2017 Musicians & FellowsBerta Brozgul

Berta Brozgul was born in Cape Town, South Africa and migrated to Australia at the age of 12.

Whilst at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, she was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Margaret Schofield prize for the best music student in the state of Victoria in 2007. She completed both her undergraduate and masters degrees in Piano Performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with highest honours.

During this time, she was also a prizewinner in the Australian National Piano Award in 2014, and a major prizewinner in the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition in 2015, taking out the fourth prize and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Vote for best concerto performance of the evening, performing Beethoven's fourth piano concerto. She has also recorded a CD entitled Liederabend which is taken from a live performance with the tenor Christopher Saunders in 2009 and includes songs from cycles of Schumann, Schubert, Mozart and Beethoven.

Amongst many other performances and musical partnerships in 2016, she collaborated with the Australian tenor Steve Davislim in a performance of Schumann's Dichterliebe, which was broadcast onto ABC classic FM. She was also the joint recipient of the ANAM prize for Most Outstanding Performance in a Solo Recital in 2016.

Berta is currently in her second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), studying with Timothy Young.

Student Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Sieglind D’Arcy, Eric Dias and Roger Bau, Andrea Goldsmith, Robyn Harris, Alwyn James, Diane Lightfoot, Rosalind Price, Vivienne Ritchie, Elizabeth Rosanove, Jo Verity and Andrew Myer

Image by Cameron Jamieson

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