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Boris Papandopulo: Horoscope | Piano duo Ivančić / Cikojević
Boris Papandopulo: Horoscope
Piano duo Ivančić / Cikojević
Ivančić & Cikojević Piano Duo has performed together since 2017. Their first joint project was the concert performance of Boris Papandopulo’s Horoscope: dance suite for two pianos and percussion, which they performed in the USA and Portugal. Their wide-ranging concert repertoire includes the most relevant pieces for two pianos from the Baroque to contemporary works.
Zrinka Ivančić is one of the most talented Croatian musicians of the younger generation. She is a laureate of many domestic and international competitions, which enabled her to perform at prestigious music festivals across Europe, where she gave a number of successful solo recitals praised both by the critics and audiences. She has appeared as soloist with all major Croatian orchestras and ensembles: the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists, Zagreb Quartet, Cantus Ensemble, 4Syrinx Flute Quartet, Porin String Quartet and others. In recent years, she has become a renowned chamber musician who collaborates with the foremost Croatian and international soloists. She started her musical education at the age of five in Zagreb, where she graduated from high school and finished secondary music school under Professor Blanka Podreka. After completing a degree in Piano Performance at the Zagreb Academy of Music under Professor Damir Sekošan, she completed Master’s degree under Professor Vladimir Krpan and continued her education in Italy with Professor Franco Scala. She won the University of Zagreb Rector’s Award, Ferdo Livadić Award, Darko Lukić Award and first prizes in international competitions in Moncalieri and San Bartolomeo. She recorded for the Croatian Radio, Croatia Records and appeared in Croatian Television’s music programmes on several occasions. She has served as Artistic Associate at the Zagreb Academy of Music since 2007.
Dalibor Cikojević started his musical education in Split, where he graduated from high school and finished secondary music school under Professor Jelka Bakašun. He went on to study under Alexander Jenner at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where he earned his Master’s degree. Working with Oleg Maisenberg and studying Instrumental Pedagogy under Carmen Graf Adnet further contributed to his artistic development. He has regularly performed in Croatia and abroad and, in addition to his successful solo recitals and appearances with orchestras, he was especially noted for his interpretations of works by Croatian composers Boris Papandopulo and Božidar Kunc. His five CDs with premiere recordings of their most renowned pieces bear witness to that, as well as the Milka Trnina Award from the Croatian Association of Music Artists for outstanding artistic achievement and the Porin Music Award for Best Classical Music Album. Dalibor Cikojević worked as a music pedagogue in Austria for years, at the Universität für Musik in Vienna and other institutions, and is currently employed as Full Professor with tenure. He served as Associate Dean for International Cooperation from 2007 to 2013 and as Dean of the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, from 2013 to 2019.
F. Poulenc: Elegie
Horoscope Dance suite for two pianos and percussion, Op. 52
D. Milhaud: Scaramouche Suite for two pianos, Op. 156b