Nadja Dornik fell in love with music at the age of four. At first, Nadja began to play the piano, but as very quickly she was delighted harp, and in 2016, graduated at the Musical High School «Mokranjac» in Belgrade two classes at the same time – class of harp and class of piano. All that in just two years as a student of the generation. The same year she was unanimously admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she finished two bachelor’s and master’s degrees, harp in the class of Isabelle Moretti and piano in the class of Hortense Cartier-Bresson for the undergraduate studies and in the class of Frank Braley for postgraduate studies. From this year she starts the Master’s degree studies of Chamber Music with her trio (piano, violin, cello) at the same conservatory in the class of Claire Désert and Michaël Hentz.
Nadja Dornik is a winner of more than thirty international and national competitions. Half of it as a laureate. Most importantly : Concours International Leopold Bellan (Paris), Interrnational competition Petar Konjovic (Serbia) ,Rencontres Internationales de la Harpe en Île de France, Windsor International Piano competition (England), Prokofiev International piano compétition (Prague), International competition Suoni d’Arpa (Italy) and Piano and Strings International Competition (New York). Nadja performs very young with the greatest orchestras: the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the «Stanislav Binički» Orchestra «Pro classic» (Serbia), and the Serbian Radio/Television Philharmonic Orchestra.
The contests bring her to meet the public all over the world. From New York to Moscow, London and Geneva, from Carnegie Hall to the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, she collaborates with renowned artists: flutist Sébastien Jacot, conductor Patrick Gallois, composer Daniele Garella and Gautier Capuçon. Cellist with whom she shared the stage last summer, for the «Un été en France» tour.
For the 2022/2023 year, she became the laureate of the Safran Foundation and the Meyer Foundation for Music. She also became the ambassador of the Academy Saline Royale for the year 2023 and she is also one of the pianists selected for a masterclass session with the renowned pianist and professor Olivier Cazal and also for the L’Académie musical de Villecroze, where she had the opportunity to work with renowned pianist and professor Avedis Kouyoumdjian.
She is regularly asked to play in many music festivals with the both instruments. This summer, she had the honor to participate in the prestigious Chopin Festival in Paris. At this event, she impressed the audience by performing a piano recital entirely dedicated to Chopin. In addition, Nadja also performed at the "Les Arènes Lyriques" festival in Paris, where she gave no less than 10 concerts. She enchanted the audience with her talent and virtuosity, notably during the performance of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3, considered a masterpiece for piano. Her performance was widely praised by critics and was mentioned positively in the magazine «Le Monde». Nadja is an exceptional artist who continues to make an impression with her passion and talent.
She has worked with great names in piano pedagogy: Jacques Rouvier, Olivier Cazal, Jean-François Heisser, Epifanio Comis, Natalia Trull, Lidija Bizjak,Jean-Fréderic Neuburger, Till Fellner, Achille Galo, Robert Carney.