Pianist Dejan Sinadinovich is regarded as one of the most exciting Serbian pianists of his generation. He studied with Arbo Valdma and Eliso Virsaladze and continued his training in specialized seminars with Dominique Merlet, Pascal Devoyon, Cecile Ousset, Mikhail Voskresensky, Sergei Dorensky and David Lively.
Dejan Sinadinovich has been singled out for several high profile awards – the prestigious Emil Hayek Prize in 1982 for his interpretation of the Brahms Piano Concerto Op. 83 and, in 1997, the French Piano Institute Best Instrumentalist’ award. Since first coming to public attention at the festivals in Germany, he has become a familiar figure on the international concert platform, recognised for the intensity and originality of his interpretations.
Sinadinovich’s performances in the 2004-05 season included recitals in Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg, Haden Freeman Concert Hall in Manchester UK, at the Festival MUSIKHØST in Denmark, “International Piano Week Festival” in Neckargemünd and Heidelberg, “International Pianorama Festival” in Palazzo Lenzi Hall in Florence, “Hammerklavier” international festival at the Auditorio Viader in Girona and l’Ateneu Barcelonès in Barcelona, Spain.
Sinadinovich’s 2006-07 season includes solo recitals in Havelländ, Augsburg and Hannover in Germany, 10th International Bellapais Music Festival in Bellapais, Cyprus, Roma and Terni in Italy as well as in Slovenia and Croatia – plus concerts with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the Maastricht Philharmonic Orchestra (Belgium).
He is artistic director and conductor of the New Moment Ensemble that joins best instrumentalists from Balkans. With this orchestra he successfully worked as a pianist and conductor under the supervision of Michael Nyman on his chamber opera “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” at the 2002 “Ideas-Campus” festival in Piran, Slovenia. After the Slovenian premiere of the Opera, Michael Nyman declared that was “the best performance of his music ever”. Later the same year, “New Moment Ensemble” performed this Opera at the prestigious BITEF festival in Belgrade.
He is a professor and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Music, University of Art in Belgrade. He is also a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. He regularly gave piano master-classes in Kotor, Subotica, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro), Girona (Spain), St. Petersburg – Rimski Korsakov Conservatory (Russia). He is also a president of European Piano Teachers Association in Serbia.