diana-brekalo-2.jpg    Diana Brekalo

 Websites: www.diana-brekalo.de

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Country of residence: England (until July 2011) and Germany

Biography:

The pianist Diana Brekalo was brought up in Stuttgart, and is of Croatian descent. Formative studies in Germany with Ana Hartauer, Monika Giurgiuman and Prof. Schoshana Rudiakov, revealed her talents not only as an imaginative and thoughtful solo pianist, but also as a notable accompanist and fine chamber musician. Further studies included masterclasses with Professors Uhde, Gleissner, Rudolf Piernay, Robin Bowman, Prof.Chistophe Pregardien, Prof. Gerd Lohmeyer, Prof.Dana Borsan, Prof.Gabriel Amiras, John Rink, Martin Roscoe, Brice Morrison, Ronan O´Hora and Prof.Olivier Gardon. By the age of twelve, Diana Brekalo had already won four first prizes as a soloist and two as a chamber musician in the German ‘Jugend Musiziert’, and her precocious musical development was continued through generous grants from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Baden-Württemberg Associations Patronage Prize, and the ZEIT grant in the ‘Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben’. In 2006 Diana Brekalo came to London to undertake further studies at the Guildhall under the guidance of Joan Havill, having gained a distinction in the B.Mus and Master of Music in performance .
Diana Brekalo has performed in cities throughout Europe, the United States, Japan, China (at the Oriental art centre concert hall Shanghai , Forbidden City concert hall Beijing), Croatia and Bosnia including live performances broadcast on both TV and radio. She has performed in many cities in the UK, including the Wigmore Hall and Regent Hall in London and as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Most recently she had her debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. Sheperformed two Piano Concertos in one concert: A world premiere of English composer Peter Fribbins and Shostakovich´s Piano Concerto No.1.  Diana also he premiered Milko Kelemen´s ‘Phantastic animals’ at a Croatian festival in Slatina and other music festival performances include the Manchester Festival in the USA and the European Music Festival in Germany. Her prizes and awards include:
First Prize in the International Piano Contest in Pinerolo, Italy, 1999.
First Prize in the XIV International Piano Contest in Ibiza, 2000.
First Prize in the Croydon Concerto Competition, 2009.
National prize Winner in the German Music Contest Jugend musiziert, 1998. Second Prize in the Matthaes Piano Competition, 1997.
Second Prize in the German-French Lions Club Piano Contest, 2000.
Second Prize at the International Hastings Piano Concerto Competition, 2008. Managing Director’s Prize in the Jacques Samuel Piano competition, London, 2007. Third prize in the Oxford Music Festival Competition, 2008. In 2010 she won the Croatian Oscar media award with the title ‘most succesful female Croatian artist’ by the main Croatian national newspaper `vecernji list`. Diana Brekalo is a member of the Yehudi Menuhin foundation ‘Live Music Now’ in both Stuttgart and London. She is grateful for the financial support of the Leverhulme Trust and the Worshipful Companies of Innholders and Insurers. Diana Brekalo´s next performance will be at St.John´sSmith Square on June 10th together with the Hungarian Violist Eniko Magyar.

Concerto repertoire:

J.Seb. Bach :  Concerto for two Pianos

L.van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 op.15

L.van Beethoven:  ´Emperor` Piano Concerto No.5 op. 73

J.Brahms:  Piano Concerto No.1 op. 15

J.Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 83

B.Bartok:  Piano Concerto No.3

F.Chopin:  Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 21

J.Francaix:  Hommage à l’ami Papageno for Piano and Winds

P.Fribbins(*1969): Piano Concerto (2010)

E.Grieg:  Piano Concerto op. 16

Milko Kelemen(*1924): Piano Concerto No. 7 ‘Madrigal rouge’ (2003)

F.Liszt:  Piano Concerto No. 2

P.Macekek: Concertion for four hands and winds

W.A.Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 21 K 467

W.A.Mozart: Concerto for three Pianos K 242

C.Orff:  Carmina Burana 2 Piano version and Percussion

S.Prokofiev:  Piano Concerto No.2

S.Prokofiev:  Piano Concerto No. 3 op. 26

S.Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 18

S.Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto No.3 op. 30

M.Ravel:  Piano Concerto for the left Hand

A.Schnittke:  Concerto grosso for two violins, piano, cembalo and string orchestra

D.Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 op.35

R.Schumann:  Piano Concerto op. 54

P.I.Tschaikowsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 23

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Prokofjew:Toccata op. 11 Klavier Diana Brekalo

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