- May 16, 2019
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Berta Brozgul was born in Cape Town, South Africa and migrated to Australia at the age of 12. Whilst at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, she was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Margaret Schofield prize for the best music student in the state of Victoria in 2007. She completed both her undergraduate and masters degrees in Piano Performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with highest honours.
During this time, she was also a prize-winner in the Australian National Piano Award in 2014, and a major prize-winner in the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition in 2015, taking out the fourth prize and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Vote for best concerto performance of the evening, performing Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto. She has also recorded a CD entitled Liederabend which is taken from a live performance with the tenor Christopher Saunders in 2009 and includes songs from cycles of Schumann, Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven.
Amongst many other performances and musical partnerships in 2016, she collaborated with the Australian tenor Steve Davislim in a performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe, which was broadcast onto ABC classic FM. She was also the joint recipient of the ANAM prize for Most Outstanding Performance in a Solo Recital in 2016.
In 2017, her piano trio, the Clarendon trio, were the only Australian ensemble to be selected for the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and reached the semifinal round of the competition.
In 2018, she was also a finalist in the ANAM concerto competition, and performed Chopin’s E minor concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.