While having played hundreds of concerts throughout Europe and the U.S., Silvije Vidovic continues to excel through his genuine artistry and profound performances. Mr. Vidovic’s extraordinary musical talents come by no surprise as he was born into a family of musicians, and by the age of eight was giving local performances in his hometown of Karlovac, Croatia. His dedication to music won national recognition through top prizes for piano and accordion at the competitions of former Yugoslavia.
Amid Croatian civil war and political turmoil in the 1990’s, Silvije continued his travels from Karlovac to the Musical Academy in Zagreb, where he obtained the highest rankings for his performances, and in 2001 received his master‘s degree under the tutelage of Professor Hari Gusek. During this period, Mr. Vidovic made countless performances alongside his brother and sister, Viktor and Ana, both famous classical guitarists.
In 2003, Silvije received a full scholarship to study in the United States with Kemal Gekic. His potentials as an emerging young artist was immediately recognized when he won the first prize at Florida International University’s Concerto Competition in 2004, which followed with a series of concerts organized by the Guild for International Piano Competition. Mr. Vidovic continued his musical development at Boston University studying with Dr. Jonathan Bass. While there, he was employed as a teacher assistant, and in 2008 was the winner of the Richmond Piano Competition. In August 2012 Silvije completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas, where he studied with the renowned Russian pianist and pedagogue Vladimir Viardo.
Silvije‘s audio recordings have been released by Croatia Records, Art-Net Club, and Akadem Records. Furthermore, Mr. Vidovic has been featured in four documentary films produced by the Croatian National TV, which chronicle the lives and artistic careers of the three Vidovic siblings. Since 2011 Mr. Vidovic has been sponsored by the Concert Music Tour organization, which resulted with his performance in Vienna's Musikverein Golden Hall. Mr. Vidovic is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Karlovac Piano Festival and Karlovac International Piano Competition.
Recently, Silvije has been active as a lecturer professor at the universities across South Florida.