Poljak, Srebrenka | piano

Date created: 16.06.2015.
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Srebrenka Poljak graduated and earned Master of Arts in piano with Professor Zvjezdana Basic (a pupil of legendary Heinrich Neuhaus) at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb. Training with Professor Leon Fleisher during the Jerusalem Music Encounters in 2000 has been a turning point in shaping her overall musical personality. She is an active chamber musician and regularly collaborates with many Croatian and international artists. Since 2003 she has been collaborating with violinist Stefan Milenkovich, with whom she has already held more than 80 recitals in major Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian, Serbian and Italian concert halls (e.g. Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, etc.). As a member of the Zagreb Piano Trio she won several prestigious awards, most notably the 1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Trondheim, Norway (2000), 2nd prize and the prize for the best piano trio in Heerlen, Netherlands (1999). As a soloist and pianist within orchestra, she performed numerous times with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Symphonic Orchestra of the Croatian Radiotelevision, the Symphonic Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Army, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Varazdin Chamber Orchestra, and Zadar Chamber Orchestra. As a solo artist and regular member of the Cantus ensemble ( she has been performing and recording the works of contemporary composers many of them as premieres. She currently works as a Senior Artistic Associate, and also teaches the course in Piano Accompaniment and Chamber music for piano students at the String Department of the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb.