ANITA TOMASEVICH STAVROU
Born and raised in Belgrade, Anita Tomasevich began to play piano at the age of six. She studied at the Piano Department of the Academy of Art at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia), where she obtained her B.A degree with honors and M. Mus in Piano Performance in the class of Svetlana Bogino (former student of Lev Oborin) and Vladimir Ogarkov (former student of Emil Gilels). She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands where she studied with Marcel Boudet and Ellen Corver (former student of Naum Grubert and Karlheinz Stockhausen) . Anita Tomasevich performed extensively throughout Europe starting with her debut performance at the age of ten, after which she continued to give recitals both in (former) Yugoslavia and abroad, including major halls in Russia, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and made numerous appearances on the national Radio and Television. She has won prizes at national and international competitions, including the first prize at the International Piano Competition of Tortona (Italy, 1997). Through various master-classes she studied with world renowned pianists such as Yelena Richter, Jegor Chugajev, Konstantin Bogino, Stefan Vladar, Jan Wijn, Lazar Berman and Georgy Sandor. In 2005 she released her first CD recording with works of Scarlatti, Chopin, Scriabin and Prokofiev. In 2006 her career as a concert pianist was stopped by the spinal injury. In 2010 she had a short performance with Cypriot soprano Margarita Elia at the 2nd Avaton Music Festival. In 2013 she had her first concert performance, after seven years of recovery, playing Brahms clarinet trio. Anita is a founder and the Artistic Director of the “Avaton Music Festival” which received international acclaims. She currently lives in Cyprus.