Goran Filipec, one of the most distinguished Croatian pianists whose interpretations were described as “…Powerful and subtle in exact degrees, with an infinite capability of frasing and poetical deepening in the most tremendous passages...“ (Pablo Cohan, La Nacion, Buenos Aires) or „...Brillant and refined...“ (Edith Eisler, New York concert review), was born in 1981 in Rijeka, where he obtained primary and secondary musical education at the School of music “Ivan Matetich Ronjgov”.
From 1997 to 2001 he studied piano (with Marina Ambokadze) and musicology at the Music Academy “Ino Mirkovich” in Lovran, under license of Moscow state conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky”.
His later trainings include postgraduate studies at Hochschüle für Musik Köln (with Arbo Valdma, 2003 - 2004), Schola Cantorum in Paris (with Eugen Indjic, 2003 - 2006), Zagreb Music Academy (with Evgeny Zarafiants, 2006 – 2007), at the Oxana Yablonskaya Piano Institute in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, and at the Moscow State Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky” (with Natalia Trull).
His concert engagements led him to the Carnegie Hall in New York, Auditorium di Milano, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, Bela Bartok National Concert Hall in Budapest, and numerous other concerts halls in Switzerland, France, Italy, Holland, Argentina, Croatia, and other countries of former Yugoslavia.
Mr. Filipec is laureate at several international piano competitions:
1st Prize winner - International piano competition F. Liszt, premio Mario Zanfi, Parma, Italy, 2011
2nd Prize winner – Concours de piano Ille de france, 2011
2nd Prize winner – Concurso de Parnassos, Mexico, 2010
2nd Prize winner – José Iturbi International Music Competition - Piano, California, 2009
1st Prize winner – Gabala International Piano Competition, Azerbaijan 2009
He performed with several renowned orchestras, such as Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Reggio, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Ushuaia Philharmonic Orchestra, Rijeka Opera Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, under direction of Jorge Uliarte, Vjekoslav Sutej, Leonid Nikolaev, Pavle Despalj, Matteo Pagliari and other renown conductors.
His performances where recorded and broadcasted by Croatian National Television and Radio, Radio Suisse Romande and several Argentinian television and radio channels.