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date: 14 October 2019

Blum, Matusja locked

  • Ivan Čavlović


(b Kishinev, Russia, Jan 10, 1914; d Sarajevo, March 25, 1998). Bosnian pianist and pedagogue of Russian origin. Blum began her piano studies in her hometown of Kishinev, continuing them at the Prague State Conservatory, where in 1939 she graduated from the Master School for pianists in the class of Viléma Kurza and Jana Hermana. In Prague she met her future husband, the engineer and eventual mayor of Sarajevo Emerik Blum, with whom she moved to Sarajevo. In Sarajevo she performed as a soloist and a chamber musician and served as one of the founders of Collegium Artisticum, a society for the promotion of modern art. In 1945 she became a piano teacher at the newly established Music High School in Sarajevo. From 1948 to 1952 she worked as a music educator and a pianist in Belgrade. In 1955 she co-founded and became a professor at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo. She served two terms as dean, from ...

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