Pianist Nada Kolundzija is an internationally renowned concert pianist and one of Serbia’s most prominent performers. A passionate promoter of contemporary music, Ms. Kolundžija has given over 1000 concerts in 18 European countries as well as in the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, India and Thailand.
Not (an) Anfang
Memories of Roses (excerpt)
Berceuse voor Annie van Os
Image de Moreau
After Handels`s “Vesper”
This Was Written by Hand
Nada Kolundzija is an internationally renowned concert pianist and one of Serbia’s most prominent performers. A passionate promoter of contemporary music, Ms. Kolundžija has given over 1000 concerts in 18 European countries as well as in the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, India and Thailand. She has won a number of national and international awards for her artistic achievements in contemporary music.
Ms. Kolundžija premiered a vast number of compositions by Serbian and international contemporary composers. Over the years, she has introduced Belgrade audiences to works of the 20th & 21st centuries. She has expanded her repertoire with works by a number of Serbian composers, many of whom dedicated their works to her. Her solo recitals are distinguished by imaginative programs and highly praised interpretations.
Her concert appearances and recordings are sometimes marked by her performance on toy piano, prepared piano, music boxes, soundtracks, live electronics, or two pianos tuned quarter-tone apart. She has developed performances around unusual multimedia concepts and has collaborated with other leading artists.
In addition to her career as a solo performer, Ms. Kolundzija frequently performs with her brother, world-renowned violinist, Jovan Kolundzija. She has been a long-term standing collaborator of the Toronto-based ensemble Les AMIS. Ms. Kolundzija is a founding member of the Ensemble for Different New Music.
Simultaneously with her artistic career, Ms. Kolundzija has taught contemporary performance at the Faculty of Music of Belgrade University (1981–2015). She has inspired a number of young musicians to engage in performing contemporary music and has organized annual concerts with her students for many years. She has been the Artistic Director of Jovan Kolundžija’s “Guarnerius Art Centre” since its inception in 2001.
Ms. Kolundzija’s enthusiasm for new music includes championing creative experiments in musical expression extending far beyond the piano repertoire. In 2008, she initiated and organized the first International Festival of Electronic Polymedia Art, Electroacoustic and Radiophonic Music in Belgrade, ART OF SOUNDS, which presented more than forty works of composers from Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, and Asia.