The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
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Prize-winning Serbian pianist Sonja Radojkovic was born in Belgrade and studied with Igor Lasko at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade, with Yuriy Styepanovich Slyesaryev at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow and with Arbo Valdman back in Belgrade.
She has an active career as a soloist, has appeared with orchestras in former Yugoslavia and Russia, and has toured Scandinavia and New Zealand. She works at the Department of Conducting in Belgrade's Faculty of Music Arts and at the Faculty of Musical Arts in Pristina.
Radojkovic in Lower Hutt - Howard Smith describes the Serbian pianist's return to New Zealand
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