Mirjana Rajić, piano
“Mirjana Rajić has a great natural talent, she plays on a very high professional level, and she has the rare gift in our time of a special contact with the audience.” (Lazar Berman, 2003)
Mirjana Rajić was born in Belgrade where she started studying the piano at the special school of music. Already at that time she won several prices of festivals and competitions in former Yugoslavia.
She studied at the Music academy in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Srdjan Grbić and in Munich in the class of Bianca Bodalia. Mirjana Rajić continued her studies in Weimar at "Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt" and later at "Accademia pianistica" in Imola (Italy), working with the legendary Russian pianist Lazar Berman, who had a great influence on her artistic development. Mirjana Rajić completed her postgraduate studies and master studies in Dresden at Hochschule für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber", working with Prof. Winfried Apel. Mirjana passed her Diploma and "Konzertexamen" with "distinctions" and received a prize for "extraordinary achievements" at the Music Academy in Belgrade. She participated at masterclasses with Andrew Ball, Aldo Ciccolini, Michel Dalberto, Rudolf Kehrer and Amadeus Webersinke.
Mirjana Rajić has won several prizes, among others first prize at open music competition in Munich 1997 with Beethoven piano concerto Nr. 3, special prize at the international piano competition in San Remo/Italy in 2000, and, together with clarinetist Andjei Maevski, she won the INTRO-klassisk competition in Bergen (Norway).
Mirjana Rajić is playing in Recitals, as a soloist with orchestras and as a chamber music partner in Europe, USA and Asia. She has appeared at the Dresden Music Festival, the Moritzburg Festival Academy, the Piano Festival Ruhr and Festivals in Italy, Lithuania and Serbia. She worked with renowned conductors such as Rasmus Baumann, Kristian Commichau, Hans Herbert Jöris, Ekkehardt Klemm, Joshua Rifkin, Miloš Krejči, Alexandre Damnianovitch, and others. As a chamber music partner, Mirjana Rajić collaborated with musicians such as the Australian String Quartet, Pavel Berman, Quatuor Ébène, Isang Enders, Sachko Gawriloff, David Geringas, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Mikhail Simonyan, Kai and Jan Vogler, Ensemble Mediterrain, and otehrs.
In 2005, the Belgrade-based association of artists “Art-Link” chose Mirjana Rajić as "The Most Promising Young Artist" recording and publishing her first CD with Sonatas of Mozart and Schubert. Her Solo Recital at the Piano Festival Ruhr 2007 was published as "Portrait CD". Mirjana Rajić published her new solo CD with works of Beethoven, Liszt and Prokofiev in 2012. Her concerts have been broadcasted by the Yugoslavian Broadcast Company, the Bavarian Broadcast Company and Südwestrundfunk-Germany.
From 2008 Mirjana Rajić held a guest-lectureship at the Carl Maria von Weber-Hochschule, Dresden and she is regularly giving Master classes in Serbia and France.