Dusan Kostic performs at concert in June

CM '19 Dusan Tijana social shareThe fourth concert of the season Convivium Musicum ’19 we devoted to the instrument, which is less likely to be seen in solo appearances on concert podiums. The double bass is adorned with a powerful sound and a grandiose volume that is considered to be the carrier of the entire orchestra. A powerful, but also a mild, sensual side of the contrabass will be shown by Dusan Kostic, at the concert on Saturday, June 15th.
Dusan Kostic belongs to the younger generation of highly successful domestic performers. He started playing double bass in 2008, attending the School for Music Talents in Cuprija in the class of prof. Aleksandar Blagojevic. Currently he is a student of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Ivica Marusevic. From September 2019, he will improve his skills at the Musical Academy in Basel in the class of famous Roman Patkoló. During his education, he won numerous awards and recognitions. In a relatively short period of time he built a rich performing career that consist of an impressive number of solo, chamber and orchestral performances in the most important concert halls in over thirty countries around the world. He performed at prestigious festivals and collaborated with prominent conductors and soloists such as Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Roman Simovic and others. Since 2016 he has been soloist of the Liechtenstein Young Soloists orchestra, since 2017 member of the Menuhin Gstaad Festival Orchestra, solo contrabassist of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2019, member of iPalpiti International Artists from Los Angeles.
At the concert in Kragujevac, Dusan Kostic will be joined on a stage by Tijana Simonovic, an experienced pianist and holder of numerous performances and successes.

Concert program:

  • Vilmos Montag – Sonata for Contrabass and Piano, E minor
  • Reinhold Gliere – Four Pieces for Contrabass and Piano
  • Giovanni Botessinni – Elegy D major
  • Giovanni Botessinni – Grande Allegro Alla Mendelssohn

The concert is held at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, at 20 h, and the entrance is free. The event was supported by the City of Kragujevac, Faculty of Philology and Art, Music School “Dr. Miloje Milojevic” and other friends of the event.

Author and translation: Ljubica Gužvić

You can read more about Dusan Kostic and Tijana Simonovic below:

Biography: Dusan Kostic

D. KosticDusan Kostic (1995) first engaged with music by playing piano. In 2008 he started playing double bass and attended the School for musical talents in Cuprija, in the class of prof. Aleksandar Blagojevic. He won numerous awards at competitions, among which can be named: Special Award – International Competition of Strings, Nis (2013), Special Award – „Stringfest“, Sremska Mitrovica (2013), 1st prize at International Competition “Petar Konjović” (2013), Laureat – Republic competition (2012, 2014), II prize – International Double bass competition Dittersdorf, Slovakia. He is currently a student at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Ivica Marusevic, and from September 2019 he will be a student at the Music Academy in Basel in the class of prof. Roman Patkolo.
In January 2016, he became the soloist of the Liechtenstein Young Soloists orchestra with whom he recorded the CD for SONY Records Red Seal and DVD for the Hollywood company BFMI. Since 2017 he is a member of the Menuhin Gstaad Festival Orchestra, the solo contrabassist of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Kristjan Jaarvi, and from 2019 member of iPalpiti International Artists in Los Angeles.
As a soloist, the chamber and orchestral musician, he performed in the most prestigious concert halls in Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Egypt, Singapore, Japan, Israel, Vietnam, Oman, Hong Kong, Jordan, Lebanon, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, United States of America and Serbia, at festivals such as Gstaad Menuhin Festival , Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Lucerne Festival, Abu Dhabi Classics, Al Bustan Internaitonal, Merano Festival, Kisinger Sommer, Dresden Festival, Bolshoi Festival, Rheingau Festival, Usedom Festival, Ljubljana Festival, CAF Budapest Festival, Nomus Festival, Rimsky Korsakov Festival, Bemus Festival, Somus Festival and collaborated with numerous distinguished conductors and soloists such as Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Sergey Krilov, Josep Vicent, Fazil Say, Alexander Gilman, Ester Yoo, Howard Griffiths Howard Griffiths Uros Lajovic, Roman Simovic, Danielle Gatti, Sol Gabeta, Yoel Gamzou, Mari Samuelsen, Lior Shambadal, Gregory Ahss, Konrad von Abel, Dietrich Paredes, Klaus Arp, Predrag Gosta, Emil Tabakov and many others.
He studied with the most famous contrabassists: Roman Patcolo, Tomas Martin, Jan Saksala, Enrico Fagone, Peter Loyd, Amerigo Bernardi, Petar Iuge, Albert Bochini, Klaus Trumf, Ander Perin, Alessandro Serre, Milosav Gajdos, Artiom Chirkov, Leon Bosch, Hristine Huk, Petya Bagovska, Zoran Marković.

Biography: Tijana Simonovic

Tijana SlikaTijana Simonovic gained her elementary and secondary music education at Music School “Isidor Bajić” in Novi Sad, in the class of prof. Edit Miavec. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies of the piano in the class of prof. Svetlana Bogino, at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. During her studies, she attended numerous master classes with eminent pedagogues: Konstantin Bogino, Arbo Valdma, Dusan Trbojevic, Jokut Mihailovic and others. She won numerous awards and achieved remarkable results at the Republic, Federal and International competitions (the second place in San Bartolomeo (Italy) and the First prize at the International Competition in Nis). She performs both as a soloist and chamber musician. Noticed performances she had at home and abroad (Italy, France, Russia). At the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, she is employed as an Associate professor – the accompanist at the Department of String Instruments.