Marko Petričić

Organist, Bayanist

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Marko Petričić

Mr. Petričić holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees from Indiana University where he studied with Christopher Young, and a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Ohio University where his teacher was H. Joseph Butler. Mr. Petričić recently taught applied organ lessons and organ literature at Indiana University, and is currently teaching music history at the University of Indianapolis. He was the Assistant Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, between 2003 and 2006.

Mr. Petričić won awards in numerous organ competitions, most notably the First Prize at the San Marino National Organ Competition in California. During his graduate studies at Indiana University, he worked as an Associate Instructor in music theory, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses. He was also the Choir Director and Organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. During the summers of 1999 and 2000, he was a guest Organist/Choirmaster at the Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City, substituting for Stephen Hamilton. His concert engagements in New York included recitals at Holy Trinity and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Marko Petricic has performed throughout the United States, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, and Yugoslavia. Recently, he participated in the Summer Organ Academy in Leipzig, Germany and French Organ Music Seminar in Paris, France.

As an accomplished bayan-accordion performer, Marko Petričić has won awards at International competitions in Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the United States. He has performed for the Yugoslav National Radio and Television, and more recently, with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

His passion for various musical genres led to a concert of Spanish and South American music for the Embassy of Spain in Puerto Rico, as a result of a prize won at the Latin American Music Center competition at Indiana University. Furthermore, Marko Petričić performs Balkan folk music together with Mathieu Névéol, an exceptional violinist from the Paris Orchestra, France.