The 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.
- 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
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