Young pianist Dubravka Vukalovic to play in Brazil

time: 19.08.2009.
place: Teatro castro Alves, Salvador de Bahia, Brazis
Young pianist Dubravka Vukalovic will give concert on 19th of August at the Teatro castro Alves in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). Vukalovic will play as solo performer supported the Symphony Orchestra of Bahia. The concert will be guided by maestro Ricardo Castro.

Vukalovic will perform Ravel’s Concert for piano and orchestra in G-minor.

Croatian pianist Dubravka Vukalović was born in Varaždin in 1984 where she received her first music education with professors Davor Brđanović and later  Olimpija Vojvoda at the Varaždin Music School. After second year of high school, she enrolled the prestigeous Central Music School of State Conservatory P. I. Tschaikowsky in Moscow in the class of prof. Alexander Mndoyantz.

After successful graduation in Moscow in 2004, she has moved to Switzerland and started her studies at the Conservatoire de Lausanne with professors Dag Achatz and later Jean-François Antonioli. She is currently student of the last year of postgraduate studies  at the same institution in the class of prof. Ricardo Castro.

Beside her regular studies, she attended masterclasses with eminent pianists and pedagogues, such as Manana Kandelaki, Rudolf Kehrer, Anatoly Katz, Ruben Dalibaltayan and Jean-Bernard Pommier.
She gave her debut at the age of 14 with Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra under baton of Pavle Dešpalj and since then performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Her concert appearances include those in Concert Hall of the Glinka Music Museum in Moscow, Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, Enric Granados Auditorium in Lleida (Spain) and other venues in Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. She also successfully took part at Croatian national competitions of music students and won the First prize at the Zlatko Grgošević International Piano Competition in Zagreb.

In 2009, she took part at the Festival of Contemporary Music "Archipel" in Geneva where she collaborated in duo with famous French violist Christophe Desjardins.

Her concert appearances were recorded for TV stations in Croatia and Spain as well as for Radio Suisse Romande (Espace 2).

(D.H., 10.08.2009)