HGM :: PROGRAMME MKC HGM Grožnjan

Programe ICC JMC in Grožnjan, 2024

MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS AND FESTIVALS

22. 06. – 30. 06. 2024.
MODERN DANCE & THEATRE WORKSHOP DANCE MARATON
Desanka Virant /HR/, Ida Janković /HR/, Tamara Savićević /HR/, Anis Habibović /BA/


MODERN DANCE & THEATRE WORKSHOP DANCE MARATHON
variety of dance techniques / Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Graham, Jazz, Hip Hop, Improvisation ../ will be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of scenes and choreography.

Choreographers/Mentors: Desanka Virant /HR/, Tamara Savićević /HR/, Anis Habibović /HR/

Max. Number of Participants: 35

Working languages: Croatian, English

"At the thought of Groznjan, the heart of a young artist is shaken .....
This small picturesque town is a mystery secret amongst the most beautiful places in the world, taking everybody's breath away. When the night falls and all the tourists go, the Groznjan streets are just yours for socializing with other young artists on the terraces, benches and parks where you can enjoy ice cream or dance under the stars. The dance theater workshop takes away breath because it is a challenge for you with daily dance, singing and acting classes in different groups and with various pedagogues. Grožnjan is the perfect place for those who love dance, music and acting that want to perfect, express and enrich their artistic experience. "
Adriaan Luteijn, a Dutch choreographer and longtime leader of a dance workshop in Grožnjan

 

DESA VIRANT

desa virantShe graduated from the School of Rhythmic and Dance in Zagreb. She specialised at the International Academies of Dance in New York (Alvin Aily Dance School), London (Laban Centre), Cologne, Paris and Rovinj. Since 1972 till 1996 she is a dancer of the Studio of Modern Dance, and since 1985 she works as a choreographer and pedagogue at the Dance Studio of the Zagreb Youth Theatre. She is author of numerous choreographies for professional dancers  in Croatia and abroad (Harlekin, Brandenburg gate, Exhibition, Vila lutaka, Čarobna kreda, Iz priče u priču, Zagrljaj, Ja sam ja, Tko još vjeruje u rode, Déja vu, Zar sam ja glup, Cvilidreta, O sutra, Pierrot, Angeli za Veroniku, Roda i lisac, Lažeš Melita, Lutke, Perpettum, Čarobna frula…)

 

IDA JANKOVIĆ was born on February 15, 1984 in Zagreb.
After finishing high school, and the Ana Maletić School of Contemporary Dance, she graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija.
In 2002, she started working as a dance pedagogue for preschool children and in preparatory courses at Ana Maletić's School of Contemporary Dance, then she ran Body Barre and dance recreation for adults. Since 2018, she has been teaching creative dance for children at the Zagreb Youth Theatre.
In addition to leadership, she also has fruitful dancing experience, which began in 2001 at the Studio for Contemporary Dance and continued until 2013 at the dance studio of the Zagreb Youth Theater School under the mentorship of Desanka Virant.
In 2001, she attended summer dance workshops at several dance academies in the Netherlands.
Since 2004, she has been attending summer dance workshops in Grožnjan, where she was engaged as a dance assistant, and in 2023, in the role of a pedagogue.
She danced in the following plays: Jež mladoženja; Zar sam ja glup; Glosiennes; Mahler i ...simfonija prirodi; Dijete iz limenke; Crna offca, bella vrana; Čokolada; Zagrljaj; Bilo jednom; Copka, Topka, Mara, Bara i kalendar; MP4.
She was a guest at international dance festivals in Germany, Japan and Turkey.
In 2008, she was awarded the 1st prize at the "Mia Čorak Slavenska" dance competition.
She regularly receives professional training in the field of dance pedagogy.
She also works as a member of the jury at dance competitions.
Member of the Association of Professional Dance Artists (UPPU "PULS")
Member of the Croatian Association of Contemporary Dance Pedagogues (HUPSuP)
Member of the Dance and Child International association - daCi Hrvatska.

 

TAMARA SAVIĆEVIĆ was born in 1973 in Zagreb, Croatia.
She received her dance education at “Plesni punktovi” (Dance Points) of Tihana Škrinjarić and the Zagreb Youth Theater and worked for eight years with ballet pedagogue Guy Perkov, and after that with Silva Muradori for six years.
In addition, she attended dance workshops of renowned dance pedagogues in Croatia and abroad, such as Igor Barberić, Jorge Vazquez, Etienne Frey, Kilina Cremona, H.C. Garcia and many others.
In 1993, as one of the co-founders, she founded the dance ensemble Kelkope, in which she dances and choreographs.
To date, she has realized many independent choreographic projects, and in some she participates as a dancer.
As a co-author, she created three additional projects („Kelkope dance show”, „Autoportret“ i „Boje“), and as a dancer she danced in collaboration with Sanja Brebrić, Desanka Virant, Igor Barberić and Maša Kolar in various dance projects, as well as dance show-programs, concerts and TV performances and humanitarian actions.
She also does stage movement in drama performances (“Ispeci pa reci”, “Ćelava pjevačica”, “Bekkanko-smiješno čudovište”, “Tko je ubio pašteticu”, “Juha od bundeve” i “Savršeni partner”)
In 2002, she acquired the status of a freelance artist and since then works as a dance pedagogue at various dance workshops and seminars throughout Croatia, but also abroad (Malinska, Osijek, Pula, Šibenik, Varaždin, Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Blackpool, Lignano, Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel , London)
In 2003, she became the artistic director of the Kelkope dance ensemble, which received the status of a professional dance ensemble from the Ministry in the same year. At the same time, the Kelkope Dance Studio was founded, where she actively works as a pedagogue. After a series of educations, workshops and seminars, together with other members of the ensemble, she started the summer dance school of Guy Perkov, which was first held in 2009 in Vodice, and later in Šibenik.
In 2016, she entered the Department of Dance at the Academy of Dramatic Arts of the University of Zagreb, and in July 2019 she obtained the title of Bachelor of Education in Contemporary Dance - teaching major (university bacc. educ. art.).
She continues to work on projects with PDA Kelkope and as a pedagogue in a dance studio, constantly improving herself at workshops and seminars.

 

Anis Habibović was born on February 20, 1991 in BiH.
He learned his first hip-hop dance steps in 2006 at the Don Kolarek B-boy Academy and continues to develop his style in hip-hop house and funkadelic.
In 2009, he was part of the dancers and co-choreographers at E.T.'s concert in Zagreb, and he also started working as a trainer and choreographer of groups at Edita Cebalo's Dance Studio. By attending the workshops of various dancers and choreographers, he expands his knowledge and creativity and devotes herself to learning a new style of dance that is not so well known in Croatia - krump. In 2011, he started running krump workshops at the Don Kolarek B-boy Academy and the dance studio Promenada in Karlovac.
Passing the audition, he received a role in the dance-acting play "Ništa nije krivo" by Aleksandra Mišić and Ognjen Vučinić. The performance was co-produced by the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, the Zagreb Dance Center and the MASA dance company. All the hard work paid off with the daily training, the show was running through 2011/2012. screened six times with great comments from critics and viewers.
In 2018, together with Vesna Grandeš, he created FIt Kultura, which promotes street and club styles, and organizes dance events.

 


GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is  320 €. After that fee is 370 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 22.06.2024., and leave on 30.06.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 29.06.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

30. 07. – 05. 08.2024.
VIOLIN
Prof. ARMIN SEŠEK /SI/

Max. Number of Participants: 12

Level: Elementary, Secondary school and Academy 

Working languages: Croatian, Slovenian and Italian


The Violin class with Armin Sešek will be aimed at the development of technique, interpretation and music imagination, participation in forming analytical and systematic way of practising, as well as on musical memory. 

In the mornings (9 - 13) Prof. Sešek will work individually with participants, according to a schedule (every second day) on problems such as: achieving the right tone, improving technique & artistic preparation for the performance. 

In the afternoons (16 - 20) participants will, a part of individual classes, have orchestra rehearsals, concerts followed by the discussion of the mentor and all the participants.

Prof. Sešek will also work with teachers attending the class, individually with the instrument or without it.

Violin class is accessible for everybody (beginners and students preparing for international competitions or auditions).

Participants should prepare two various characters pieces, or a movement of sonata, etude or scale. 


ARMIN SEŠEK

sešekAfter ten years of music education at music school “Mokranjac” in the class of Professor Vladislav Bobič, he studied violin at Belgrade Academy of Music, string section, in the class of Professor Aleksandar Pavlović. 

After 12 years of performing in the orchestra of Belgrade Philharmonic, he dedicated his work to the education of young musicians. 

Since 1992 he is violin professor at Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana.

During last 17 years, his students won 209 prizes (79 first, 3 Laureat & 15 absolute winners) at various international competitions in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Serbia & Montenegro and Luxembourg.

His students are now successful violin students at many Music Academies (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kiev, Cologne, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Graz, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Salzburg, San Francisco).

Professor Armin Sešek received a special reward “Škerijančeva nagrada” for exceptional contribution to music pedagogy.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is  420 €. After that fee is 480 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 30.07.2024., and leave on 05.08.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 04.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

08.07. – 18.07. 2024.
JM SUMMER SCHOOL
Jazz – trompet, trombone, saxophone, vocal, guitar, doublebass, el. bass, drums, piano, combo

MENTOR’S TEAM 2024. are:

Luis Bonilla /US/A/, Boris Kozlow /US/, Lea Lovrenčić /HR/, John Riley /US/, Karlheinz Miklin Jr./A/,
Hector Martignon /US/, Alex Goodman /CA/, Michael Philip Mossman/ US/, Ivan Renta /US/

 

Summer Jazz School Programme is a part of Jeunesses Musicales International’s JM Jazz World program. The JM Jazz World program caters for the promotion of international summer jazz camps, international projects, jazz ensembles tours and international exchanges of jazz musicians between the JMI countries. Its main objective is to provide young jazz musicians with the possibility to gain experience working to high professional standards in major concert halls, theatres and festivals, and with outstanding jazz musicians, sharing musical ideas in the field of jazz music. This JM Jazz World project is organised and coordinated by Jeunesses Musicales Croatia.

Summer Jazz Academy is held together with the international jazz festival ‘JAZZ IS BACK BP, which received the Best European Small Festival Award in 2008 (European Jazz Award Committee). All the participants will have the opportunity to hear their professional colleagues and to perform (individually and in a group) in the festival program at the final concert on 26th July.

Our team of mentors comes from all over the world. They will work every day from 9.30 am till noon, and from 4 pm - 7 pm. One day off is reserved for leisure time spent on the beaches of the beautiful Croatian coast of Istria.

So, all of you: singers, trumpeters, saxophonists, vibraphonists, pianists and all the others - if you love jazz and wish to spend 10 days playing it, see you in Grožnjan!

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is  500 €. After that fee is 575 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 08.07.2024., and leave on 18.07.2024. . Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 17.07.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK


29. 07. - 06. 08. 2024.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ARHITECTURE
Yui & Takaharu Tezuka /JP/,  Jim Njoo /F/

 

Invisible City Only for Infants

In childhood, you used to live in a different world. It does not mean only the scale of the surrounding environments.
You used to hear the world differently. Children are capable of recognizing hypersonic sound exceeding 20 kHz. Their ears are much more like wild animals' than the grownup's. Beyond 20 KHz, the body transmits vibration through bones to the central spine, and the deepest part of the brain sends chemical signal to the upper dermal surface of the brain. The process is similar to the one for primitive life forms before we humans evolve consciousness. They smell spring wind differently and touch the surface of stones differently.
This year we want you to find an invisible city that can be seen or experienced only by children. Please do not consider this an easy assignment. Adults are experienced in finding anything hidden by children. This is not about hiding a space nor making a smaller threshold. The assignment is about exploring parallel universe where you used to live in, yet not anymore.

Takaharu Tezuka

 

Takaharu+Yui Tezuka / Tezuka achitects Tokyo based Takaharu and Yui Tezuka in 1994 established one of the most innovative practices working today. They have extensive experience designing spaces for children, such as Fuji Kin-dergarten, which was named the best school in the world by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and UNESCO. Recently they were awarded for the best reli-gious building in 2022 by Archdaily for their project of Niijima Gakuen Junior College Hall & Chapel. “We set out on a pursuit not just in designing architecture, but in changing the world for the better through the means of architecture; a value we hold true to this day. Architecture is not merely an object, but holds the power to change people's lives and socie-ties.” While their activity is based on architectural design, they hold lectures all over the world, re-ceiving offers from OECD. Their theory on children`s environment is published as the "Yellow-book" from Harvard University.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM WITH A WORKSHOP IN ARCHITECTURE

Be part of this wonderful celebration of architecture, summer and friendship in the excemptonal atmosphere of Grožnjan and Istria in total - JOIN US!

Krešimir Rogina

Looking forward!


GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 420 €. After that fee is 480 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 29.07.2024., and leave on 06.08.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 05.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

06. 08. – 15. 08. 2024.
VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO & DUBLE BASS MASTERCLASS JM CROATIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Anđelko Krpan /CRO/ Milan Čunko /CRO/ Branimir Pustički /CRO/ Ilin Dime Dimovski /MK//CRO/

Max. Number of Participants: 15 per instrument

Level: Elementary, Secondary School, Academy

Working languages: Croatian and English

Solo and chamber music repertoire free chosen by participant (2 or more).  

Intensive work with professor on a daily basis of individual and chamber classes provides opportunity for improving playing technique and artistic development.  

There will be possibility of playing concert during the class with JMC Chamber String Orchestra. 

Preparing an audition for an orchestra or a music academy? Want to learn new pieces, get an insight in orchestral excerpts or just want to start playing the bass? 

Maybe a week of “study” in the beautiful setting of the medieval town of Groznjan in Croatia with a well established and enthusiastic professor is just what you need?  

Open to double bass player of all ages and levels of playing, from absolute beginners to professionals.

The week long course offers individual lessons, orchestral, rhythm and improvisation workshops as well as the opportunity to play in various chamber formations and double bass ensembles.              

Selected students will take part in the Jeunesses Musicales Croatia Chamber Orchestra.

The Orchestral workshops will be open only to students of an advanced level of playing (grade 5 and above). Bass ensembles, rhythm and improvisation workshops will be divided into various groups (depending on the level of playing). Individual lessons will be adapted to the student’s abilities and will concentrate on technique, style, interpretation and musical awareness. 


WORKSHOP LECTURERS:

krpanANĐELKO KRPAN graduated from  Zagreb Musoc in class of Prof. Kristijan Petrović, and earned a degree and his Master’s at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna in Prof. Dora Schwarzberg’s class.  He did advanced training at master courses conducted by Yfrah Neaman and Igor Ozim, and at the Menuhin Academy in Gstaadu, Switzerland. He won numerous awards including:  prizes at the Alpe-Adria International Violin Contest in Italy (1988) and the Vaclav Huml International Violin Contest in Zagreb (1993), the Croatian Music Institute Prize for 1989, the Ivo Vuljević Musical Youth Prize as Croatia’s best young musician in 1993, while he was decorated with the Order of the Morning Star of Croatia Bearing the Depiction of Marko Marulić in 1999. 

From 1990-93 was a member of the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, from 1993 he was a member of the Zagreb Soloists, and their Concertmaster from 1997-2002. Since 2002 to 2006 was a Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Croatian National Opera.  He is one of the founders and First Violin of the Sebastian String Quartet, with whom has recorded 3 CDs with works by C. Debussy, L. Janaček, B. Papandopulo, D. Pejačević, I. Zajc and A. Dvorak. 

He recorded the Croatian Sonatas CD with Nada Majnarić on piano, winning two discographic awards at the Porin 2002 Festival, the Scenes CD with violist Marko Genero had 2 nominations for the discographic award at Festival  Porin in year 2005.


MILAN ČUNKO 

cunkostudied violin with Milan Tarbuk and viola with Daniel Thune at Zagreb Music Academy, where he now teaches viola. 

He was a solo violist of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra from 1991-97 and the Croatian Chamber Orchestra from its foundation to 1994. Milan Čunko was a founder member of the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra in 1994., and from 1997. he was also a member of Zagreb Soloists.  He has appeared as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Croatian Radio and Television symphony Orchestra, the Croatian Chamber orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists and other chamber orchestras such as those of Varaždin and Zadar.  He has collaborated with pianists such as Miroslava Ghera, Đorđe Stanetti and Maja Bakrač, with the Zagreb Quartet and the Quartet Sebastian. 

Since 1997 to 1999 he has been a guest viola teacher at the Strings Only Seminars in Zadar, and from 2001 he teaches viola and chamber music at Seminari Internazionali di Musica da Camera in Farra d’Isonzo Gorizia (Italy).

 

virant majaIlin - Dime Dimovski is principal double bass player with the international No Borders Orchestra and a full time player with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied with Rinat Ibragimov at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and with Stefano Sciascia at the Conservatorio "Giuseppe Tartini" in Trieste. Active both as a soloist, interpreter of the standard and contemporary double bass literature, and a chamber player, he is the co-founder of the Giovacchino String Quartet, the Zagreb Piano Quintet and the Mixed Chamber Ensemble "Ignaz Fuchs". From 2005 to 2010 he was principal bassist for the Nuova Orchestra da Camera "Ferruccio Busoni" di Trieste, the Orchestra Fondazione "San Marco" di Pordenone and "Solisti in Villa" chamber orchestra. Whilst in Italy, he received a scholarship from the Accademia Mozart di Bologna under the artistic leadership of Maestro Claudio Abado and professors: Alois Posch, Enrico Bronzi, Sergei Krylov and Alexander Lonquich. He has performed on many festivals vals worldwide and appears on several recordings for Deutsche Grammophone, Universal, Rainbow Classics and Amadeus Records.

Preparing an audition for an orchestra or a music academy?

Want to learn new pieces, get an insight in orchestral excerpts or just want to start playing the bass?

Besides an amazing and enthusiastic professional teacher, if you come to amazing Groznjan in the heart of Istra, you will also get the full beauty of Croatia’s nature, culture and food!:) Open to double bass player of all ages and levels of playing, from absolute beginners to professionals.

The week long course offers individual lessons, orchestral, rhythm and improvisation workshops as well as the opportunity to play in various chamber formations and double bass ensembles. Singing with your instrument will no longer seem impossible when we tackle the solo repertoire!!!

We will try to cover as much as possible but some of the major themes on the seminar will be: techniques and styles of the art of the bow(spiccato, staccato, balzzato, martellato…), the bell canto style on the bass or singing with your instrument and new techniques, scales and excersizes for the development of the left hand.

The Orchestral workshops will be open only to students of an advanced level of playing (grade 5 and above).

Bass ensembles, rhythm and improvisation workshops will be divided into various groups (depending on the level of playing). Individual lessons will be adapted to the student’s abilities and will concentrate on technique, style, interpretation and musical awareness. Piano accompaniment is provided.

 

Dagmar Korbar was born in 1999 in Zagreb (Croatia). She began to play the viola at the age of five, making her the youngest violist in Croatia. In 2013, she enrolled herself at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, where she received lessons in Professor Milan Čunko’s class. In September 2022, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree from The Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studied with Professor Marjolein Dispa and Professor Nobuko Imai. Beginning from Season 2021/2022 she has been appointed Principal violist of the Nethe rlands Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also currently in the process of becoming an assistant viola professor at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. Dagmar has profited musically from the great number of masterclasses she has participated in, offered by renowned teachers such as Bruno Giuranna, Tabea Zimmermann, Gilad Karni, Thomas Riebl and Miguel da Silva. She also receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, and takes part in the intensive music weeks held there. In the course of her studies, she has participated in numerous national and international competitions and won many prizes. She won 1st prize at the Papandopulo Competition for Young Musicians in February 2024 in Zagreb. In November 2019, she won 1st prize at the 6th Dutch National Viola Competition. She was also awarded with Dean’s and Rector’s Prize for her outstanding performance as a student at the University of Zagreb. Dagmar is a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA, which is made up of scholarship holders from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. As a chamber musician, she has been invited to perform at festivals such as: Festival Next Generation in Bad Ragaz (Switzerland), :alpenarte Festival (Austria), Mozartfest in Würzburg (Germany), Delft Chamber Music Festival and Grachtenfestival (The Netherlands), Korkyra Baroque Festival and Ostinato Chamber Music Festival (Croatia). In June 2018 she has had her debut as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic playing William Walton’s Viola Concerto at Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall. The young violist has received scholarships from Jeunesses Musicales Germany and from the International Summer Academy of the mdw University of Music and performing Arts Vienna.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 495 €. After that fee is 570 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 06.08.2024., and leave on 15.08.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 14.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

15. 08. – 24. 08. 2024.
SUMMER PIANO SCHOOL
Katarina Krpan /CRO/ Dragomir Bratić /RS/ Konstantin Krasnitsky /CRO//BLR/ Danijel Oto /CRO/ , Lovre Marušić /CRO/, special guests: Konstantin Bogino and Vladimir Krpan /CRO/

 

The International Cultural Center of the Croatian Musical Youth in Grožnjan is also preparing a rich program of the 54th Summer International Piano School this year.

