Tonja Čuić is croatian pianist and fortepianist, currently living in Karlsruhe, Germany.
She began her musical journey in the age of 12 and entered the academy in Zagreb in 2007. 2011 she finished her Bachelor in Zagreb in the class of prof. Ljubomir Gašparović and entered the academy in Karlsruhe, Germany, where she studied Master Piano Solo with Peter Eicher and Markus Stange (2011-2015) and "Historical instruments" with Kristian Nyquist (2015-2017).
While studying, she recived numerous prizes and awards, including "Rektor´s award", "Deen´s Award" and the prize od the Ministry of education and sport. She also won two second prizes at international piano competitions.
She participated in numerous master classes of eminent piano teachers all over Europe (Dina Yoffe, Karl - Heinz Kämmerling, Eugen Indjic, Konstantin Bogino, Pascal Rogé, Edouard Hubert, Eldar Nebolsin, Anthony Spiri, Nina Tichmann, Gottlieb Wallisch, Martin Hughes, Avedis Koumdyian, Yuval Admony, Tami Kanazawa).
As a soloist or in different chamber music ensambles, she gave concerts in Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia, Hungary, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Finland.
As a soloist with orchestra, she played with different chamber music orchestras under the baton of maestro Tomislav Fačini, Orest Shourgot, Filip Šljivac, Howard Arman and her own - conducting from forte piano.
During her studies in Germany, she concentrated on First Viennese school and Schubert, the differences between playing on modern and historical pianos; conducting, while playing in small orchestras and working with singers in diffrent forms of music theaters.