The International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum begins on Tuesday, September 10th. The honour to open the sixth edition of the Festival was given to the national ensemble from Novi Sad – the ANIMATO piano quartet.
Members of ANIMATO are Teodora Boljanac – violin, Jelena Mitrovic – viola, Jovana Milenkovic – cello and Marija Obrenovic – piano. Ensemble stands out as one of the few chamber ensembles in the region in this composition – the piano quartet. Since its founding in 2013, the ensemble stands as a regular on the most significant stages in the country. The quartet also numbers significant performances at concerts and festivals abroad. In addition to performing chamber works by world composers, the quartet often also premieres works by contemporary Serbian composers. All members of the quartet are PhD students at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade on the subject of Chamber Music. In addition, the ensemble has worked with eminent educators such as members of the Manhattan String Quartet (USA), Amar String Quartet (Switzerland), Vida Vujic (Austria), Maria Perisa (Spain). Since 2017, the ensemble has been mentored by Professor Dejan Subotic.
ANIMATO Piano Quartet will perform the following program at the opening of the Festival:
- R. Strauss: Piano Quartet Op. 13, C minor
- A. Dvorak: Slovenian dances
- no. 8, Op. 46, Furiant
- no. 2, op. 72, Dumka
- no. 7, Op. 72, Kolo
We are sure that four gracious ladies from the ANIMATO ensemble will open this year’s Festival in great way, with their charm and elegant appearance.
Festival was made possible by our long-standing friends and some new. The City of Kragujevac contributed significantly to the realization of this project by providing part of the funds for its co-financing. There are also “Adam Mickiewicz Institute”, “Felix Nowowiejski Music Academy Bidgosc”, Faculty of Philology and Art, Music school “Dr. Miloje Milojevic”, Kragujevac Music Centre, Music Youth of Kragujevac, Prvi Prvi na Skali.
Opening concert of Festival will be held in the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, beginning at 20 h and admission is free. Welcome!
Author and translation: Ljubica Guzvic
You can read more about the ANIMATO ensemble below: