Eugen Indjic was born in Belgrade in 1947. His mother was a Russian amateur pianist and he immigrated with her to the United States at the age of four. As a child, he began piano lessons with Georgian pianist, Liubov Stephani and Benjamin Kalman, and later Alexander Borovsky who taught him in Boston between 1959 and 1964. After graduating from Phillips Academy in Andover, he performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Boston Symphony, making him the youngest soloist ever to appear with that orchestra. Later he became a Leonard-Bernstein Scholar at Harvard University, where he studied musicology and composition with Laurence Berman and Leon Kirchner. While attending Harvard he took additional lessons at the Juilliard School of Music with Mieczysław Münz and Lee Thompson.
Indjic went on to win three prominent international contests, Warsaw in 1970, Leeds in 1972, and Rubinstein in 1974. His discography includes works by Chopin, Debussy and Schumann, all re-issued by the Andante Spianato label, as well as works by Stravinsky and Beethoven. Arte Nova Classics has released live performances with the SWF Orchestra of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in B-flat minor and Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations. Indjic regularly teaches master classes at Schola Cantorum, in Paris, as well as in Japan and the United States. He also serves as a jury member for a number of prestigious international competitions. In 2010, he became the artist-in-residence at the Prague Symphony Orchestra.
*Ferenc Liszt Society in Poland, founded in Wroclaw in 1989, is a nationwide association with the aim of popularising music. Its main stress is laid on the output and the person of Franz Liszt himself as well as his connections with Polish culture.
Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator