Biljana Urban received her Ph.D. in Music (Piano Performance) summa cum laude from the Academy of Music in Zagreb. She went on to study at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, settling in the city in 1983. Since 1991 she has been based in Amsterdam and has Dutch nationality.
She has performed in renowned international concert halls, including the Fresno Concert Hall, California for the Philip Lorentz Memorial concert series. She has taken part in international music festivals, including the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Festival of Flanders and the Orlando Festival in The Netherlands. As a chamber musician she has performed with soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Monnaie Orchestra, Brussels, and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Her recitals have been broadcast by France Musique, Radio 4 in The Netherlands, Radio Klara in Belgium, by radio and television companies in Croatia and Slovenia, and by Valley Public Radio in the United States.
She has taught in Paris at the École Supérieure César Franck and the Conservatoire de Neuilly, and was artist-in-residence at California State University in Fresno in 2012; the following year she was appointed associate professor at the University of Arts in Osijek, Croatia.
In 2010 Biljana Urban released an acclaimed recording on Naxos [9.70120] of the piano works of her grandfather Jan Urban. The first album of her Voříšek Complete Works for Piano, released in September 2014 on the Grand Piano label, was recognised as one of the best albums of the year by Culture Catch.
For more information, please visit www.biljanaurban.nl.