Damir L. Sertić, a Croatian native, born 1977, took his first piano lesson at the age of five. From 1985 to 1990, he attended a (former Yugoslavian) preparatory school for musical education in Munich, Germany, where he was taught by Ljubinka Mirković. He later studied piano at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatorium, an affiliate of the Munich Advanced School for Music and Theatre, where he received a degree in music pedagogy in 1998 and a performance diploma in 2000. At the Conservatorium Damir studied under Alla v. Buch, Vadim Suchanov, and Gernot Sieber.
He received his master's degree in 2007, studying with Alexei Lubimov at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, and a doctoral degree in 2018 with his thesis „About the Relation of Hearing Ability and Performance Quality - an extensive research project into the significance for pianists of perfect as against relative pitch. He has been an active participant in many master classes, working with such distinguished artists as Alexei Nasedkin, Rudolf Kehrer, Elisso Wirssaladze and Thomas Larcher.
Damir won third prize at the Lions-Music-Competition for Young Artists in May 2002, and was invited to give concerts in Zagreb as the Best Croatian Participant of the Zagreb 2004 International Piano Competition. He has performed in both Europe and North America, giving concerts and participating in ensembles in the USA, the UK, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
In addition to his career as a concert pianist, Damir teaches piano, composes and sings as a countertenor in opera and concerts in Munich, Salzburg and around the UK. His voice teachers were Catarina Lybeck and Monika Lenz. He gave his debut as a singer in Nov. 2007 with Musik, daran die Welten hängen for string quartet,piano, percussions and Countertenor by Wolfgang Roscher (live broadcasting by ORF from the Solitär-hall in Salzburg). Most of his classical compositions are for piano, like for example his „Six Variations on ‘Overture' by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, but he is also writing alternative pop songs, mixed with electronic music. His first single Stronger Forces and its music video came out in November 2011.