“Not making music is like not breathing. It is not an option for me. Like other people are hungry for food, I am hungry for playing the piano.”
The Serbian pianist, Bojana Zdravkovic began her piano studies at the age of six when her father, a well known piano tuner and technician, recognized her talent and interest in music. She started her musical journey at the “Bozidar Trudic” School of Music with the pedagogue Prof. Violeta Pancetovic.
Her advancement was very quick, so that when she turned thirteen, Bojana Zdravkovic enrolled at the “Mokranjac” music high school in Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Bozena Griner.
Bojana Zdravkovic studied with some of the great professors and pianists. First, at the “Konservatorium der Stadt Wien” with Prof. Leonid Brumberg, followed by studies at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien” with Prof. David Lively, with whom she later studied at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris” (Classes de perfectionnement).
Meanwhile she got her Master’s degree in Vienna, in the class of Prof. Jan Gottlieb Jiracek.
She was awarded several prestigious scholarships and prizes, including “Herbert von Karajan Foundation”, Vienna and the prize of the foundation “Les Amis de la Musique” in Paris, 1st place and special prize at the “Arthur Rubinstein competition” in Paris and 2nd place at the “Frederic Chopin competition” in Rome.
Bojana is an active concert pianist as well as a chamber musician. Her performances were heard throughout Europe and North America, in concert halls and festivals and with the repertoire which is rich in its variety and styles.
Besides her concert activity, Bojana is also an enthusiastic pedagogue and enjoys to share her extraordinary technical and musical skills in schools and private circles.