Sara Marianovich was born in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. She took first piano lessons at the age of eight, and when only fifteen, she entered the Faculty of Music (FMU), University of Arts, Belgrade. Graduating, she won “The University of Arts Prize” as the best student at FMU and she was also awarded the "Emil Hajek Foundation Prize", given to the most promising young pianist. Then she proceeded to obtain the Master of Arts degree on the FMU. Later, she completed successfully the Course on interpretation of Spanish music on the Royal High Conservatory of Music in Madrid (Spain). She studied piano under the guidance of renowned professors: Lully Petrovic, Arbo Valdma, Victor Merzhanov, Dmitri Bashkirov, Joaquin Soriano and Manuel Carra.
As a soloist accompanied by orchestra, she performed for the first time at the age of twelve and when thirteen, she had her first solo piano recital. Touring a number of European countries and the United States, performing as a soloist or accompanied by symphonic orchestras, she also made live recordings by radio and television. She took part in several UNESCO charity concerts, as well as in the Gala concert "Music for Peace at UNESCO" (Paris, November 1999), performing among famous artists such as Maestro Zubin Mehta, Gil Shaham, Barbara Hendricks, Grace Bumbry, Montserrat Caballe, etc. She also took part at “United Nations” Gala Concert in New York (September, 1999.)
Sara Marianovich has been living in Madrid since 1991. She met Maestro Joaquin Rodrigo and his family in 1992, and in 1996 she exceptionally performed pieces of his music at the composer’s home and in his presence, recorded by RTS Television. Her double CD released by "SONY" (2001) with the Complete solo piano works by Joaquin Rodrigo (world's premiere recording) has received excellent reviews all over the world: "Discovery of the month" at Classic FM; five stars twice (for performance, and for sound) at BBC Music Magazine; first place among the ten best CD’s at the Japanese music magazine Ongaku no Tomo and at the Spanish music magazine Melomano. She recorded CD and DVD in collaboration with violinist Ilija Marinkovic, with works by Pablo Sarasate. Special edition of this CD was released for the "Hotel Ritz" in Madrid, as a gift to their VIP guests. "SONY" also released several CD collections, including Sara's recordings along with other distinguished artist, such as Arthur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Alicia de Larrocha, Martha Argerich, Glenn Gould, Evgeny Kissin, Yefim Bronfman, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, etc.
In 2003, Sara Marianovich founded in Madrid her own enterprise "Sara Music Art, S.L", holding on so many cultural and educational projects, and in 2006 she obtain her own discography label.
As a pedagogue, Sara Marianovich gives piano Masterclasses for students, including International Courses on interpretation of Spanish music, as well as Teacher Training programmes. She has a valuable experience working with the kids, and her innovative method for children musical education "Following the traces of Sounds", has been accredited by the "Centre for development of the education", Republic of Serbia. Up to present, she performed on more than thousand multimedia concerts for children in Serbia, Spain, France, Switzerland and Bosnia y Herzegovina, in collaboration with prestigious institutions such as: the "Juan March" Foundation, Madrid; the International University "Menendez Pelayo", Spain; University of Huelva, Spain; the Spanish National Library in Madrid; “Instituto Cervantes” in Belgrade; "Hotel Ritz" in Madrid; Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra; State Department of Culture, Serbia; the social program of Spanish Banks "Caja Madrid” and “Caja Navarra"; etc. Sara is an author of the book-CD for children “Following the Traces of sound" (at the present there are editions on Spanish and Serbian language), and she also create and produced the TV programme for children, in collaboration with eminent artists and supported by important Institutions. This multimedia project for children is also highly recommended by Maestro Zubin Mehta, who emphasized that < this is exactly what is necessary for children: to inspire and discipline them with music, preparing them for the hardships of life. >
Communication languages: Spanish, Serbian, English, Italian and Russian
More information: www.sara-marianovich.com