“The world is full of quick-fingered young pianists. But, among them those like Marušić, whose thoughts and artistic imagination are quicker than their fingers, stand out.”
Branimir Pofuk, Večernji List
LOVRE MARUŠIĆ confirmed his international reputation by winning the silver medal at the prestigious piano competition in Cleveland-2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition in the USA. He is the winner of numerous significant prizes at prestigious piano competitions, among which the following ones stand out:
First prize at 20. International Competition Santa Cecilia in Porto (2018), first prize at the International Competition IMF in Paris (2018) as well as first prize, the commission award and the audience award at the International piano competition Isidor Bajić in Novi Sad (2016).
He took his first piano lessons from Rozarija Samodol in his hometown Omiš. Invited by the famous Russian pianist Natalia Trull, in 2006 he leaves for Moscow, to Central Music School at State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky, which he completed successfully in 2011.
He started studying at Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Ruben Dalibaltayan and continued in the class of Ljubomir Gašparović, where he graduated. He continues his postgraduate studies at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar in the class of Grigory Gruzman.
He performs with eminent orchestras and first-class chamber groups like :
The Cleveland Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Symphony Orchestra, Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian National Theatre HNK Split, Escher string quartet- New York, Zagreb soloists and Split soloists.
He received Rector’s and Dean’s award of University of Zagreb for achieving extraordinary results during studying.
As a soloist and chamber musician he performs at various festivals and concert cycles all around Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Russia, France and the USA.
Currently he is employed at Academy of Music in Zagreb at the position of the Assistant Chair at the Piano Department, and he is the artistic director of the International Festival of Chamber Music “Ostinato” in Omiš – Croatia He signed a representation contract with the CristoforiumArt management.