From August 15 to 24, professors Dragomir Bratić, Konstantin Krasnitski, Danijel Oto, Lovre Marušić and Katarina Krpan, head of the Summer International Piano School, will lead the seminars in Grožnjan. Special guests: Konstantin Bogino and Vladimir Krpan.

The International Cultural Center of the Croatian Musical Youth in Grožnjan is particularly pleased to continue its cooperation with the Music School from Varaždin, and with top lecturers, young, promising pianists and a handful of lectures and concerts, the school will continue its cooperation with teachers this year with special content related to their professional - pedagogical work.

In addition to individual work with pupils and students and daily concerts, school participants will enjoy exhibitions and concerts, lectures and round tables, until the final closing concert evening, which will be held on August 23 in Kaštela, starting at 8 p.m., for teachers workshops, trial classes and live and online lectures will be organized. Participation in the seminars covers a total of more than 40 hours, live lectures, webinars and trial classes with evaluation of the participants are organized.

Concerts and lectures will be broadcast via the YouTube channel of the Croatian Musical Youth.

Piano master seminar and interpretation of piano music with special emphasis on Croatian and contemporary music literature
Max. number of participants: 50
Level: 2 - 4*
2- higher classes of junior music school, secondary music school and experienced amateurs
3 - music students
4- professionals

Working languages: Croatian, Italian and English


krpan katarinaCroatian pianist Katarina Krpan graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music, where she studied with Vladimir Krpan, later continuing her studies and obtaining a master’s degree at the Conservatoire de Musique in Lausanne, where her teacher was Jean-François Antonioli. Having given a number of noteworthy recitals, concerts with symphony and chamber orchestras, and chamber music performances, Katarina Krpan took her place among Croatia’s leading concert artists at an early age. The invitations she has received to leading festivals and the numerous concerts she has given in the great music centers of Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa bear witness to the extent of her international renown. Besides appearances with the Zagreb Soloists, The Zagreb Philharmonic and the Croatian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with numerous foreign orchestras (the Macedonian Philharmonic, the Timisoara Philharmonic, the Ural Philharmonic, the Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the San Remo Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Symphony orchestra, the City of Freemantle Symphony Orchestra, the Chernigov Philharmonic etc.). She has shared the concert stage with the most distinguished Croatian conductors (Igor Gjadrov, Pavle Dešpalj, Nikša Bareza, Vladimir Kranjčević and Mladen Tarbuk), and also collaborated with prominent foreign conductors in Croatia and abroad (Anton Nanut, Lorenz Arnič, Florentino Dias, Sevdar Ganiev, Modest Čikirdan, Mikola Tukač, Jean-François Antonioli, Julian Kovačev, Klaus Arp, Dmitrij Liss and Kazushi Ŏno). Katarina’s considerable verve as a soloist, as well as her strong predilection for the most varied kinds of chamber music playing, come particulary to the fore when she and her father, Vladimir Krpan, perform works written for piano four hands or two pianos, or concertos written for two pianos and orchestra. The music-making of the piano duo of Vladimir and Katarina Krpan is familiar to music lovers in a number of European centers of culture, and the Best Music label has released a CD of theirs featuring works by Béla Bartók, Samuel Barber and Johannes Brahms. Katarina Krpan’s enviable recorded archive included numerous studio recordings made for the leading Croatian, Swiss and Italian radio and television companies, as well as several compact discs released by Croatian as well as foreign record labels. Following her father’s illustrious example, Katarina Krpan likewise devotes considerable attention to the systematic promotion of new Croatian music. Thus she has ably and convincingly premiered and recorded a truly impressive number of recent piano compositions, which both gifted novices and season’s Croatian composers – elated by such genuine artistic collaboration – have dedicated to her with equal frequency. She is Full professor in the piano department of the Zagreb Academy of Music, and a guest professor at Accademia della Steinway Society in Verona.

 

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Konstantin Krasnitsky is the absolute winner, laureate of the 1. Prize of the Competition Jury and of the Special prize awarded by the audience at the 1st International Pianist Competition EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) „Svetislav Stančić“ in Zagreb in 1999. At the 3rd International Pianist Competition „S. V. Rachmaninov“ in Moscow in 2002 he won the fourth Prize and the title of the laureate. He is the winner of the Special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko  in 2002.
He was born in Minsk into the family of professional musicians, he received his first piano lessons from his mother Valentina Krasnitskaya, who was the pianist. At the age of five he enrolled in the Secondary music school for specially talented and gifted children in the class of the professor Yevgeny Puksta. After successful completion thereof he continued his education at the Belarusian State Academy  of Music in the class of the renowned professor Vladimir  Nekhaenko. Young Krasnitsky was greatly influenced by the acquaintance of the famous Russian pianist and professor of the Moscow, Trossingen and Warsaw Music Academies, Viktor Karpovič Meržanov with whom he continued his studies for seven years. Konstantin Krasnitsky received his Master's degree from the Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk, where from 1999 he continued to work as a pedagogue.
Soon he attained the position of piano professor of honour at the Anyang Normal University in China, assistant professor of the Belarusian State Academy of Music and associate professor of the Academy of Arts, at the J.J.Strossmayer University in Osijek.  Number of his students have been awarded at international music competitions and festivals.
Krasnitsky has been equally involved in pedagogical work and active concerting. He has been performing as a soloist, in an ensamble and orchestras in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, the United States of America, China, Tajikistan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Srbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and with leading orchestras in Belarus such as the President's Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, Symphony Orchestra of the national academy Great Theatre and Balet of the Republic of Belarus, State academy simphony orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, State chamber orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, Symphony orchestra of the city of Gomel, Symphony orchestra of the city of Molodechno, Symphony orchestra of the Belarus State Music Academy „the Young Belarus“ as well as with international orchestras such as the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Symphony orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television, Croatian Chamber Orchestra, Varaždin Chamber Orchestra. He worked together with a number of renowned musicians such as Pavle Dešpalj, Vladimir Ziva, Berislav Šipuš, Yevgeny Xaviereff, Genadij Provatorov etc. He performed at the Berlin Konzerthaus and also at the Great ,"Rachmaninov" and Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Queen Elisabeth Hall in London, Volkstheateru in Vienna, Concert Hall „Vatroslav Lisinski“ and Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb, at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk, Steinway Chamber Hall in Copenhagen etc.
He also performed at numerous festivals of piano music in Belarusian cities e.g. Minsk, Brest, Mogilev and Grodno, at the festival „the Minsk Spring of 1999“, „the Minsk Spring of 2003“, „ Art to Children and Youth“, at the concerts of the 1st prize winners with the Belarus State Philharmonic and leading festivals in Croatia e.g. „Piano-Fortisssimo“ in Zagreb, the Varaždin Baroque Evenings, the Senj Concert Evenings, the Days of Milko Kelemen, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, May Music Memorial “Josip Štolcer Slavenski", The Osijek Museum Musical Wednesday, "Romberg Musical Evenings" and other.
He has played the premier of the compositions by Croatian composers Davor Bobić, Josip Štolcer Slavenski and Sanja Drakulić and when he performed Tango by Kelemen at the festival „the Days of Milko Kelemen“ the composer himself wasso delighted and thrilled with the performance that in the middle of the concert he asked Krasnitsky to play it once again!
Krasnitsky has also done radio recordings. He has been a guest in TV shows in Belarus, Russia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He is a member of the Croatian Society of Music Artists.

„As the gentle giant he even looks a bit like the young Rachmaninov, Krasnitsky had the most sheerly beautiful sound – sumptuous and mellow – which he achieved with wonderful economy” ( 25th April 2002 “ In Searching of New Stars” The Independent, London)
“In the performance of the young Belarus pianist I have heard a number of pieces by S.V. Rachmaninov including his Second sonata and that was the most impressive performance of all performances that I have ever heard ( 5th June 2004, from a letter, Dmitry Bashkirov, Minneapolis, USA)

 

krpan katarinaDragomir Bratić started playing piano at the age of fourteen. He graduated from the Music School "Josip Slavenski" in Belgrade in the class of prof. Zlata Poparić with honours. He graduated piano studies and finished his master's degree both at the Department for Piano solo and at the Department of Chamber Music (piano duo) at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of  Ninoslav Zivkovic and Zorica Ćetković, respectively. He also attended master classes of Arbo Valdma, Igor Lasko, Pavel Nersesjan, Natalia Troull, Daniel Rivera. For the time being he works as a piano teacher at the Music School "Davorin Jenko" in Belgrade.
Dragomir is an active member of the Association of Music Artists of Serbia since 2005. From 2011 he is the director of the State competition of students of music and ballet schools of Serbia under the patronage of the Association of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia. Also, he holds a position at the Organization Board of the International Competition for Young Pianists Davorin Jenko since 2016.
Apart from an active pianist career (piano duo with Maja Rajković) Dragomir Bratić is a devoted teacher and has a wide interest in pedagogical work. He is the author of textbooks entitled „Music Culture“ for elementary schools. He took part in the debate - as author and presenter - at the 17th International Competition for Young Pianists in Šabac, "Principles of assessment in music competitions. Subjective and objective assessment?" which was accredited by the Institute for Advancement of Education.
At the Piano Competition PIANO / FVG held in May 2014 in Sacile, Italy - sponsored by the Central European Initiative Forum and Alink, Argerich Foundation – Dragomir held a lecture on the Serbian piano school, and the strengths and weaknesses of competitions.
Dragomir Bratić was co-author (with Professor Dragoljub Katunac, Novi Sad Academy of Arts and Alyosha Jurinić, Croatian pianist) at the Belgrade conference "Meeting with the artist: Frederic Chopin International Competition - Then and Now" (Chopin Fest 2016).
Dragomir is a constant jury member in nearly all national competitions, and is frequently ivited to competitions in Slovenia, Italy, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, France, Poland, and Georgia.
Based on the originality of approach to working with children he is one of the most talented and most successful piano teachers in his country. So far his students have won over 500 first and special awards (laureate) in Serbia and abroad, e.g. in Italy, Slovenia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Sweden, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, USA, Rusia, Georgia… He has received numerous awards for his educational work not only in Europe but also in the USA - Carnegie Hall Award for the most successful pedagogue.  Dragomir's  students are recognised performers in many prestigious concert halls of Serbia and abroad, like the Carnegie Hall in New York or the Musikverein in Vienna.

