Biography

I was born in Osijek, Croatia, where I began my music education at the age of seven. My formal piano study started with Dora Sobovic at the Franjo Kuhac School of Music, after which I was accepted to the Academy of Music in Zagreb. Studying under the guidance of professor Damir Sekosan, I graduated in 1998, and then started working as a piano teacher and accompanist at my former school, the Franjo Kuhac School of Music.

In 1999, I moved to Århus, Denmark, where I continued piano studies at The Royal Academy of Music with professor Sergei Senkov, who was visiting from Gnessin State Music College, Moscow. After earning a Master in piano performance, accompanying and chamber music, I began studying organ at the Vestervig School of Church Music, where I obtained a degree in organ performance in 2005. I have participated in numerous master classes (such as with Dmitri Bashkirov, Eugene Indjic and Kevin Kenner), have worked as an accompanist, and am a member of the European Piano Teacher’s Association (EPTA).

From 2002 to 2008, I worked as a piano teacher and church organist in the Århus and Copenhagen areas in Denmark. I worked in Paris as a piano teacher from 2008 until 2016, and currently I am working in Nice, France, where I teach on a private basis. Although I teach to all age groups and levels of accomplishment, I find working with children and young adults to be the most fulfilling. I speak English, Danish, and Croatian fluently, and have a good knowledge of French.

Ivana Pesic, Piano Lessons Nice

Curriculum Vitae

Academic History

2002–2005 Vestervig School of Church Music, Denmark. BM Degree in organ performance.
2000–2001 The Royal Academy of Music, Århus, Denmark. Master in piano performance, accompanying and chamber music, Teacher: Professor Sergei Senkov (student of Tatiana Nikolayeva).

1994–1998

Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Croatia. BM in piano performance and pedagogy, Teacher: Professor Damir Sekosan.

Professional Experience

2009–2010 International School of Paris, Piano teacher.
2002– Private piano lessons, students of all ages and all levels.
2005–2008 Rygaards International School, Copenhagen, Denmark. Piano teacher (beginner and advanced students).
2003–2008 Church Organist, multiple churches in the Århus and Copenhagen areas. Short term and full time substitute.
2005–2006 Farum Choir, Accompanist.
2002–2005 Treklang School of Music, Bjerringbro, Denmark. Piano teacher (beginner and advanced students).
1998–1999 Franjo Kuhac School of Music, Osijek, Croatia. Piano teacher (beginner and advanced students), Accompanist, Chamber music recitals.

Masterclasses

2000–2005 Dmitri Bashkirov, Eugene Indjic, Kevin Kenner, Hans Pålsson, Irina Osipova, Veronika Vitaite, Steen Nøkleberg, Sergei Senkov, Eero Heinonen, Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen.

Affiliations

2004– Member of European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), Denmark.

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