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A One Day Only Performance by Internationally Renowned Concert Pianist Marija Bajalica
Place: NG Kerk Hall, 5 Voortrekker St
Date: 2 FEBRUARY 2020
Time: 2 pm
Followed by: Conversation with the artist and Cocktail
Fee: R350 (ZAR) / $24 (USD) per person
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Marija Bajalica is a Belgrade born pianist and a piano performance teacher. Her formal music education started when she was four years of age. At the age of twenty she graduated from the University of Belgrade. Completion of the Master’s Degree in Piano Performance followed just a few years later and, at that stage, this seemed to be at an end with her formal music education. However, Marija became a student once again and in 2013 she was awarded a PhD (Doctorate) in Piano Performance at The University of Adelaide. During her doctorate studies, she was a holder of the Australian Postgraduate Award.
She distinguishes her university professor in Piano Performance, a Russian pianist and pedagogue Konstantin Bogino, the greatest influence during her development as a musician and pianist (he is a graduate and postgraduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium in Moscow where he studied wiith Vera Gornostaeva, a student of the legendary pianist and pedagogue, Heinrich Neuhaus) Competitions and awards were a constant part of Marija’s childhood and teenage life. She was four times awarded the First Prize at the Competition of Students of Piano of the Republic of Serbia and four times she was the Second Prize Winner at the Yugoslav National Competition of Students of Piano In 1984 she competed in Italy where she received the First Prize at the International Piano Competition “Carlo Soliva” and was the Finalist at the International Piano Competition “Citta Di Senigalia.”
Marija’s performing and teaching experience stretches over three continents, along with her life’s habitats. For a while she was working as an Assistant to her Professor Konstantin Bogino at the University of Belgrade, and as an accompanist at the Secondary School of Music “Kornelije Stankovic.” At the same time, her career as a concert pianist started unfolding with performances in Italy and major cultural centres of former Yugoslavia. Her concerts were recorded and broadcasted by national radio stations. She also performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television Serbia.
After relocating to South Africa, Marija undertook the position of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Piano Performance at the University of Pretoria, which she held for thirteen years. While in South Africa, she was performing, giving lectures and master classes in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nelspruit, Knysna, George and elsewhere across the country. She was also a Permanent Artist for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
In 2005 Marija moved to Australia. Shortly upon her arrival, she got engaged with the music community at the University of Adelaide where she remained teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Piano Performance.
Marija’s concert activities in Australia include performances for the Concert Series at Elder Hall, Ngeringe Concert Series, Recitals Australia, Flinders University Lunch Hours, Kent Town and Mount Lofty Music Societies and SABC Classic FM, Sunday Live Concerts. Her recitals have been broadcasted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC, Classic FM), 5MBS FM Radio Programs and Radio Adelaide.
Marija served as an adjudicator for national and international competitions in Piano Performance.
Currently, she is settling in Wels, Austria.
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At Phoenix Country House, used avenue for Vokal, situated majestically overlooking the Indian Ocean in Knysna, South Africa, dialogue participants and the featured speaker are treated to authentic African hospitality and cuisine during the first half of the experience. In the second half, VOKAL facilitators help dialogue subscribers to further process what emerged from their dialogue with the featured speaker and reflect on how they might engage with the issues raised going forward. This one day experience can be combined with a choice of other more traditional African tours, including adventure tours, community tours and wildlife.