Croatian Violinist Wins American Protege International Piano & Strings Competition

Lauren Simmonds

Carolina Blaskovic, a 20 year old Croatian woman from Zagreb has won the 2016 American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition.

Blaskovic, who is currently studying at RCM-Royal College of Music in London, is just 20 years of age, and was the youngest of 62 participants in the College students and professional musicians category in ths years competition. The American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition is open to adults and school students of all nationalities. She beat participants from around the world, including Australia, Hungary, Korea and the United States.

Thanks to her winning performance, she has been given the rare chance to perform at the spectacular Carnegie Hall in New York, which has been the stage of all stages for countless performances from various famous musicians throughout its long history.

The big win is far from the beginning of the talented Carolina’s musical career, as she has already won several national and international awards, these include the Bravo Competition in Paris, Flame Competition in Belgium and the Stockholm International Music Competition in Sweden. She has performed a number of concerts all over Europe, noted performances took place in Croatia, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Poland.

Croatia keeps sending more and more talented individuals out into the world, ranging from those in the field of science, to those in sports and in the arts. We truly do live in a nation brimming with gifted people.

Congratulations and continued good fortune to Carolina!


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