Resounds: Pedja Muzijevic
Pianist Pedja Muzijevic is artistic advisor to Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana; directs a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada called Concert in 21stCentury; and serves as the artistic administrator at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York.
In all these roles he looks at the concert experience, both in programming and presentation, and questions what we can do to make classical music more relevant today.
Pedja Muzijevic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and studied piano with Vladimir Krpan at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He came to the United States in 1984 to continue his education at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and Juilliard School in New York. He lives in New York City and, in his free time, he enjoys cooking for friends and seeing performances in all disciplines.
Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with artists and ensembles. Pedja’s symphonic engagements include performances with the Atlanta Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest in The Hague, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the Shinsei Nihon Orchestra in Tokyo.
Pedja toured with Mikhail Baryshnikov and the White Oak Dance Project throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia and with Simon Keenlyside in Trisha Brown’s staged version of Schubert’s Winterreise at Lincoln Center in New York, Opera National de Paris, as well as in Amsterdam, Lucerne and Melbourne.
He has played solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall in New York, Mostly Mozart Festival Little Night Music series, 92Y and The Frick Collection in New York, Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, MI, Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, National Gallery in Washington, DC, and many venues around the world. His Carnegie Hall concerto debut playing Mozart Concerto K. 503 with Oberlin Symphony and Robert Spano was recorded live and has been released on the Oberlin Music label.