 

Danijel Oto, (1986) started learning the piano at the age of 12. He finished secondary music school in Varaždin in the class of prof. Miljenka Slunjski, and already 6 years after his first encounter with the piano, at the age of 18, he enrolled in the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb in the class of pianist and pedagogue prof. Vladimir Krpan. He graduated in 2009 with the highest grades.
He improved his skills at piano seminars and chamber music seminars of many eminent pedagogues, among whom are Peter Eicher, Franco Scala, Noel Flores, Vladimir Krpan, Konstantin Krasnitski and Eun Jung Kim.
He performed with the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra, recorded for the needs of Croatian Radio Television and Croatian Radio, and recorded several sound carriers. He performed in many halls in the country and abroad (Kaisersaal in Vienna, National Theater in Belgrade, Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb, University Hall in Ljubljana, Croatian National Theater in Varaždin and Osijek, "Blagoje Bersa" hall in Zagreb, etc. )
He collaborates with many renowned artists and is regularly invited as an official accompanist for international competitions (auditions for the world competition of solo singers "Hans Gabor Belvedere", Varaždin WoodWind&Brass competition).
He is an artistic collaborator of numerous recitals and seminars. He is regularly invited as a member of the jury of competitions in Croatia and abroad ("Piccolo Piano Talents", "International Piano Competition Mozart", "Mladi Padovec", "Davorin Jenko", "1st Pannonian Festival of Pianists").

He has been teaching since 2008 and has won more than 150 awards at national and international competitions. He is a member of EPTE (European piano teacher association) and Croatian Musical Youth.
He is a professor of piano and accompaniment at the Music School in Varaždin.

 

IOANNIS POTAMOUSIS, described by the Pasatiempo as “New Colossus of the keys” is internationally acclaimed as a charismatic and passionate performer, known for his captivating artistry and introspective, poetic expression. “…Ioannis Potamousis impressed the audience with his powerful and charming performance as well as his ability to create a dialogue with the orchestra,” wrote the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger of his performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto. “Great brilliance…unique atmosphere,” said the Cincinnati Post. The Gulf News wrote: “…It was worth just to listen to Potamousis play the Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody. As we watched the pianist lose himself, we too became mesmerized by the music which took our breath away….”, “…anyone should watch Potamousis in action- he is thunderous one moment, comedic the next, then delicate as air Potamousis’ performances have taken him to important international venues in Europe and the Middle East as well as across North America.

He has played at the Athens Concert Hall, the international summer festival and, on his Middle Eastern tour, to most major concert halls in Palestine. Ioannis has performed in all major in all major venues in the United Arab Emirates such as Dubai Opera, The National Theatre, NYU Arts Center, American University in Sharjah among others. The Dubai appearance included collaboration with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Dubai and in Abu Dhabi with the NSO Orchestra. In New York, he has played in the Trinity Church Concert Series, the Mannes festival and at Steinway Hall, the Harvard Club and the Metropolitan Club.

He has performed concertos with New York’s New Amsterdam Symphony, the Collegium Musicum of Cologne, the Summit (New Jersey) Symphony, the Athens State Orchestra, the New Jersey City Symphony Orchestra and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Ioannis Potamousis recently has been nominated as a “Steinway Artist”. He is a prizewinner of several international piano contests, including the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati (Silver Medal), the International Piano Competition in Santa Fe, New Mexico (First prize) as well as the Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis. He holds degrees from Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, New York’s Mannes College from of Music and Rutgers University, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts. His piano teachers include Roswitha Gediga, Pavlina Dokovska and Susan Starr among others. Currently, he is the Head of Keyboard Studies at Brighton College Abu Dhabi and Piano Faculty at New York University in Abu Dhabi. Ioannis is also the co-founder of “Pollen-spreading the seeds of music” and has organized on behalf with NSO Symphony Orchestra in Abu Dhabi concerto competitions for young musicians in the UAE.

 

ALEKSANDAR SERDAR was born in 1967 in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated in 1988 from the “Art Academy of Novi Sad” , and received in 1992 his Master of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where he studied with Leon Fleisher for five years. Later and continued studies with Sergio Perticaroli at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Aleksandar Serdar won several international awards including Monza, Carlo Zecchi, Vercelli-Italy, Palm Beach and Cincinnati in the USA. Aleksandar Serdar played in Italy (Conservatory hall in Milano, Palermo, Venezia, Roma, Bari,Trento, Reggio, Torino),United States (namely Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Washington DC), France (Paris-Musée d’Orsay, Auditorium du Louvre, Theatre du Chatelet, Nice, Lion, Orleon, Marseille, Toulouse, and Festivals such as La Roque d’Antheron, Sully sur Loire, St.Riquier, Piano Jacobin, Radio France Montpelier), Switzerland (at the prestigious Zurich Tonhalle), Russia (at the Saint Petersbourg festival and Moscow), Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia (in Ljubljana, Bled Festival, Celje, Velenje, Gorizia), Croatia (Zagreb and Dubrovnik Summer Festival), Brazil, Peru, Portugal (Lisbon festival Folles Journees),Morocco, Lebanon (Bustani Festival in Beirut),Thailand, Japan, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany (Munich, Nuremberg, Hamburg-Schleswig Holstein festival, ).

Aleksandar Serdar played with such orchestras as the Dresden Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovenian Radio Orchestra, Sophia Philharmonic, San Jose Philharmonic, Cincinnati Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Belgrade Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Athens Philharmonic,Vancouver Island Symphony, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Santa Cecilia and conductors such as Marcello Viotti, Erich Kunzel, Emil Tabakov, Mendi rodan, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Milan Natchev, Jeansuk Kahidze. Aleksandar Serdar’s CD,released by EMI Classics, in 1988 arouse strong interest from promoters and the press. His second double disc has been released in Luxembourg in December 2004.

He has recorded recently a first CD for the Serbian discographic house PGP with Baroque repertoire. His next release is a Brahms , concerto no.2 with Belgrade Radio Orchestra. From 1999 Aleksandar Serdar is a senior professor at the Academy for music in Belgrade and appears as a jury member at the national and international piano competitions. “Aleksandar Serdar is clearly thoughtful musician with imagination and personality” - Gramophone, February 1999.

 

“The world is full of quick-fingered young pianists. But, among them those like Marušić, whose thoughts and artistic imagination are quicker than their fingers, stand out.” Branimir Pofuk, Večernji List

LOVRE MARUŠIĆ confirmed his international reputation by winning the silver medal at the prestigious piano competitions at International Telekom Beethoven Piano Competition 2023 in Bonn - Germany followed by special prize for the best interpretation of piece by Robert Schumann as well as winning the silver medal at the International Piano Competition Cleveland 2021 in Cleveland, USA. He is the winner of numerous significant prizes at prominent piano competitions, among which the following ones stand out: First prize at 20th International Competition Santa Cecilia in Porto (2018), first prize at the International Competition IMF in Paris (2018) as well as first prize, the commission award and the audience award at the International piano competition International Piano Competition Isidor Bajić in Novi Sad (2016).

He took his first piano lessons from Rozarija Samodol in his hometown Omiš. Invited by the famous Russian pianist Natalia Trull, in 2006 he leaves for Moscow, to Central Music School at State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky, which he completed successfully in 2011. He started his studies at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Ruben Dalibaltayan and continued in the class of Ljubomir Gašparović, where he graduated. He continued his postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar in the class of Grigory Gruzman.

He performs with eminent orchestras and first-class chamber groups, such as: The Cleveland Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Symphony Orchestra, Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian National Theatre HNK Split, Escher String Quartet - New York, Beethoven Trio Bonn, Zagreb Soloists and Split Soloists. He has received Rector’s and Dean’s award of the University of Zagreb for achieving extraordinary results during studies. As a soloist and chamber musician he performs at various festivals and concert series all around Croatia, Italy, China, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Austria, Germany, Portugal, France and the USA. Currently he is employed at Academy of Music in Zagreb at the position of the Assistant Chair at the Piano Department, and he is the artistic director of the International Festival of Chamber Music “Ostinato” in Omiš – Croatia.

In the season 23/24 he is expected to have several tours in China, tour with the Slovak Philharmonic and Mo. Daniel Raiskin, recitals and concerts at the prominent festivals and venues in Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Croatia. He is represented by the CristoforiumArt management.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 495 €. After that fee is 570 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).
Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €
Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 
The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.
You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 15.08.2024., and leave on 24.08.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 23.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

24. 08. – 30. 08. 2024.
BRASS ACADEMY 24.08. – 30.08.2024.
TRUMPET, BAROQUE TRUMPET, TROMBONE, EUPHONIUM & HORN
Krešimir Fabijanić /CRO/, Mario Lončar /CRO/, Ivan Mučić /CRO/, Jasna Petrović /RS/, Hrvoje Pintarić /CRO/, TUBA / Uroš Košir /SLO/

 Max. Number of Participants: 12 per instrument     

The Brass academy  was conceived as a logical "extension" of the already existing horn, trombone and trumpet seminars, which take place in Grožnjan at the same time. The aim of the Brass academy is to provide the participants of the aforementioned seminars with experience in chamber musicianship of brass instruments, with the mentoring of professors who have many years of experience playing in brass ensembles.

 

HORN
Jasna Petrović /RS/, Hrvoje Pintarić /CRO

Max. Number of Participants: 12
Working languages: Croatian, German and Italian
The horn class is open for participants of all profiles, including beginners, students and young professionals.

Workshop program: Individual classes, work with an official piano accompanist, chamber music, breathing technique, technical exercises, searching for one’s own voice on their instrument, solo repertoire, chamber music repertoire and orchestral excerpts. Chamber music will be performed with the other participants and teachers.

