Bio

Lucija Majstorović, born in Zagreb (Croatia), is considered to be one of the most promising Croatian female pianists of this generation. Despite her age, she has already been recognised as an authentic musical talent by major art institutions in Croatia and abroad.

Competitions

Both as a soloist and chamber musician, she won prizes at numerous international and national competitions: ten time winner of Croatian National Competition, prize-winner of international competitions such as ITAKA Ljubljana (Slovenia), Carl Czerny Prague (Czech Republic), EPTA Belgium, EPTA Croatia, Bösendorfer Vienna (Austria), Marktoberdorf (Germany), Zlatko Grgošević (Croatia), Nuova Coppa Pianisti (Italy) and many more. In 2016, at the modern music competition “Concours Festival – repertoire pianistique moderne” in Paris, the jury unanimously awarded her with “Le Chant du Monde” prize for the best interpretation of music by Sergei Prokofiev, and with a prize for the best performance of contemporary work by Unsuk Chin. In 2020, she won first prize at the Contemporary Music Interpretation Competition, organised by Reate Festival (Italy).

ACTIVITY 

Today Lucija Majstorović is active in promoting contemporary music repertoire, of which she is already considered a talented interpreter: many composers turn to her, some of whom have dedicated their works to her. As a guest of many contemporary music festivals (Music Biennale Zagreb, Opatija Festival, Jeunesses Musicales Poland, Samobor Music Festival, "HR Projekt" Zagreb Academy of Music, Showroom of Contemporary Sound, "Trame Sonore" Chamber Music Festival, Festival MiTo, Savona International Music Festival and many others), she premiered works by many Croatian and foreign composers, for solo piano, prepared piano, chamber music, percussion, as well as piano with orchestra.

EDUCATION 

Her musical education started in Pavao Markovac Music School in Zagreb, where she studied piano with Mara Bolfek and percussion with Božidar Rebić. She gave her first recital at the age of eight and performed as a soloist with orchestra at the age of eleven. In 2009, she enrolled at University of Zagreb Music Academy to study with Katarina Krpan, contemporary music expert, and her father Vladimir Krpan, an eminent Croatian pianist. In 2011, she was invited to study with Federico Gianello, a renowned Italian pianist, former student of Lazar Berman and Alexander Lonquich, at first european Steinway Society Academy (Verona). In June 2019, she graduated with highest marks cum laude at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Currently, she is studying with Bruno Canino. 

COLLABORATIONS 

She collaborated with artists such as Louis Andriessen, Christian Lindberg, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Pavel Vernikov, Wiktor Bochman, Andrea Lucchesini, Attila Szilvasi, Simone Bernardini, John Axelrod, Marco Zuccarini, Berislav Šipuš, Ney Rosauro, Mladen Tarbuk and many others. She performed as a soloist with Pavao Markovac String Orchestra, Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb Music Academy Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Youth Orchestra, Verona Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of “Arena di Verona” Foundation, Orchestra Senzaspine and Imola Chamber Orchestra.