Curriculum vitae: Mia Pečnik (20.09.2000.)
2019.- Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Prof. Andreas Frölich
2008-2019 Vatroslav Lisinski School of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, prof. Ivanka Kordić
In July 2020 – promotion program of the Jens G.Becker Agency Dortmund as part of the concert series “Best of NRW” with 13 concerts in the season 2021/22.
In May 2020 – Werner Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung with 6 concerts in 2020.
2017.-2019. – scholarship holder of the City of Zagreb for excellence.
2020 – the Ivo Vuljević Award for the biggest musical achievement of young musicians in 2020 in Croatia
2019 – the most significant award given to young musicians in Croatia, the Young Musician of the Year Award given by Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
2018. “Prof. Baltazar“prize given by City of Zagreb for the absolute prize on the Croatian National Piano Competition
2017. prize given by the city Sveta Nedelja for special musical contributions
Four times – „Oscar of knowledge” prize, awarded by the Ministry of science and education of the Republic of Croatia to Croatian’s best students.
Competitions – prizewinner more than 70 national and international piano competitions; prizes since 2016:
PLATINUM Prize/ Piano Concerto Category/ 3rd International Piano Competition/ World piano teachers association, Singapore
PLATINUM Prize/ Piano Solo Emerging Category / 3rd International Piano Competition/ World piano teachers association, Singapore
1st Pize/ Carles&Sofia International Piano Competition/ Girona, Spain
1st Absolute Prize/ International Piano Competition Monegros 88 Keys/ Spain
Grand Prize Winner – Platinum/ North American Virtuoso International Music Competition/ Quebec, Canada
1st Absolute Prize/ 3rd „Laszlo Spezzaferri“ International Music Competition, Italy
1st Prize/Opus 2021, International Music Competition, Krakow, Poland
Winner, Category II „Youth of Music“ International competition 2021, Bucharest, Romania
1st Prize/ Orbetello piano Competition/ Italy
1 st Prize/ International Music Amigdala Competition/ Italy
1st Absolute Prize/ Iscart International Music Competition/ Switzerland
Grand Prize / Rocky Mountain Winter Classical Music Festival, College students and Profesional Musicians 18+ / Canada
1 st Prize / Franz Liszt Center Piano Competition / Spain
1st prize/ International Moscow Music Competition (Cat.18 to 21 years old)
Gold star prize/ MUSIC AND STARS AWARDS – Online International Music Competition”
Three 1st prizes in three categories: Professional Musicians Class, Sonata Class and Concerto Class /International Fringe Music Talent Online Competition, Hong Kong “
The award of the city Samobor and HDS for the best performed piece by a Croatian composer along with the award of performing on the next year’s festival – 17th International competition for young musicians „Ferdo Livadić“ – Samobor, Croatia
1st Apsolute Prize/ 30th International Young Competition „Citta di Barletta“ in Cat. F (1996.-2000.)
Gold prize/ WPTA Finland International Piano Competition in Cat. H (20 to 22 years old)
1 st prize, and the special CFIPC prize / the 7 th César Franck International Piano Competition
1st prize/ IV. Danubia Talents International Music Competition, category with no age limit (born before 1997), Budapest, Hungary
EPTA special Award for the best performance of a work by Dora Pejačević/11 th EPTA Dora Pejačević international competition for young pianists
1st apslolute prize / 57th Croatian Music Students Competiton – State and Regional Competition, Zagreb
2nd prize/ Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial/ Novi Sad
1st prize, Prize for best performance of a Croatian Composer, the EPTA Special Award for the best piano performance/ „Bistrički zvukolik“ 5th International mixed Three-Round Solist Music Competition (Marija Bistrica, Croatia)
1 st prize/ International Piano Competition Memorijal Jurica Murai, Varaždin
1 st prize / International Piano Festival and Competition, Ciudad de Leganes (Madrid).
1st prize – Grand Prix and Audience Prize – a one category for young musicians until 21 years of age/ XXIV. Lions Grand Prix international music competition, Rijeka
Laureates 2018 – Second Prize, Prix EPTA Belgium W-B”/ EPTA Belgium W-B Piano Competition
1st absolute prize/ 12th Ars nova Trieste International Music Competition – Italy
1st prize/ International Piano Competition „Giuliano Pescar“for young pianists (Gorizia), Italy
1st prize – gold/ 7th Carinthian Piano Competition (Radlje ob Dravi, Slovenia)
1st prize and special award/ International Piano Festival and Competition, Ciudad de Leganes (Madrid)
Grand Prize /American Fine Arts Festival/ International Concerto Competition, New York
1st prize/„Debut International Piano Competition“, New York
The absolute 1st prize (100/100)/ International Piano Competition „Vittoria Caffa Righetti Prize“ Cortemilia (Italy)
The absolute 1st prize, three concerts prize/ International Piano Competition„Danubia Talents“, Hungary
1st prize/ Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, (Salzburg, Austria)
1st prize – gold/ 6th Carinthian Piano Competition (Radlje ob Dravi, Slovenia)
2nd prize/a one category for young musicians until 21 years of age/ XXII. Lions Grand Prix international music competiton , Rijeka
1st prize/54th Croatian Camber Music Student Competition–piano duo/Zagreb, Croatia
ORCHESTRAS PERFORMED WITH SINCE 2016.
