To celebrate the newest edition to the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Mill Ave Chamber Players is joined by pianist, Snezana Krstic, for a celebration of works for piano and wind instruments, including Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds and Poulenc’s amusing Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano.
Snezana Krstic, Piano
In her native Yugoslavia (Serbia) Snezana Krstic was active as a pianist, professor of music, and a member of several chamber ensembles. At 16 years of age, she became the youngest student at Belgrade University School of Music from which she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. She also spent one year in Moscow for postgraduate professional studies (Stazhirovka) working with Galina I. Miserva. The recipient of numerous awards for piano solo and chamber ensembles, Mrs. Krstic was a pupil of professors Valery Sigalevich, Miroslava Lili Petrovic, Andrea Preger, Natalia Tomic, and Mirjana Vukdragovic. She attended summer music camp in Groznjan, Slovenia and a piano camp in Portogruaro, Italy, where she worked with pianist Constantin Bogino. For 15 years, she was a professor of piano at the Kragujevac Music Academy, where she received their award for best pedagogy results. Mrs. Krstic has performed in Italy, Russia, Germany, France, and Hungary. Since she moved to the United States, she has worked as an accompanist for Ballet Arizona School and Company and as a piano teacher in many schools throughout the Valley. She frequently performs as a soloist and with chamber ensembles. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and an active member of the Phoenix Music Teachers Association. She has been the chairperson of the PMTA Celebration of Music Piano Competition (2009-2011) and regularly judges for piano competitions and Arizona Study Program piano examinations. Currently, she teaches piano classes and private lessons at the Paradise Valley Community College, at Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children in Phoenix, and in her home studio. Her students regularly attend competitions throughout the year and receive numerous awards and prizes. She resides in North Phoenix, with her husband and three daughters.
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