 

Jasna PetrovićJasna Petrović was born in Požarevac. She finished elementary music school "Josip Slavenski" Belgrade in the class of Veljko Popović. She graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Stjepan Rabuzin. She has attended masterclasses given by renowned soloists and pedagogues (Herman Bauman, Radovan Vlatković, Franz Piczka, Francis Orval).
From 1989 until 2003 Jasna Petrović was the solo horn player in the Symphonic Orchestra "Stanislav Binički" of Yugoslav Military Ensemble. She has worked with the RTS Symphonic Orchestra, Terazije Theater Orchestra, Belgrade Brass Orchestra. During her orchestral career, she has made remarkable appearances with both Serbian and foreign prominent conductors in Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania and ex-Yugoslavia. She has made numerous performances with domestic and international chamber ensembles,from duos to quintets. She has also made recordings for various radio and television companies.
Her teaching career started in music school "Vladimir Đorđević" Belgrade in 1988 and continued in music school "Jovan Bandur" in Pančevo. Since 2003 she has worked as a horn teacher in music school "Josip Slavenski" and in 2007 she also joined "Davorin Jenko" music school. Her teaching results have been remarkable as her students are laureates of many competitions in Serbia and abroad and successfully continue their education in Hamburg, Graz, Vienna and Milan. Some of them are members of national or international symphonic orchestras, while many are successful pedagogues.
Since 2000 she has worked as an assistant conductor for the Brass Band of the Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Serbia. For thirty years now she has organized concerts for Young Serbian horn players. Also, she has taken part in founding an international competition of chamber brass bands and the "Pančevo Brass Meetings". She is a member of many national and international juries at home and abroad.

 

PintaricHrvoje Pintarić was born in 1971 in Bjelovar, where he completed his elementary and secondary music education. He studied horn at the Music Academy in Zagreb, from which he graduated in 1995 in the class of Professor Stjepan Matetić. As a student, he became a member of the Symphony Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Armed Forces, where he actively worked until the fall of 1996, after which he studied in the class of Professor Zdenek Tyšlar in Prague for one  year.  From 1997 until 2004 he was the first hornist of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with which he also held solo performances. Since 2004 he has lived and worked in Zagreb. He is a member of the Orchestra of the Croatian National Theater Opera in Zagreb, and since 2018 also a teacher of horn at the Vatroslav Lisinski Music School in Zagreb. He is very committed to chamber music, has participated in major brass festivals, is one of the founders of chamber festival Amadeus Fest in Bjelovar and regularly performs in Croatia and abroad as a soloist with pianist Tamara Jurkić Sviben. This collaboration has resulted in numerous first performances of new pieces of Croatian cultural heritage for horn and piano (Prohaska, Bobić, Uhlik, Kabiljo, Grubačević). He recorded new pieces for horn and piano and horn solo by Australian composer Alan Holey for theAustralian recording company Hammering Records. He is the artistic director of the ZET Wind Orchestra in Zagreb.

 

BAROQUE TRUMPET
Level: 3, 4 - music students and young trumpet professionals

TRUMPET
Level: 1, 2 - primary and secondary music school

Working languages: Croatian, English

WORK PROGRAMME:

I. BAROQUE TRUMPET and BAROQUE MUSIC INTERPRETATION
The course is intended for trumpet students and young professionals who are interested in:

  1. Work on the basics and/or perfecting the technique of playing the baroque trumpet
  2. Work on the interpretation of baroque music (specificities of articulation and phrasing)

Participants can prepare two or more pieces of their choice, which will be intensively rehearsed with a piano/organ accompanist. (Note: Interpretation work is also possible on the piccolo trumpet.)

II. TRUMPET
The trumpet course is intended for primary and secondary music school students who
they prepare for entrance exams for secondary music schools or music academies and all
who are interested in working on perfecting the technique of playing the trumpet and interpreting the piece. Participants can prepare compositions of their choosing.

 

KREŠIMIR FABIJANIĆ
was born in Zagreb. Graduated in trumpet at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Stanka Arnolda. While still a student, he performed as a soloist accompanied by the Zagreb Soloists, the Zagreb Philharmonic, and the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra.
After his studies, he is intensively engaged in the performance of old music on replicas of instruments from the 17th century, and 18th century (cornet and baroque trumpet). He perfected the baroque trumpet and the interpretation of baroque music with eminent English masters C. Steele-Perkins, M. Laird, D. Staff, S. Keavy, R. Farley and M. Bennett. He is a multi-year recipient of Dartington Summer School scholarships from Great Britain and has performed with the Dartington Festival Baroque Orchestra. He performs regularly in the country and abroad and collaborates with the Antiphonus ensemble, the Croatian Radio Television Choir, the Slovenian early music ensembles Harmonia Antiqua Labacensis and Musica Cubicularis, the Austrian Haydn Akademie orchestra, the Catalan ensemble La Grande Chapelle and the Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis.
He is a soloist of the Croatian Baroque Ensemble, with whom he regularly performs at local early music festivals (such as the Varaždin Baroque Evenings and the Korkyra Baroque Festival). He gave concerts at foreign festivals in France, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Austria, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Bolivia and Cuba. He recorded for Croatian Radio and Television. He recorded sound carriers with the Antiphonus ensemble, the Croatian Radio Television Choir and the La Grande Chapelle ensemble.
He is permanently employed as a trumpet teacher at the Vatroslav Lisinski School of Music in Zagreb.

 

TRUMPET
WORK PROGRAMME
Level: 1 - 4* primary, secondary music school, music students and young trumpet professionals
1. Beginners who have been learning the instrument for less than three years
2. Upper classes, lower and secondary music school and experienced amateurs
3. Music students
4. Young professionals
Working languages: Croatian and English
 
WORK PROGRAMME:
Group playing, individual lessons, work with an accompanist, chamber music, breathing technique, technical exercises, solo repertoire, orchestral parts and chamber music repertoire.
The course is intended for everyone, from beginners to students who are preparing for international competitions, entrance exams for Music Academies or auditions for orchestras. Before arriving, participants should prepare two pieces of different, contrasting character or a concert movement, i.e. sonata, etude and scale.

 

Mario Lončar born in Koprivnica, 1989 is one of the leading trumpet players in Croatia. In 2016, he became the first trumpeter of the Zagreb Philharmonic, and from the fall of 2023 he became the trumpet assistant at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. He is active not only as an orchestral musician, but also as a soloist and chamber musician in brass ensembles such as Ad Gloriam brass and BC brass (2016-2024), with which he recorded a CD called Opera Brass in 2021.

In 2023, he performed as a soloist with the HRT Tambura orchestra under the direction of maestro Matija Fortuna, performing Jurica Hrenić's work - Concerto grosso for trumpet, piano, percussion and tambura orchestra. In the same year, he studio-recorded the mentioned work for the Croatian Radio archive.
In 2022, he performed as a soloist with the Zadar Chamber Orchestra under the direction of maestro Ivan Hut. Also, as a soloist, he performed several times with the Symphony Wind Orchestra of the Croatian Army and with the Zagreb Philharmonic.
During his studies at the Academy of Music in Zagreb in the class of prof. Marina Zokić, he worked as a permanent external associate in the HRT Symphony Orchestra and Zagreb's Komedija theater.
Records performances at the most famous classical music festivals in Croatia, such as: Split Summer (Ad Gloriam brass, 2022), Chamber Music Festival (ADG Brass- Čakovec, 2022), Like Lika Festival (BC Brass, 2022), Festival of St. . Marka (Zagreb, 2018. Balkan Brass Connection), Osor music evenings (Ad gloriam brass, 2018), etc.
In addition to Croatian festivals, it is important to highlight performances on foreign stages - a concert at the Teatro Miramar in Cuba (Havana, 2022) together with Ad Gloriam brass in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia; SiBRASS concert series (Ljubljana, 2019), 27th International Forum of Composers (Belgrade, 2018); International Festival of Classical Chamber Music (Pančevo, 2017).

Mario is extremely respected as a teacher and was invited as a member of the jury to the Slovenian national competition TEMSIG (2023). In December 2022 and 2023, he held a seminar in Koprivnica organized by the Musicorum Music Center and the Fortunat Pintarić Art School, and was a lecturer at the Summer Music School in Sinj in 2022 and 2023. Throughout his musical education, he attended various seminars and master classes with renowned Croatian and international pedagogues (Marin Zokić, Stanko Arnold, Igor Coretti-Kuret, Guillaume Couloumy, Jon Faddis, Reinhold Friedrich, Laura Vukobratović, Gábor Tarkövi and others).

He participated several times in the HDGPP state competitions where he won the 2nd prize and the 1st prize in the trumpet discipline and performed at the final concert. In 2010, he also won the 1st prize at the national competition. He participated in the international trumpet competition in Ohrid, where he won the 1st prize. In 2012, he won the 1st prize at the "Petar Konjović" international competition in Belgrade, and participated in the finals of the international competition in Ulm.

 

TROMBONE

Work programme:

Soloist, chamber and orchestral literature of the participant's choice (two or more compositions)

  • daily intensive work with the professor through individual lessons and group music making enables the improvement of playing technique and artistic maturation
  • on the programme of orchestral sections is an extensive and studious approach to the classical repertoire of the symphony orchestra - trombone section
  • the aims of the seminar are developing a technique, systematizing exercises, analytical approach and musical development

Languages: Croatian, Slovenian, German

 

Ivan Mučić /CRO/
 He began his musical education in 2006 at the Music School in Varaždin in the class of prof. Stjepan Rukljić. In the same year, he won the second prize and in 2008, the first prize at the State Competition, and on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of the music school, accompanied by an orchestra, he performed a solo concert by N. R. Korsakov. During his high school education, he became the winner of skulptura of the Education Agency, which is awarded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia for outstanding achievements in music. He also received awards from the Varaždin and Međimurje counties for his achievements in music. In 2009, he entered the Academy of Music in Zagreb in the class of prof. Mario Šincek. During his studies, he trained with many renowned trombonist musicians such as Dušan Kranjc, Stephan Poppe, Jaques Mauger, Branimir Slokar, Thomas Eibinger, Dietmar Kublbock, Jonas Bylund, Mike Svoboda, Kiril Ribarski, Mato Šantek, Antonello Mazzucco, Steven Mead (euphonium). , Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet) and others. He collaborated with the Varaždin Chamber Orchestra and with almost all professional orchestras and ensembles in Zagreb, such as the HRT Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic, the Croatian National Theater Orchestra, the Komedija Theater Orchestra, the Symphony Wind Orchestra of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia, the Cantus Ensemble and the Antiphonus Vocal Ensemble.
During his studies, he achieved considerable success: he became an Erasmus student at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, in the class of professor Dušan Kranjc (2011-2013). In 2012, he auditioned for a permanent external associate position with the HRT Symphony Orchestra, and through successful auditions he won solo performances with famous orchestras in Croatia and Slovenia. He wins a gold plaque at the Slovenian national competition TEMSIG as a member of the Low Brass Connection ensemble, receives the Award of the City of Samobor and HDS at 10th Ferdo Livadić international competition for the performance of Sonata for trombone and piano – Vox Gabrieli by composer Stjepan Šulek (2013). During his studies, he performs solo performances in collaboration with the Zagreb Soloists and accompanied by the Zagreb Philharmonic (2014). He was declared the Laureate of the Davorin Jenko International Competition in Belgrade, won the 1st prize and also became the Laureate of the category at the Svirél International Competition in Slovenia. He also received the 1st prize and Laureate status at the Petar Konjović International Competition in Belgrade (2014). He performed as a soloist at the Osor music evenings that year and held a solo recital of compositions by Croatian authors for trombone and piano during the Samobor Music Autumn festival, where he premiered the composition Toccatissimo by the composer Davor Bobić (2014). He was awarded the Dean's Award for his outstanding achievements in the 2013/2014 academic year.

