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Damir Leopold Sertić

Born and grown up in Munich

First piano lesson at the age of five

Degree in music pedagogy in 1998 from the Munich Advanced Scool for Music and Theatre

Upon completion of the Conservatory 2000 continued studies in Salzburg. There based now as freelance artist and self-employed piano teacher.

Best Croatian participant at the "Zagreb 2004" International Piano Competition 

Piano Performance Master's degree in 2007 at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg

Often performing on historical instruments such as Mozart's own pianoforte from Vienna 1780

Piano teachers: Alla v. Buch, Vadim Suchanov, Gernot Sieber and Alexei Lubimov 

Doctoral degree (PhD) in 2018 at the Mozarteum University

Working on an alternative song album mixed with electronic music and another of piano music 

Performances in Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, UK, USA, Croatia und Austria, - particulary frequent appearences in the Castle of Leopoldskron

Singer teachers: Catarina Lybeck und Monika Lenz

Debut as singer in Nov. 2007 (live broadcast by ORF) "Musik daran die Welten hängen" for string-quartet, piano, percussions and counter tenor by W. Roscher

My musical findings:


  • I do not believe music has to sound ugly to be called NEW.                             

  • The natural math of overtones in every tone leads on to a dominant seventh. This means, - every tone aims to another. Isn't this wonderful?


Pianist Composer Singer Songwriter Damir / Damn Ear | Damir L. Sertić | Salzburg Sertic

Releises & News
  • On 14th of March 2020 my homage to L. v. Beethoven for his 250th birthday got pulished. I feel honored being part of Susanne Kessel’s enormous project. Thanks Susanne for producing this whole project and wonderful recording witch is avalable on                             and Nikolas Sideris for the publication of the                          Edition in Volume 9.
    For more information about the piece and its extraordinary idea, feel welcome to visit:

  • In March 2019, I took the liberty to cover one of my favorite Songs by Björk  "Hyperballad".

  • Now that I have successfully completed my doctoral studies, I have more time to be musically creative again. The translation of the summary into English and Croatian has been completed and the results of my research are now available here for inspection in all three languages. 


  • This Movement by Mozart was my "Thank-You" from home to the Austrian government for financial support during the Covid 19 crisis in form of the Hardship Fund.


Artwork by Bruno Schwengl, Salzburg, February 2020

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