Mira Yevtich


Mira Yevtich was born in Belgrade (Serbia). She studied at the Classical Grammar School and Music School of Belgrade. At the suggestion of an outstanding teacher of the Central School of Music of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow Evgeny Timakin in the number of gifted children she was sent to Moscow to study there. After leaving school she entered the conservatoire, and then undertook a postgraduate course, studying under Stanislav Neuhaus. In 1988 she completed a postgraduate course at the Gnesins’ Russian Academy of Music (class of Boris Moiseyevich Berlin). She went on to take consultations from the outstanding St Petersburg teacher Marina Wolf. During her studies she won a piano competition in the former Yugoslavia (Zagreb).
From 1993 to 2000 Mira Yevtich was a Professor at the International Conservatory in Sydney (Australia).
From 1998 to 2000 she initiated an exchange programme between the St Petersburg Conservatoire and the International Conservatory in Sydney. She was a Guest Professor at the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 1999. In 2005 she was a Guest Professor at the University of Monash (Melbourne). She has repeatedly appeared as a jury member at international competitions. In 2007 she organised an international biennale piano competition held in the Southern Highlands (New South Wales, Australia).
She has performed in concert since 1980 and has toured throughout the world (Austria, France, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, the USA, Australia, Serbia and Croatia). She has performed with such conductors as Yevgeny Svetlanov, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet, Alexander Anisimov, Alexander Polishchuk, Christian Rath, Akira Naito and Nigel Perrin. She has an extensive discography. She currently lives in Italy and France.
In 2011 Mira Yevtich and Valery Gergiev founded the International Piano Festival.

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