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Stipe Bilic

Born in Rijeka (Croatia) in 1992, Stipe Bilic received his first piano lessons at the age of six. He later continued his musical training at the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb with Professor Ruben Dalibaltayan. Since winter semester 2013/2014 he has been studying in Professor Milana Chernyavska’s class at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He also receives a scholarship from the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein and participates in the intensive music weeks there.

Stipe Bilic has taken part in numerous masterclasses held by renowned piano teachers such as Olga Cinkoburova, Arbo Valdma, Noel Flores, Julia Gubajdullina, Grigory Gruzman, Milana Chernyavska, Balász Szokolay, Pavel Gililov and Elisso Virsaladze.

The young pianist has enjoyed great success at a great many competitions at home and abroad, and has won 1st prize five times at the Croatian national music competition in the categories solo and chamber music. He has also made his mark on the international competition stage, winning 1st prize at the international “Daleki akordi” competition in Split (2004), 1st prize at the international “Zlatko Grgoševic” competition in Zagreb (2008) and 1st prize at the “Mladi virtuozi – etide i skale” competition in Zagreb (2012). In 2011, Stipe Bilic took part in the international piano “Svetislav Stancic” competition in Zagreb, where he was awarded the special prize of the Yamaha Music Foundation Europe as best Croatian participant. In 2012 he won 2nd prize at the international “Stefano Marizza” competition in Trieste, and in 2013 he was awarded 1st prize at the international “Euroregione” competition in Udine. In 2013 and 2014 he was a prize-winner at the “Martha-Debelli-Stipendienwettbewerb” in Graz. In 2014 he also won the 1st prize at the “Dino Škrapic” international piano competition in Rovinj.

Stipe Bilic has already performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Austria, Slovenia and Hungary and has appeared in concert with the renowned Zagreb Soloists, the Opera Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre, the Orchestra of the Croatian National Radio, Zagreb Youth Orchestra and the String Orchestra of the Zagreb Academy of Music. As a participant of the “Wiener MusikSeminar 2012”, he had the honour of playing in the Bösendorfer Hall at the Mozarthaus Vienna. His performance at the opening concert of the Festival of Croatian Music in Vienna was received with popular acclaim.

January 2015

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