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Tamara Stefanovich

Tamara Stefanovich

Known for captivating interpretations of a wide repertoire, Tamara Stefanovich performs at the world’s major concert venues including Berlin Philharmonie, Suntory Hall Tokyo and London’s Royal Albert and Wigmore Halls. She features in international festivals such as La Roque d’Antheron, Salzburger Festspiele, Styriarte Graz and Beethovenfest Bonn. Stefanovich has appeared with orchestras including The Cleveland and Chicago Symphonies, London Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras, Bamberger Symphoniker, Britten Sinfonia, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

The 2018/19 season will see Tamara Stefanovich debut with the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Jonathan Stockhammer, giving the world premiere of Zeynep Gedizliogu’s new piano concerto. She returns to Stavanger Symphony Orchestra under Christian Eggen and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Michael Schønwandt for performances of Hans Abrahamsen’s Left, alone. Together with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble she will celebrate Reinbert de Leeuw’s 80th birthday. For the start of the season she joins forces with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra for performances of Zimmerman’s Dialogue at Lucerne Festival and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. Recitals with Stockhausen’s Mantra lead the duo to Ultima Festival Norway, Musikfest Berlin and London’s Southbank Center. In October the duo embarks on an extensive US tour with concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony, at CalPerformances Berkley and in Chapel Hill. Further recitals see Tamara perform at Pharos Music Festival Cyprus, Brucknerhaus Linz, SWR Mainz, the Barbican and Auditori Barcelona.

Recent engagements have included performances with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, WDR Sinfoniesorchester Köln, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. She also made an extensive US recital tour marking the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez garnering exultant reviews.

Tamara Stefanovich has collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä and Susanna Mälkki, as well as leading composers including Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtág. She regularly leads educational projects at London’s Barbican Centre, Kölner Philharmonie and at Klavier-Festival Ruhr such as the innovative online project of interactive pedagogical analyses Boulez’ Notations: Tamara is cofounder and curator of a newly created festival “The Clearing” at Portland International Piano Series.

Her discography includes the Grammy-nominated recording of Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon. Stefanovich has also recorded for the AVI and harmonia mundi labels new piano solo works by Thomas Larcher. Her latest recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, and 10 studies for piano with WDR Symphonieorchester Köln released by Winter & Winter. In March 2019 her debut recording with Pentatone was released. Called INFLUENCES this critically acclaimed solo-recording includes works by Ives, Bartók, Messiaen and Bach.