Stefan Petrovic

Piano

Started in
2009
Musician type
Piano
Host institution
Leiden University
Nationality
Serbia
Stefan Petrovic

Stefan Petrovic (1978) was born in Belgrade (Serbia). He started playing piano at the age of six and by the time he was in his early teens, he competed at many piano competitions. In 1993 he won the 1st prize at the Young Pianist competition in Nis (Serbia). In 1995 he won 1st prize at the international competition Citta di Stressa in Italy and 1st prize at the international competition Petar Konjovic in Belgrade. In the same year he won Young Musician of the Year prize founded by the Ministry of Culture of Serbia, and was awarded the prestigious October Prize of the city of Belgrade for youth achievements in the field of art and science. From 1996-2002 he gave concerts in Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia both as a soloist and as a member of a piano trio.

In 2002 Stefan came to the Netherlands where he studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has completed his Bachelor and Master degree studies in the class of Naum Grubert. During his studies, he performed regularly as a soloist and as a member of various chamber music groups. In 2007 he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in d minor KV466 with the orchestra of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has collaborated extensively with the Ysaye String Trio, and has taken part in master classes given by David Lively, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Dmitry Bashkirov and Anton Kuerti.