Aleksandar Đermanović is a pianist currently on his Doctoral studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad under the mentorship of Dr Dorian Leljak. He has finished a Postgraduate course at the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg studying with Jacques Rouvier and the highly prestigious Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music in London studying with Ian Jones and Dmitri Alexeev with both of whom he had previously finished his Master studies with distinction.
During his time at RCM he has received generous financial support as an ABRSM scholar, Gary and Eleanor Brass Scholar and as a beneficiary of the Henry Wood Trust, Lee Abbey Award and a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship. After the studies he held a post as a Junior Fellow at the RCM being awarded the Anthony Saltmarsh Junior Fellowship in piano accompaniment for 2015/16 and has been selected as a Park Lane Young Artist for 2016/2017 with the violinist Eunsley Park. His early and undergraduate musical studies were undertaken in Serbia where his piano Professors were Tatjana Vukmanović and Dorian Leljak respectively, after starting to play the piano at the age of 11.
He has performed throughout Europe in venues such as Rachmaninoff Hall (Moscow), in London at Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall, Steinway Hall, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre, St. Martin’-in-the-Fields and the French Institute as well as giving many performances at RCM, also at Kolarceva zaduzbina (Belgrade), Pump-room Hall (Bath), Concert Halls of Skandenborg and Viborg (Denmark), Hubad Hall (Ljubljana) and many more.
He collaborated with conductors such as Gianluca Marciano, James Blair, Neil Thomson, Peter Bassano, Andrej Bursać, Aleksandar Kojić etc. and orchestras such as Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Locrian ensemble, Novi Sad Academy Orchestra, Camerata Academica.
Aleksandar won numerous competitions as a soloist, a chamber musician and as a composer including Third Prize at the San Donna di Piave Piano competition in Italy (2017), Third Prize at the Sheepdrove intercollegiate piano competition (UK, 2015), First Prize and a Laureate title at Serbian Republic Competitions (2005, 2007), Memorial Isidor Bajić (2008), Moscow International Festival of Slavic Music – he was the only award winner (2008) and Memorial Dr.Vojislav Vučkovič as a soloist; Serbian Republic Competitions (2006 – violin and piano, 2008 – piano duo); Children Composers SCG (2005) as a composer.
Aleksandar appeared on Serbian National television RTS2 on Ad libitum and on RTV on Novosadske razglednice. As an EPTA Serbia representative (European Piano Teachers Association) his composition is to be published in London by Faber Music. As a composer he has attended a masterclass with Aleksandra Vrebalov and his Woodwind Quintet was subsequently premiered in Serbian Parliament and in the Pavle Beljanski Art Gallery and was aired on the RTV Radio in Novi Sad. He played for a concert at the French Institute in London which was recorded by the BBC3 Radio. His concert with James Blair and the YMSO at the St John’s Smith Square Hall was recorded and published as a CD.
Recently he performed at the Gala opening of the International piano competition IX Isidor Bajić Memorial, with Gianluca Marciano and the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra performing Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concerto. In February 2019 he played on a concert with the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra performing the Brahms Piano Concerto no 1 under Neil Thomson. His future engagements include Beethoven’s fifth Piano Concerto with the Wiener Kammersymphonie and Liszt’s second Piano Concerto with the Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra.