Professor Art. Đorđe Stanetti – Head of Department
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department has been active since the establishment of the Academy of Music in 1921. Svetislav Stančić, the founder of the Croatian piano school, introduced professional standards into Croatian concert life. He trained a number of renowned Croatian pianists and teachers, including Božidar Kunc, Branka Musulin, Ivo Maček and Melita Lokrović and Ladislav Šaban in the 1930s, and Jurica Murai, Stjepan Radić, Zvjezdana Bašić, Mirjana Vukdragović, Ranko Filjak, Branko Sepčić, Dora Guščić, Pavica Gvozdić, Vladimir Krpan and Sretna Meštrović in the 1950s and 1960s.
Since its founding, the tradition of the Organ School has been promoted through the activities of the renowned organists, composers and teachers Franjo Dugan and Franjo Lučić, Čedomil Dugan and Andjelko Klobučar.
In 1993, the distinguished Croatian harpsichordist Višnja Mažuran initiated the study programme in Harpsichord.
ABOUT THE STUDY PROGRAMME
During their studies at the Department, students acquire and master skills of playing the instrument, which is the principal subject of study, and gain knowledge in skills related to their chosen area of study.
The music theory subjects Solfeggio, Harmony, Musical Forms and Styles, History of Music, Introduction to Piano Literature and others, practical disciplines, Chamber Music, Piano Practicum, Accompaniment, Generalbass, Basso Continuo, provide the foundation for a broad and thorough study programme.
Among elective subjects, students can choose from subjects that deepen or broaden their knowledge, as well as those that develop new knowledge. Upon successful completion of some of the elective modules in their entirety (Pedagogical Module, Jazz Music, Vocal Accompaniment (only Piano), Organ Restoration (only Organ), Early Music, Contemporary Music, Sound Engineering, Cultural Management, Leading an Ensemble), students acquire additional professional competencies.
The study programme is completed after passing all the required exams, writing a thesis and by giving a public performance – their final exam, in the form of a solo recital.
COMPETENCES GAINED IN THE STUDY PROGRAMME
The graduates of the Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate Study for Instrumentalists: tracks Piano, Harpsichord and Organ can work as independent artists and/or performers: either as soloists, members of chamber ensembles or as orchestral musicians. They are also qualified to work independently in the fields of culture, education, tourism and festival productions, in the media or in other related areas.
After completing the elective pedagogical module, they are qualified to work in primary and secondary music schools as teachers of appropriate instruments and chamber music.
Piano teachers in Zagreb
Full Professor Art. Jakša Zlatar – Head of Department, Piano, Piano Teaching Methods, Introduction to Piano Literature
Professor Emeritus Pavica Gvozdić, Piano
Professor Emeritus Vladimir Krpan, Piano
Full Professor Art. Dalibor Cikojević, Piano
Full Professor Art. Ida Gamulin, Piano
Full Professor Art. Ljubomir Gašparović, Piano, Keyboard Instruments History
Full Professor Art. Hari Gusek, Piano
Full Professor Art. Đorđe Stanetti, Piano
Full Professor Art. Đuro Tikvica, Piano
Associate Professor Art. Srđan Filip Čaldarović, Piano
Associate Professor Art. Ruben Dalibaltayan, Piano
Associate Professor Art. Veljko Glodić, Piano
Associate Professor Art. Katarina Krpan, Piano
Associate Professor Art. Sretna Meštrović (retired), Piano
Associate Professor Art. Lovro Pogorelić, Piano
Assistant Professor Art. Danijel Detoni, Piano, Chamber music
Assistant Professor Art. Ante Milić, Piano
Filip Fak, Teaching Assistant, Piano
Piano duo teachers
Full Professor Art. Emin Armano, Piano duo
Full Professor Art. Mladen Janjanin, Piano duo
Regional Department Rijeka
Associate Professor Art. Vladimir Babin, Piano
Assistant Professor Art. Maja Bakrač, Piano
Assistant Professor Art. Pavao Mašić, Harpsichord, Basso Continuo, Early Music Performing Practice, Piano Practicum
Full Professor Art. Ljerka Očić, Organ, Chamber Music, Historical Performing Practice
Full Professor Art. Mario Penzar, Organ, Generalbass, Organ Literature
Teachers of compulsory piano
Mario Šoša, Senior Lecturer – Head of Compulsory Piano Section
Full Professor Art. Ksenija Kos (retired), Compulsory Piano
Vlasta Gyura, Senior Lecturer, Compulsory Piano
Srebrenka Široki Turčić, Senior Lecturer, Compulsory Piano
Sabrina Zelić, Senior Lecturer, Compulsory Piano
Dino Kalebota, Lecturer, Compulsory Piano.
Mia Miljković Đuzel, Lecturer, Compulsory Piano
Darko Žuk, Lecturer, Compulsory Piano