Working alongside conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez and Vladimir Jurowski, she has worked with ensembles including The Cleveland, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras, the St Paul Chamber Orchestra as well as the NDR Sinfonieorchester and Bamberger Symphoniker. Recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Sinfonietta and Nicholas Collon, a tour of Germany with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and Krystian Järvi; and recitals with Matthias Goerne and Leila Josefowicz, at Southbank Centre’s Boulez festival, in Munich for Bayerischen Rundfunks, and all six Partitas by Bach at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr.
Tamara Stefanovich has collaborated with a number of leading contemporary composers including Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and György Kurtág. She frequently leads workshops and masterclasses at Klavier-Festival Ruhr where she is a regular performer, as well as participating in educational projects at Philharmonie Cologne, Luxembourg Philharmonie and at the Barbican in London.
Recent releases include the Grammy-nominated Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon (also a MIDEM nomination and Gold Record Academy Award) and Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with Jonathan Nott, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Camerata Salzburg for the ARTE television network. Stefanovich has also made recordings for the AVI and Harmonia Mundi labels, including a live recital of Rachmaninov and Ligeti, as well as works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Stravinsky.
Taught by Lili Petrovic, Stefanovich started to play the piano at the age of five, gave her first public recital at the age of seven, and became the youngest student at the University of Belgrade at the age of 13. As well as music, her broad university education encompassed many other disciplines – psychology, education, sociology – and she received her Masters degree in piano at the age of 19. She also studied at the Curtis Institute with Claude Frank, and subsequently studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Cologne Hochschule where she is now a member of the faculty staff.