Renata Penezić (Zagreb, Croatia)

Music Academy in Zagreb, Croatia

Renata Penezić is one of the most prominent Croatian music artists. She graduated in 1994 at the Music Academy in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in the class of Prof. Fedja Rupel. She has won several prizes at state competitions in Croatia and Slovenia. Already as the third year student she became the solo flutist of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a recipient of German scholarship Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) she completed the post-graduate studies at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik in Cologne in the class of the renowned soloist and pedagogue Prof. Andras Adorjan.

Renata Penezić has performed throughout Croatia, Europe and Asia. She has made several CD-s and one of them (The Christmas Concert) won the Croatian annual award Porin in 2006. She regularly records for the Croatian Radio. Leading Croatian composers wrote and dedicated to her their flute compositions. She is artistic leader of the Zagreb flute ensemble- ZAF.

Along with her extensive performing career, Renata Penezić also successfully teaches at the Music Academy in Zagreb. So far her students have won first prizes at several competitions. She is regularly giving flute and chamber music master-classes and has been a member of the jury at various competitions in Croatia and abroad.