Rita Kinka, President of the Arts Council

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Pianist Rita Kinka, a representative of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, which has performed in almost all European countries with the support of Women of Europe Award Foundation, was unanimously elected at the meeting of the Arts Council for the president of that body, which is an important segment of Novi Sad candidacy for European Capital of Culture 2021.

“In contrast to the usual practice of some capitals of culture having an individual as the artistic director of the project, the Organizing Committee opted for a collective body, the Arts Council, which was formed a month ago and consists of nine experts from various fields of cultural and social life. I believe that in addition to the quality and participation of prominent individuals as well as institutions and organizations they represent, providing pluralism of opinions, will result in a more comprehensive and diverse access to the candidacy, “said Mr. Nemanja Milenkovic, President of the Organizing Committee of Novi Sad 2021.

 

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Rita Kinka (Subotica, 1962) after the primary and secondary music education started studying piano at the Academy of Arts at the University of Novi Sad in the class of prof. Eugenius Timakin in 1977. In 1979 she continued her education with prof. Arbo Valdma. She graduated with the highest marks in 1981. She simultaneously enrolled at the Faculty of Music, University of Belgrade in the class of prof. Dusan Trbojevic and the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Arbo Valdma for postgraduated studies. For success in the Masters Courses she eceived the October Award of Belgrade for the best student achievements in 1983. She attended the academic 1988/89. at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, in the class of György Sándor, using scholarship foundation Gina Bachauer which she won at the international competition “Queen Elizabeth” in Brussels in 1987 as the most promising young artist.

 She has recorded for radio and TV centers in Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Russia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, England, Greece, Spain, Israel, Canada, USA, Australia, Taiwan and other countries. LP record with works of Bach and Schumann was produced by PGP Belgrade (1989). Compact disk with works of Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Mussorgsky was produced by the Digital Media Production from Brussels. Production, distribution and promotional of concerts in the countries of the European Union has been provided by Women of the Europe Award Foundation. Rita Kinka is a full professor and head of the Department of piano at the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad.

In addition to numerous awards for piano interpretation in the country and abroad, Rita Kinka is a laureate of “Woman of Europe”, October Award of Belgrade and February Prize of the City of Novi Sad.

In addition to numerous awards for piano interpretation in the country and abroad, Rita Kinka is a laureate of “Woman of Europe”, October Award of Belgrade and February Prize of the City of Novi Sad.

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