Aljoša Jurinić, Piano – February 24, 2022

Aljoša Jurinić

Aljoša Jurinić, Piano
7:30 pm Thursday February 24, 2022


Praised for “pure and unadulterated virtuosity”, Aljoša Jurinić has established himself on the international stage at the world’s preeminent piano competitions. Aljoša appeared as a soloist and with orchestras, at Carnegie Hall, major European concert halls, as well as important festivals in the United States and Europe. He has worked with many of the worlds most esteemed conductors, and toured China and Japan. In 2019 he was awarded the Order of the Morning Star by the president of Croatia for outstanding achievements in culture and the international promotion of his country.

A keen chamber musician, Aljoša Jurinić performs in duos with world-renowned musicians. His collaboration with Luka Šulić (cello) earned the prestigious Orlando Award at the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival. His discography includes a solo album, Chopin Alive, a CD box set of highlights from the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, and a live album featuring Schumann’s Fantasy, and Chopin’s 12 Etudes.

Aljoša Jurinić holds a Concert Diploma from the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, where he studied under Grigory Gruzman, and a Master’s Degree from the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb, where he studied under Ruben Dalibaltayan. Other teachers who have contributed to his artistic development include Eliso Virsaladze, Noel Flores, and Jasna Reba. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto with James Parker.

Aljoša is hailed as “a startlingly subtle and visionary pianist” with “a rare blend of charm and mastery”. He has been praised as nothing less than sublime, with flawless and formidable technique, demonstrating full command of the technical challenges. He is also known for his beautiful and expressive interpretations with well-built dynamics, and “yet sometimes whisper-soft touch.” His clear commitment to the composers, indicating he deeply understands their language and speaks it in a natural and fluid way allows the glory and spiritual richness of the melody to shine.

“The magnificence of his artistry and pianistic genius astonishes us each time. He has something truly special but is set apart from the rest by his meticulous attention to the compositional and theoretical aspects, as well as the historical context. He also devotes himself completely to the emotional aspects, without the slightest premeditation. As a listener, when you begin to absorb the music, note by note, you leave the physical realm and glory in the beauty and spiritual richness of the melody, from the first tone to the last.” – Sound Report

“One listens to a concert by Aljoša Jurinić breathlessly, without fatigue, in constant anticipation. His performance is simultaneously contemplative and dynamic, exceptionally disciplined, although there are surprising twists of a nearly rhapsodic character, historically informed but with almost a futuristic perspective of transcendental scope.” – Klasika

Opening the concert will be Salmon Arm’s Teslyn Bates. Teslyn has been playing piano for 12 years and is studying for her ARCT exam. Teslyn comes from a very musical family – both her sisters play piano and her parents are in a garage band. Music also connects Teslyn to her community, including playing every other week at a retirement home and for fundraisers for her ski team.

Come hear these two wonderful pianists – Teslyn Bates and Aljoša Jurinić! 

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Adults – $40  22 and Under – $20
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