Member of the Jury

Katarina Krpan

Katarina Krpan, a pianist and professor, graduated and received her master’s degree at the Academy of Music in Zagreb in the class of professor Vladimir Krpan. She continued her education and received her second master’s degree at the University of music in Lausanne in the class of professor Jean-François Antonioli.

Her notable recitals, chamber music concerts, and performances with symphony and chamber ensembles, made her become one of the leading Croatian concert artists. Numerous invitations from renowned festivals as well as concerts held in major music centers in Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa testify to her international reputation. The numerous awards she has won so far confirm the value of her work.

Alongside her intensive artistic career in the country and abroad, this artist has also developed a pedagogical career. In her work with young musicians, she has shown strong ability for the development of young musicians, paying special attention to their comprehensive education.

Krpan has an interest in the music of the 20th century and the work of Croatian composers. She premiered and recorded an impressive number of contemporary piano works, equally dedicated to her by talented beginners and doyens of contemporary music. 

She is a professor at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb and the head of the Council for Postgraduate Studies of the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb.