Isidora Jovanovic, D.M.A.
A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Isidora Jovanović Driscoll enjoys an active career as a pianist and a pedagogue in Phoenix, Arizona. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe as well as the United States. Second prize at the International piano competition Nikolai Rubinstein launched her career. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras during her studies at Florida Atlantic University, as well as her doctoral studies at Arizona State University. Ever looking for avenues by which to bring music to larger audiences, Isidora has participated in 352 Keys Piano concert series with the renowned pianist and Provost of James Madison University, Dr. Heather Coltman. Their collaboration extended to performance at the 2014 TEDx event in Boca Raton, Florida. Most recently, Isidora presented at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad Serbia.
Isidora’s fifteen years long teaching career includes positions in her native Serbia, head piano position for the Florida Atlantic University’s Teaching Outstanding Performers program, a Faculty Associate position at Arizona State University, and a piano instructor at ASU’S Community Music School. With the strong belief of unique musical potential of every student, Isidora cultivates their love for music and adjusts to their individual learning styles, so they can grow and share their talents with others. Her students regularly participate at the Royal College of Music and Arizona Study Program Exams.
Isidora has served on jury panels for several competitions and examinations, including EVMTA Piano Competition, and EVMTA Jason Sipe Piano Competition.
Isidora holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Novi Sad, Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Arizona State University. Her doctoral project has been published with the following review of her mentor, distinguished Brazilian pianist Caio Pagano:
“Isidora Jovanovic Driscoll’s TWO CASES STUDIES is a milestone in the present state of analysis of piano performance. She has encountered the ideal vocabulary and has brought to the attention of the reader the clear difference that two styles of performance can represent… A masterful dissertation that deserves to be known by the musical world.”