Croatian cellist Dorotea Rácz has collected over thirty international prizes, including the Grand Prize at International Competition “Casarza Ligure” (Italy), 1st prizes at International Competition “Antionio Janigro” for young cellists (Croatia), International Competition “Valsesia Musica” (Italy), International Competition Alpe-Adria "Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig" (Italy), as well as the 2nd prize at the AFAF International Concerto Competition (USA), to mention a few.
Dorotea has performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, Malta and the United States, in prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Festival appearances include the PagArt Festival (Croatia), American Fine Arts Festival (USA), International Festival “Umbria Classica” (Italy), and Leonardo De Lorenzo Festival (Italy).
An ardent chamber music performer, Dorotea is a founding member of the Rácz-Samogray Duo and Trio Accendo. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on HRT Radio (Zagreb), where she was also a featured guest on the show “Od portreta do portreta,” hosted by Branko Magdić.
At the age of sixteen, Dorotea was awarded a full merit scholarship to study with Amit Peled at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. She has participated in master classes with Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum, Anner Bylsma, Phillipe Muller, Karine Georgian, Silvia Sondeckiene, Valter Despalj, Reinhard Latzko, Steven Doane, Lluís Claret, and Vladimir Perlin. She recently received a doctorate in music at the Catholic University of America where she studied chamber music with Michael Mermagen.
Here's Dorotea playing Alberto Ginastera’s “Pampeana No. 2:”
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