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Ensemble Spectrum closes Festival

Closing ceremony 9th International Chamber Music Festival Convivium Musicum will be on Thursday, September 22nd, and the end of this year’s edition will be marked by the joint sound of accordion, piano and percussion.

Ensemble Spectrum comes from Belgrade, and the premiere of the ensemble is related to the realization of the doctoral artistic project of accordionist Luka Lopičić. What is interesting about the ensemble is that it does not have a standard composition, the same number of members and the line-up, rather artists are engaged according to the need and the project that is being realized at the given moment. The idea that brings the musicians together is to take the current standard of chamber music concerts a little outside the box and bring the performance closer to the form of a theatrical spectacle. Read More →

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Festival ensembles perform at the third concert

The standard that we started in 2016 and of which we are very proud, is also getting its “five minutes” on this occasion, or rather an all-night concert on Wednesday, September 21st. The third evening of the ninth edition of the Festival brings us another line-up of the Festival Ensembles Convivium Musicum.

The Festival ensembles Convivium Musicum have grown from year to year into a permanent segment of the Festival, which audience always expects with joy and welcoming. The reaction of our listeners is not a surprise when you count the exceptional performers who have so far found themselves in the role of a member of our ensemble, as well as the great pieces of chamber music that have been performed in this concept. Read More →

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Trio Immersio performs on the second concert

The second concert of the Festival, which will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, will be marked by the performance of three ladies who are coming to us from Austria.

Trio Immersio consists of Vira Zhuk – violin, Mariam Vardzelashvili – piano and Irene Kok – cello. By actively fostering chamber music, ensemble established its position at the performance scene in Vienna, and the special connection with the musical culture of this city is reflected in ensembles performance of compositions by Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert. The Trio was also awarded with the prestigious “New Sound of Austrian Music” award, which is awarded by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, given to selected musicians, with an honour of representing the musical culture and tradition of Austria around the world Read More →

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The festival opens with a performance by the Italian Clarinet Quartet

The 9th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum begins on Monday, September 19th, and the Opening Ceremony will be graced by the performance of the Italian Clarinet Quartet.

In accordance with the leading idea of our event, the first concert brings the audience a premiere meeting with four Italian clarinettists who will perform for the first time both in Kragujevac and in Serbia. Giovanni Punzi, Calogero Presti, Gianluigi Caldarola and Giuseppe Gentile will bring the brilliant harmony of four clarinets to our Festival for the first time, which they will present through a colourful repertoire that extends from the compositions of the greats of art music to contemporary authors. Read More →

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9th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum

For the ninth year in a row, we will be celebrating chamber music, its diversity and potential, and Kragujevac will traditionally, for another September, become a gathering place for artists who nurture this form of art music. The 9th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum will be held this year from September 19th to 22nd, at Hall of First Kragujevac Gymnasium, all concerts start at 20 h, and admission is free. Read More →

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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 →