At the international Woodwind&Brass competition in Varaždin, he won the 1st prize and was the Laureate of the category, and as a member of the Podium brass quintet, he performed with the HRT Jazz Orchestra, performing a piece by Miljenko Prohaska (2015). He finished his studies in 2015 at the Academy of Music in the class of assistant professor Marija Šincek and became a trombone professor at the Elly Bašić School of Music, where he obtained a certificate of passing the professional exam. In 2016, he performed as a soloist with the HRT Symphony Orchestra with Mirela Ivičević's composition, Rape of Rainbow. In 2017, at a prestigious competition, Papandopulo won the first prize, and in 2018, he became the first trombonist of the Zagreb Philharmonic, whose permanent employee he is today. In November 2018, he had a significant solo recital at the TrombonEufoTubijada in Bjelovar. He has been a permanent external associate of the HRT Jazz Orchestra since 2022 as bass trombone. He held a seminar at the Elly Bašić School of Music (2021) and trombone seminars and workshops at Sfera Musica, Bjelovar (2022). In cooperation with the Elly Bačić School of Music, he held a three-day winter school of trombone and euphonium (February 2024).

 

TUBA

Max. number of participants: 10
1. beginners
2. higher classes of junior music school, secondary music school, experienced amateurs
3. music students
Working languages: Slovenian, Croatian and English

WORK PROGRAMME:
individual lessons, work with an accompanist, chamber music, breathing technique, solo repertoire.
• working with the professor through individual lessons, working on solo repertoire, orchestral repertoire
• the objectives of the seminar are to develop technique, breathing, progress in terms of technique, musicianship, understanding of music

The participants should prepare a different repertoire of contrasting character, concert movement, sonata, etude and scale.
At the seminar, participants will receive tips for playing, breathing... chamber music.

 

Uroš Košir, tuba player from Slovenia started his music education by learning how to play violoncello and accordion at Primary Music School in Kamnik.
Afterwards he decided to start attending the Secondary Music School in Ljubljana, where he came across prof. Igor Krivokapič, who was his first tuba teacher and mentor. He carried on with his studies at the Music Academy in Ljubljana, worked with prof. Darko Rošker and graduated in 2002.
During the years at the Academy he cooperated with many various orchestras, gained the experiences as a solo tuba player in the Slovenian Military Orchestra and played in various symphonic orchestras in Slovenia as a guest artist.
He has been a member of the Slovenian Military Orchestra, Wind Band Kamniška godba, the Symphonic Orchestra Kamnik – Domžale and Dixieland Band Mamut. Besides that, he is the founder of the Slovenian Tuba Quartet. He has carried out many recitals as a solo tuba player.
He has worked as a conductor, too. For two years he led the Wind Band Kamniška godba and for six years he was the conductor of the Youth Wind Band Section of Primary Music School in Kamnik.            
 Through all these years he has been improving his knowledge by attending expert courses with great musicians Roger Bobo, Velvet Brown; Jon Sass, Thomas Ruedi and Steven Mead.
 As a member of a quintet of wind instruments he was given a gold award at the national competition of young Slovenian musicians in 1998 (TEMSIG), in 2004 and 2006 he was a semi-finalist at the international competition of tuba players in Budapest and Denver – USA (ITEC). This is where he met prof. Dan Perantoni, a legend of tuba players.
In 2006 he started his study with Mr. Dan Perantoni at Indiana University School of Music and finished with Performer diploma in 2008.
Nowdays he is teaching at the Music School in Kranj, the High School in Celje and the Music school in Kamnik, plays with different orchestras in Slovenia, he also often plays with Belgrade Filharmonic orchestra. He plays recitals, gives masterclasses. Every year he organizes the Oktuba Fest in Kranj, Slovenia and also Tuba Santas.
During his teaching, he achieved excellent results with his students. For the most part, the students competed for the highest awards, both in solo and in chamber competition at national competitions in Slovenia and competitions abroad.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 420 €. After that fee is 480 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 24.08.2024., and leave on 30.08.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 29.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

26. 08. – 01. 09. 2024.
SAXOPHONE CLASS
Tomislav Žužak /HR/

Number of participants: 10

Level: 1 - 4

Working languages: English, French, Slovenian & Croatian


The saxophone course is open for participants of all abilities, including beginers, students and young professionals. According to the needs and wishes of each participant it is possible to work on basic techniques such as breathe control, embouchure or finger velocity. Students and young professionals have an opportunity to master or develop a range of extensive techniques and special effects on saxophone: multiphonics, subtone, slap-tongue, altissimo register etc. To enhance interpretation skills, participants are expected to prepare at least two pieces from classical saxophone repertoire which are to be played with an official piano accompanist. Chamber music will be practiced and performed in various saxophone ensembles. Different aspects of stage performance will be discussed and practiced during the course.

 

Tomislav Žužak

Tomislav Žužak (Zagreb, 1978) is a saxophonist-pedagogue, chamber and orchestral musician and soloist. He received saxophone lessons from members of the first generation of Croatian graduate saxophonists. He studied with Dragutin Fabijanić at the Music School of Pavel Markovac, and graduated from the Academy of Music in Zagreb in the class of Dragan Sremac, where he later worked as an assistant. During his studies, he stayed at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the class of Keith Young, and after graduating, he studied in Paris at the Conservatoire de rayonnement régional in the class of Philippe Portejoie and at the Conservatory of Cergy-Pontoise in the class of Jean-Yves Fourmeau. Over time, he also met other leading world saxophonists such as Eugene Rousseau, Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, ​​Jean-Denis Michat, Daniel Gauthier, Philippe Geiss, Lars Mlekusch, mostly attending their courses. He performed with many of them on the concert stage.

He is a member of the Papandopulo saxophone quartet. In addition to performances in the country and abroad, with this, today, multiple recognized and awarded composition, he records sound carriers for record companies Croatia Records and Cantus. In addition to the Papandopulo quartet, he performs with prominent Croatian artists Filip Fak and Pavlo Mašić.
Tomislav Žužak's special interest is focused on contemporary creativity: for the publishing house Cantus, he recorded, with the pianist Vlasta Gyura, the audio carrier Meeting with Croatian composers. He is the co-founder of the Diapason Association, which aims to promote music education and professional musical performances.
He performs as a soloist, and his performance with the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio and Television under the direction of Pavle Dešpalj, on the occasion of winning the First Prize at the 1st Croatian Competition for Young Musicians Papandopulo in 2012, was particularly noted. This award was preceded by numerous awards and recognitions at national and international competitions.

Tomislav Žužak is employed at the Blagoje Bersa Music School in Zagreb, works as an assistant professor at the Zagreb Music Academy, and spent a significant period teaching saxophone at the Ferdo Livadić Music School in Samobor and at the Music Academy in Sarajevo. He participates in the work of evaluation courts at competitions in his homeland and neighboring countries. In addition to his regular teaching activities, Tomislav Žužak teaches younger generations of saxophonists at courses in Grožnjan (www.hgm.hr) and Jastrebarsko, which he holds independently or with his colleagues, members of the Papandopulo quartet.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 420 €. After that fee is 480 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 26.08.2024., and leave on 01.09.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 31.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

31. 08. – 05. 09. 2024.
OPERA STUDIO 
Lecturer:  prof.dr. BERISLAV JERKOVIĆ /HR/

 

PROGRAM:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSI FAN TUTTE
Roles: Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso
Opera scores - Barenreiter edition (italian language version).

Level: 2- 4
Working languages: Croatian, English
Number of participants: 15

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAM: 
The aim of this opera singing workshop is to enable young singers to acquire knowledge and skills related to vocal arts. Through individual work with a lecturer and repetiteur the attendees will refine their musical abilities through technical work and a selected musical program - with special emphasis on opera singing. They will also learn methods and strategies of independent learning of a vocal piece, independent preparation of a score and to familiarize themselves with the technical, stylistic, and interpretational elements, values, criteria, and principles of vocal art. The attendees will work on vocal-technical aspects, the analysis and interpretation of the opera arias and ensembles, opera directing, stage movements and on the skills of a public singer’s performance.
The attendees of this workshop of 2024 will take part in the final opera performance with piano accompaniment.
The attendees should register for the chosen roles (Fiordiligi, Dorabella, Despina, Ferrando, Guglielmo, Don Alfonso) prepare it and memorize before arrival (send a role proposal when applying on Opera studio workshop).

