Chamber trio is performing at November concert
The concert season “Convivium Musicum 17/18” continues on Wednesday, November 29, with the sounds of viola, double bass and piano. On the scene of the Hall of First Kragujevac Gymnasium, starting from 20 hours, a chamber trio composed by Dejan Mladjenovic (viola), Goran Kostic (double bass) and Natalija Mladenovic (piano) will perform.
Kragujevac audience will have the opportunity to hear three outstanding and prominent artists. In the field of contribution to artistic music in Serbia, their names are inevitable. In addition to the very active performing career that he is building at home and abroad, violist Dejan Mladjenovic is a prominent pedagogue from whose class has came out more than 40 graduates, magistrates and doctors. Goran Kostic is one of the few contrabassists in Serbia who can boast an enviable number of concerts. Through his actions and frequent performances, he influenced the promotion and presentation of double bass as a solo instrument. Pianist Natalija Mladenovic is active and successful as soloist and member of chamber ensembles. As an accompaniment pianist, she performed with renowned artists and was rewarded several times. At the concert, three artists will present themselves individually and in the chamber ensemble through the following program:
- Emil Petrovich – Rhapsody No. 2 for violin solo
- Ljubica Maric – Invocation for Contrabass and Piano
- Johannes Brahms – Intermezzo A major, op.118
- Johannes Brahms – Trio a minor, op. 114
- Andante grazioso
The concert is realized with the help of the City of Kragujevac, and the entrance is free.
Below you can read the biographies of the artist:
Dejan Mladjenovic was born in Kraljevo. He graduated in 1985 and got his master’s degree in 1988 at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, with the highest grade, in the class of professor Petar Ivanovic. At the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique” in Paris he received a degree in violin in the class of professor Gerard Causse (1990), and he also received the title of master of chamber music (1991).Over the last ten years, he has held over 150 concerts as soloists, performing with many significant chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras and renowned pianists in prestigious concert halls such as “Salle Gaveau” in Paris, “Wigmore Hall” in London, “Hollywell Music Room “and” Jacqueline du Pré Music Building “in Oxford, Tchaikovsky’s Hall in Moscow … Among other things, on several occasions, he performed with some famous conductors some of the most important violin concerts of the 20th and 21st centuries such as concerts of Alfred Schnittke, Krzysztof Penderecki, but also of Serbian composers – Ivana Stefanovic, Ivan Jevtic and Vlastimir Trajkovic. In addition to the active career of the concert soloist, Dejan Mladjenovic is a full-time professor of Viola at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, in whose class graduated, mastered and presented their doctoral art projects more than forty students.
Goran Kostic was born in Belgrade and was educated in Munich. There in 2005 began his career as an orchestra musician as a scholar of the Munich Philharmonic. He is the former solo bassist of the Symphony Orchestra in Bern (Switzerland), the Chamber Orchestra in Ingolstadt (Germany) and the Belgrade Philharmonic. Parallel, he is active as one of the few soloists on the double bass and chamber musician. He often performs at the leading European music festivals. He is the only Serbian contrabassist who performed as a soloist accompanying by the German professional orchestra, in three concerts and with great criticism in the media (Neubrandenbuger Philharmonie, 2012). He is the first contrabassist to hold a solo resital (2011) within one of the most prestigious European festivals “Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”. In Ludwigslust, Germany, in 2012, he was honored with the solemn invitation to perform as a solo soloist on the double bass at a concert marking the two hundredth anniversary of the death of the court composer and the most significant 18th century double bassist, Johann Matthias Sperger. In addition to his active career, Goran Kostic is also engaged in pedagogical work as an associate professor of chamber music at the Faculty of Philology and Art in Kragujevac.
Natalia Mladenovic was born in 1973 in Samara, Russia. Since 1985 she has attended the Central High School of Music at the State Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky” in Moscow, where her professors were Vladimir Bunjin and Anatoly Ryabov. At the age of seventeen she was admitted to the Moscow State Conservatory “Tchaikovsky”, where she studied in the classes of Larisa Dedova, Irina Osipova and Yevgeny Malinyin. She graduated in 1996 with great success. From that same year she lives and works in Belgrade. She joined the Faculty of Music Arts in 1998, as an artistic associate at the Department of String Instruments. She graduated in the class of Nevena Popovic, and currently she is in the final year of doctoral studies of the piano under the mentorship of professor Lidija Stankovic. She won the prize at international competitions Petar Konjović in Belgrade and Rubinstein in Paris. She performed as a soloist with orchestras of Samara Philharmonic, RTS, Artistic Ensemble Binički, and conductors A. Surev, B. Sudjic. She collaborated with many distinguished artists, such as: Jovan Kolundzija, Sreten Krstic, Ksenija Jankovic, Kiril Rodin, Aleksandar Buzlov, Mark Kope, Stefan Popov, Jurij Revic. She was engaged in the Departmant of string instruments in the classes of Maria Špengler and Ivana Aćimoski, with whom she had a series of concerts throughout Serbia. Beginning in 2001, she has been regularly engaged as an official pianist at the Musical Youth Competition in Belgrade, violin and violoncello disciplines. She has performed at all major festivals in Serbia and abroad: Spain, Austria, Italy, Croatia and Montenegro. She collaborated with many local composers, and co-operation with V. Trajkovic and I. Žebeljan. Performances by Natalija Mladenovic can be heard on CDs: 100 years of the birth of Ljubica Marić, author disc by Davorin Kempf and Delo za flutu i piano I. Jevtić, who was recently released in France and recorded with the first flautist of the Orchestra de Paris, Vincent Luke. Natalia is a member of the trio “Donne di Belgrado”.