Javor Bračić

Musician


New York, NY
Piano
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I am a concert pianist with a passion for bringing classical music closer to the audience through a special kind of conversation concert under the name The Art of Listening. Think of it as a guided tour of classical masterworks, right in your home!

The key is having a small audience and an intimate setting where everyone can feel invited to participate with their thoughts, visions, and questions, no matter how silly or bold. I do not prepare a text that I read from, nor do I learn a lecture by heart. I ask questions, and invite the audience to listen again and more closely in order to find their own answers. The process is much more interesting and rewarding than just getting the finished information served.

I feel classical music often gets mystified as something elitist and hard to understand. And yes, it is great and exalted, but it should not be exclusive, on the contrary! This music was written by humans, for humans, therefore everyone is invited to participate in it. This does not mean we need to bring it down from its pedestal and cheapen it. By struggling to understand it and listen ever more closely to its nuances and complexities, we become part of something greater than ourselves, and we allow the music to elevate our spirit.

A little bit about me:
I was hailed by New York Concert Review for “deep, genuine musicianship and an outstanding technique” at my solo Carnegie Hall debut recital presented by New York Concert Artists. I was a prize winner at multiple international piano competitions in Europe. I have recorded a CD "Tribute to Haydn" and my performance has been aired on WQXR. I studied at the Mozarteum in Austria, at Mannes College in New York, and I am currently working towards a doctorate in music at the CUNY Graduate Center where I have had the privilege of taking piano lessons with Richard Goode.

If you'd like to read more about me, watch my videos, or learn about The Art of Listening, please visit my website: www.javorbracic.com

Traditional Repertoire

SOLO

Johann Sebastian Bach
Well-Tempered Clavier I: C major, C minor, E major, B flat major
Well-Tempered Clavier II: C major, A minor
Partita No.1 in E flat major BWV 825
Partita No.5 in G major BWV 829
Overture in the French Style BWV 831
Chaconne (arr. Brahms)

Georg Friedrich Händel
Suite in F minor HWV 433
Suite in G minor HWV 439

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D major K.33

Joseph Haydn
Sonata in G major Hob XVI:40
Sonata in D major Hob XVI:42
Sonata in C major Hob XVI:50

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in C major KV 330
Sonata in B flat major KV 333
Sonata in C minor KV 457
Fantasy in D minor KV 397

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in F minor Op. 2, No. 1
Sonata in A major Op. 2, No. 2
Sonata in C major Op. 2, No. 3
Sonata in F major Op. 10, No. 2
Sonata in G major Op. 31, No. 1
Sonata in D minor Op. 31, No. 2 “Tempest”
Sonata in E flat major Op. 81a “Les Adieux”
Sonata in A major Op. 101
Sonata in C minor Op. 111
Fantasy Op. 77

Franz Schubert
Moments Musicaux D 780
Sonata in C minor, D 958

Frederic Chopin
Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58
Polonaise in F sharp minor Op. 44
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor Op. 31
Mazurkas, Op. 24
Waltz in A minor Op. 34, No. 2
Waltz in D flat minor Op. 64, No. 1
Waltz in C sharp minor Op. 64, No. 2
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. 27, No. 1
Nocturne in D flat major Op. 27, No. 2
Nocturne in F sharp minor Op. 48, No. 2
Etudes Op. 10, Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12
Etudes Op. 25, Nos. 2, 3, 6, 9, 10
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66
3 Ecossaises

Franz Liszt
Sonata in B minor
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Concert Etude “Un Sospiro”
Concert Etude “Gnomenreigen”
Transcendental Etudes Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Felix Mendelssohn
Prelude and Fugue in E minor Op. 35

Robert Schumann
Toccata Op. 7
Fantasy in C major Op. 17
Humoreske Op.20

Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor Op. 2
Sonata No. 3 in F minor Op. 5
Variations on a theme by Händel Op. 24

Claude Debussy
Preludes Book I, Nos. 2, 3, 5, 7
Preludes Book II, Nos. 11, 12
Pour le Piano
Ballade
Images II

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Etude Op. 33, No. 5

Alexander Scriabin
Preludes Op. 11, Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 24
Etude Op. 42, No. 3

Olivier Messiaen
Etude de Rhythme No. 1 “Ile de Feu I”

CONCERTI

Bach: D minor BWV 1052
Haydn: D major Hob. XVIII:11
Mozart: C major KV 415
Mozart: A major KV 488
Beethoven: No. 1 in C major Op. 15
Beethoven: No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73
Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56
Mendelssohn: No. 1 in G minor Op. 25
Schumann: A minor Op. 54
Brahms: No. 1 in D minor Op. 15
Saint-Saens: Caprice-Valse “Wedding-Cake”

CHAMBER MUSIC

Piano Duo 4-hands
Mozart: Sonata B flat major
Dvorak: Slavic Dances
Brahms: Hungarian Dances
Debussy: Petite suite
Poulenc: Sonata
Shostakovich: Concertino for two pianos

Piano Trio
Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio
Beethoven: Op.1 No.3 C minor
Beethoven: Op.70, Nr.1 D major “Ghost”
Mendelssohn: Op. 66, C minor
Schumann: Fantasiestücke in A minor
Brahms: Op. 101, C minor

Piano Quartet
Beethoven: Op. 16 E flat major
Schumann: Op. 47 E flat major
Brahms: Op. 25 G minor
Brahms: Op. 60 C minor
Chausson: A major

Violin and Piano Duo
Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 1, 5, 6, 8
Paganini: Moses-Fantasie
Paganini: Cantabile
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Dvorak: Romanza Op. 11
Dvorak: Sonatina Op. 100
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Wieniawski: Faust-Fantasie
Bloch: Nigun
Gade: Sonata D minor

Viola and Piano Duo
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Vieuxtemps: Elegie
Williams: Romance
Clarke: Sonata
Shostakovich: Sonata

Cello and Piano Duo
Locatelli: Sonata D major
Beethoven: Variations on Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen
Grieg: Sonata in A minor
Rossini: Une Larme
Bloch: Meditation Hebraique
Wieniawski: Scherzo Tarantelle
Shostakovich: Sonata D minor
Martinu: Rossini-Variations (Moses fantasy)

Clarinet and Piano Duo
Gade: Fantasiestücke
Poulenc: Sonata
Schumann: Fantasiestuecke
Schumann: Romanzen
Saint-Saens: Sonata
Gershwin: Preludes
Messager: Solo de Concours
Bassi: Rigoletto Paraphrase

Flute and Piano Duo
Henri Busser: Introduction and Scherzo
Prokofiev: Sonata D major

Videos

Performed groupmuses (10)

Classical piano in NoMad with Javor Bračić -- Bach/Brahms, Schumann, Brahms

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM
  • NoMad New York, NY

This groupmuse happened about 10 hours ago

Schubert on Riverside

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • UWS

This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Javor Bracic performing infectious, soulful, brilliant Haydn!

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • Washington Heights

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Resonance on Riverside #2

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • UWS

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

The Art of Listening

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Upper East Side

This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

The Art of Listening

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 7:00 PM
  • Central Sq, near RedLine T

This groupmuse happened about 5 years ago

A Passover/Birthday celebration

  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 5:00 PM
  • Hempstead, NY Hempstead, NY
This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

The Art of Listening: Beethoven's Tempest

  • Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 5:00 PM
  • Upper Manhattan, NYC New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

The Art of Listening 2

  • Monday, January 4, 2016, at 7:00 PM
  • Upper Manhattan, New York New York, NY

This groupmuse happened over 5 years ago

The Art of Listening

  • Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 4:00 PM
  • Upper Manhattan, New York New York, NY

This groupmuse happened almost 6 years ago