Born in Belgrade, pianist Aleksandar Madžar is a worldwide highly acclaimed soloist. He is also a devoted chamber music partner to many acclaimed musicians such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Ilya Gringolts, Julia Fischer, Vilde Frang and many others. He is regular guest at festivals in Bad Kissingen, Schleswig Holstein, the Ivo Pogorelich Festival at Bad Wörishofen, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Davos, Roque d’Antheron, Salzburg, Aldeburgh, Verbier and Lockenhaus.
Aleksandar Madžar studied piano with Gordana Malinovic and Arbo Valdma in Belgrade, with Elisso Virsaladze in Moscow, with Edouard Mirzoian at the Strasbourg Conservatory and in Brussels with Daniel Blumenthal.
He has been awarded innumerable prizes, including the Bärenreiter Prize in 1985. He was also a prize-winner in the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano in 1989, and in October 1997 he became the first prize winner of the Umberto Micheli Piano Competition in Milan.
His discography includes the two Chopin piano concertos, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Dmitri Kitaenko for BMG, a CD of Chabrier for the French label, a CD of Elliot Carter, Rachmaninov and Schnittke with Louise Hopkins for the Swedish label Intim Musik and a CD of Prokofiev, Martinu and Hindemith with Mathieu Dufour for Harmonia Mundi.
Aleksandar Madžar is Professor at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire, in Brussels.