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Lana Genc Biography

Lana Genc finished her postgraduate studies at Zagreb Music Academy under the tutelage of famed Croatian pianist Lovro Pogorelich, after having graduated in 2001 in the class of Vladimir Krpan. She was awarded the Rector`s Prize in 2000.

Ms. Genc also studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under Rudolf Kehrer and David Lively. She has attended international masterclasses with Lazar Berman, Karl Heinz Kammerling, Viktor Merzhanov and many other renowned pianists and teachers.
Between 2007 and 2010, Ms. Genc studied with Konstantin Bogino at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Bergamo, Italy.

At the age of 17, Lana Genc traveled to Japan for her first recital tour, which led to later recitals in Japan. She performed at the Pablo Casals Hall in Tokyo and toured with the Japan Shinsei Symphonic Orchestra and the Prinzen Garten Philharmonic Orchestra, playing concertos of Rachmaninov and Mozart.

In the following years, Ms. Genc has played numerous recitals and chamber music concerts all over Europe and in her native Croatia. She held recitals in Vienna ( Bosendorfer Saal ), Holland, Russia, France, Bulgaria ( European Festival of Classic FM Radio in Sofia ), Cyprus, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Berlin she played Leoš Janaček’s “ Concertino for piano “ with the Croatian contemporary ensemble “ Cantus Ansambl “.
She toured Chile ( Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, Antofagasta ) performing in 2005.

In 2016 Ms. Genc made her debut in the United States with performances at varied venues in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
In 2015, she made a debut in Czech Republic, repeated in 2016, featuring recitals in Prague, Karlovy Vary, Cesky Krumlov, and other cities.

Ms. Genc has performed with all major Croatian orchestras - Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra, Croatian National Theatre "I. pl. Zajc" Rijeka and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra - and major Croatian ensembles, as well as with the Slovenian string quartet "Tartini."
Ms. Genc has performed with many virtuoso musicians, including violist Aleksandar Milošev ( at the Belgrade International BUNT Festival ), cellist Dennis Shapovalov ( PagART Festival ) and flute and piccolo player Dani Bošnjak.

Lana Genc recorded a CD from which the piece "Tonal Sonata," by the Croatian contemporary composer Željko Brkanović, won the prestigious discographic music award, The Porin.

Critics praise her masterful and precise technique, beautiful sound and clarity of ideas.