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
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
Currently pursuing his doctoral studies 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?
Photo taken by Philip Hutchinson, London BBC Studios in February 2013
It was maybe fate that it took this long to get everything complete, but I'm happy to let you know that my Piano Variations on Björk's "Overture" are finally available for download.
The music is of course dedicated to Björk - so it was ideal and a nice coincidence, that I got the chance to release the music to celebrate her 50th birthday.
After a lot of hurdles I can now conclude a long period of patient waiting. I'm also very happy with the recording. The final mastering now gives the listener (a kind of a new) special sound experience. It feels like your ears are positioned right over the piano strings, so you have the sensation of being part of the sound. Especially with headphones!
Many thanks to my friend Daniel Stenway for the opportunity to record the work on his Steinway Grand D in 2011. Thanks also to my best friend John Lotherington for always motivating and supporting me during these last years in terms of sorting out rights issues. Thanks to Michele Gaggia for the great second mastering of the recording. Thanks to Björk, Derek Birkett and Kobalt Music for permission!