The Croatian pianist Javor Bračić was hailed by New York Concert Review for “deep, genuine musicianship and an outstanding technique” at his solo Carnegie Hall debut recital presented by New York Concert Artists. His CD album Tribute to Haydn was released by Labor Records, and his performance was broadcast on WQXR in the McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase.
He is the first prize winner of international piano competitions in Italy, Croatia, Belgium and the USA. He was invited to perform at festivals in Norway, Germany, Russia, China, South Africa and the USA. As an artist in residence he was invited to the Rushmore Music Festival and the Karwendel Music Festival.
He performed with the Zagreb Soloists, the Zagreb Youth Chamber Orchestra under maestro Zlatan Srzic, and the Croatian Radio-Television Orchestra under maestro Hikaru Ebihara and maestro Vladimir Kranjcevic. As a member of New York Concert Artists, he performed at the Evenings of Piano Concerti under maestro Eduard Zilberkant. As a chamber musician he performed regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Ethel Foundation series.
Mr. Bračić has a passion for bringing music to audiences unable to visit concert halls as well as giving educational lecture-recitals. He gave a series of concerts at hospitals and nursing homes in Austria as a member of Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now. In New York, he has given a series of lecture-recitals in form of conversations under the title The Art of Listening aimed at promoting the appreciation of classical music among young people.
Javor Bračić earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the University of Mozarteum Salzburg, in the class of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. He received another Master’s Degree and a Professional Studies Diploma under full scholarship at Mannes College of Music in New York, studying with Pavlina Dokovska. In the fall of 2013 he was awarded the prestigious Graduate Center Fellowship to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the City University of New York as a student of Ursula Oppens, Richard Goode, and Norman Carey.