ANDRIJA MAMUTOVIĆ BIOGRAPHY
Andrija Mamutović was born on October 21, 1990 in Nis, Serbia. He obtained his primary and secondary music education in the class of prof. Borivoje Mladenović. During the course of his studies, he was awarded many prizes both at competitions in Serbia, and abroad: 1st prize at the International Competition of Young Pianists in Nis (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010), 1st prize at the state competition of music and ballet schools of Serbia in Belgrade (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009), 1st prize at the International Competition of Young Pianists in Šabac (2002, 2003, 2004). He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the Faculty of Arts in Niš, in the class of prof. Aleksandar Serdar. He participated at the Young Pianists Competition in Niš (1st prize), “Chopin in Memoriam” Competition in Varna (4th prize), “Ohrid Pearls” Competition (1st prize), International Young Pianists competition “Davorin Jenko” 2014 (1st prize), International Competition of Young Pianists in Šabac in 2014 (1st prize).
He performed in almost all significant concert halls around Serbia, as well as in Greece, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, and United States of America. As a soloist and a chamber musician, he performed at the following festivals: BEMUS, NIMUS, Constantinus, Evmelia, A – fest, May, the Month of Music. He played Bach, Mozart and Chopin concertos with the Niš Symphony Orchestra with conductors Vesna Šouc and Milena Injac. He attended master classes hosted by prof. Boris Kraljević, Aleksandar Serdar, Yuri Kot, Michael Leslie, Bruno Canino and Stephen Kovacevich. He earned his doctoral degree at the Faculty of Arts in Belgrade in the class of prof. Aleksandar Serdar with the work called “Piano Music of Johannes Brahms in the Context of Developing Piano Art of the Second Half of the 19th Century: New Types of Pianistic Texture in Selected Piano Works by Brahms”.
He participated in organizing the BARTF scientific conference organized by the Faculty of Arts in Niš in 2019. He premiered the piece “Souffle et Contresoffle” by the American composer Gregory Mertl in Serbia. He was awarded the “Zografski” foundation award for promoting the work of composer Tomislav Zografski. The Ohrid award was one of the key reasons for being accepted into the EMCY organization that deals with promoting young artists, and award winners at international competitions. He was also awarded the Constantinus award for best young artists of Serbia up to the age of 18, as well as a Faculty of Arts in Niš Plaque for the best student of the music department. He performed with the violinist Nemanja Belej, cellist Bledar Zajmi, flutist Miroslav Matějka. He is currently performing in a piano duo with Mina Krasić.
ANDRIJA MAMUTOVIĆ BIOGRAPHY
He is employed as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts in Niš, piano department. His students have received numerous awards at piano competitions. He participated in competitions in Zaječar and Smederevo as a member of the jury.