Born into a musical family, Jovana Nikolic received her first piano lessons at the age of six from Prof. Zlata Males. Jovana has soon after won awards at numerous national and international competitions such as "Citta di Stresa"(Italy) first prize, "Carl Czerny" (Prague), special prize, as well as several times first prize winner at national competitions...
At the age of 15 she was accepted to the class of Prof. Nevena Popovic at the Music Academy in Belgrade where she graduated with distinction. At the same time she was studying at the "Schola Cantorum" in Paris with a renowned pianist Eugene Indjic where she obtained "Diplome Superieur". In 2005 she continued her studies at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Karlsruhe, with Prof. Michael Uhde and Prof. Markus Stange where she obtained a Masters Degree in Solo Piano and "Konzertexamen" degree in chamber music, both with distinction.
Jovana performs as a soloist. She has also a great passion and enthusiasm for chamber music and performs in various musical ensembles. As a permanent member of the duo with a violinist Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos she performes regularly in Germany, Italy and Serbia. The duo "Papadopoulos-Nikolic" won the first prize at the "Freundeskreis" Competition in Karlsruhe and the "Foerderpreis" at the "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition" in Berlin.
Jovana Nikolic was awarded grants from many foundations such as the Foundation for the promotion of young artists and scientists of Serbia, the "Akademie Schloss Solitude", the "Alfred Toepfer Stiftung" and the Rotary Club Ludwigshafen. She took part in master classes with Bruno Canino, Paul Gulda, Eduardo Hubert, Roland Keller, Elena Kuznetsova, Aleksandar Madzar, Jerome Rose, Martino Tirimo, Fauré Quartet and Minguet Quartett. She received important impulses by Eugene Injic.
In 2009 Jovana Nikolic took part at the Music Festival "Brasil-Alemanha" in Rio de Janeiro, performing as a chamber musician at the "Sala Cecilia Meireles." She was regularly invited to the summer music festival in Medulin (Croatia) as soloist. Jovana Nikolic has performed in Germany, France, Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Switzerland. Her numerous television and radio performances were broadcast on Radio 1 Belgrade, RTS 1, Nova TV and SWR.
Jovana currently lives in Hamburg where she is engaged both in teaching and performing.
17th and 18th Oktober: Duo concert with Tatjana Uhde - Cello, ElfenauPark, Bern, (Debussy, Beethoven, Rossini, Popper)
6th July: Schloß Agathenburg, Solo recital, 5 pm
26th June: Solo recital, Bechstein Centrum, Klaviergalerie, Hamburg, 7pm
13th April: Belgrade, Zaduzbina Ilije M. Kolarca (Big hall), with Lidija Pavlovic (Brahms, Ravel), 11 am
28th March: Hamburg, Bechstein Centrum (Piano gallery) Solo recital, 7 pm
29th December: Belgrade, Zaduzbina Ilije M. Kolarca (Big hall), 11 am
28th Oktober: "Augustinum" Braunschweig 19:30 pm
26th Oktober: Wiesbaden (Erzherzog Trio)
23th June: Harsefeld, (Landkreis Stade) Friedrich -Huth Bücherei, Solo recital (Schumann, Chopin, Schubert), 5 pm
12th June: Hammah (Landkreis Stade), Rathaus, Solo recital (Schumann, Chopin, Schubert), 8 pm
24th February: Schloß Agathenburg (Dvorak), 15 pm
21th January: Seminarturnhalle, Stade, with Jochen Brockmann (Schumann, Brahms, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Dvorak), 11 am
15th December: Ludwigshafen, with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos (Schubert, Ravel, Gershwin), 7 pm
26th November: Braunschweig, Augustinum, Duo concert (Couperin, Brahms, Dvorak, De Falla), 7:30 pm
25th November: Hamburg, Augustinum, Duo concert (Couperin, Dvorak, Saint-Sans, De Falla), 3 pm
23th November: Hannover, Duo concert (Couperin, Beethoven, Dvorak, Saint Sans, De Falla), 5 pm
22th November: Zelle, Duo concert (Couperin, Brahms, Dvorak, De Falla), 7 pm
21th Oktober: Belgrade, Zaduzbina Ilije M. Kolarca, Matinee with Iason Keramidis (Beethoven, Strauss, Piazzola), 11 am
6th July: Bonnheim, Beethoven Wohnstift, Chambermusic recital (Archduke Trio, Schubert Fantasie für Klavier und Violine), 7 pm
5th July: Essen, (Archduke Trio, Haydn, Saint-Sans), 7 pm
18th June: München, (Erzherzog Trio)
16th June: Edenkoben, Schloß Ludwigshöhe, Duo recital with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos (Schubert, Debussy, De Falla, Piazzola), 5 pm
4th June: Linz, (Archduke Trio, Haydn), 4 pm
2th June: Salzburg, Wohnstift Mozart, Mozartsaal (Archduke Trio, Haydn, Saint-Sans), 7:30 pm
13th May: Karlsruhe, Rezidenz Rüppurr (Beethoven), 7 pm
15th April: Krummendeich, St. Nicolai Kirche, Duo concert with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos (Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, De Falle, Piazolla), 4 pm
12th December: Heildeberg, Augustinum, Chambermusic (Mozart, Fauré), 7 pm
8th December: Karlsruhe, Rezidenz Rüppurr, Joseph-Keilberth Saal, Chambermusic (Dvorak), 8 pm
2th December: Wellendorf Zentrum, Pforzheim, with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos ( Mozart, Bizet, Gershwin), 7 pm
14th October: Bonnheim, Wohnstift Beethoven, Duo concert (Beethoven, Fauré, De Falla, Chopin), 7 pm
3th July: Bad Herrenalb, Chambermusic recital with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos and Alexandre Vay (Beethoven, Schubert, Gershwin), 7:30 pm
30th June: Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos(Debussy), 4 pm
28th June: Frankfurt, Duo concert (Beethoven, De Falla, Fauré, Chopin), 7 pm
27th June: Munich, Duo concert (Beethoven, De Falla, Fauré, Chopin)
19th June: Paris, Heinrich Heine-Haus, Cite Universitaire, Chambermusic recital (Mozart, Schostakowitsch, Fauré), 5 pm
9th June: München, Duo concert (Beethoven, De Falle, Fauré, Chopin), 7 pm
6th-8th June: Göttingen, Duo concerts (Beethoven, De Falla, Fauré, Chopin)
4th June: Wiesbaden, Duo concert, Cello-piano (Beethoven, Fauré, De Falla, Chopin) 7 pm
20th March: Kleiner Saal an der Halle, Ostfildern-Nellingen, with Marie Claudine Papadopoulos, (Schubert, Strauss, Gershwin), 5 pm
Fantasy for violin and piano D 934, Marie Claudine Papadopoulos (violin), Jovana Nikolic (piano)
Humoristicne etide 1,3,5,6,7, Jovana Nikolic (Piano) solo
Violin Sonata E Flat Major, Op.18 (I Movement), Iason Keramidis (Violin), Jovana Nikolic (Piano)
Violin Sonata E Flat Major, Op.18 (II Movement), Iason Keramidis(Violin), Jovana Nikolic( Piano)