Jelena Stojkovic

Biography

Pianist Jelena Stojković was born in Prizren and grew up in a musical family. Her home and family were her first inspirations, leading to her current occupation and passion – music.
She is the recipient of several Yugoslavian and international awards both as a soloist and a member of a chambermusic groups and has studied at the Conservatory for Music in Belgrad (Serbia), at the Conservatory for Music und Theatre in Munich, where she was supported by Prof. Bianca Bodalia, and at the Leopold-Mozart-Centre in Augsburg, where her teacher was Evgenia Rubinova.

During the last few years she has made successful appearances as a soloist and as a member of the Animando – Klaviertrios, the Bayerischen Philharmonie and the Quartett Quattro per Due (two pianos and two percussion instruments), which focuses on contemporary music.

She has given concerts at Festivals such as the German Week of Culture in Cairo, the Summer Festival in Hochenkammer, the Orff-Festspielen in Andechs, the European Weeks in Passau, the Long Night of Music in Munich, as well as benefit concerts for the charities Asia-Help and ConCultures. Jelena Stojković teaches as a docent at the University of Augsburg (Leopold-Mozart-Centre) and gives courses at the European Music Workshop in Altomünster. She gives concerts as a soloist and with chamber groups in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Serbia and Montenegro.
Her repertoire is wide-ranging, embracing classical, folk and contemporary music. The special transcultural aspect of her music is best revealed in compositions by contempory composers from different countries with whom she sometimes works personally. Jelena Stojković is especially interested in the music of Serbian composers which she often presents in her concerts alongside the great classical works. Her performances reflect her life and the path she has taken through the world of music.

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