This Concert Supported by the Helen von Ammon Fund for Emerging Artists
L. v. Beethoven: Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Largo e mesto
Nocturne Op. 48, No. 1in C Minor
Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 in D-flat Major
Ballade Op. 23 in G Minor
LEO JERGOVIC (16 years old) is a junior at Menlo School, Menlo Park. He studies piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre College division. Leo participated in numerous piano competitions and was a top prize winner at New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition, Pacific Musical Society Competition, SF Chopin Competition for Young Pianists, California CAPMT Contemporary Music Festival, James Ramos International Video Competition, ENKOR International Music Competition, International Grande Music Competition and San Jose International Piano Competition. . He was selected to perform at the Junior Bach Festival, for both piano and voice. Leo is the 2019-2020 National Chopin Foundation Scholarship recipient.
Apart from piano, Leo studied voice at SFCM. He is a three times winner of the National Gold Medal for Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Voice examination after receiving the highest marks in the nation. He is a three times first prize winner at SF Bay Area NATS Singing Festival and a first prize winner at International Grande Music Competition,
Leo loves performing on stage. His most recent performances include concerts at Todi International Music Masters at Palazzo del Vignola, Todi, Italy, Concerts at Presidio in San Francisco, CA, multiple concerts during Krakow Piano Summer in Poland, SFCM Faculty Artist Series | William Wellborn concert in San Francisco, CA, International Grande Music Competition Winners Concert at Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Concert Hall New York, and multiple Junior Bach Festival concerts in Bay Area, CA. He also had his first soloist appearance as a boy soprano in Valley Concert Chorale performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and was the host and MC of the 2016 SFCM Pre College Showcase Concert. His solo and chamber music performances include numerous recitals at SFCM, SFCM Classical Kick-off Weekend, MTAC- SF Holiday Concert, Master Classes with Simon Trpceski and Nelita True in San Francisco, CA, Masterclasses with Antonio Pompa-Baldi,
Eduardo Delgado, Yunjie Chen, and Enrico Elisi in Todi, Italy, Concerts at Presidio, SFCM Pre College Showcase Concert, Benefit Concerts For ZOE Children’s Homes, MTAC SF Festival, Blossom Cherry Festival in San Jose, Winners of International Russian Piano Competition Concerts, and Lang Lang Foundation 101 Pianist San Francisco.
Leo also enjoys jazz. In his freshman year, Leo took a Jazz Band as a class at Menlo School where he was both a vocalist as well as a pianist. In the past, he has participated in Stanford Jazz Camp and School of Rock bands. There he studied guitar and bass guitar while also being a lead on the keyboard and lead vocal on multiple songs. In school, he played saxophone and clarinet in the school band.
In 2018, Leo started his journey in songwriting. His early songs were recognized by National YoungArts Foundation and, at age 15, he was named 2019 YoungArts Merit Winner in voice/singer-songwriter discipline.