 

berislav  jerkovićBerislav Jerković (baritone), is an full professor, PhD, at the Academy of Arts in Osijek. He teaches Singing and correspond­ing subjects (Opera studio, Conducting, Chamber singing).Graduated in MA's in Voice, Choral conducting and Music Pedagogy (Music academies in Zagreb and Pecs, Hungary), postgraduate studies of Voice (at University in Zagreb and at University in Graz) and doctoral study of Vocal pedagogy (University in Zagreb). Sang many solistic roles in operas: Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicci, L’elisir d’amore, Rigoletto, Cosi fan tutte, Un ballo in maschera, La boheme, Eugene Onegin, I Pagliacci, The Magic Flute, Carmen, La sonnambula, The Marriage of Figaro, Tosca, La serva padrona, Hansel and Gretel, Ero the Joker, Il segreto di Susanna etc. 
He worked with many great directors: Gabor Holerung (Hungary), Giampaol Bizanti (Italy), dr. Anton Amstrong (USA), Felipe Izcaraj (Venezuela), Peter Erdei (Hungary ), Tamas Gal (Hungary), Vjekoslav Šutej (Croatia), Zsolt Hamar (Hungary), Andreo Thomas (USA), Gergely Menesy (Hungary), Saša Britvić (Croatia), Ivan Repušić (Croatia), Zoran Juranić (Croatia) and many more.
Performed with many orchestras and gave numerous solo recitals at the concerts and festivals in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Jordan, North Macedonia, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, Spain, Venezuela, USA, Belgium, China, South Africa …  
He has worked with the Croatian Baroque Ensemble at performances of the old music masters (Caccini, Rameau, Campra, Handel, Bach, Monteverdi ...).
He is very active in researching Arts and Science and he has participated in conferences and congresses in Bologna (2008), Paris (2009), Marlborough (2010), Beijing (2010), Rochester (2011), Thessaloniki (2012), Brisbane (2013), Princeton (2014), Vienna (2022). In addition, he also leads master classes and professional seminars for singers, conductors, choir and vocal ensemble leaders (Croatia, Hungary, UK, France, Canada, USA, South Africa, Jordan, Bosnia and Herzegovina … ). Besides his singing career, he also works as a conductor,  per­forming on concerts with choirs, vocal and instrumental ensembles in Croatia and abroad. Finally, he received many awards - as a soloist as well as a conductor. Artistic director of Opera Pannonica ensemble and International singing competition Lav Mirski, Croatia. Author of the books Singing class curricula (2019) and Contemporary singing education (2021). He is the head of the Music department at Academy of arts in Osijek.


GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 290 €. After that fee is 335 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 31.08.2024., and leave on 05.09.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 04.09.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

06. 08. - 12. 08. 2024.
OBOE, OBOE D'AMORE, ENGLISH HORN
Dario Golčić /HR/

Max. Number of Participants: 40
Level: Elementary, Secondary School and Academy
Working languages: Croatian, English and Italian

 

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Oboist Dario Golčić finished his secondary music education in Zagreb (Branko Mihanović), continued his oboe studies with Heinz Holliger (Freiburg), with Omar Zobolio and Christian Schmitt (Basel), and Vincent Gay-Balmaz (Lausanne). He is the winner of several first prizes at national and federal oboist competitions. As a soloist, he performed in most European countries and Canada. He performed with the Zagreb Soloists, the Cantus Ensemble, chamber orchestras from Heidelberg and Freiburg, and the Neues Orchester from Basel. He is a member of the Zagreb Wind Trio and the HRT Symphony Orchestra. He teaches oboe at the Bisyoc International Summer Orchestra School in Great Britain and works as an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 420 €. After that fee is 480 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 22.07.2024., and leave on 28.07.2024. . Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 27.07.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

22. 07. - 29. 07. 2024.
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR SUMMER SCHOOL
Goran Krivokapić /MN/, Danijel Cerović /MN/, Antonio Rumenović /HR/

Max. number of participants: 30

Levels: 1 - 4*

1. Beginners who have been learning the instrument for less than three years
2. Upper classes, lower and secondary music school and experienced amateurs
3. Music students
4. Young professionals

Working languages: Croatian, English, German, French

 

Goran Krivokapić
Goran Krivokapić is a renowned guitarist celebrated for his musicianship, technical brilliance, and imaginative performances. His focus includes expanding guitar repertoire through transcriptions and collaborations with composers. He won his first international competition at fourteen and has since secured eighteen more prestigious titles, including the "Guitar Foundation of America" (2004).
Krivokapić has performed globally in venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. He frequently appears at international festivals and has played with numerous esteemed orchestras, including the Slovak Chamber Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
A dedicated educator, Krivokapić has given masterclasses and lectures worldwide and participates in outreach initiatives like "Rhapsody in School." His work has been featured in prominent media outlets and praised in various music publications. He also performs as part of the acclaimed Montenegrin Guitar Duo, known for their transcriptions of J.S. Bach's English Suites.
Born in 1979, Krivokapić studied in Montenegro, Germany, and the Netherlands, and now teaches at Cologne University of Music and Detmold University of Music. He resides in Cologne with his family.

 

Danijel Cerović
Danijel Cerović is one of Montenegro's leading classical music performers with an international career. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble member at festivals and concert halls worldwide, including Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Toronto, Seoul, Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam. As a soloist and member of the Montenegrin Guitar Duo, he has collaborated with orchestras such as the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra and the Daejeon Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded CDs featuring music by Scarlatti, Sor, and Giuliani, and as part of Duo Amarilli with Amanda Stojović. With Goran Krivokapić, he recorded Bach's English Suites for NAXOS Records, which received excellent reviews. He also recorded a CD of Silvius Leopold Weiss's music for NAXOS. Cerović is the co-founder of the Nikšić Guitar Festival and the artistic director of the Montenegro International Guitar Competition. He regularly teaches masterclasses at universities and is a jury member at international competitions. He is a professor at the Music Academy in Cetinje and a visiting lecturer at the University of Sarajevo. He is an exclusive artist for the French company SAVAREZ.

 

Antonio Rumenović
Antonio Rumenović, born on May 30, 1983, in Varaždin, works at the Varaždin Music School and since 2016 at the “Bonar” music school in Zagreb. He completed his elementary and high music education in Varaždin under Professor Moreno Vinceković and enrolled in the “Ino Mirković” Academy in Lovran in 2001 under Professor Carlo Marchione. He graduated in 2005 from the Music Academy in Zagreb under Professor Istvan Romer and completed his master’s degree in 2008 at the Conservatorium in Maastricht.

As a soloist and ensemble member, he has performed across Croatia and abroad. Since 2011, he has been a member of the “Laurum” ensemble, with whom he released a CD featuring original compositions. He worked at the “Fortunat Pintarić” Art School in Koprivnica until 2019, achieving notable successes with his students and receiving multiple awards.

He was the main lecturer at the Koprivnica Summer Guitar School (2011-2018) and has been a lecturer at the Winter Guitar School in Solin since 2014. He serves as a jury member at various guitar competitions and regularly conducts masterclasses in Croatia and abroad. Since 2017, he has been the coordinator for the EuroStrings competition, and since 2016, for the Zagreb Guitar Festival.

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before the seminar starts is 370 €.
After that the fee is 425 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided by ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €
Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb,
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293 / Call to nr. 309 / SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX
The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your arrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 22.07.2024., and leave on 29.07.2024. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are a musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano accompaniment and clothing suitable for concerts. After the final concert/ production on 28.07.2024. we will organize a party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK

23. 07. - 29. 07. 2024.
OPERNI STUDIO ŠOBER
Olga Šober /HR/, Bojan Šober /HR/, Nada Matošević /HR/

 

Olga Šober's MasterClass, that is, the Master's Workshop of the National Opera Champion Olga Šober, has been held for 14 years as a training course for young musicians ready to step onto the opera stage.
This year, Olga Šober's MasterClass will join the varied program of the International Cultural Center of Croatian Musical Youth in Grožnjan.
The intensive week of preparation for young artists is designed so that individual work with each individual is approached first with technical exercises and noticing possible difficulties. The foundation of singing skills lies in the technical readiness of each singer, and great attention is paid to this segment.
In the next phase, work is done on creating phrases and fragments of arias, when, with the help of experienced conductor and assistant professor Nada Matošević Orešković, technique is combined with interpretation and musicality.
Stage movement or acting is just as important today as the voice of young singers. Often today, directors are the ones who decide which artist to hire, which role to entrust to him.
In this way, young artists, from high school age to students or already formed singers, go through all the stages of opera performing art, which they will encounter throughout their lives.
The last, and in fact the most important phase of this seminar is the final concert itself, when they will have to demonstrate progress, the acquisition of all elements of vocal, musical and stage art, to the audience.

 

Olga Šober, bestowed by the Croatian Ministry of Culture with the highest title: National leading opera singer, was born in Sarajevo, graduated at the University of Zagreb Academy of Music and specialized in University of Music and Performing Arts (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst) in Vienna (Austria). She acquired her Master of Art degree at the Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia).
Olga Šober had started her prominent singing career in Croatian National Theater in Osijek and, during following ten years, she sung almost all the major roles of her coloratura repertoire. From 1988 to 2019 Olga Šober was leading soprano of Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka. She was guest artist on all major scenes in Croatia and in main theatres of the former Yugoslavia. Noteworthy are her performances abroad: Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Luxembourg, Japan, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Taiwan, where she always sung her lyric-coloratura leading roles singing with world famous conductors and colleagues.
Rigoletto, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoore in homonymous Donizetti’s opera are some of the important roles from her repertoire that brought her highest awards and recognitions:


and two most significant:

She started her pedagogical career as a student at the Music High School in Varaždin, for years she was a senior lecturer at the High School of Music in Lovran and for ten years the assistant professor at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb in Rijeka.

