Hrvoje Jugovic / FortepianoHrvoje Jugovic / Fortepiano
Photos: Rita Newman
Vienna based pianist Hrvoje Jugović was born in Zagreb. After obtaining piano concert diplomas in Zagreb and Vienna, he studied with Malcolm Bilson at fortepiano master classes at Cornell University (NY, USA) and in Belgium.
In 2005 he was nominated for the Austrian Klassik Amadeus Award together with the Pleyel Trio Wien, which he had founded. 2013 his CD with Mendelssohn Piano Trios became CD of the Month at Musicweb International (UK). Hrvoje Jugovic performs as a soloist and with chamber music groups on historic pianos with repertoire focused on music of the 18th and early 19th century. During the last years he performed at festivals like Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Mozart Festival Augsburg, Settimana Mozartiana Chieti, Varazdin Baroque Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Zagreb Baroque Festival, at the opening ceremony of the major Albertina exhibition MOZART 2006 in the Vienna Hofburg, in Dubai and Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) and also as soloist with the chamber orchestra Capella Istropolitana (Bratislava) and the Croatian Chamber Orchestra.
CD - Productions on period instruments by Gramola Vienna (W.A. Mozart: Piano Concertos no. 12, 13 & 14; I. Pleyel: Piano Trios), 2 CD set by Brilliant Classics Netherlands (Complete Piano Trios by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn). Radio & TV recordings for ORF, Radio Stephansdom (Austria), NDR (Germany), HRT (Croatia) and for Romanian TV.
HRT (Croatian public broadcasting) - pianist Hrvoje Jugovic
ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) - The daily CD tip
MusicWeb-International - Recording of the Month