Suzana Bevada-Sijarić

Suzana Bevada-Sijarić, born in 1977 in Mostar, where she finished lower and secondary music education (main subject: piano). She entered the Music Academy in Sarajevo in 1999. at the solo piano department in the class of Prof. Olana Sijarić, where she in 2005 graduates. She completed her master’s degree in piano with the highest grade […]

Suzana Bevada-Sijarić, born in 1977 in Mostar, where she finished lower and secondary music education (main subject: piano). She entered the Music Academy in Sarajevo in 1999. at the solo piano department in the class of Prof. Olana Sijarić, where she in 2005 graduates. She completed her master’s degree in piano with the highest grade at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo in the class of Prof. Dragan Opančić.
 She actively participated at international courses: Prague-Wien-Budapest in 2003. (Prof. Peter Topercer) and in 2004 (Prof. Noel Flores); Seminar of music pedagogues and teachers in Dubrovnik (prof. Vladimir Krpan in 2006 and Vladimir Bochkarev in 2011). She also participated in workshops led by renowned pianists such as: Lovro Pogorelić, Mykola Suk, Yuri Kot, Aleksandra Romanić, Boris Kraljević, Ruben Dalybaltayan, Rita Kinka, Vlado Milošević, Julia Gubaidullina and others.
As a soloist and chamber musician Suzana Bevanda-Sijarić performed many times in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in Greece, Croatia, Qatar and Serbia.
In 2000, Suzana Bevanda-Sijarić represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the International Festival of Women Artists of the Mediterranean in Thessaloniki; 2003 she performed as a soloist with the Mostar Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Marija Ramljak), and performed at the festivals: Music Festival of May (2010), Music Forum in Opatija as part of the SONEMUS Ensemble, performing compositions of Bosnian contemporary composers such are: Josip Magdić, Dino Rešidbegović and Ališer Sijarić (2012), Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival 2016 and Tattile Piano Fest (2018). As a chamber musician she regularly plays in duo with violin player, YeonJu Jeong.
Since 2004 Suzana Bevanda-Sijarić works as a piano teacher at music school “Novo Sarajevo”, where she actively participates in school concerts and her students take part in all significant public presentations and school concerts. At domestic and international piano competitions, her students won numerous prizes. Also, her students played in internationally renowned concert halls such as Musikverein (Vienna), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Casa di Verdi (Milan), and actively participated in various piano festivals and master workshops.
For her pedagogical work and successful concert activities, she received special Prize of the school director twice, as well as recognition for her pedagogical results at international piano competitions.
She was a member of the jury at domestic piano competitions on several occasions.