Concert for two pianos, Hajdi Elzeser, North Macedonia, Nenad Lecic, Serbia

Hajdi Elzeser-piano   Hajdi Elzeser has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at concert halls around the world including the “Gaveau” hall in Paris, Tonhalle Duesseldorf, “Oetker halle” in Bielefeled, “Residencia de estudiantes” in Madrid etc. She frequently appears at festivals in Europe and Macedonia, as well as in China and the USA. Her repertoire is particularly broad and eclectic featuring pieces from the early baroque to works from the most recent days of the 21st century including premiere performances of works by composers she regularly collaborates with such as B. Schumann, V. Globokar, J. Andreevska,  M. Appelbaum, A. Pejovski, M. Trandafilovski, H. J. Winkler, M. K. Redell, K. Delinikolov, P. Shahov and many more. She is the founder and member of the “Artwork ensemble” for two pianos and two percussionists that is dedicated to contemporary music, and she is also a member of “Ensemble Horizonte” and “Earquaqe ensemble”.  She has performed with the orchestra of Landestheater Detmold and with all orchestras in her native Macedonia collaborating with conductors Sasha Nikolovski-Gjumar, Tadeus Kozlovski, Angel Shurev, Aleksandar Lekovski, Fimcho Muratoviski, Tomas Herzog, Karlheinz Blemeke and many others. Her recorded works feature a CD with music by Brahms and Schubert and she plays on many more recordings of chamber ensembles in Germany. Since 2011 Hajdi and her ensemble are honorary members of the “Tomislav Zografski” foundation. Having studied at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, she continued her studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and earned her concert exam diploma in the class of prof. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet at the Faculty for music in Detmold where she is currently teaching.   Nenad Lecic- piano   Born in Chacak, Serbia, Nenad Lecic’s talent for music was discovered at a very early age, and he was the winner of several national and international competition.  At 11 he is regularly performing in recital and with orchestra, and in 1991 he is awarded the special prize at the “Young European top talent” competition presented by Italian TV RAI. When he was 13 years old, Nenad was already a student at the Music Academy in Belgrade in the class of igor Lazko, soon thereafter continuing his studies at the Music and theatre Academy in Cologne, in the class of Arbo Valdma where he graduates and finishes a series of postgraduate courses still at very young age. He has performed in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, at Stefanisaal in Graz, and has appeared at renowned festivals such as Klavier festival Ruhr, Aldeburgh Festival, “King’s Place” piano festival in London, throughout Europe and in Asia- in Korea and Japan.  The music critics describe his perfomrmances as “immaculate playing… inspired top level musicianship”.  He has performed with the Bamberg Symphony orchestra, Chamber orchestra of Europe, Philharmonic Orchestra in London the Belgrade Philharmonic under such conductors as Jonathan Nott, Dennis Russel Davies and Mladen Jagusht. A prolific chamber musician, Nenad Lecic collaborates with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovic, Christoph Richter, Ksenija Jankovic, Ralph Manno, Guido Schiefen  Hajdi Elzeser and Katharina Deserno. Since 2004 he is a professor at the University of music and dance in Cologne, and since 2007 he is a member of Artwork Ensemble. He has produced 4 CD’s with solo and chamber works.