Music in the Morning: Pedja Muzijevic

Date(s) - December 14, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Christ Church Cathedral

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PEDJA MUZIJEVIC IS ONE OF TODAY’S most adventurous classical performers with an engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence. The Sarajevo-born, New York City-based pianist has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. He has won praise and prizes for his solo recitals, orchestral and chamber performances, and collaborations with such leading dance troupes as Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project and the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

He credits his move toward bolder programming in part to his years working with dancers. “Dancers actually tend to be a bit more adventurous in their musical tastes than many people in the music world,” he says. “I was lucky to work with some truly great dancers, and I learned a lot from them and the very wide range of music they used.

For his Music in the Morning program, Muzijevic juxtaposes the more traditional Carnaval, Op.9 by Robert Schumann, and three sonatas by Scarlatti with a piece by contemporary UK composer and sound artist, James Joslin, Cadaquésan Landscape for piano, mechanical music box and two metronomes, and La Femme 100 têtes (composed in 1933, and inspired by a book of etchings by Max Ernst) by the avant-garde American composer and pianist, George Antheil.

Pedja is currently the artistic administrator at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York.

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