ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY OF BELGRADE
Barcarolle, op. 60, in F sharp major
Piano Sonata No 3, op. 58, in B minor
Scherzo. Molto vivace
Finale. Presto non tanto. Agitato
Nokturne op.55, br. 2, in E flat major
Etude op. 25, No. 2, 6, 7, 11 and 12,
Aljoša Jurinić (born in 1989 in Zagreb, Croatia), heralded as a young pianist of exceptionally high skill by the Croatian newspaper Nacional, is currently attending the highest level of musical education (Concert diploma) at Hochschule fur Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany in the class of prof. Grigory Gruzman. Before that he was a student at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in the class of prof. Eliso Virsaladze (2011-2014), the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria in the class of prof. Noel Flores (2009-2011) and at the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb, Croatia in the class of prof. Ruben Dalibaltayan (2007-2012). He started his musical education at the Music School Pavao Markovac Zagreb in the class of professor Jasna Reba.
He is best known for winning the 16th Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau 2012. The same year he won the first prize at the 3rd Encore! Shura Cherkassky International Piano Competition in Milano and the Best young musician award by Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra. In 2014, he won the Ferdo Livadic award in Samobor and was the winner or two international piano competitions in Italy: in Cosenza (Luciano Luciani) and Massarosa, thus winning each of the last four competitions members of the Alink-Argerich foundation he attended.
Hailed by the renowned pianist Malcolm Troup as a Chopin-player beyond compare following his recital in London in 2007, he has continued to perform solo and with orchestra in many countries, appearing at important festivals such as Piano fortissmo (Zagreb), Split Summer (Croatia), From Easter to Ascension (Tbilisi, Georgia), Kiev Summer Music Evenings (Ukraine), Nohant (France), Serate Musicali (Milano), Festival Puccini (Torre del Lago, Italy) and others.