of the most versatile of artists, Bosnian-born Pedja Muzijevic has
been widely praised for his interpretations of the standard literature
and for his imaginative programming. He has toured extensively as
soloist with orchestras and as a recitalist throughout eastern and
western Europe, Great Britain, Canada, the United States, South
America and Asia. His artistic curiosity has led him to explore
both the music of the 18th and 19th centuries on period instruments
and the music of such contemporary composers as Knussen, Carter,
Cage, Corigliano, Ades, Wuorinen, and many others.
and upcoming performances for Pedja Muzijevic include the Milwaukee
Symphony, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, Dresden Philharmonic,
Shinsei Nihon Orchestra in Tokyo, Orquesta Sinfonica in Montevideo,
Zagreb Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Napa Valley
Symphony and the Richmond (VA) Symphony among others. He has played
solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall in New York, Casals Hall and Bunke
Kaikan in Tokyo, Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile, Da Camera
of Houston, The Frick Collection in New York, Arizona Friends of
Chamber Music in Tucson, the Aldeburgh Festival, Great Britain,
and many others.
many festival engagements encompass, among others, performances
at Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart Festival at Avery Fisher Hall in New
York, Newport Festival, OK Mozart Festival, Aix-en-Provence, Dubrovnik,
Merano and Bratislava.
Muzijevic's many chamber music performances include Bargemusic in
New York, appearances on the New York Philharmonic's Schubert Festival
at Avery Fisher Hall as well as their chamber music series at Merkin
Hall, the New Jersey Symphony Tchaikovsky Festival, the Brooklyn
Philharmonic Csardas Weekend, Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Great
Performers Series at Lincoln Center in New York, and with the Boston
Chamber Players. He has also selected and performed music for Martha
Clarke's "An Uncertain Hour", commissioned by the Lincoln Center
for the Performing Arts and the Netherlands Dance Theatre; he has
been the featured pianist for Lincoln Center's premiere of Winterreise,
and he has toured worldwide for the White Oak Dance Project with
Muzijevic's recording of works by Schumann (performed on period
instruments) is available on the Helicon label. Other recordings
include Mozart and Beethoven Quintets for Piano and Woodwinds (Kleos
Classics) and the New York Legends Series with principals of the
New York Philharmonic (Cala Records).
Muzijevic made his New York recital debut in Lincoln Center's Alice
Tully Hall as a recipient of the Juilliard School's coveted William
Petschek Award. His many honors include top prize in the Busoni
International Piano Competition and a finalist diploma in the Naumburg
International Piano Competition, as well as special prizes of the
Chopin Society, Warsaw, and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
Pedja Muzijevic graduated from the Academy of Music in Zagreb, where
he received the Croatian Music Institute Award for best recital.
He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and at
the Juilliard School, where he received his Master of Music degree.
Teachers who have had the greatest influence on his artistic development
include pianists Joseph Kalichstein and Vladimir Krpan, violinist
Robert Mann, and harpsichordist Albert Fuller. Visit Pedja
Muzijevic's webpage for more information.