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Sovereign pianist, with fiery energy and a firmly established artistic personality, Goran Filipec (born in Rijeka in 1981) continues to win the enthusiasm of the public and international critics. Considered as a "pianist of a technical brilliance that allows him to express himself in an electrifying way, of a creativity, imaginative exuberance and luminosity that we are not used to hearing today" (Ritmo Magazine, Spain), Filipec cultivates an affinity marked by the great classical repertoire and romantic and works of great virtuosity with which the piano appropriates practically the entire musical repertoire. 

Trained on an international journey that took him from his native Croatia to Germany, Italy, Russia, Holland and finally France, where he closed his training cycle with a Doctorate in Music from the Sorbonne and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. In 2018, Filipec synthesizes in his art the Mediterranean luminosity, a culture to which he always felt he belonged, and the piano traditions of Eastern Europe, of which he is heir in the direct line of his teachers (Naum Grubert, Natalia Trull, Oxana Yablonskaya ). 

His devotion to musical research allowed him to identify some aspects of the piano art of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, more precisely in the great way born in the Lisztian era and practically lost with the appearance of later styles of the 20th century.  Subjectivity, creativity, variability with the aim of transmitting the emotional values of music, highlight this style that the artist is passionate about.

In his career, Goran Filipec has been a soloist with several prestigious orchestras such as the Moscow and Berlin Symphonies, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Teatro Reggio Symphony, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Kodály Philharmonic, the Teatro Colón Symphony, and I have played on several occasions in venues such as the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petrsburg, the Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium di Milano, Minato Mirai,  Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Sala Bartók (MÜPA) in Budapest, Théâtre de Châtelet, Carnegie Hall, among many others. Early in his career, he was awarded several international piano competitions, such as the José Iturbi in Los Angeles, the Mario Zanfi – Franz Liszt Prize in Parma, and the Parnassós in Mexico.  

Goran Filipec's discography is consecrated, on the one hand, to the Lisztian repertoire, an area of his pronounced artistic interest, and on the other hand, to the promotion of music from his native country that mainly remained unknown to the international public. His recordings achieved significant critical reception in specialist publications such as Gramophone, Classics Today, Diapason, MusicWeb International, to name a few, and were twice awarded the Budapest Liszt Society's Grand Prix International du Disque ( Liszt, Paganini Studies from 2016 and Liszt, Hungarian Fantasy from 2022). This emblematic award placed the Croatian pianist on the prestigious list of previous winners such as Vladimir Horowitz, György Cziffra, Alfred Brendel, Claudio Arrau, Zoltán Kocsis or Maurizio Pollini.

Goran Filipec is the co-founder and president of the Société Franz Liszt in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated to the appreciation and study of the Hungarian composer's work. 

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