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Ivan Kolar

Ivan Kolar

Ivan began his musical journey in Croatia, where he obtained his Master's degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. This accomplishment was guided by Professor Marina Ambokadze, a renowned expert in the LISZT-ZILOTI piano technique and an artistic adviser to pianist Ivo Pogorelić. In 2008, he started working as a Piano Professor at the Varazdin School of Music. His students have graced stages across Europe, performing as soloists or with orchestras, excelling in both domestic and international piano competitions, securing over 50 gold awards throughout his career in Croatia. Upon relocating to Vancouver, Ivan further enriches his teaching profession by becoming a faculty member at the well-known Dio Piano School. In 2023, his students achieved a remarkable results by winning eight gold medals, with two of them earning the highest marks and becoming laureates in their categories at both the BCCM and Sea to Sky International Music Festivals. In 2024, embarked on the journey as the founder of MuseSync Studio.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Croatian

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Teacher's studio


  • 2008 - Master’s Degree - Academy of Music University of Zagreb