Considered to be one of Serbia’s finest pianists, Nikola Avramovic is a seasoned performer and a prize winner at numerous international piano competitions. He is a graduate of both the Belgrade Academy of Arts and London’s Royal College of Music, having studied and worked in masterclasses with pianists including Ninoslav Zivkovic, Ian Jones, Ashley Wass, Eliso Virsaladze, Wei-Yi Yang, Yejin Gil, Aleksandar Madžar, Janina Fialkowska, and Sofya Gulyak.
Avramovic has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards. Among others, he is a First Prize winner at the EPTA Piano Competition (in two consecutive competitions), First Prize winner at the Republic Competition of Serbia, winner of the Yamaha Scholarship, and Second Prize winner at the Joan Chissell Schumann Piano Competition. While studying at the Belgrade Academy of Music, he received two prestigious honors: the award for the piano department’s most talented student from the Olga Mihajlović Fund as well as the award for the most promising pianist from the Emil Hájek Fund.
Avramovic has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts at prestigious festivals in Serbia, the UK, Estonia, Sweden, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, and China. He has performed at some of the leading concert venues in the UK, including Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Steinway Hall in London, Wesley Chapel in Harrogate, Central Hall in Southampton, and many others. As a soloist, he has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music Big Band, Trinity Orchestra of Harrow, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, and City of Southampton Orchestra.
Avramovic has recorded for Radio Belgrade, has appeared regularly on broadcast television and is the first classical pianist to be featured on Pindify—a new social media platform for artists and creative people. He is a previous recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship at the Royal College of Music in London, which is supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation. As part of the fellowship, Avramovic has decided to record this CD as his main project. He resides in Shanghai.
Picture: CAI Zhenxing
Works by Schumann, Chopin and Liszt
Nikola Avramovic, Piano