Biography

Piano Duo LP was founded by pianists Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic in summer 2004. Their debut performance was at Belgrade summer festival 2004, when they performed as a premiere piece by famous French composer Olivier Messiaen „Visions de L’Amen” in Sava Centre (Belgrade, Serbia). This performance was accompanied by video work made and live performed by Milos Gojkovic.

They finished postgraduate studies for piano duo at „Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Rostock“, in class of professors Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl with the highest grades.
In April 2007, they were accepted for PhD studies „Konzert examen (KEX)“, the only studies for piano duo in Europe in class of professors Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl.
Konzert Examen (KEX) is the highest education any musician can receive in Europe.

Piano duo LP are only duo from Balkans attending this studies, and there is only 4 duos in Europe that finished „Konzert Examen-KEX“. Beside PhD studies in Germany, they are finishing postgraduate-specialization studies for contemporary chamber music-piano duo at Faculty of music art in Belgrade.
In 2005. , Piano duo LP received scholarship from “Young talents foundation” made by Government of Republic of Serbia.

They are the only duo on history of Balkan passing two stage auditions to be chosen among more than 500 duos from Europe, Asia and Africa to take part in the final top 10 world duos at “11th International Dranoff 2 pianos competition” in Miami (Florida) in March 2008., where they performed 5 recitals at “Clarke Recital Hall”, University of Miami.

They won I prize at “11th International contemporary chamber music competition” in Krakow (Poland), and at the same competition they were awarded with the special prize for the best performance of the piece by Dutch composer.

In October 2005, Piano duo LP won a third prize at International competition for two pianos “Roma 2005” in Roma (Italy). Because of the great international success, they were awarded with the special prize by Serbian “Young talents foundation”.
In November 2006., Piano duo LP won II prize in piano duo category and III prize in category piano- 4 hands at International competition “Roma 2006”.

Piano duo LP performed at Festivals: “Night of museums” in Budapest, Belgrade summer festival (BELEF 04,05 and 07), BEMUS, “Belgrade-Ljubljana express”, “Composers in first pearson I and II” , “Art of Transition” , “Composers platform” and performed a benefit concert for UNICEF in Rostock (Germany).

They performed in Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, San Marino, Italy and USA.

They recorded for radio and television Belgrade and Novi Sad.
Their repertoire is varying from classical to contemporary and modern pieces.
Most of their concerts have a special visually identity.







Edited by hleb71 on 19 Apr 2008, 13:35

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