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Musical lesson: THE SISTER’S PLAY

Agnes und Eva Bajic (links)

The two great pianists Agnes and Eva Bajic interpret works by Franz Liszt (* 22 October 1811 in Raiding/Doborján, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire; † 31 July 1886 in Bayreuth, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire) and the composers Dora Pejačević – Maria Theodora Paulina (Dora) Pejačević, * 10 September 1885 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary; † 5. March 1923 in Munich) was a composer who grew up in Slavonia and lived there as well as in Dresden and Munich, Fanny Hensel (* 14 November 1805 in Hamburg; † 14 May 1847 in Berlin; born Fanny Zippora Mendelssohn; christened Fanny Cäcilie Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a German Romantic composer as well as a pianist, conductor and concert organiser. Her compositional oeuvre, of which only a small part has been published to date, comprises over 460 works and – with a few exceptions – was transferred from family ownership to the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz in 1964. A musical career and publications during her lifetime had been largely forbidden to her by her family. Nevertheless, Fanny Hensel unfolded a diverse musical oeuvre: In her Sunday music concerts in Berlin, she created a semi-public space in which her own works could be heard, in which she also performed as a soloist or conducted larger works. In her lifelong and early compositional activity, she produced a wealth of songs, piano pieces, chamber music works, sacred cantatas and other works with orchestra. Fanny Hensel’s compositional œuvre has only been researched since the 1980s; the 150th anniversary of her death in 1997 and the 200th anniversary of her birth in 2005 were the occasion for numerous academic and popular publications and events as well as CD recordings), Cecile Chaminade – Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (* 8 August 1857 in Paris; † 13 April 1944 in Monte Carlo). April 1944 in Monte Carlo) was a French composer and pianist, and Amy Beach – Amy Marcy Beach, née Cheney; pseudonym: H.H.A. Beach (5 September 1867 in Henniker, New Hampshire – 27 December 1944, New York City), was an American composer, pianist and the first American woman to write a symphony, breaking into what was then a distinctly male domain.solo and four-hands.

The sisters Agnes & Eva Bajic regularly give concerts at the “Liszt Society” in Hungary. They have been playing four-hands since childhood. Their repertoire includes pieces by Liszt, works by female composers and contemporary music.

Agnes Bajic was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, as a member of the Hungarian minority. She completed her piano studies with Arbo Valdma and Rita Kinka at the Music Academy in Novi Sad with a diploma in concert performance and pedagogy.
Her concert activity takes place as a soloist and chamber musician in various formations.
Agnes Bajic is a long-standing musical partner of the renowned Hungarian flutist Bela Drahos, with whom she has performed numerous concerts of chamber music works for flute and piano.
Agnes is currently a répétiteur at the University of Music in Pecs, where she is also writing her doctoral thesis on Franz Liszt.

Eva Bajic was also born and raised in the former Yugoslavia as a member of the Hungarian minority. She completed her piano studies at the University of Music in Graz with Sebastian Benda, Thomas Duis and Ayami Ikeba with a concert diploma. She received support from the Graz Cultural Department’s scholarship for gifted students, the Martha Debelli scholarship and the Forum Hungaricum.
She attended master classes with Arbo Valdma, Zoltán Kocsis, Tamás Vásáry and Lazar Bermann, among others.
She performs as a soloist and pianist in various chamber music formations, including “Ensemble für Neue Musik”, “Artresonanz” and “Ensemble Zeitfluss”, and is involved in several projects in which contemporary music is developed and performed with children and young people: “Klangnetze”, “Moment Musik”, “Kreative Musikworkshops” with VS.
She can look back on many years of collaboration with many composers, numerous world premieres, radio recordings, CD productions at the “Musikbiennale Zagreb” and at the “Steirischer Herbst”(Musikprotokoll), among others.


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