The CUNY Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce the recent success and upcoming Carnegie Hall debut of DMA student and pianist Javor Bračić. Javor is the winner of the NYCA’s 2012 Carnegie Debut Recital Audition, and will make his debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall on October 22nd, 2013. The program includes an exciting line up of works by Bach, Haydn, Debussy, Brahms, Kempf, and the world premiere of Rosalie Burrell’s Entwined, Disquiet.
Tickets are $40, and can be purchased on the Carnegie Hall Website.
About Javor Bračić:
Pianist Javor Bracic, the First Prize winner of the international piano competitions “Luigia Stramesi” (Italy), “Les Rencontres des Jeunes Pianistes” (Belgium), and “Zlatko Grgoševic” (Croatia), has performed throughout Europe. He was invited to appear at such European festivals and conferences as the European Piano Teachers Association Conferences (Norway, Hungary), the International Festival “Music Youth Hope” (Russia), the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), Salzburg Summer Academy (Austria) and Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern (Germany). He has also been presented in concert series in Austria by Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now. Most recently, he won the New York Concert Artists (NYCA) Carnegie Recital Debut audition. He subsequently became a member of NYCA and also performed at its Evenings of Piano Concerti series. Since his arrival in the USA in 2009, Javor has performed at various venues in New York City including the Metropolitan Museum, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall and New York Historical Society. He has been heard on WQXR classical music station (the McGraw Hill Companies Young ArtistsShowcase) and has recently released a CD album “Tribute to Haydn” with works written by and dedicated to Joseph Haydn.
Javor’s teachers have included Pavlina Dokovska, Karl Heinz Kämmerling and Jelica Kuzmin, and he graduated from Mozarteum University of Salzburg (B.M., M.M.) and Mannes College of Music (M.M., Professional Studies Diploma). An alumnus of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and International Music Festival & Academy in Peking, China, he has also participated in master classes by Dag Achatz, Diane Andersen, Richard Goode, Eteri Andjaparidze and Jerome Lowenthal. Currently he is in a doctoral program at the City University of New York as a recipient of the Graduate Center Fellowship, studying with Ursula Oppens and Richard Goode.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C major, WTC II, BWV 870
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Sonata in D major, Hob. XVI:42
Andante con espressione
ROSALIE BURRELL (1988*)
Entwined, Disquiet (2013) (World Premiere)
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
Hommage à Haydn (1909)
DAVORIN KEMPF (1947*)
Hommage à Bach (2001) (US Premiere)
Fugue – Fantasy
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
Scherzo: Allegro energico
Intermezzo (Rückblick): Andante molto
Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato
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