 

Dr. Bojan Šober attended schools in the Rijeka school system, graduated in 1975 and got his Bachelor of Art degree in English at the Faculty of Education, University of Rijeka in 1980. As musician, Bojan Šober was attending Italian school system, firstly in Conservatorio di musica G. Tartini in Trieste then Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padua where he got Bachelor of Music Art degree; Master of Music Art degree Šober obtained at “Ino Mirković” Academy of Music at Lovran, Croatia (department of The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory) and Specialized opera singing at Centro di perfezionamento per cantante lirici del Teatro alla Scala, now Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan (1980- 82). In 2023 he obtained his PhD at the Catholic Faculty of Theology.
Bojan Šober is singing all over the world, from Teatro all Scala (Milan, Italy) to Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow, Russia); Austria, Norway, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, United States, Japan, Ecuador, Australia … with the most famous conductors and orchestras. Šober recorded several CD’s and DVDs in Portugal, Russia, Italy and Croatia. He is involved in many professional and civic organizations, both, locally and statewide.
For his achievements in culture Bojan got numerous prizes and recognitions but two are the most important:

Bojan was for many years the Senior Lecturer and Vice-dean of “Ino Mirković” Academy of Music at Lovran, Croatia (department of “Department of The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory) and Artistic Director of the Opera and Ballet in Croatian National Theater Ivan Zajc of Rijeka where he was also a General Manager. As General Manager he was the head of the Festival Opatija, the Cultural Institution of the City of Opatija.
As entrepreneur, continuing his family business, Bojan Šober has been managing his Foto Shop Bojanida for 42 years.
On October 7, 1987 Bojan married Olga Šober bestowed with the title National leading opera singer by Minister of Culture of Republic of Croatia. Olga Šober is highly decorated opera singer at Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka and a senior lecturer at Music Academy in Rijeka of University of Zagreb. They have three daughters: Kristina, Karolina and Stefani. Kristina took her BA degree in Entrepreneurship at Faculty of Economics Rijeka; Karolina got her Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Economics degree at 'Vern University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb and a Master degree of Cognitive sciences at University of Milano (Italy). Stefani got her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

 

NADA MATOŠEVIĆ OREŠKOVIĆ
She was born in Rijeka. She studied conducting at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Anton Nanuta, where he graduated in 1993, and in 1996 completed her postgraduate studies.
She performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music, with the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia, with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Chamber Orchestra Camerata Iabacensis, with the Alpe-Adria Youth Orchestra, with the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico (Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico), with the Chamber Orchestra from Catania, the orchestra of the Rijeka Opera, the orchestra of the Ljubljana Opera, the Chamber Orchestra of Padua and Veneto (Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto), with the Udine Philharmonic Orchestra (Orch. filarmonica di Udine), the Orchestra of the City Theater from Giessen, the Sinfonica Siciliana Orchestra from Palermo, the orchestra State University of Mexico (Orquesta filarmonica de la UNAM), Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Milano Classica, Macedonian Philharmonic, HRT Symphony Orchestra, Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra, Genoa, Greek National Theater Orchestra, Athens, Teatro filarmonico, Verona, National Theater Sarajevo and Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, etc.
In 1992, she was awarded the Prešeren University Prize for her interpretation of P. I. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 with the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia.
In 1991, she founded the PRO ARTE Chamber Orchestra, where she worked as an artistic director and conductor until 1997.
From 1995 to 1997, she worked as an assistant at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, echo conducting.
In 1997, she joined the Rijeka Opera as a conductor and choirmaster, and in 1998 she became acting director for the first time. director of the Rijeka Opera.
Since 1997, she has been teaching at the Regional Department of the Zagreb Academy of Music in Rijeka, and in 2011 she was elected to the position of assistant professor in the artistic field of conducting.
From 1998 to 2002, she worked as a guest conductor of the Filarmonica di Udine orchestra, and from 1999 she worked as a conductor of the Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajca in Rijeka.
On May 6, 2001, she became the co-founder and artistic director of the Rijeka Philharmonic.

She is the winner of the annual City of Rijeka Award for 2001, which was awarded to her for her artistic achievements and contribution to the development of Rijeka's opera and concert activities.
In the past years of professional work, she has performed more than forty opera and ballet productions, as well as many symphonic and chamber concerts in Croatia and the world.
In 2007, she became the chief conductor of the Rijeka Opera Orchestra.
From 2007 to 2014 she was the intendant of HNK Ivana pl. Zajca, Rijeka.
Since 2019, she has the status of a freelance artist.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The participation fee for seminar participants who register a month before the beginning of the seminar is €370. The price of the seminar for applications from that deadline is €425.

Participation does not include the cost of meals. Meals are organized at special prices for workshop participants in the premises of the International Cultural Center, according to the choice you will specify in the application form.

Breakfast € 10, lunch € 15, dinner € 15, full board: € 32

Link to the APPLICATION FORM

Payments should be made to the giro account of HGM IBAN:

HR 9424840081100792293 / OIB: 30457432092/ call to no. 322

We expect your arrival in the afternoon of July 23, 2024, and if you do not have organized transportation to Grožnjan, the nearest place that can be reached by public transportation is Buje, where the Center's vehicle will meet them.

The second closest arrival option is Vižinada, Novigrad or Umag. For all other destinations, it is necessary to participate in the cost of transportation. For the schedule of bus lines and instructions on arrival, we suggest that you contact us via e-mail groznjan@hgm.hr or search for the timetable via the Obeo application, www.akz.hr/obeo-app/480

The arrival of participants must be announced in advance. Please contact the Center office upon arrival in Grožnjan. When registering, it is necessary to attach: a passport or identity card, an original application form with a handwritten signature and/or a parent's signature (depending on the age of the participant), and a confirmation of payment.

In addition to your personal belongings (towel, clothing suitable for public performance, instrument if you are a musician, music stand, sheet music for piano accompaniment), please also bring a travel insurance certificate.

Accommodation is provided in the premises of the Center. The center has several houses for students (multi-bed rooms, shared sanitary facilities). After the final production on July 28, 2024. we will organize a gathering and awarding of diplomas so that you plan your departure from Grožnjan after all the events or the next morning on July 29, 2024.

24. 08. - 27. 08. 2024.
BASSON AND CONTRABASSOON
Sergio Lazzeri /IT/

 

Max. Number of Participants: 6
Level: 2 – 4
Working languages: Italian, Croatian and English

 

Sergio Lazzeri,
Bassoon and contrabassoon player studied bassoon in Genoa Paganini Academy getting his degree in 1982 with points 10/10.
In 1982/83 has been principal bassoon in Alessandria Teatro. In 1984 has won the audition for co principal bassoon in Teatro del Giglio di Lucca where he has worked until 1988. In 1985 he has won the First prize in Stresa International competition. In 1988 has won the auditions for Orchestre Symphonique d'Europe and for Orchestre de chambre de l'Offrande Musicale in Paris. In 1988 he has taken part as a contrabassoon player in the Schleswig Holstein Festival in the orchestra conducted by Sergiu Celibidache. In 1989 has won the auditions for principal bassoon and contrabassoon in orquesta filarmonica de Gran Canaria where he has worked until 1992. In 1992 he has won the audition for Academy teachers in Italy and the audition for principal bassoon in Orchestre National de Lyon and in 1993 the audition for principal bassoon in Israel Chambers orchestra. Since 1994 he has been bassoon teacher in Frosinone, Firenze and Trieste state academies. Since 1994 to 2000 has been principal bassoon in Cyprus State orchestra. Since 1999 he is contrabassoonist in the ensemble "i fiati di Parma”. He has cooperated as a contrabassoon player with: orchestra Haydn Bolzano, Opera di Roma, RAI di Torino, orquesta nacional do Porto,  philarmonija Ljubljana, Opera Maribor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfEa5PaBOL0

 

GENERAL INFO
Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 200 €. After that fee is 215 €.
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).
Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €
Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 
The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your arrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.
You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the morning hours on 24.08.2024. and leave on 27.08.2024. after final production. Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or passport, payment receipt and application form filled in.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels please bring your instruments, scores, music stands and clothing suitable for concerts.

APLICATION LINK

30. 07. - 05. 08. 2024.
CLARINET
Marko Zavišić /HR/

 

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MARKO ZAVIŠIĆ, Karlovac (Croatia), 1987. Croatian clarinetist who is recognized as one of the most active clarinetists of his generation. He began his musical journey in Opuzen, after which he moved to Zagreb to continue his education at the Vatroslav Lisinski School of Music, and then at the Academy of Music in Zagreb (in the class of Prof. Davor Reb).

In the meantime, he also studied at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana (in the class of Prof. Tadej Kenig). He also participated in numerous master classes with renowned musicians and clarinetists, as well as in Croatian and international competitions where he achieved notable results.

He is the winner of numerous awards at music competitions in the clarinet and chamber music categories, and among the latest are the third prize at the Boris Papandopulo Young Musicians Competition in the clarinet category and the second prize at the same-name competition in the chamber music category. He is also the winner of three special rector’s awards for his participation in the projects of the Music Academy in Zagreb.

He had his first major performance with an orchestra at the age of sixteen with the school Symphony Orchestra, with which he performed Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major, KV. 622 in Zagreb and Verona (Italy). Since then, he has performed as a soloist with the Zagreb Youth Orchestra, the Croatian Chamber Orchestra, the Zagreb Chamber Orchestra and the Mostar Symphony Orchestra. In addition to concerts on domestic stages, he also held a series of concerts abroad (Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Tunisia, Jordan, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.).

In his work, he collaborated with numerous composers (Tomislav Oliver, Gordan Tudor, Emil Cossetto, Luka Marohnić, Dalibor Đukić) performing works written for clarinet. He is also successfully engaged in pedagogical work as a clarinet teacher at the Franjo Lučić Art School in Velika Gorica, where he and his students have won numerous awards at competitions in the country and abroad.

He was a member of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2021/2022 season, as well as one of the founders of the Max Bruch Trio, with which he continues to perform regularly. Finally, he is a mentor in the Zagreb Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (an orchestra of young talents organized by the Croatian Musical Youth).

 

GENERAL INFO

Participation fee for the applications submitted 30 days before seminar starts is 420 €. After that fee is 480 €
Participation fee does not include meals. The meals will be provided in ICC of Jeunesses Musicales. (According to your choice filled in the application form).

Here you can see the prices of the meals:
BREAKFAST 10 € • LUNCH 15 € • DINNER 15 €, full board: 32 €

Bank info: JM Croatia, Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Petrinjska 59 HR- 10 000 Zagreb, 
IBAN: HR 9424840081100792293, SWIFT: RZBHHR2XXXX 

The Centre has several houses with two to six bedrooms with shared bathrooms and toilet facilities, several rehearsal rooms and the concert/ dance hall.
How to get to Grožnjan? If you don’t have your own transportation, the nearest town that you can come with public transportation is to Buje where we will pick you up if we are informed in advance about your aarrival. You can come to the railway station in Kopar, Slovenia or airports in Trieste, Italy and Pula, Croatia. In that case you need to participate in the cost of transportation.

You are expected to come to Grožnjan in the afternoon hours on 30.07.2024., and leave on 05.08.2024. . Upon your arrival to Grožnjan, you need to visit the ICC JMC office Grožnjan, Umberta Gorjana 2. For the registration, we will need your ID or Passport, payment receipt, application form filled in and travel insurance receipt.
What to bring along? Apart from your toothbrush and towels, if you are musician please bring your instruments, scores, music stands, spare strings, scores for piano a companion and clothing suitable for concerts. After final concert/ production on 04.08.2024. we will organize party where you will receive your diploma for participation.

APLICATION LINK