Croatian pianist Ivan Pernicki is equally at home on stage as a soloist or as a collaborative artist. He graduated from the Music Academy in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia, after which he spent five years at La Schola Cantorum in Paris as a master’s-degree student of noted piano pedagogue Prof. Eugen Indjic. In 2009 and 2010 he had been awarded the International Keyboard Music Institute Scholarship at the Mannes College of Music in New York (USA). Mr. Pernicki currently serves as a pianist in the vocal departments at both the Music Academy in Zagreb (Croatia) and the Music Academy in Ljubljana (Slovenia). He strongly advocates for music by Croatian composers, works by living composers and Art songs for voice and piano. In 2008, he gave the premiere of a new composition by Juilliard faculty member Eric Ewazen at Juilliard, and American composer Larry Alan Smith dedicated his “Three Pieces for Piano” (published in 2015) to Pernicki. In recent years, Pernicki has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in performances broadcast by Croatian Radio and Television and at festivals in Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Latvia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the United States.Mr. Pernicki is especially praised for his work with singers. In 2014 he received a special award for best vocal accompanist at the International Singing Competition Lazar Jovanović in Belgrade (Serbia), and in 2016, he was a scholarship participant at the renowned Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, the first Croatian musician to perform there in the Institute’s thirty-year history. Pernicki has also played orchestral reductions for nine opera productions in Switzerland, Italy, and Croatia for which he received excellent reviews. In recent time, Ivan has given numerous lecture recitals and masterclasses on chamber music and vocal coaching, on locations including several Universities in United Sates (University of Texas in Austin, Butler school of Music; University of Hartford, Hartt school of music; UMKC, Kansas City; Goucher college, Baltimore; Slippery Rock University, Pittsburgh; Kennesaw state University, Atlanta). Recently Ivan gave a concert at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City which was supported by House of Representatives at Washington 115 th Congress, second session. For more information please also visit web page www.ivanpernicki.net or facebook account.