The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Zagreb, Croatia, The Zagreb Soloists, 8th December 2021
The Kraków Philharmonic, Krakow, Poland, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, 9. October 2021.
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Brescia, Italy, Bazzini consort orchestra, 3rd September 2021.
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia, 250 years of Beethoven with the Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, 18th December 2020.,
Villa Vecelli Cavriani Mozzecane, Verona, Italy, Master Orchestra, 18th September 2020.
Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia, The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, 12th September 2020.
St.Antun Padovanski Church, Zagreb, Croatia, “22. Festival Sv. Marka”, Festival Orchestra, 31st August 2020.
Croatian Radio Television, Zagreb, Croatia, Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, 10th March 2020.
Poland, Opole, Filharmonia Opolska, Orkiestra Symfoniczna Panstwowej Symphony Orchestra, 6th February 2020.
Santa Cecilia Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy, The Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, 23rd January 2020.
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, Brescia, Italy, Bazzini consort orchestra, 27th September 2019.
Kuwait, Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), The Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, 3rd January 2019. and 4th January 2019.
Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb, Croatia The Zagreb Soloists – chamber Orchestra, 7th March 2019. and 18th March 2018.
Croatian National Theatre in Osijek, Croatia, Croatian national Theatre Symphony Orchestra, 18th April 2017.
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia, The Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, 23rd December 2016. and 22nd April 2016.
NOTABLE SOLO CONCERTS
Croatia, Zagreb, pianistic cycle Pleyel Svetislava Stancica, 7th September 2021
Croatia, Samobor, 46. Samoborske glazbene jeseni, 26th September 2021.
Croatia, Zadar, Concert season 2021./2022.21st September 2021.
Croatia, Opatija, Musicae – Distretto Culturale del Pianoforte and La Comunita degli Italiani di Abbazia, 17th September 2021.
Split, Piano loop festival, 16th August 2021.
Bucharest, Romania, Palatu sutu, 24th July 2021.
Croatia, Karlovac, “Star sky”, 23rd Juni 2021.
Croatia, Zagreb, Cultural Center Susedgrad, 2nd April 2021.
Croatia, Zagreb, Festival of music Zagreb, Cultural Center Maksimir, 24th March 2021.
Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, Young viruose Epta laureate concert, 12th December 2020.
Opening concert of IV. Piano competition City of Vigo, Spain (online edition), 14th October 2020.,
Verona, Italy, Talent Music Summer Festival, 16th, 17th September 2020.,
Serbia, Belgrade, City Hall of Beograd, 17th October 2019.
Poland, Katowice, Filharmonia Slaska, 6 th October 2019.
Brescia, Italy, Talent Music Master Concerts, 6th February 2019.
Poland, Bytom, Opera Slaska, 13th Gorczycki Festiwal, 22nd November 2018.
Poland, Krakow 18th International „Young Artist sin Krakow“ Festival, 9 September 2018.
Spain, Marbella, Museo Fred Friedrich Hits &Forgotten Music of the XX Century, September 2017.
New York, piano recital in Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 7th May 2017.
Budapest, Hungary, Zenetorteneti Muzeum, 26 March 2017.
London debut, June 2015 – Notting Hill concert series
Croatia: Samobor – Samoborska glazbena jesen 28th September, 2020.; Split – Diocletian Palace, Piano loop marathon, 16th August 2020. and City Museum of Split 18th January 2020.;Osijek, Archaeological Museum, 15th November 2019.;Zagreb – Museum Mimara, 22nd May 2019.; Karlovac-Town Theatre, Nights with Bach festival 23nd March 2019.; Croatian Academy of Music, Advent Classic Fest, 13th December 2018.; Rijeka, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Coast, Young virtuoso, 24h March 2018.; Croatian Music Institute – Zagreb, 2nd May 2017. recital – broadcasted on live (Young Master Musicians) …
Andrzej Jasiński, Piotr Paleczny (Poland), Dang Thai Son (Vietnam), Jacques Rouvier, Eugen Indjic, (France), Yurij Kot, Milana Chernyavska (Ukraine), Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Natalia Trull, Konstantin Bogino, Igor Lasko, Vladimir Viardo, Yuri Bogdanov, Lev Natochenny, Grigory Gruzman (Russia), Ruben Dalibaltayan (Armenia/Croatia)
In February 2020 she was a finalist of the national Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.
She has recorded for the Croatian Radio Television, Hungary TV and RTL.
You can find Mia’s 2022 Classical Music Competition piano performance here.