“Prelude 4 Spring”, a concert featuring renowned pianist Nenad Ivović and international clarinetist Milos Bjelica will be held Saturday, March 9th, at 4:00pm at the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge. The four selections will feature Brahms, Schumann, Poulenc, and Grgin. Following the concert, there will be a reception and opportunity to meet Nenad and Milos at the Parish House adjacent to the Church at 5 Meetinghouse Lane. For more information, please contact the Church office at 203 389-2119.
Pianist Nenad Ivović began his musical studies at the age of 4. He graduated from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in the studio of Professor Nevena Popovic. He went on to spend three years in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, where he received his master’s degree. He has won prizes in over 15 international piano competitions, including first prize in the 9th International Competition, “A Step Towards Mastery,” held in St. Petersburgh, Russia, where he performed with the St. Petersburgh Philharmonic. He currently is in his final year of study and performance under renowned Yale Professor Boris Berman. In addition, he serves as organist and pianist at the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge CT.
Milos Bjelica, international clarinetist and educator, currently studies with Professor Jonathan Cohler at the Longly School of Music at Bard College in Boston. Bjelica holds a BA (2009) from the University of Belgrade and an MA from the Longly School. He has been regularly performing formal recitals and concerts and has received numerous prizes in national and international competitions. His most recent awards are in the Concerto and Honors Competition at Longly School, and the Harold Wright Merit Award in Boston.