I'm Javor – a pianist with a passion for engaging audiences in deep explorations of musical masterworks. I believe music reaches and affects us at a most profound level – if we only listen carefully. For that purpose, I created The Art of Listening, a uniquely interactive conversation-concert series that involves audience members in an immersive interpretative quest for musical meaning.
I am a first prize-winner of international piano competitions, and a performer in music festivals such as Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Music Academy of the West. My concert career has taken me to sixteen countries and five continents, to concert halls ranging from Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center to schools, museums, and hospitals. My strongest wish is to effect positive change in the world through music, and in pursuit of that goal I have given fundraising concerts for charities such as the American Cancer Society and the International Rescue Committee.
Throughout my life, I had the privilege of learning from the most renown piano pedagogues such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavlina Dokovska, and Richard Goode, as well as many others. I see it as my calling and obligation to share this expertise with new generations of young musicians and guide them on their musical journeys. After receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from City University of New York, I have started teaching piano at Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.
When I am not practicing, I enjoy spending time in nature, watching old episodes of Star Trek, learning new computer programming languages, and playing with my baby daughter, Josephine. Please take a look at the rest of my website, including the music section, and be in touch!