"This fesitval is a wonderful venture… diverse, colorful, exciting and dynamic,
an almost marathon friendship between numerous artists and piano sound lovers."
Nera Beljanski, professor at the "Isidor Bajić“ musical school
The city of Novi Sad which proudly boasts its famous pianistic tradition becomes
the true piano city for one weekend in September and for the first time welcomes
you to the marvelous festival appropriately called the Piano City. This festival was
already being held in Berlin, Milano and Napoli.
The opening event is reserved for 8 p.m. on Friday at the Synagogue in Novi Sad and the audience
will have the opportunity to listen to the famous jazz pianist Aleksanadar
Jovanovic Šljuka and the spectaculous pieces for three pianos and twelve hands!
These compositions were written specially for this occasion by the composers
Ljubomir Nikolić, Svetozar Nešić i Julija Bal and will be performed by pianists
Slobodanka Stević, Julija Bal, Jelena Bajić Bojanić, Dunja Crnjanski, Jovana Radovanović,
Aleksandra Šuntić, Milica Ćosić, Aleksandar Gligić and percusionist Laszlo Kollar.
On Saturday and Sunday at the same place and at the same time the two grand pianistic names
will add a special flavour to the festival: Zlata Chochieva
and Darko Candela.
During the whole day a marathon all across the city featuring over a hundred pianists that will
perform on 21 locations – the Danube park, Museum of Vojvodina, Hall and Atrium
of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Studio M’s lobby and many other places. The special
environment of six home piano recitals will certainly be a special experience not to miss.
Besides classical music, the visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy jazz concerts,
movie themes, improvised compositions, world music and original pieces.
You can check the complete program on the festival's website listed below.