ProfileOne of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years, Martina Filjak is garnering international praise for her poetic passion and technical mastery at the keyboard as well as for her charismatic personality and magnetic stage presence. Her transition from prodigy to mature artist has been all the more remarkable against the backdrop of political maelstrom that defined her native Croatia during her childhood.
Martina's unwavering hunger for music, nurtured by piano teacher parents, has been her lodestar. Civil strife or no, she graduated from the Zagreb Music Academy and subsequently from the Vienna Conservatory and the soloist's class at Hannover's Hochschule fur Musik. She participated in masterclasses at the Como Piano Academy, where she was coached by Dmitri Bashkirov, Peter Frankl and Andreas Staier.
In 2009, Martina Filjak won first prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, following which she made concerto debuts at the Konzerthaus Berlin and Vienna's Musikverein and her recital debut at New York's Carnegie Hall/Zankel Hall. (The New York Times). Prior to winning the Cleveland competition, she had been first prizewinner of the 2007 Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy and the 2008 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona.
Martina Filjak has performed with leading orchestras worldwide under the batons of Heinrich Schiff, Theodor Guschlbauer, Christoph Poppen, Sebastian Lang ? Lessing , Christian Zacharias and Stefan Sanderling. As recitalist and concerto soloist, Martina has also appeared at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the Palau de la Musica Catalana and L'Auditori, Barcelona; the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and Severance Hall in Cleveland. Her recording of Soler sonatas was released in 2011 on the Naxos label.
The 2012-13 concert calendar features Miss Filjak both at the Dubrovnik and the Kvarner Festival, in Palermo, Lausanne and Geneva, among others. Noteworthy recitals in the new season will take her to Istanbul, Sala Verdi in Milan and The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. In the realm of chamber music, Martina is looking forward to performances with renowned musicians Radovan Vlatkovic and Kolja Blacher in Croatia and Germany. First encounters with conductors include Michael Schonwandt thus returning to the Zagreb Philharmonic; Roberto Paternostro and the Israel Chamber Orchestra; Florian Krumpock and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock; Tito Munoz and the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy or Antony Hermus and the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau. As "artist in residence" she will make her debut at Ireland´s New Ross Piano Festival performing two recitals and Schumann´s Piano Concerto op. 54 alongside the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Beside her performance activities, Martina Filjak also assists in fundraising for the 'Martina Filjak Scholarship' to help nurture the musical education of selected children in Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Filjak joyfully acknowledges the support of the Swiss Global artistic Foundation.
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|Date||October 25th, 2014(Sat)4:00pm|
|Century Four Seasons Concert 2014 -Autumns-
Martina Filjak(Piano) ★
F.Liszt：Symphonic Poems "Les pre'ludes"
F.Liszt：Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E flat major
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra 06-6868-0591