Martina Mičija Palić, Prof.

Martina Mičija Palić has started her musical education at music school „Funkcionalna muzička pedagogija“ (today Music college Elly Bašić), where she has finished her elementary musical education. In developing her artistic personality, the same attention she has shown to the basic common knowledge as well as to the musical education, finishing both high school „Gornjogradska gimnazija“ and secondary music school „Mirković“ in the class of professor Barbara Bego-Bojić. She has participated at numerous master classes, competitions and concerts, winnig many awards at competitions both in Croatia and abroad. She has also given many recitals throughout Croatia, Austria, Italy and France.

In addition, it is worth mentioning her experience in playing with the orchestra. She has played few times with ”Društveni orkestar Hrvatskoga glazbenog zavoda“ (string orchestra of Croatian Music Institute) under the guidance of maestro Igor Gjadrov, with the Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television under the guidance of maestro Nikša Bareza and with Orchestre de Flutes Français and maestro Pierre–Alain Biget.

She has attended a significant number of master classes and worked with many eminent pedagogues and musicians, such as Manana Kandelaki (Moscow, Russia); Ivana Švarc-Grenda (Zagreb Croatia); Peter Lang (Salzburg, Austria); Carola Grindea (Royal College of Music in London), Toros Can (USA) and Kiril Rodin (Moscow State Music Conservatory). She has also worked with Noël Flores (Vienna, Austria) and Marina Ambokadze (Georgia).

In 1999 she entered the piano class of Prof. Dr. Evgenij Zarafiants at the Music academy “Ino Mirković“ in Lovran (Croatia), where she graduated in July 2003. In autumn 2003 she continued her musical education in Paris, at the École Normale de Musique de Paris „Alfred Cortot“, where she finished postgraduate master's degree studies in the class of professor Françoise Thinat (piano) and professor Nina Patarčec (chamber music).

In June 2005 she successfully completed postgraduate master's degree studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and won the 2nd prize at the International Chamber Music Competition UFAM in Paris. During studies in France, she has held numerous concerts, including the recital in Saint Germain-en-Laye in the birthplace of Claude Debussy, and in November 2005 a concert at the Alfred Cortot concert hall in Paris.

She also completed specialization in chamber music in the class of professor Nina Patarčec at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, in the academic year 2005/2006 as a fellow of the French Government. During studies in Paris, she also had a scholarship of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. In Paris, she regularly performed as an accompanist to the flute class of professor Pierre-Yves Artaud (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris).

In April 2005 she had a concert tour with Orchestre de Flûtes Français, which started with a concert in Salle Cortot in Paris, after which followed five more concerts in Croatia (in Varaždin, Karlovac, Rijeka, Pula and Rovinj) including a concert at the famous festival for contemporary music “23rd Music Biennale Zagreb – ISCM World Music Days 2005“. There she premiered two pieces of Croatian composers (Viktorija Čop and Igor Kuljerić) for piano solo and flute orchestra, which were written especially for this occasion and dedicated to the pianist.

In February 2007 she held a concert at the Mimara Museum Hall on the occasion of "World Patient Day", playing with the principal baritone Vitomir Marof. In May 2010 she collaborated with American composer Prof. Dr. Larry Alan Smith and the violinist Carla Trynchuk.

Since September 2006 she is working as a piano teacher and accompanist and has won numerous awards and recognitions with her students. In March 2008 she participated at the 20th European Competition in Turin – "Citta di Moncalieri", where she received an honorary degree as a professor, because all her students won the prizes. Since 2009 she is a piano teacher at the Zlatko Baloković Music College.

Martina Micija Palic foto

Paris Salle Cortot 2005 OFF i Micija Palic