8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum

CM smanjeni plakatWith particular pleasure and with a great dose of pride, we are announcing this year’s, eighth edition of our Festival, which from this year can boast with the status of a permanent event of importance for the city of Kragujevac. The 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum will be held at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium, from September 20th to 23rd. All concerts start at 8 pm, and admission is free.

The program that will be presented to the audience was chosen carefully and in accordance with our traditional goals and standards of the event. Interesting forms of ensembles, harmony of instruments and music that will fill the local concert hall for the first time, along with extraordinary musicians and upcoming domestic artists performance will mark the eighth edition. The Festival will be opened and closed by the performances of the Festival Ensembles Convivium Musicum. Six performers, from Portugal, Lithuania and Serbia, who will perform together for the first time in the form of a quartet, quintet and sextet, will present to the audience remarkable works of chamber music that have not been performed on the Kragujevac stage so far.

This year’s edition can boast of another premiere which will take place at the second concert and that will be presented to us by guests from Germany. For the first time, the Kragujevac audience will have the opportunity to hear the ensemble in the form of a guitar quartet, as well as four exceptional artists who make the Cologne Guitar Quartet. Among the constant goals of the event is also the presentation and promotion of domestic artists and chamber ensembles, so one of the concerts is dedicated to our young artists who will perform on the third evening.

The program of the 8th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum includes:

  • Monday, 20.9.2021.
    Festival ensembles CONVIVIUM MUSICUM
    Clarinet quintet and piano sextet
    (Portugal, Lithuania, Serbia)
  • Tuesday, 21.9.2021.
    COLOGNE GUITAR QUARTET
    (Germany)
  • Wednesday, 22.9.2021.
    BELGRADE TRIO
    (Serbia)
  • Thursday 23.9.2021.
    Festival ensembles CONVIVIUM MUSICUM
    Piano Quartet and Piano Quintet
    (Lithuania, Serbia)

We are convinced that the entire program of this year’s Festival will satisfy the taste of the local audience and that the performances of excellent artists, extraordinary works of chamber music and a large number of premieres in various forms will bring real musical pleasure to all who visit the event.

Our great gratitude goes to all those with whose support and help the Festival is held. The city of Kragujevac significantly contributed to the realization of this event by providing part of the funds for its financing. This year’s edition was supported by the Goethe Institute, as well as our long-time friends and associates: the Faculty of Philology and Arts, Music School “Dr Miloje Milojevic”, Music Centre Kragujevac, Music Youth of Kragujevac, Student Cultural Centre, Prvi Prvi na Skali, and others.

Author and translation: Ljubica Gužvić