JAN NIKOVIĆ, piano
– Svetislav Stančić Concert Hall, Zagreb Academy of Music, Trg Republike Hrvatske 12
– Thursday, 16 December 2020, 07:00 p.m.
Concert is organized by the Croatian Society “Alexander Scriabin” and the Zagreb Academy of Music
Entrance is free upon presentation of a valid EU digital COVID certificate
Jan Niković (Zagreb, 2001) is a piano student at the Zagreb Academy of Music, in the class of Professor Ruben Dalibaltayan. Simultaneously, he attends the classes of Professor Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and studies at the Internationale Musikakademie in Liechtenstein.
He is a multiple winner of national competitions (as a soloist in 2015, 2017 and 2019, and as a member of chamber ensembles in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018), as well as international piano competitions: Young Virtuosos (Zagreb, 2018), Giuliano Pecar (Gorizia, Italy, 2017), Sonus op. 2 (Križevci, 2016), EPTA competition (Osijek, 2015), Zlatko Grgošević (Zagreb, 2014) and Ars Nova (Trieste, Italy, 2014). He is also the winner of numerous special awards, and in 2020 he won the Yamaha Scholarship Award 2019/2020, awarded by the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe.
In 2014, he was selected among 12 candidates from around the world to attend the Junior Music Camp in Barcelona. This was the opportunity to work with the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang, leading to performing four-hand piano music together. In 2015, in the live television broadcast he accompanied Lang Lang at the Allianz Arena in Munich, where they performed in front of the audience of 70,000 people.
In 2015, he enrolled in the studies at the Junior Academy Eppan, where he attended the classes of Professor Andrea Bonatta. During the final concert, he won the Audience Award. He has also attended masterclasses of the famous pianists such as Claudio Martinez Mehner, Milana Chernyavska, Natalia Trull, Grigory Gruzman, Ramzi Yassa, Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, Kemal Gekić and others.
Jan often performs in Croatia and abroad (Italy, Germany, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina). It is also worth mentioning that he played as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra at Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, and he also played with the Zagreb Soloists.
This young pianist is a seven-time winner of the Oscar of Knowledge, awarded by the Ministry of Science and Education. In 2020 he received the Rector’s Award from the University of Zagreb.
J. Haydn: Sonata no. 47 in B minor, Hob. XVI/32
I – Allegro moderato
II – Tempo di Menuetto
III – Finale: Presto
F. Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
S. Rachmaninov: Sonata no. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (revised version from 1931.)
I – Allegro agitato
II – Non allegro – Lento
III – Allegro molto
A. Scriabin: Five Preludes, Op. 16
no. 1 in B major—Andante
no. 2 in G-sharp minor—Allegro
no. 3 in G-flat major—Andante cantabile
no. 4 in E-flat minor—Lento
no. 5 in F-sharp major—Allegretto
A. Scriabin: Four Preludes, Op. 37
no. 1 in B minor – Mesto
no. 2 in F-sharp major – Maestoso, Fiero
no. 3 in B major – Andante
no. 4 in G minor – Irato impetuoso
A. Scriabin: Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major, Op. 30
I – Andante
II – Prestissimo volando
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