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Bojana Dimković leads a versatile career as pianist, harpsichordist and chamber musician. She has started playing the piano at the age of seven in her home town Belgrade and has soon won awards at numerous national and international competitions: first prizes at "Cita di Stresa" (Italy), "Nikolai Rubinstein" (France) and International Competition "Petar Konjović" (Serbia) to name but a few.

At sixteen Bojana won a scholarship from the Wall Trust to study with Roshan Magub at the prestigious Purcell School for music talents in London. After being offered places at all four London conservatoires and three universities, she continued her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she obtained Bachelor of Honours degree in solo piano (studying with Caroline Palmer) and Master and Guildhall Artist degrees in chamber music (studying with Charles Owen), both with distinction. During her studies she was generously supported by the City of London Corporation, the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, Mr Norman Hedges, The Sergei Rachmaninov Award, The Eastern European Baltic Scholarship, the Edith Vogel Bursary and several others. Upon finishing her postgraduate studies Bojana was offered Fellowship on two occassions: on the Piano Department and the Historical Performance Department, respectively.

Bojana took part in master classes with Yuri Bashmet, Ronald Brautigam, the Brodsky Quartet, Gary Cooper,Laurence Cummings, Helmut Deutsch, Peter Feuchtwanger, the Florestan Trio, Claude Frank, Rolf Hind, Mikhail Kazakevich, Martin Katz, Emma Kirkby, Malcolm Martineau, Yonty Solomon, David Strange, Fou t’Song and many others. She has also received guidance from Eugene Asti, Robin Bowman, Iain Burnside, Stephen Gutman,Graham Johnson, Noretta Leach, Pamela Lidiard, Ronan O'Hora, Nicholas Parle, Oliver Weber and Andrew West.

The initial contact with historical instruments (harpsichord and fortepiano) during her undergraduate studies has awakened a strong interest in further specialization: she has studied solo performance with Carole Cerasi and basso continuo with James Johnstone. After winning third prize at "Broadwood" harpsichord competition in 2009, Bojana became a member of three ensembles specializing in baroque music. "The Nightingale Trio" (soprano, flute and harpsichord) has performed throughout England and Ireland. "The Early Music Experiment" is a young, vibrant group of music professionals that programmes baroque music with the modern repertoire. In June 2011 Bojana performed one of C.P.E. Bach's Harpsichord Concerti with the group in London. "The Musicians of London Wall" specializes in baroque music and their performances include appearances at Brighton Early Music Festival, Handel Festival and many other concerts in the UK. Since 2009, Bojana has collaborated as a continuo player with the prestigious "St. George Strings" ensemble whose music director then was the violinist Gordan Nikolitch. In 2010 she also appears as a soloist alongside maestro Nikolitch and Julia Gallego in Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto. As of 2013, Bojana also collaborates with Ensemble "Metarmophosis" and orchestra "Camerata Serbica".

As a previous recipient of the Henry Richardson Award (Musicians’ Benevolent Fund) and the finalist of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards' accompanist prize, Bojana is in great demand as a chamber musician and has collaborated with many notable instrumentalists and singers, namely, cellists: Sandra Belić, Reinoud Ford, Timothy Lowe, Matthew Lowe, Vladimir Waltham, Igor Ćetković, violists Francis Kefford, Chihiro Ono, Nataša Stojanović, Andriy Vytovich, violinists Hyun Ae-Lee, Marija Špengler, Ivana Ćetković, Alex Redington, Leonard Schreiber, Victoria Mavromoustaki, flautists Ljubiša Jovanović, Ieva Rutentale and Louisa Sparks, horn player Timothy Thorpe, clarinettist Sarah Williamson, singers Ciara Hendrick, Ana Sofrenović, Derek Welton and many others. She is a founding member of Trio Agape for flute, cello and piano.

Concert performances include appearances in Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth Hall-Royal Festival Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Belgrade City Hall, Kolarac Hall, Belgrade Philharmonic Hall, and on Cheltenham, Oxford Lieder, Handel, International Cello Fest Belgrade, NOMUS, BEMUS, CosArt festivals and many others. She is currently writing up her thesis on the Doctoral programme in performance at the University of Arts in Belgrade.

Bojana has appeared in many television and radio programmes and her performances were broadcast on Radio 1 Belgrade, RTS 1, RTS 2 and RTS Digital TV channels.