A pianist of extraordinary sensibility… (she) played the program inspired, secure, with a refined, balanced tone, and exquisite agogics… Diverseness of her sound creates and colors the athmosphere of the whole piece.
(“Književne novine”, author Ana Zečević)
Katarina Andjelković recently started a new passion-project, PianoReDiscovered, that is bringing back to life the forgotten, unperformed or unknown works of classical piano repertoire. During the lockdown 2020 she recorded and produced the first album of this music, Quietudes, in the technically limited home-conditions, making a statement of putting the artistic vision before the perfect technical conditions that are often hard to obtain and therefore an obstacle for young artists to be discovered by wider audience. The project was supported by the City of Vienna.
In 2017 Katarina graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with distinction, in the class of Prof. Christopher Hinterhuber. In the last few years she has given notable performances as a part of “Blüthner Rising Stars” concert series in Vienna, mdw Festival of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Belgrade Summer Festival (BELEF), as well as solo recitals in some of the most significant concert halls in Serbia.
Katarina started playing piano at the age of 5 with Prof. Olivera Prijić. At the age of 15 she enrolled at the University of Arts, Faculty of Music in Belgrade, as one of the youngest students, in the class of Prof. Nenad Radić. During her studies Katarina focused primarily on the concert activity. In 2010 she took part at the EPTA Piano Competition in Belgrade, and won the first prize.
At the end of her studies in Belgrade, she received the Olga Mihajlović Award for the most talented student of the piano department.
For Katarina, playing piano is a creative act of deeply confessional honesty, that springs from an inner need – she never pretends, flirts or camouflages, never plays to just impress the listener or impose herself, but always in the glory of art, with the deepest respect of the composer’s ideas.
(from the nomination for the Award, written by Prof. N. Radić)
She was a scholarship holder at the International Summer Academy Prag-Wien-Budapest, Dr. Marta Sobotka-Charlotte Janeczek foundation Vienna and Dositeja Foundation of Serbian Ministry of Education.
She is currently living in Vienna, the city she is in love with and getting a lot of inspiration from for her artistic work.