halls in Serbia, Montenegro, the Republic of Srpska, Italy and Greece. His recording from a solo concert in the grand hall of Kolarac Endowment, became Hit of the year at the “Top List of Classical music at Radio Belgrade 2” for 2012 and the Hit of the Week in 2014 with a record number of votes in that show. In addition to being active in performing, he is also engaged in pedagogical work as an associate professor at FMU in Belgrade.
The concert program includes the following works:
Arabesque, Op. 18, C major
Études Symphoniques, Op. 13
Paganini etude no. 3, G-sharp minor (La Campanella)
Forgotten Waltz no. 1
Au bord d’une source (from the cycle of Première année: Suisse)
Paganini etude no. 5, E major (Vladimir Horowitz)
Paganini etude no. 2, E-flat major (Vladimir Horowitz)
Consolation no. 3, D-flat major
Legend no. 2 (Vladimir Horowitz)
The extraordinary skill and special virtuosity that distinguish pianist Nebojsa Maksimovic, along with an interesting program that he will perform on this occasion, guarantee that the Kragujevac audience, that join us on April 25, will really enjoy this music event. The concert is held at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, starting from 20 h, and the entrance is free. The realization was supported by the City of Kragujevac, as well as the Faculty of Philology and Art, Music School “Dr. Miloje Milojevic”, Music Center Kragujevac and other friends of the event.
Author and translation Ljubica Gužvić
You can read more about pianist Nebojsa Maksimovic below:
Nebojsa Maksimovic was born in 1979 in Belgrade. At the age of two he began to play piano, and as a four-year-old he was admitted to the music school “Slavenski” in the class of professor Gordana Jovanovic. The secondary music school “Mokranjac” he finished in 1994 in the class of prof. Olga Jovanovic and as the best student in the generation. That same year, at fifteen, he was admitted to the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of prof. Mirjane Suice Babic. He graduated in 1999 with the award for the best achievements in piano at the Faculty, in the class of prof. Nevena Popovic and gained his M.Sc. in 2004 in the same class and with the highest grades. In addition, he received his Master’s degree at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome with Prof. Sergio Pertikaroli in 2006, also with the highest marks and as a scholar of the Italian Government. He participated at master classes held by eminent pianists and pedagogues like Lazar Berman, Giovanni Umberto Batella, Sergio Pertikolo and Nina Makarova. In October 2009, he received his PhD at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Nevena Popovic, defending the first art doctorate at the institution. During education, he won numerous significant awards at competitions in Serbia and abroad, among which are: the first prizes in the competitions in Belgrade and Nis, two third prizes at the international competition in Rome (1995 and 1998), special first prize with maximum number of points at the international competition “Petar Konjović” in Belgrade 1997, third prize at the international competition in Athens 1999, first prize at the international competition EPTA 2001 in Belgrade, the award for the best concert of the season in the Gallery SANU in Belgrade in 2002, as well as a number of other awards and acknowledgements in the country and abroad. He has publicly performed since young age at concerts, as well as on radio and television for which he made several permanent recordings. Nebojsa Maksimovic has held hundreds of resitals and performed as a soloist with orchestras in all significant halls in Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, Italy and Greece (including the full-length concerts in the grand hall of Kolarac Endowment, Synagogue in Novi Sad, Banski Dvor in Banja Luka, grand hall Parco della musica in Rome and others) and at festivals such as BEMUS, A Tempo, Dimitrion in Thessaloniki, Opera Bargas and William Walton in Italy and many others. His recording from a solo concert in the grand hall of the Kolarac Endowment became Hit of the year on the “Top Classical Music List of Radio Belgrade 2” for 2012 and Hit of the Week in 2014 with a record number of votes in that show. He performed at the gala celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Belgrade University in 2013. His performances are published on the CD edition of the “Muzika Klasika” magazine (2015), and in 2016 he issued a CD “Piano virtuosity” for PGP-RTS with works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Horowitz. He was engaged as a demonstrator at the Faculty of Music in the period from 2002 to 2006. From 2006 to 2008 he worked as a piano professor at the music school “Mokranjac” in Belgrade, and from 2008 to 2009 he was an assistant professor at Faculty of Philology and Art in Kragujevac. In the period from 2009 to 2012, he was a teacher, then an assistant professor, and from 2019 he is an associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.