Goran Filipec, a pianist with extraordinary charisma and subtle musical intuition, pertains to the group of musicians whose interpretations continue to win the hearts of international audience and critics. “…Powerful and subtle in exact degrees, with an infinite capability of phrasing and poetical deepening in the most tremendous passages, almost ignoring the infinite difficulties of the score, Filipec dedicated himself to making music…” referred Pablo Kohan from the Buenos Aires daily La Nación to his interpretation, while Edith Eisler from New Yorker Concert Review referred to his performance as “…brilliant and refined…”.
Born in Rijeka (Croatia) in 1981, he studied piano at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Moscow’s State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky, and “Ino Mirkovich” Academy of Music with Naum Grubert, Natalia Trull, Oxana Yablonskaya and Evgeny Zarafiants. Since 2013 he is pursuing doctoral studies in music (Doctorat d’interprète de la musique) at the University Paris-Sorbonne and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris working on a subject related to piano transcriptions.
Goran Filipec is laureate of several international piano competitions such as Franz Liszt – Premio Mario Zanfi (Italy) in 2011, Concurso de Parnassos (Mexico) in 2010, Gabala International Piano Competition (Azerbaijan) in 2009 and José Iturbi International Music Competition (USA) in 2009.
As soloist he has performed all over Europe, United States, South America and Japan and his performances were broadcasted by several radio and television channels in Switzerland, France, Argentina, Brazil and Croatia. He is presently recording for the Naxos label.
As highlights of his performances could be mentioned concerts at the Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Auditorium di Milano, Carnegie Hall (New York), Bela Bartok National Concert Hall (Budapest), National Concert Hall (Dublin), Minato Mirai Concert Hall (Yokohama), Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires), Progetto Martha Argerich (Lugano), as well as performances with numerous orchestras such as the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Reggio (Parma), Orquesta del Teatro Colón or Zagreb Philharmonic.
Goran Filipec is a pianist of fiery energy and well-defined artistic personality, with a special leaning towards classical and romantic repertoire and music of pronounced virtuosity.
On 17 December 2015 Goran performed a brilliant piano recital on a KAWAI grand piano in the Blue Room of Museum Geelvinck