Merge Collaborative

Irina Bazik

Pianist

Irina Bazik is a Serbian-American pianist born in Belgrade. The youngest student ever to be admitted to Belgrade Music Academy, she earned the Masters degree at the age of 20. Immediately after that Irina moved to Boston where, thanks to a full merit scholarship she graduated with Graduate Performance Diploma under Michael Lewin. A champion of new music, she collaborated with renowned composers from Berklee College of Music, NEC and Longy School of Music, where she was named the Ambassador of the school in 2009. She premiered a great number of the contemporary music and performed in Jordan Hall, Sanders Theater and Berklee Performance Center amongst other. For her recent performance at the Steinway Hall in Boston the press lauded her “great expression, sensitivity and incredible technique”. Irina Bazik won an admirable number of first prizes at international piano Competitions in Serbia, Italy and France. A child prodigy, from a very young age she has been performing in all the major concert halls in her native country and abroad. By the age of 10 she had over 100 concert appearances, great number of recordings made for national radio and TV stations and she was named the Honorary Citizen of Cukarica (Belgrade). In this period she won a scholarship from the Serbian Ministry of Culture for incredible achievements in music field. Throughout her studies, Irina has performed in Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Sweden, Ukraine, Italy and France. She had over 50 solo recitals and over 200 concert appearances and was a soloist with the Belgrade National Radio Symphony, Symphony of Yugoslav Army, Sinfonia Perugina (Italy) and Eclipse Symphony (USA). In addition to solo performances she became a sought-after chamber musician witch lead to an invitation to open a concert season at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island in the summer of 2009. Irina currently lives in Los Angeles where she is pursuing her Doctorate Degree at UCLA.