Ivan Vihor

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Ivan Vihor
Birth nameIvan Vihor Krsnik Cohar
Born (1997-01-22) January 22, 1997 (age 22)
Genresclassical music

Ivan Vihor Krsnik Cohar (born 22 January 1997), known also as only Ivan Vihor,[1] is a Croatian classical pianist and chess player.He is the winner of the 2017 "Premio delle Arti", the most important Italian piano competition.[2]

Early life[edit]

Vihor was born on 22 January 1997 in Rijeka, Croatia. At the age of six he started studying piano at the Ivan Matetic Ronjgov music school, Rijeka, with professor Ana Drazul. He won his first piano competitions at a very early age (Rijeka State Competition and Istria and Kvarner Competition) and made his debut with orchestra at the age of 10, playing Bach Concerto in f minor BWV 1056 with Orchestra Sinfonica di Chioggia under the baton of conductor Pietro Perini.[3]


After he completed his piano graduation exam with Honors, he enrolled in the Conservatory Gaetano Donizetti, Bergamo, into the class of Professor Marco Giovanetti with whom he completed his Bachelor of Music Degree with the highest honors.[4]

Vihor’s numerous National and International Piano Competition Awards include the EPTA Piano Competition, Zlatko Grgosevic Zagreb, Major National Competition in Dubrovnik (2009, 2013), Festival Musica in Laguna Chioggia (2009, 2010, 2015.), "Daleki akordi" (2010.) etc.

During the 2014,2015 and 2016, Vihor participated in several competitions in Italy and won numerous prestigious awards such as "Premio Lino Barbisotti", "Rotary Scholarship for the Best Conservatory Student", "Bettinelli Competition Treviglio" and special prize for the youngest competitor in the finals of "Concorso pianistico Citta San Dona di Piave".

He has performed in concert throughout Europe including numerous prestigious halls such as the Historic Museum (Rijeka), "MD Vatroslav Lisinski" (Zagreb), Euphrasian Basilica (Porec), Casa Natale di Gaetano Donizetti, Salone Riccardi di Teatro Donizetti, Auditorium Sant' Alessandro, Sala Piatti (Bergamo), Villa Tasso (Celadina), Auditorium San Niccolo (Chioggia), Grattacielo Pirelli (Milan - famous "Societa dei Concerti" Milano), Teatro Astrolabio Villasanta, Castello Visconteo Pagazzano, Castello Oldofredi Iseo etc.[5] He has also performed in Slovenia, Austria[5] and France.[4]

In May 2015, he recorded a CD with works of Schumann, Beethoven and Liszt. In July 2017 Ivan Vihor won First Prize in the most prestigious italian piano competition "Premio Nazionale delle Arti".[2] In October 2017, Ivan Vihor was named Croatia's best young musician, having won the Papandopulo competition and Livadic competition weeks earlier.[6]

Other interests[edit]

He also plays chess where he holds a title of FIDE master.[7]



  1. ^ "Ivan Vihor Plays Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt" – via Amazon.
  2. ^ a b http://www.bergamonews.it/2017/07/14/conservatorio-di-bergamo-piccolo-prodigio-vince-premio-nazionale-delle-arti/260047/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Pongo.ro. "Ivan Vihor Krsnik Cohar, pianoforte - Accademia di musica".
  4. ^ a b Scardi, Rosanna. "Pianista e scacchista prodigio La storica di Krsnik Cohar".
  5. ^ a b "Domenica 23 agosto Iseo Castello Oldofredi, ore 18.00 - Festival Onde Musicali". 30 May 2015.
  6. ^ https://www.vecernji.hr/kultura/cudo-od-djeteta-postalo-najbolji-mladi-glazbenik-nase-zemlje-1199196
  7. ^ Administrator. "Krsnik Cohar, Ivan Vihor FIDE Chess Profile - Players Arbiters Trainers".

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