Born: June 13, 1925 - Maribor, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Died: September 9, 2011 - Belgrade, Serbia
The famous Serbian pianist, composer, musical writer and music pedagogue, Dušan Trbojević, studied composition with Milenko Živković at the Belgrade Music Academy, and piano with Milanka Đaja at the same institution. He graduated in 1951 (Piano Performance) and 1953 (Composition) and continued his studies of piano with Kendall Taylor at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London (1954-1957). Additionally, he studied in the USA (1965-1966).
Dušan Trbojević performed actively as a soloist, accompanist and conductor throughout Europe,as well as in the USA, China, India, Iran, Egypt, Cuba, Mexico. He gave the first performances of compositions by eminent Serbian composers Vlastimir Peričić, Milutin Radenković, Vasilije Moktanjac, Petar Ozgijan, Žarko Mirković..
Dušan Trbojević was Professor of Piano at the University of Arts in Belgrade Faculty of Music, University of Novi Sad Academy of Arts and University of Titograd Academy of Music. His former students include prominent pianists of today: Rita Kinka, Istra Pečvari, Lidija Matić, Nada Kolundžija, Maja Rajković..
Dušan Trbojević has been the author of numerous compositions: Piano Concerto, Piano Sonata, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Suite for Clarinet and Piano, Sonata Rustica for Piano, Two Dances for Piano, choir scores, songs for a voice with piano accompaniment (Mother, The Dubrovnik Epitaph, In the Storm, cycle The Man's Songs)... He also wrote five books about music.
Dušan Trbojević was the first president of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) and is now honorary president of the EPTA Serbia. He was also a member and past president of the Association of Musical Artists of Serbia.