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Closing of the 8th Festival

We closed the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum last night in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium. Before the concert, Anja Lazarević Kocić, a member of the organizing team, in a short recapitulation of this year’s Festival, thanked the audience, performers and all institutions that helped hold the Festival in these, not so bright circumstances.
The closing of this year’s Festival was marked by two significant works of the Romantic era – Piano Quartet in C minor no. 3, op. 60 by Johannes Brahms and Robert Schuman’s Piano Quintet E flat Major, Op. 44, performed by the Festival ensembles Convivium Musicum: Morta Grigaliunaite – piano (Lithuania), Tijana Milaković – violin (Serbia), Mina Dinić – violin (Serbia), Jana Stojanović – viola (Serbia) and Filip Tomić – cello (Serbia). Read More →

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The third evening of the eighth Festival

On the third evening of the festival, Kragujevac audience was introduced to the Belgrade Trio, an ensemble that has stood out on the music scene of Belgrade and Serbia for the past six year since their . The trio consisting of violinist Dušan Panajotović, cellist Ivan Jarić and pianist Igor Dražević is known to the wider professional public primarily for performing music by (contemporary) Serbian composers. However, for the performance at the 8th International Chamber Music Festival Convivium Musicum, they chose a significant work of chamber music of romanticism – Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Concerts like this are really a “treat” for the professional audience, but also for fans of chamber music – one, extremely important and extensive work and excellent performers. Read More →

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Celebration of guitar at the second evening of Festival

On the second evening of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, the audience had the opportunity to hear an exceptional ensemble – the Cologne Guitar Quartet. First of all, it must be stated, it is a very recognized and quality ensemble, and as the guitar quartet is not such a common composition, audience in Kragujevac had a rare opportunity to fully enjoy the sound of this wonderful instruments. Although they live and work in Germany, the members of the quartet are from different countries: Tobias Juhem (Germany), Tal Botvinik (Israel), Henrique Almeida (Portugal) and Ptolemaios Armaos (Greece). These exceptional guitarists harmonized their different artistic temperaments and, through playing together in the Cologne Guitar Quartet, created an excellent balance of artistic music from baroque to contemporary art. Read More →

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Grand opening of the eighth Festival

The 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum opened last night in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium. At the very beginning, on behalf of the organizers, the president of the Association and the manager of the Festival, Jovana Radovanović, addressed the audience.
At last night’s concert we had the opportunity to listen to the Festival ensembles – clarinet quintet and piano sextet. These ensembles consisted of young artists: Morta Grigaliūnaitė – piano (Lithuania), João Paiva – clarinet (Portugal), Tijana Milaković – violin (Serbia), Mina Dinić – violin (Serbia), Jana Stojanović – viola (Serbia) and Filip Tomić – cello (Serbia), whose different sensibilities harmoniously merged into a single whole, exuding a unique skill and energy. Read More →

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Festival ensembles perform at the closing of the Festival

On Thursday, September 23, we close the 8th International Chamber Music Festival Convivium Musicum. As the Festival opened with the performance of the Festival Ensembles Convivium Musicum, we will round off this year’s festival story in the same way.

On the last evening of the Festival, a piano quartet and a piano quintet will perform, composed by artists from Lithuania and Serbia. The ensembles aremade of artists already presented to the audience at the beginning of the festival: Morta Grigaliunaite – Lithuanian pianist whose performance, in addition to regular performances, can be heard on her extraordinarily well-received first album “Piano Works by Gražina Bacevič”, and domestic performers Filip Tomić – Kragujevac award-winning cellist, Jana Stojanović – a successful violinist from Belgrade, as well as extraordinary violinists Tijana Milaković and Mina Dinić. Read More →

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The Belgrade trio will perform on the third evening of the Festival

The third evening of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, which will be held on Wednesday, 22nd September, will mark the performance of the Belgrade Trio (Serbia).

The Belgrade trio are Dušan Panajotović (violin), Ivan Jarić (cello) and Igor Dražević (piano). Ensemble was founded in 2015 with the desire to preserve the memory of the eponymous trio founded back in 1964. These young and promising artists were awarded at many festivals, and they are also engaged as associates in performing works by students of composition, with which they strive to popularize contemporary Serbian music. Read More →

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The Cologne Guitar Quartet performs on second evening of the Festival

On the second evening of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, on Tuesday, 21st September, the audience will be introduced to the versatile international ensemble – Cologne Guitar Quartet (Germany).

Founded in 2014, the Cologne Guitar Quartet, is formed by musicians Ptolemaios Armaos (Greece), Tobias Juchem (Germany), Henrique Almeida (Portugal) and Tal Botvinik (Israel). Although they come from different parts of Europe, these multi award-winning performers are developing a common artistic path from the class of Professor Roberto Ausell, from the prestigious The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Germany). What makes this ensemble distinct is the repertoire – from early and classical, through traditional to contemporary music. Read More →

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Festival ensembles are opening 8th Festival

Monday, 20th September will mark the beginning of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum. We are opening this year’s Festival with the performance of the Festival ensembles Convivium Musicum.

On the first evening of the Festival, the audience will have the opportunity to hear a clarinet quintet and a piano sextet made up of performers from Portugal, Lithuania and Serbia. These specific ensembles consist of: Morta Morta Grigaliūnaitė – an exceptional Lithuanian pianist whose artistic work consists of many solo concerts and performances in chamber ensembles, Joao Paiva – internationally awarded clarinettist from Portugal, as well as Filip Tomić – cello, Jana Stojanović – viola, already known to the local audience, and Tijana Milaković and Mina Dinić – violin, all multi award-winning artists with a rich performing career. Read More →

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8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum

With particular pleasure and with a great dose of pride, we are announcing this year’s, eighth edition of our Festival, which from this year can boast with the status of a permanent event of importance for the city of Kragujevac. The 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum will be held at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, from September 20th to 23rd. All concerts start at 8 pm, and admission is free. Read More →