Melika Buza

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Conc ENG
About This Project

Melika Buza

Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 y.o.


Melika Buza was born on 3rd July 1999. Her interest for music started during her earliest days. She was born at the sixth month of  her mum’s pregnancy, and she had a start of cerebral palsy. Getting healthier, music was recommended to her as a way of therapy. She started to play piano by herself at the age of 4. At the age of 6 she started the prepearatory class of piano, and at the age of 7 she started the primary music school in her country, where she get the diploma at the age of 12 in the class of professor Nevenka Vujković-Lamić. She then went to the High school of music in Zenica, and she was the youngest student ever in that school and country.

She graduated at 16 in the class of prof. Lejla Alajbegović-Secerović. She was awarded with a schoolarship by “Asocijacija Srednjoškolaca u Bosni i Hercegovini”. She was also awarded three times by the Ministry of culture, science and sport in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for exeptional success and for representing Bosnia and Herzegovina at International competitions.

She performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Spain, Russia and Austria. She performed a several times with the National symphony Orchestra in Zenica. She took part in several national and international festivals and masterclasses with: Jokut Mihailovich (Serbia/Azerbaijan), Aleksandar Serdar(Serbia), Ida Gamulin (Croatia), Mihal Rezek (Czech Republic), Vasilly Scherbakov (Russia), Konstantin Krasnitski (Ukraine),Planinka Jurisic-Atic (Slovenia), Aida Gavrilova (Bosnia/Spain), Svetlana Chlaidze (Russia/Bosnia) ,Kemal Gekich (SAD), Alice Rajnohova (Czech Republic), Sofia Gulyak (Russia), Robert Levin (USA), Grigory Gruzman (Russia), Ruben Dalibaltayan (Armenia).

She performed several concerts in her country and in Germany. She won over 30 national and international competitions, including:

  • special prize (100 points) at Piano competition in Sarajevo;
  • 1st prize (two times) at International piano competition “Davorin Jenko” Belgrade;
  • 1st prize of her category at International piano festival and competition in Sremska Mitrovica,Serbia (99 points);
  • 1st prize (three times) at International piano competition “Banjalucki Bijenale”;
  • 1st prize at Slobomir international piano competition (two times);
  • golden plaque, 1st prize and winner of category at International Carinthian piano competition, Slovenia;
  • 2nd prize at “Zlatko Grgosevic” Piano competition, Zagreb;
  • 3rd prize at International EPTA piano competition in Osijek;
  • 1st prize at International piano competition”Memorial Jurica Murai” Varaždin;
  • 2nd prize at International piano competition”Forum per Tasti”, Slovakia;
  • 2nd prize at “Martha Debelli Stipendienwettbewerb“ in Graz (2018);
  • 1st first prize at the International piano competition “Memorial Matusja Blum” in Sarajevo (2019);
  • semifinalist at the International piano competition “City of Vigo” (Martha Argerich was in the jury).

From 2016 she has been studying at Academy of Music and Performing arts in Graz in the class of professor Otto Niederdorfer.


Envisaged programme


First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (“The Tempest”)

A. Ginastera: Suite de danzas criollas, Op. 15


Second round

D. Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor L. 108

F.J. Haydn: Piano Sonata in A flat major, Hob XVI, 46, n. 14

F. Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22

S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28 



W.A. Mozart: Rondo in D major K 485r

J.S. Bach-F. Busoni: Partita No. 2, Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004

R. Schumann: Bunte Blätter Op. 99



W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466