Known for captivating interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire, Tamara Stefanovich performs at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall. She features regularly in international festivals such as Lucerne, La Roque d’Antheron, Aldeburgh, Salzburger Festspiele, Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Beethovenfest Bonn.
Highlights of the season 2015/16 included appearances at Piano Espoo Festival Helsinki, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, International Piano Series London, Fundación Juan March Madrid and Wigmore Hall London. As part of the musica viva Stockhausen Festival in Munich she performed “Mantra” with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, followed by performances at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and Cité de la Musique Paris.
Recent engagements have included Tamara’s debut with the Sarasota Orchestra and performances with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MDR Symphonieorchester Leipzig, WDR Symphonieorchester Köln, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Iceland Symphony Orchestra as well as an extensive US recital tour marking the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez garnering exultant reviews such as that of the New York Times: “Ms Stefanovich’s performance of Boulez’ second piano sonata was staggeringly brilliant”
Tamara Stefanovich has collaborated with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä and Vladimir Jurowski as well as leading composers including Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtág. She teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and regularly leads educational projects at Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Barbican in London and Philharmonie Köln.
Her discography includes the Grammy-nominated recording of Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon (which also received a MIDEM nomination and Gold Record Academy Award) and Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Aimard, Jonathan Nott and Camerata Salzburg for the ARTE. Stefanovich has also recorded for the AVI and harmonia mundi labels, including her latest release featuring works by Thomas Larcher.
Taught by Lili Petrović, Tamara Stefanovich gave her first public recital at the age of 7 and became the youngest student at the University of Belgrade at the age of 13. As well as music, her broad university education encompassed several other disciplines – psychology, education, sociology – and she received her Master’s degree in piano at the age of 19. She also studied at the Curtis Institute with Claude Frank, and subsequently studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Hochschule Köln.
As of July 2016