Martinović Ratimir, Montenegro, 2008

Tour Dates: 20 Mar - 31 Mar, 2008

“Martinović performs with an immeasurable superiority...there is not one muscle that does not tremble...”
- Luxemburger Vort, Luksemburg, 2002

Ratimir Martinović

Born in Kotor and completed the elementary music school, he continued his education in Novi Sad at the "Isidor Bajic" Music school and at the Academy of Art in the class of the world-renowned pianist Kemal Gekic. He graduated in 1999 and received his Masters degree in 2002.

At present, Martinović works at the Academy of Arts, as the youngest piano professor.

He has had advanced studies with well-known pedagogues and pianists such as Karl-Heinz Kammerling, Hiroko Nakamura, Jacques Rouvier, Arie Vardi, Sergio Perticaroli, Arbo Valdma, Alexei Nasedkin, Jelena Richter, Victor Liadov ans Marian Ribicky.

He has performed in over 350 recitals, chamber concerts, and concertos with orchestra. He played in all major domestic concert halls such as the Sava centar, Kolarac Memorial Hall, the Montenegrin National Theater, the Novi Sad Sinagogue, the Serbian National Theatre, Subotica Town Hall, as well as on podiums in Rome (Sala Baldini), Salzburg (Leopold Mozart Hall), Bonn, London (St. James Picadilly, St. John's Smith Square), Taipei (Small Hall of the National Theater), Miami (FIU Great Hall), Helsinki (Sibelius Academy Hall), Warsaw, Hamamatsu, Paris (UNESCO hall), Helsingborg (Great hall of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra), Cologne (Deutche Welle Hall), Zagreb (Lisinski Hall), Luxembourg (Auditoire Banque de Luxembourg), Turku and elsewhere.

Martinović plays as soloist with orchestras such as the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Novi Sad Chamber Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Young European Soloists Chamber Orchestra (South-Eastern Europe), Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, »Saint George« String Orchestra, the Radio-Televison Serbia Symphony Orchestra, the Stanislav Binicki Symhony Orchestra, Academy of Arts Symphony Orchestra, Nis Symphony Orchestra, Tapiolla Simfonietta, Ciuddad de Juarez Chamber Orchestra, colaborating with conductors such as Emil Tabakov, Peter Sundkvist, Carlos Garcia Ruiz, David Porceline, Andrej Bursać, Aleksandar Ostrovski, Angel Surev, Pavle Medakovic and Petar Ivanović.

He regularly performs in festivals such as, NOMUS (Novi Sad Music Festival), NIMUS (Nis Music Festival), Mozart Point Festival (Ljubljana), BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival), Festival of the Nations (Rome), Beethoven Fest (Bonn), Budva Summer Festival, OKTOH (Kragujevac), KotorArt (Kotor)

Martinović is also an experienced chamber musician performing regularly with violinist Roman Simović (2005 winner of Lipizer competition), the Rubicon, Tippett (Great Britain) and TAJJ string quartets, cellists Bozidar Vukotić and Dragan Djordjević, percussionist Benn Toth and others.

After initial successes in piano competitions at very early age, Ratimir Martinović withdrew from the competition scene, devoting his time to playing concerts.