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The University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts organises Intensive master class for piano which will be held within the Department of Music at the Academy of Arts, building at the Petrovaradin Fortress.


16th – 21st April 2013
University of Music, Cologne (Germany)


[accpane title=”Prof. ARBO VALDMA“]
[img style=”frame” align=”left”][/img]Arbo Valdma is an Estonian pianist and music pedagogue. He is a professor of piano at the University of Music in Cologne (Germany). He received his musical education at the Music Academy in Tallinn (Estonia) under Bruno Lukk (himself a student of Arthur Schnabel and Paul Hindemith) and later with Nina Emelyanova (a former student of Samuel Feinberg) at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (Masters and Doctorate degrees).
He performed as a soloist with many orchestras and with conductors including N. Järvi, K. Sanderling, E. Klas. A. Janson, A. Rabinowitsch, O. Danon, N. Debelic, I. Drazinic, A. Nanut, P. Despalj, A. Kolar and others. As chamber musician, he has performed with many well known musicians including Mstislav Rostropovich, Walter Despalj, Fern Raskovic among others. In 1984, he was appointed Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and Head of the Piano Department at the University of Belgrade (former Yugoslavia). From 1989 to 1992, he was also Head of the Piano Section at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad.
Vocational pedagogue, researcher, and author of numerous pedagogical publications, he has given more than 150 masterclasses around the world in cities such as Moscow, Rome, Thessaloniki,, Athens, Calgary, Tokyo, Montepulciano, Liechtenstein, Ohrid, Subotica, Belgrade, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Ljubljana, Kaushiung, Dubrovnik, Bad Sobernheim, Cologne, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sendai, and many others. Arbo Valdma was a founding member of EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) Department in Yugoslavia (established in 1988); Honorary President of EPTA Serbia and an Honorary Member of EPTA in Estonia. In 1991, he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa grade by Estonian Music Academy.
His students have won numerous prizes at the most prestigious international piano competitions: Brussels (Queen Elisabeth), Vienna (Beethoven), Vevey (Clara Haskil), Cologne (F. Chopin), Epinal, Geneva, Lausanne, Leeds, Munich, Sydney, Vercelli, Washington and others. He has also produced numerous televisions and radio shows where often his students performed with an exceptionally high standard.
Arbo Valdma has received worldwide praise through his performances at international symposiums.



There is a possibility to take active or passive participation in master class. Passive participation is possible only if there is sufficient number of active participants.


Active participation
• Participants from Serbia: 7.000,00 RSD
• Participants from abroad: 60.00 €

*Registration fee in not refundable.

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• Participants from Serbia: 18.000,00 RSD
• Participants from former Yugoslav Countries: 165.00 €
• Participants from other Countries: 230.00 €

**The number of active participants is limited. The participants will be listed in order by registration and payment.


Passive participation
REGISTRATION FEE (allows attending the whole master class as visitor)
• Participants from Serbia: 2.500,00 RSD
• Participants from abroad: 30.00 €

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Account for payments
Participants from abroad
Beneficiary: University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts
Bank: NBSRRSBGXXX National Bank of Serbia
IBAN Bank Account No.: RS35908500100012978017
Purpose: Intensive Master Class


Registration for master classes
By filling in the attached registration form.
Send the duly filled registration form to the following e-mail address:
The payment should be made only after receiving the confirmation of acceptance by the Academy of Arts Novi Sad, and not later than 5th April 2013.


Deadline for registration and payments:
5th April 2013


University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts


Project coordinator:
Prof. Zoran Krajišnik, MA


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