01|08|2018 • Concert Hall • 20h

THE TWILIGHT OF ROMANTICISM

ZORAN IMŠIROVIĆ • PIANO

Liszt Funérailles
Chopin 2 Nocturnes op.27
Schumann Kreisleriana op.16
Scriabin Sonata No.9 Op.68 „Black Mass“

Zoran Imširović was born in 1979 in Yugoslavia. At the age of fourteen, he started his music education in Niš in Svetlana Korunović’s class, while simultaneously being tutored by Miroslav Lila Petrović in Belgrade. In 1997, Zoran was accepted in the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, his main professors having been distinguished pianists such as Vadim Sukhanov, Michael Leslie, Gernot Sieber, Roxana Steubing and Olaf Dressler. Pivotal musical impulses arose from the longtime work with Klaus Schilde and Eliso Virsaladze and from master classes with Rudolf Kehrer, Michail Voskresensky, Amadeus Vebersinke, Georg Sava, Karl Betz, Naum Starkman, Eliso Virsaladze, Klaus Schilde, Konrad Richter and Menahem Pressler. After completing his studies, he started an international concert career by presenting his work in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta and the former Yugoslavian countries. Especially noteworthy is his FRANZ LISZT SUPERSTAR tour, which took place on the occasion of the composer’s 200th birth anniversary and was also showcased on German public television. Among other awards and distinctions, he has won the Golden Lion of Veneto in Italy. As an artist, Zoran in constant search for new ways to bring music closer to the audiences and for this reason he initiated in 2014 the PIANO SUMMER project. Other examples of his search for new forms of expression in classical music are his participation in the project MUSIC FOR SIX PIANOS by the composer Steve Reich in collaboration with the museum Pinakothek der Moderne and a performance with the Spanish pop artist José María Cano. By having a piano concert in the Munich night club Bob Beaman he was also the first performer in the series KLASSIK IM KLUB. Other unexpected venues for his concerts have been places like Bahnwärter Thiel and Wannda Cirkus. In addition to his great affection towards the German Romanticism, especially the works of Schumann and Brahms, Zoran is very keen on promoting the music of the composers from former Yugoslavia. Zoran has participated in festivals such as Kammermusik Festival Nürnberg, Klavierfestival Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Musikherbst Radolfzell, The Flower of Tisa, Chopin Fest Belgrade, Brahms Festival Heide. He is also a regular performer at concerts organized by the Goethe-Institut, Heinrich Böhl Stiftung, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Bleibach, Richard Strauss Villa Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Palazzo Del Gran Guardia Verona, Hubert Burda Hall Munich, Nymphenburg Palace, the Munich Residence, Ars Bosnae, Balkannet, Sarajevo Art and SANU.