Banja Luka Trio is performing at Festival’s second concert

After quartet at the opening of the Festival, audience in Kragujevac will have the opportunity, at the second night of the event, to listen to chamber trio consisting of violin, flute and piano. On Wednesday, September 26th, the Banja Luka Trio will present itself on the stage.
Chamber anasmbl Banja Luka trio exists since 2014 and consists of Yeon Ju Jeong – violin, Marija Pilipović – flute and Biljana Jašić Radovanović – piano. The members of the trio are very successful and achieved both in their solo career and in the pedagogical which they build at the Music Academies. They bring to joint playing many years of performing experience, which resulted in a series of appearances at important regional and European festivals.
For the Kragujevac audience, they will perform the following program:

  • M. Bonis – Suite en trio, op. 59
  • C. Cui – Cinq petite duos, op. 56
  • J. Ibert – Doux Interludes
  • D. Shostakovich – Five Pieces for two violins and piano (arr. for flute, violin and piano)
  • N. Rota – Trio for flute, violin and pian

Ladies from the Banja Luka Trio will surely capture the likes of Kragujevac audience with their skill and grace and will elevate our jubilee fifth edition of the Festival.

The concert is held at the University Gallery, and it is realized with the help and support of the City of Kragujevac and a large number of friends. The entrance is free, as well as at all other concerts during Festival.

Author and translation: Ljubica Guzvic

More about the ensemble Banja Luka Trio can be found out below:

Biography: Banja Luka Trio

2Yon Ju Jong started playing violin when she was five years old. At age nine, she won the first prize at the National Student Music Competition in Korea. After graduating from the Secondary School of Art in Seoul, she was admitted to University of Yonsei. She continued to develop her musical aesthetics, passion and philosophy for violin by attending various master classes around the world. She received the doctoral title of music at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia), where she studied with Professor Sergei Kravchenko. She won the first prize at the International Music Competition in Sofia (Bulgaria) titled “Music and Earth” in 2001. She has performed in France, Russia, Greece, Poland, Italy, Austria, Korea, the United States, Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the Italian Symphony Orchestra, Mitteleuropa she performed the Concert for Violin and Orchestra by Tchaikovsky, in Banja Luka and Sarajevo in 2014, for which she received excellent reviews. She is an associate professor of violin at the Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo.

4Marija Tomić was born in Zagreb. She finished elementary and master studies in Banja Luka, in the class of prof. Laura Levai Aksin. In addition to numerous solo concerts throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and surrounding countries, she also performed as a member of various chamber ensembles (Banja Luka Baroque Ensemble, Banja Luka Trio, Flute Quartet Flutete). She collaborated with numerous artists who gathered Studio 6 (Novi Sad, Serbia), where the contemporary piecesof the composers from Vojvodina were premiered. As a student of the Music Academy in Banja Luka she participated in the recording of several CD editions of the symphony orchestra of the joint academies from Belgrade, Kragujevac and Podgorica. In 2016, she participated at the Resident Program of the Forum of Slovenian Cultures, which among the great competitors, selected 6 artists from 13 countries to promote the tradition and culture of the Slovenian nation through music, film, visual and applied arts. Since 2011, she has been performing as the first flute of the Banja Luka Philharmonic, and since 2018 she is working as a senior assistant at the Academy of Arts of the University of Banja Luka at the Department of Chamber Music.

10376346_646970502056862_1025149653070962108_n (1)Biljana Jašić Radovanović has completed piano studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in the class of prof. Andreja Preger, after which she finished her studies of harpsichord at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of prof. Miloš Petrović, in whose class she also received her master’s degree. She has developed her performance at many seminars and master classes of piano and harpsichord, as well as chamber music. She has performed a number of times (piano, harpsichord) as a soloist and chamber musician, but also with the orchestra, in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. She participated in the recording of two CDs dedicated to the music of Vlado S. Milošević. She recorded for Radio and Television of Republika Srpska. The rich pedagogical experience resulted in a large number of awards at republic and international competitions, as well as a large number of performances by her students at home and abroad. She was guest lecturer at music academies in Wroclaw and Gdańsk (Poland), Bucharest (Romania) and Trieste (Italy). She is an associate professor at the Department of Chamber Music at the Academy of Arts, University of Banja Luka. Also, she is the founder of the Banja Luka Baroque Ensemble and the Banja Luka Trio.

The Banja Luka Trio was founded in 2014 and has so far had a number of performances from which there should be especially singled out concerts at festivals “Days of Vlado S. Milosevic” in Banja Luka, conference of the arts “Marble and Sounds” in Arandjelovac, the Concert Season of the Faculty art in Niš, as well as two concerts at the FIMU festival in Belfort (France).