Djordje Stevan Nesic

Artist Teacher


The Hartt School

Djordje Stevan Nesic’s pianism has been described as artful, assertive, sensitive and quietly virtuosic, and his career highlighted by recital, concerto, chamber, and collaborative performances, both in the US and internationally. Upcoming engagements include appearances at Carnegie's Weill hall, New York's Prototype festival, and the master class at Kolarac Hall in Belgrade, Serbia . 

As a faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University, in the Spring of 2019 he traveled to his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, and with eight students of the voice department presented four concerts, including the opera “Svada” by the Canadian Serbian composer Ana Sokolovic. In June 2019, he participated in the premiere of "Ellen West" by Ricky Ian Gordon at Opera Saratoga. 

Other engagements this past season include a recital of Serbian music at the Weill Hall at Carnegie in NYC, a recital in Paris, France at the Serbian Cultural Center, performances at the Kolarac Hall and the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Belgrade, a return to the Berkshire Opera Festival.

Recently, he has been seen in a recital of Brasilian and Serbian music in Brasilia, Brazil, marking the 80th anniversary of the Serbia-Brazil diplomatic relations, Great Waters Music Festival in NH, several appearances with Audra McDonald, performing as the piano collaborator for the annual Joyce DiDonato Carnegie Hall masterclasses, the annual recital for the George London Foundation and the Lincoln Center Great Performers Circle with mezzo Isabel Leonard, teaching residency in Zagreb, Croatia, a gala concert for the 84th anniversary of Belgrade’s Kolarac Hall, recitals for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Le Poisson Rouge, The Morgan Library, Asolo Theater in Sarasota, the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, the Opera America Conference in San Francisco, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and a live performance on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Djordje recorded Marc Blitzstein's "Cradle will rock", seven newly commissioned art songs for Opera America Songbook CD, performed at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel halls, Ravinia Festival’s Rising Star Series, and participated in the Midwest-Emmy winning PBS broadcast of “This Little Light of Mine”, also issued on DVD.

Other venues include Lincoln Center, the United Nations General Assembly Hall, the Mann Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia, and FUJI TV in Japan. He has been a fellow and a guest performer at Opera Saratoga, the Aspen Music Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Greenwich Music Festival, and the Phoenicia Voice Festival.

Djordje Stevan Nesic is a roster member of the Arts Global Artistic Foundation. He is a citizen of both the USA and Serbia, and lives in New York.