Tamara Stefanovich

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Yugoslav-born pianist Tamara Stefanovich, known for fascinating interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire, performs at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall. She has appeared at numerous international festivals such as Lucerne, La Roque d´Antheron, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Styriarte Graz, and Aldeburgh.Highlights of the current season are concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the MDR and WDR Sinfonieorchesters, and Asko | Schönberg, while recent engagements include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and the London Sinfonietta. Stefanovich has also appeared with ensembles including the Cleveland, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber orchestras as well as the NDR Sinfonieorchester, Bamberger Symphoniker and Britten Sinfonia. In spring 2012 she toured Germany with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie with Kristjan Järvi, performing Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony to much critical acclaim.

Recent and forthcoming recital appearances include London’s Southbank Centre for the International Piano Series as part of ‘The Rest is Noise’, at Wigmore Hall with cellist Natalie Clein, and a return to Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw. Stefanovich has performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Aldeburgh Festival, Dartington International Summer School, Toulouse’s Piano aux Jacobins series and Beethovenfest Bonn; she also continues to work in recital with baritone Matthias Goerne. 

Tamara Stefanovich has collaborated with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä, Susanna Mälkki and Vladimir Jurowski, as well as leading contemporary 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, and has also done so at the Barbican in London, Philharmonie Köln and Luxembourg Philharmonie. Ms. Stefanovich also frequently takes part in performance projects with other types of performer, including dancers, actors, and DJs.

Recent releases include 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 (also a MIDEM nomination and Gold Record Academy Award) and Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Jonathan Nott, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Camerata Salzburg for the ARTE television network. Ms. Stefanovich has also made recordings for the AVI and Harmonia Mundi labels, including a live recital of Rachmaninov and Ligeti, as well as works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Stravinsky. In 2014 Harmonia Mundi released a recording of Ms. Stefanovich performing works by Thomas Larcher.

Taught by Lili Petrovic from the age of five, Tamara Stefanovich gave her first public recital at the age of seven and became the youngest student at the University of Belgrade at the age of 13. As well as music, her broad university education encompassed many other disciplines – psychology, education, sociology – and she received her Masters 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 Cologne Hochschule.



 

Tamara will be available for conversation throughout the entire festival.


November 10, 2016

8:00 PM

Opening Recital: Miniatures

George Benjamin: Piano Figures (2004)

1. Spell

2. Knots

3. In the Mirror

4. Interruptions

5. Song

6. Hammers

7. Alone

8. Mosaic

9. Around the Corner

10. Whirring Duration

György Kurtág: Selections from Jatekok (started 1973)

Pierre Boulez: 12 Notations (1945)

-intermission-

Pierre Boulez: Incises (1994/2001)

György Ligeti: Music ricercata (1953)

Elliott Carter: Tri Tribute (Sistribute, Fratribute, Matribute) (2008) and Caténaires (2006)


November 11, 2016

9:30 AM

Master Class with Tamara Stefanovich


November 11, 2016

3:30 PM

Demo: A Bridge Beyond the Score

Works by Portland State University composition students to be sight read and discussed by Tamara Stefanovich.


November 12, 2016

9:30 AM

Master Class with Tamara Stefanovich


November 12, 2016

3:30 PM

Demo: A Bridge Beyond the Score

Works by Portland State University composition students to be sight read and discussed by Tamara Stefanovich.


November 12, 2016

8:00 PM

Recital: Piano +

Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Nancy Ives (cello), Amelia Lukas (flute), Emily Cole (violin)

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: PIANIST PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD!

Olivier Messian: Le merle noir (1952)

Elliot Carter: Enchanted preludes (1988)

György Kurtág: four-hand pieces from Jatekok

Furious Choral

Hommage à Soproni

Hommage à Halmágyi Mihály

Hand in hand

Prelude and Waltz in F (or F-sharp)

George Benjamin: Two or four (2010)

Olav Lervik: Imbalances II (2008)

György Kurtág: from Requiem for a friend (1986)

Arnold Schoenberg: 2 pieces for solo piano from Op. 19

Anton Webern: Three Pieces for cello and piano (1914)

György Kurtág: Shadows

Elliot Carter: Epigrams (2012)

 

D + D to follow


November 13, 2016

3:30 PM

Demo: A Bridge Beyond the Score

Works by Portland State University composition students to be sight read and discussed by Tamara Stefanovich.


November 13, 2016

9:30 AM

Master Class with Tamara Stefanovich


November 13, 2016

8:00 PM

Closing Recital: Études

Olivier Messiaen: Quatres études de rythme (1950)

Ile de feu I (Fire Island I)

Mode de valeurs et d'intensités (Mode of Durations and Intensities)

Neumes rythmiques (Rhythmic Neumes)

Ile de feu II (Fire Island II)

Hans Abrahamsen:10 Études (1998)

Traumlied

Sturm

Arabeske

Ende

Boogie-Woogie

For the Children

Blues

Rivière d'oubli

Cascades

Le trombe del mattino

Steingrimur Rohloff: Three Études 

No. 1 Making Friends

No. 2 Evening cool

No. 3 Triple point

US PREMIERE - commissioned by Aldeburgh Festival and dedicated to Tamara Stefanovich

-intermission-

Vassos Nicolaou: Selections from Études for Piano (2016)

No. 1 Anodos

No. 4 Chimes

Entrap

Point de jonction

No. 13 Teso

No. 14 Rebounds

No. 15 Tamara

US PREMIERE - commissioned by Aldeburgh Festival and dedicated to Tamara Stefanovich

György Ligeti: Selections from Études (1985-2001)

Cordes a vides

Touches bloquées 

Zauberlehrling

Léscalier du diable

 

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