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Pianist, Esma Pasic-Filipovic has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Academy of Art, Yugoslavia, where she studied with Arbo Valdma. She has performed and recorded concerti by Beethoven, Mozart and Grieg with the Sarajevo Symphonic Orchestra, in addition to recording many solo and chamber music pieces in Sarajevo and the former Yugoslavia. She won numerous competitions in Yugoslavia. As an accompanist she worked at the University of Sarajevo, Music Academy and the Hochshcule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria. As a soloist and a chamber musician she has performed in Yugoslavia, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and the United States.
In 1991, she was awarded a scholarship in Innsbruck Austria, and also organized a multimedia art project in Sarajevo (1989) under the wing of the Festival "Sarajevo's Winter."
Since 1999, she has been on the piano faculty of the Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Pasic-Filipovic performs regularly with Katherine Mcclure (flute), and Larissa Korkina (piano as a duet partner), as well as in many chamber ensembles with winds.