The World Piano Conference, organized by EPTA Voyvodina (European Piano Teachers’ Association), and Isidor Bajić Music School, was held in Novi Sad, May 4 – 8, 2009.
Novi Sad thus served as host to a gathering of over one hundred pianists and piano teachers from 33 countries: Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Poland, Norway, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Hungary, Croatia, Canada, USA, Argentina, Brasil, New Zealand, Republic of Ghana, Republic of South Africa, Estonia, Russia, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Belgium, Estonia, Republic of Cyprus, and Serbia.
The programme took place in the Concert Hall of Isidor Bajić Music School and the Novi Sad Synagogue. 33 Concerts (including solo recitals, piano duo performances, lecture-recitals, and performances for soloists and orchestra) and 65 Presentations (lectures, master-classes, presentations) were featured. The complete schedule of the World Piano Conference is available by clicking on the links below:
The Gala Opening Ceremony and the recital of the famous Italian pianist, Giuseppe Andaloro, took place in the Synagogue on May 4, 2009.
The Symphony Orchestra of Isidor Bajić Music School, joined by seven string players from Milij Balakirev Music School (Moscow, Russia), performed together with four young soloists (three students of Isidor Bajić Music School (Tea Stojšić (piano), Irena Josifoska (cello) and Danilo Kuzman (violin), and one student from Milij Balakirev Music School (Ekatarina Makarevskaja (piano)), all under the baton of Aleksandar Kojić, at the Gala Closing Ceremony held in the Synagogue on May 8, 2009.