Jovanka Višekruna Janković, pianist


"Jovanka Visekruna is a first class pianist and musician and as a performer she has the great gift of consistency."
Pianist Isobel Moore Rolston, at the time when she was Artistic Director at the Banff Centre, Canada.

Jovanka Višekruna Janković, a Belgrade born pianist, began her music education in the class of professor Branka Vila, graduated from the University of Arts in Belgrade with a Master of Arts degree in the class of professor Nikola Rackov while, simultaneously, completing postgraduate studies at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest (Hungary), in the class of professor Lazlo Baranyay. Jovanka advanced her music and piano studies at numerous master classes and workshops with the likes of Arbo Valdma, Amadeus Webersinke, Jane Coop and others.

Laureate of several national and international competitions, Jovanka Višekruna Janković performed at numerous recitals and multidisciplinary projects in her home country and abroad, including solo recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in France, Italy, Hungary, Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Canada, including her artistic residency at the Banff Center for the Arts. During her stay in Canada, she played a number of concerts and made valuable contacts with artists from different fields from around the world. In collaboration with some of them she completed several projects and recorded her first CD. The list of musicians Jovanka cooperated with includes Alban Gerhard, Jane Coop, David Takeno, Laurence Lesser, Igor Lazko and others.

Jovanka Višekruna Janković made notable recordings for Radio and Television of Serbia and took part in different cultural programs at RTS, Art TV, Studio B and many local TV stations in Serbia.

After being engaged as a an assistant of professor of piano for a number of years at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and as the Vice President of the Young EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) of Serba, in 2004, Jovanka Višekruna Janković founded the ArtLink Association of artists. As the Artistic and Managing Director of ArtLink, together with ArtLink’s partners, she initiated and completed different cultural projects, such as the NORBAL (Nordic – Balkan Youth Chamber Orchestra), Summer art Schools, Young Talents Festivals and many others. Since its foundation, ArtLink has been awarding annually The Most Promising Young Artist Award in Serbia, which has become one of its key brands. With the patronage of ArtLink’s strategic partner Société Générale Bank Serbia, as of 2013 ArtLink is conferign this prestigious award under the title ArtLink - Société Générale Most Promising Young Artist in Serbia Award.