Pedja Muzijevic

Piano

Pedja Muzijevic Photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with artists and ensembles. His symphonic engagements include performances with the Atlanta Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica in Montevideo, Residentie Orkest in The Hague, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Shinsei Nihon Orchestra in Tokyo, and Zagreb Philharmonic. He has played solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall and The Frick Collection in New York; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Casals Hall and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo; Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile; Verbier in Switzerland; and the Aldeburgh Festival in Great Britain. His solo recordings include Haydn Dialogues, Sonatas and Other Interludes, as well as two CDs on 18th and 19th century fortepianos—a Schumann Salon and Mozart and Beethoven quintets for piano and woodwinds. Mr. Muzijevic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and studied piano with Vladimir Krpan at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He continued his education at the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. His mentors included pianists Joseph Kalichstein and Jerome Lowenthal, harpsichordist Albert Fuller, and violinists Robert Mann and Joel Smirnoff. He is the artistic administrator at Baryshnikov Arts Center, artistic advisor to Tippet Rise Arts Center in Montana, and he also directs a residency at the Banff Centre.