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Mina Gajić

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Mina Gajić, has concertized as pianist in Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro, China, Bolivia, and across the United States. Recent solo appearances with orchestra include the National Symphony Orchestra of Bolivia, the Symphony Orchestra Stanislav Binički, Serbia, and Boulder Chamber Orchestra. She has performed recitals internationally as soloist and with duo partner violinist Zachary Carrettin, focusing on a diverse repertory spanning the centuries and various styles on historic period pianos in addition to modern concert instruments. She has performed as soloist at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Prague Piano Festival and the Boulder Bach Festival, Colorado.

Ms. Gajić was awarded first prize at the International Competition Cittá di Stresa, Italy; third prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein Competition in Paris; first prize at the Competition of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic Competition of Serbia for five consecutive years; first prize at the Stanković Competition in Belgrade with special distinction for collaborative artistry, and was a semi-finalist at the Shanghai International Piano Competition. She holds degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she was awarded the prestigious Charles Ross fellowship, the Carl and Lillian Illig Scholarship, and the Diane Sacks Prize.

Ms. Gajić has held teaching positions at Sam Houston State University and the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory School, and is currently Director of Education and Outreach for the Boulder Bach Festival, presenting twenty events annually. She is the founder of the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition Art of Duo, which in its first year (2016) attracted 156 superb applicants from 25 countries, and was covered by The Strad Magazine (London) and Steinway’s Listen Magazine, (New York).

Ms. Gajić records and performs on three immaculate Parisian concert grands: Érard 1845, Pleyel 1870; Érard 1895.