Lidija and Sanja Bizjak studied in Belgrade before joining Jacques Rouvier's class at the Paris Conservatoire several years later. After initially pursuing careers as soloists, they launched also their duo career performing for the first time Medelssohn's concerto in 2002 with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. They won two special prizes at the ARD Munich Piano Duo competition in 2005.
Popular with audiences in France, they have gone on to perform at the Cité de la musique, Musée d'Orsay and Salle Gaveau in Paris, in Palazetto Bru-Zane in Venice, at the festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron, Nohant, Sully, Auvers-sur-Oise, Folle Journée in Nantes and in Tokyo and Belgrade's festival Bemus. They regularly perform with orchestras, including performances with the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Sinfonia Varsovia, Chamber orchestra Pellléas, Orchestre de Picardie and many orchestras in Serbia
Lidija and Sanja Bizjak's highlights include Debut in BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London with Le Carnaval des Animaux with the Britten Sinfonia and Stravinsky's Petrushka and The Rite of Spring at the Roque d'Anthéron Festival 2009.
Their first CD with all Stravinsky's work for piano four hands was released in 2012 for the French label Mirare and received highly acclaimed reviews. They also recorded two non-commercial CDs for piano duo – live recital for Radio France's programme Déclic and two pianos recital (Mozart, Schumann, Brahms) for the Meyer Fondation and the Paris Conservatoire.
Two pianos, four hands, one virtuosity: the Bizjak sisters take the listener away, while revealing one of Martinu's most unknown score.
"The multi-awarded tandem takes the listener far away by adding a dimension of joyfull complicity and of tenacious virtuosity to this tradition. Their Rite of Spring (cf. Stravinsky CD) brought back the dazzling freshness of the original four-hands version, played by Stravinsky and Debussy, a few months before the scandal of the Parisian creation in 1913. This marvellous and glaring CD, made us wonder how the duo could possibly repeat this recording masterstroke … They made it thanks to their curiosity, their knowledge of the repertoire and the complicity of the young Polish conductor Radoslaw Szulc."
"The Bizjak tandem celebrates the eternal Rite of Spring. We were KO'd! Two sisters, born in Belgrade, take up this challenge with a stunning brio. This black and white, x-rayed Stravinski's version is better than a lesson of symphonic anatomy: it is a study of algebra and musical alchemy." FFFF"