77. Javor Bračić, piano

Sunday, October 1st, 2023 @8pm | An Evening of Croatian Piano Music

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Sunday Evenings at Klavierhaus
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An Evening of Croatian Piano Music

Javor Bračić, piano

Sunday, October 1st, 2023 @8pm

Live at Klavierhaus
790 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019


Luka Sorkočević (1734-1789)
Four Studies (1754)
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Allegretto
IV. Rondo Vivace
Ferdo Livadić (1799-1879)
Notturno (1822)

Dora Pejačević (1885-1923)
Flowers’ Life, Op. 19 (1905)
I. Snowdrops
II. Violets
III. Lilies of the Valley
IV. Forget-me-nots
V. Rose
VI. Red Carnations
VII. Lilies
VIII. Chrysanthemums

Božidar Kunc (1903-1964)
Early Leaves, Op. 20 (1933)
I. Once Upon a Time
II. Young Joys
III. A Dance in the Woods
IV. Happy Dreams
V. After School
VI. Favourite Fairy Tale
VII. The Little Soldiers

Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991)
Eight Studies (1956)
VII. Tempo di Blues
I. Vivacissimo

Ivo Josipović (1957-)
Glass Bead Game (1986)


The Croatian pianist Javor Bračić [YA-vor BRA-chich] was hailed by New York Concert Review for “deep, genuine musicianship and an outstanding technique.” His thirty years of concert experience spans five continents and includes solo and chamber music recitals, appearances with orchestras, as well as first prizes in international piano competitions. His performance was broadcast on WQXR and his CD album Tribute to Haydn was released on Labor Records. His commitment to a solo career as well as outreach brought him to a variety of venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. Javor has started a series of unique conversation-concerts under the title The Art of Listening. He was praised by the audience for his “contagious enthusiasm” and “unique ability to elucidate imagery both as a performer and teacher.” He teaches piano at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and at the University of Connecticut. He also teaches music classes at the 92nd Street Y and accompanies vocal lessons at the Juilliard Extension Division. Javor holds degrees from the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg (class of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling) and Mannes College in New York (class of Pavlina Dokovska). He has received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the City University of New York, where he studied with Ursula Oppens, Richard Goode, and Norman Carey.