- Aleksandar Vasić
(b Timişoara, Romania, March 5, 1852; d Paris, 14/March 16, 1892). Serbian pianist, chamber musician, concert singer, composer, and music pedagogue. Baptized in the Roman Catholic Church as Irene Joanna Ludovica, she was an illegitimate daughter of Serbian nobleman Petar von Stojković and Joanna Buchler. After her studies with Alexander Dreyschock and Franz Liszt, she achieved a significant piano career. She performed in Serbia, Pest, Graz, Vienna, Zagreb, Trieste, Paris, and, it seems, in London, Denmark, and Russia. According to the preserved testimonies from the 19th century press, J. Stojković was an accomplished piano artist with brilliant technique, but also with subtle artistic sensibility. She was one of the finest Serbian musicians of the second half of the 19th century. Her greatest merit was introducing important Western European music works to the Serbian public (Beethoven’s piano and violin sonatas, Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Chopin’s nocturnes, mazurkas, etc.).
She was very successful as a member of a duo with Serbian violinist Dragomir Krančević (...