Irina Dečermić, piano

Music DVD

Filmed at 'Odéon-théâtre de l'Europe, Paris

Directed by Eric Barbier.

"Irina Dečermić performed Bach's Chromatic fantasy and fugue, like some protestant preacher, firmly, decisively, with powerful resonant tone which with perfect articulation was piercing listeners consciousness like some audible beam."



“Les qualites pianistique d’Irina Decermic sont evidente: legerte,humour,intuition. Elles est si entiere qu’elle s’efface sans cesse dans les formes que son jeu contemple”

Stéphane Barsacq, Figaro 

Irina Dečermić, piano

Total time 57'41

OCA 98028

© 1998 ocean

Multimedia project inspired by French composer, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) monumental work for piano solo "catalogue d'Oiseaux". Composed between 1956 and 1959, "catalogue d'Oiseaux" (Catalogue of Birds) occupies a unique place in the entire piano literature and the life of Messiaen, who considered himself as an ornithologist and composer, and the birds of the greatest musicians.

Music is supported by visual work created by Ana Mihailović and Miroslav Savić (graphic animator). Further, visual elements are in function of depicting poetic text, which Messiaen wrote for each bird. Original text was translated-prepared and narrated (pre-recorded off) by Irina Dečermić.

Tribute was premiered in Belgrade on the 13th December, 2008 at the Kolarac Concert Hall, to the centenary of the birth of Olivier Messiaen. Pianists Uki Ovaskainen, Darije Sebić, Aleksandar Marković, Vlada Gligorić and Neven Šobajić participated along with Irina Dečermić, author and holder of the project.


Not so seldom do multimedia projects disturb and distract a listener from music, while in this project we experienced the highest level of combining and synchronizing different forms of art in one harmonious entity.

Six pianists performing each bird (composition) completely subordinated their sensibilities to Messiaen, so that the character of the composer and not the performer came to the fore.

Irina's quality of sound, harmonic colours, brilliant dynamic contrast evoked Messiaen’s poetry with great subtlety and her inspired translation of Messiaen’s text made this event into a rare and memorable occasion.

Gorica Pilipović, Radio Beograd

"Piano trio op.67 was written in memory of the musicologist Ivan Sollertinsky who died on February 11th 1944 in Novosibirsk. The trio ends with the initial Jewish motif, disappearing into nothingness, like a question mark about the fate of the whole nation. It was the courageous act on an artist who dares to tell the truth and who, for this, in four years' time would be condemned to silence."

Rostislav Dubinsky

Irina Dečermić, piano

Manja Ristić, violin

Ivana Grahovac, violincello

Music DVD

Production: Eye to eye

Filmed at Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade in July 2008.

Milan Tvrdšić: Director, Director of Photography

Marko Glušac: Editor

"Words cannot express the calamity that struck me... He was my best friend, the dearest of them all. It is to him that I owe what I am today"

wrote Shostakovich.