04|08|2018 • Concert Hall • 20h



Brahms Sonata op.5 f Minor
Bartok Suite op.14
Bartok 15 hungarian peasant songs
Debussy Estampes
Debussy L’ isle joaeyse


Until today, Rita Kinka has given more than 800 recitals and performed with many renowned orchestras in almost all European countries, as well as in the USA, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Canada and Australia. In addition to her career as a pianist, she is also involved in pedagogical work. Rita Kinka is an associate professor for piano as a major subject at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.

She has received a number of Yugoslav awards and prizes and rewards at international piano competitions in Senigallia (1979), Vercelli (Viotti, 1981), Belgrade (Jeunesses Musicales Competition, 1983), Zwickau (Schumann, 1985), Sydney (1985), Munich (ARD, 1987), Bordeaux (Golden medal, 1988), Washington (1990), Brussels (Queen Elisabeth, 1991) and Orleans (20th Century Piano Music, 1996).

Rita Kinka was the first winner of the European Parliament Prix Femmes d`Europe reward for the best European female interpreter of classical music, which was awarded to her in Brussels in June 1991. She is also the laureate of February Prize of the City of Novi Sad for the year 2002.

Rita Kinka made recordings for radio and television centres in several countries (Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Russia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, England, Greece, Spain, Israel, Canada, USA, Australia and Taiwan). She recorded three CDs released by the Digital Media Production (Brussels) and PGP RTS, and one LP issue before that.

She studied at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (Prof. E. Timakin and A. Valdma) and completed her master studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (Prof. D. Trbojevic) and Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (A. Valdma). Rita Kinka continued her master studies at the Julliard School of Music in New York (class of György Sándor) thanks to the scholarship of Gina Bachauer Foundation, which she won at the international Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1987 as the “most promising young artist”. Throughout her entire career, Rita Kinka has been “moving” passionately and with love, but also with gradually acquired comprehensive interpreting experience, a unique style of playing, and with full sensitivity and suggestivity through selected pieces of the most demanding piano repertoire. Her latest recital project dates back to December 2016 in the cycle titled Editor/Artist as a Guest of the Centre for Music of the Kolarac Endowment in Belgrade within which she connected the works of Bach, Brahms and Chopin using a specific concept of programme shaping. After that, she was awarded the Performer of the Year prize of the Musica Classica Magazine. Last year she was also the President of the Artistic Council of the Novi Sad 2021 Project for the European Capital of Culture.