Vladana Perović, piano
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), Pieces for Piano, op. 118
Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881), Pictures at an Exhibiton
Montenegrin pianist Vladana Perović (1995) began playing piano at the age of five. She graduated from the lower and middle music school in her native Podgorica, and she studied at the prestigious Roman Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in the class of professor Riccardo Marini. She performed her master’s degree with highest marks. In addition, she studied at international courses with professors Daniel Rivera and Konstantin Bogino, whose Russian pianist school strongly marked her development. She also collaborated with eminent pianist and professor Aleksandar Serdar (from 2007 to 2012).
She won many first and special awards at international competitions. In 2015 she received the third prize at the sixth International Chopin ASEAN Competition in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and the following year she was the finalist of the International Piano Competition in Malta, where she received a special prize. In 2009, she was awarded the Silver Medal of the President of the Italian Republic as an award winner of the Anemos Competition, and in 2008, together with other prize-winners of the IBLA Grand Prix Competition (Ragusa, Sicily), she participated in a winner’s event at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
As a soloist she has appeared in Podgorica, Kotor, Hercegnovi, Rijeka/Fiume, St. Petersburg, Rome and Venice. She has performed with the Belgrade Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, the Chioggia Symphony Orchestra, the Rome Youth Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Cetinje. She also appeared in the Parliament of the Republic of Montenegro.
Vladana Perović participated at numerous festivals, both in her native country (A tempo in Podgorica, Kotor art, Clarinet Fest, the Hercegnovi Music Days, Cetinje Espressivo, City Theater in Budva) and abroad (Chioggia, Viana do Castelo, Achen, Ptuj, Split). At seminars she worked with renowned pianists and pedagogues, such as V. Krpan, A. Sokolov, V. Kovač, V. Ovchinikov, B. Kraljević, B. Canino, D. Bashkirov, A. Jasinski, P. Gililov, L. Morales, G. Mazzoccante, A. Mamriev, A. Kobrin, H. Leichtfried, B. Petrushanski, R. Dalibaltayan, K. Gekić and I. Lazko.