Viktor Bijelovic

Biography

Viktor Bijelovic has already accumulated considerable experience on the concert platform both as a solo pianist as well as a chamber musician, with concerts in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Switzerland and Yugoslavia as well as Britain, and making several TV and radio appearances.

Winner of several prestigious international competitions, he has performed in many important venues, including Sadler’s Wells with The Pina Bausch Wuppertal Tanztheater, The Salle Gaveau Concert Hall in Paris and The Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade. He has performed for HRH Prince Charles twice – at Buckingham Palace, to mark the occasion of his 50th Birthday Celebration and in May 2006 to inaugurate the Tent of Peace at St Ethelburga’s, London.

Viktor was a guest performer at the 5th ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition in Malaysia in November 2011. He also plays regularly for a charity which organizes concerts for dementia sufferers, the Lost Chord. He performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to great acclaim in August 2012 and his new CD entitled “Empassioned” was released in July 2013 to great reviews.

 

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Musical Education

Numerous lessons and master classes (see below)
Royal Academy of Music, London – M.Mus in Piano Performance (2003-2005)
Royal Academy of Music, London – B.Mus in Piano Performance (1999-2003)
Royal Academy of Music, London – L.Ram Teaching Diploma (2002)
Purcell School of Music, Harrow – GCSEs and Alevels (1992-1999)
Muzicka Skola Mokranjac, Belgrade – (1990-1992)
Muzicka Skola Davorin Jenko, Belgrade – (1988-1990)

 

Prizes

1st prize – Milosz Magin Piano Competition in Paris (1990)
1st prize – Young Pianists Piano Competition in Stressa (1991)
1st prize – Piano Festival in Novi Sad (1991)
1st prize – Piano Competition in Senta (1992)
1st prize – Piano Duo Competition of Serbia (1992)
2nd prize – Piano Duo Competition of Yugoslavia (1992)
Harold Craxton Prize RAM (2004)

 

Notable Performances

In front of HRH Prince Charles twice – at The Buckingham Palace, to mark the occasion of Prince Charles’s 50th Birthday Celebration and again in May 2006 to inaugurate the Tent at St Ethelburga’s

Performed concerts in France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Switzeland and Yugoslavia as well as Britain, and making several TV and radio appearances.

Performed in many important venues, including:

-Sadler’s Wells with The Pina Bausch Wuppertal Tanztheater,

-The Salle Gaveau Concert Hall in Paris,

-The Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade,

-Edinburgh Festival (St. Cecilia’s Hall) in August 2012 to great reviews

 

 

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Teachers

Viktor has studied with the following Professors:
Prof. Patsy Toh , Prof. Colin Stone, Prof. Christopher Elton, Prof. Nikolai Petrov, Prof. Arbo Valdma, Prof. Snezana Panovska, Prof. Irina Plotnikova, Prof. Olgica Jovanovic, Prof. Miroslava Lili Petrovic and Prof. Vesela Perovic.

 

Released Recordings

“Chopin and Liszt” by Viktor Bijelovic, released Nov 2010 available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Napster etc.

“Empassioned” by Viktor Bijelovic, released June 2013 and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Napster etc.

 

Other music-related activities

Viktor regularly performs for a charity which organises concerts for dementia sufferers, called The Lost Chord. He played 15 concerts in just 5 days in Yorkshire, in July 2014 for the scheme.

 

Interests

Viktor is a very keen traveller and enjoys languages (he speaks English and Serbian fluently, French and German conversationally and also basic Russian), good food, coffee, reading, psychology, physics, sports, dancing…