Biography

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Mia Cojbasic belongs to the small circle of Croatia’s most prominent young musicians performing on the classical accordion, which is confirmed with her becoming an MMus degree holder of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, having defended it with the highest mark and many praises by the thesis defense committee. She had previously finished her studies at The Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac, and was offered an assistant position at the Accordion Department due to her outstanding performance. She was a student of Vojin Vasovic, Mika Väyrynen and Matti Rantanen, the experts with worldwide reputation in this field. 

As an accordionist, she has given numerous memorable performances and recitals, both as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles. She has so far performed at The Pula Arena, The Atrium of the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, The Main Concert Hall of The Helsinki Music Centre, The Balder Hall of Helsinki, The Korjaamo Gallery of Helsinki, The Lapidarium of St Mark in Hvar, etc. She has performed in the following music festivals: Veceri na Gricu, Poluotok Radosti, ExClam!, Helsinki Park Art, Hvarske ljetne priredbe, Medulinsko koncertno ljeto and The Recollection, where she premiered Promenade Moderne for accordion duo by the Romanian composer Matei Gheorghiu.

Apart from cooperating with her own professors, she has participated in many international seminars of classical music alongside lecturers such as F. Lips, J. Macerollo, E. Moser, V. Semionov, A. Skliarov and others.

Mia Cojbasic is a proud owner of more than twenty first and second prizes in numerous national and international competitions in Croatia and abroad, and has also been chosen a finalist at the international multi-instrumental competition ‘Ferdo Livadic’ in Samobor two times.

In April 2013, she was invited to hold a lecture themed ‘Accordion culture and pedagogy in Finland’ at the three-county assembly of accordion professors in Porec. Since September 2014, she has been teaching accordion at ‘Ivo Tijadorovic’ music school in Delnice.