Mia Pečnik

Croatian classical pianist | Award winner of Young musician of the year 2019 | Ivo Vuljević Award 2020
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Mia Pečnik is a student of prof. Andreas Frölich at HfMT Köln. She has performed with an orchestra over 20 times. Her first performance with an orchestra was at the age of 11, and at the age of 15, she had her debut with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with an orchestra all over Croatia, Europe, the USA and Asia, of which the following performances stand out: with Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuwait City, in Santa Cecilia Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, five times in Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb and also in the Croatian National Theatre, then with the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra in Kraków, with Orkiestra Symfoniczna Panstwowej in Katowice, with Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau in Citta di Cantu, with Croatian National Theatre Symphonic Orchestra in Osijek, with Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, with Bazzini Concert Orchestra in Verona, with Master Orchestra in Brescia and with the Zagreb Soloists chamber orchestra with whom she has performed 3 times.

Photo by Goran Zorja | KD Lisinski | Zagreb | 2020.
Photo by Goran Zorja | KD Lisinski | Zagreb | 2020.

Mia Pecnik is a student of prof. Andreas Frölich at HfMT Köln. She has performed with an orchestra over 20 times. Her first performance with an orchestra was at the age of 11, and at the age of 15, she had her debut with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with an orchestra all over Croatia, Europe, the USA and Asia, of which the following performances stand out: with Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuwait City, in Santa Cecilia Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, five times in Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb and also in the Croatian National Theatre, then with the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra in Kraków, with Orkiestra Symfoniczna Panstwowej in Katowice, with Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau in Citta di Cantu, with Croatian National Theatre Symphonic Orchestra in Osijek, with Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, with Bazzini Concert Orchestra in Verona, with Master Orchestra in Brescia and with the Zagreb Soloists chamber orchestra with whom she has performed 3 times. 

Mia Pečnik has received more than 80 first and special prizes in international and national competitions. She is the winner of the 11th edition of The series of young musicians’ concerts mo. Vinko Lesić 2022 awarded by Juenesses Musicales Croatia. In November 2020 Mia won the Ivo Vuljević Award for the biggest musical achievement of young musicians in 2020 and in 2019 the most significant award given to young musicians in Croatia, the Young Musician of the Year Award. Several times, she was awarded with the „Oscar of knowledge” prize, awarded by the Ministry of science and education of the Republic of Croatia to Croatian’s best students. She is also the winner of the prize given by the city Sveta Nedelja for special musical contributions and the “Prof. Baltazar“prize given by City of Zagreb for the absolute prize on the Croatian National Piano Competition. As the winner of the Grand Prize award at the American Fine Arts Festival – International Concerto Competition she has performed in Carnegie Hall and as the first prize winner of the “Debut International Piano Competition” she had a recital in May 2017 also in Carnegie Hall (New York).

She had recitals on many festivals like the “Notting Hill concert series” in London, “San Francisco Piano Festival” (USA), Klavier Festival Ruhr, “Danubia talents” Budimpest, (Hungary), “Young Artists in Kraków”, “Gorczycki Festiwal” in Operze Śląskiej, also at the Filharmonia Śląska in Katowice (Poland), “Epidarius festival” Cavtat, “Pianoloop festival” Split, “Zvjezdano ljeto” Karlovac, “46, Samoborske jeseni” Samobor, “Koncertna sezona 2021,/2022” Zadar, “Un fiume dio note – Musicae” Opatija, “Svetislav Stančić Pleyel” Zagreb, 10th Concert Cycle of the City of Osijek, “Chopinfest” in Belgrade (Serbia), “MuseArt” Bucharest (Romania), “Talenti in corte” Sicile, Italy, “Marbella International Music Festival” in Spain, “Opening Concert IV Piano Competition City of Vigo” Spain, Lisianum Art Festival  etc.

In 2020 Mia was a finalist of the national Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.

She has recorded for the Croatian Radio Television, Hungary TV and RTL.

In March 2022 she recorded a CD with the Zagreb Philharmonic and maestro Jan Latham-Koenig containing Dora Pejačević: Concert for piano and orchestra in g-minor, op. 33 for Croatia Records.

Mia Pečnik has received more than 80 first and special prizes in international and national competitions. She is the winner of the 11th edition of The series of young musicians’ concerts mo. Vinko Lesić 2022 awarded by Juenesses Musicales Croatia. In November 2020 Mia won the Ivo Vuljević Award for the biggest musical achievement of young musicians in 2020 and in 2019 the most significant award given to young musicians in Croatia, the Young Musician of the Year Award. Several times, she was awarded with the „Oscar of knowledge” prize, awarded by the Ministry of science and education of the Republic of Croatia to Croatian’s best students. She is also the winner of the prize given by the city Sveta Nedelja for special musical contributions and the “Prof. Baltazar“prize given by City of Zagreb for the absolute prize on the Croatian National Piano Competition. As the winner of the Grand Prize award at the American Fine Arts Festival – International Concerto Competition she has performed in Carnegie Hall and as the first prize winner of the “Debut International Piano Competition” she had a recital in May 2017 also in Carnegie Hall (New York).

She had recitals on many festivals like the “Notting Hill concert series” in London, “San Francisco Piano Festival” (USA), Klavier Festival Ruhr, “Danubia talents” Budimpest, (Hungary), “Young Artists in Kraków”, “Gorczycki Festiwal” in Operze Śląskiej, also at the Filharmonia Śląska in Katowice (Poland), “Epidarius festival” Cavtat, “Pianoloop festival” Split, “Zvjezdano ljeto” Karlovac, “46, Samoborske jeseni” Samobor, “Koncertna sezona 2021,/2022” Zadar, “Un fiume dio note – Musicae” Opatija, “Svetislav Stančić Pleyel” Zagreb, 10th Concert Cycle of the City of Osijek, “Chopinfest” in Belgrade (Serbia), “MuseArt” Bucharest (Romania), “Talenti in corte” Sicile, Italy, “Marbella International Music Festival” in Spain, “Opening Concert IV Piano Competition City of Vigo” Spain, Lisianum Art Festival  etc.

In 2020 Mia was a finalist of the national Eurovision Young Musicians Competition.

She has recorded for the Croatian Radio Television, Hungary TV and RTL.

In March 2022 she recorded a CD with the Zagreb Philharmonic and maestro Jan Latham-Koenig containing Dora Pejačević: Concert for piano and orchestra in g-minor, op. 33 for Croatia Records.

Interview by Anita Nadj | KD Lisinski | Zagreb | 2020.

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