G. F. HANDEL
Nenad Lečić was born in Čačak, Serbia, in 1979. Shortly after beginning piano lessons at the age of five, he won numerous national and international competitions. His successful orchestral debut at the age of eleven was followed by concert tours, recordings for radio and television and CD produc- tions.
When he was 13, he received the award “Young European Top Talent” from RAITV. In 1992, Nenad Lečić was accepted into the class of Igor Lazko as the youngest student at the University of Music in Belgrade.
He then completed his studies at the University of Music in Cologne under the tutelage of Arbo Valdma and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Workshops with András Schiff, Vladimir Krainew, Alexander Lonquich, Peter Eötvös, the Alban Berg Quartet, among others, have shaped his influences.
He regularly gives solo, solo and orchestra as well as chamber music concerts in Europe, such as at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Stefaniensaal Graz, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, in addition to con- certs in Korea and Japan. As a soloist he has performed with various orchestras, such as the Bam- berg Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Belgrade Philharmonic and collaborated with conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jonathan Nott, Dennis Russel Davies, Konstantin Krimets, Mauricio Kagel and Mladen Jagust. He performs chamber music alongside Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Johannes Moser, Ralph Manno, Guido Schiefen, Xenia Jankovic, Tamara Stefanovich, Christoph Richter and Kathar- ina Deserno.
Numerous invitations have led to performances at renowned international festivals, such as Klavier- festival Ruhr, Styriarte Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and Kings Place Festival in London. He regu- larly gives world premiere performances of contemporary compositions, including the German premiere of the concerto for two pianos and orchestra “Im Lichte” by Johannes Maria Staud with the Bamberg Symphony conducted by Jonathan Nott.
Nenad Lečić taught at the University of Music in Detmold for many years and currently gives les- sons at the University of Music and Dance Cologne.
Nenad Lečić has five CD recordings to date with works for solo piano and chamber music.