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The pianist Tamara Stefanovich, who was born in 1973 in Belgrad, was only seven when she made her public debut and at the age of 13 became the youngest student to attend the University of Belgrad. After graduating, she continued her training with Claude Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Music Academy of Cologne. Stefanovich performs a wide repertoire and appears regularly at the Salzburg, La Roque d’Anthéron, and Ravenna Festivals, as well as in such leading international concert halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berlin Philharmonie, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and London’s Wigmore Hall. She has worked with the Cleveland, Chicago, and London Symphony Orchestras; the London Philharmonic; the Bamberg Symphony; and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; as well as with composers like Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and György Kur-tág. In the 2017-18 season, she made her debut with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, undertook a European tour with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, and appeared with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the BBC Proms and in Aldeburgh and Birmingham. Recitals have taken her to the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Southbank Centre, the Edinburgh Festival, Monte-Carlo, and the Ruhr Piano Festival. Tamara Stefanovich regularly directs interdisciplinary education projects at the Barbican Centre in London and at the Cologne Philharmonie, and in collaboration with the Ruhr Piano Festival she has developed an interactive online guide to Boulez’s Notations. Numerous recordings document her work, the most recent of which include her account of Hans Abrahamsen’s Piano Concerto with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and concertos by Kurtág with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble under Reinbert de Leeuw.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 11 September 2005, when she joined with Pierre-Laurent Aimard to perform works by Pierre Boulez.