Dejan Sinadinovic


Member Since January 1, 1996

Pianist Dejan Sinadinovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1967. When he was nine, he made his first successful public appearance at the National Competition of young pianists. He entered Belgrade Music Academy, where he studied with Arbo Valdma and Jasmina Gavrilovic. He has undertaken further studies with Eliso Virsaladze at the Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and continued his training in specialized seminars with Dominique Merlet, Pascal Devoyon, Cecile Ousset and David Lively.

In 1992 he won prestigious "Emil Hajek" prize and after his major Belgrade recital and a performance of J. Brahms 2nd Piano Concerto with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Dejan Sinadinovic received the Belgrade "October Award" (Yugoslavia's highest cultural honor). Dejan Sinadinovic is a top prizewinner of 1997 French Piano Institute Festival, which was held in Paris, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Scola Cantorum.

Dejan Sinadinovic performs works ranging from Haydn, Mozart to romantic composers including Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, List, Franck. He has showed lively interest for contemporary music and realized a number of successful projects with the Ensemble for Contemporary Music and New Moment Ensemble (he conducted Michael Nyman's chamber opera "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat"). His professional activities include also the expert lectures on piano performing. He is a Professor and vide dean at the Faculty of Music Art. He is also professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He regularly gave piano master-classes (Kotor, Subotica, Belgrade). He is also a president of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) in Yugoslavia.

Dejan Sinadinovic appeared with a number of installations which probed the artificial ambiance and realized the synthesis of image, text and sounds. His interest for digital medium is connected with the Internet as a peculiar interactive gallery space. Cult artists and designers positively evaluated many of his on-line artistic experiments.