The closing ceremony of this year’s International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum was marked by the performance of one of the genre’s favourite works – the String Quintet in C major by Franz Schubert. Before the concert, the members of the organizing team – Ljubica Guzvic and Stefan Adamovic expressed gratitude to the audience, performers and friends of the Festival. In interpretation of the String Quintet in C major by Franz Schubert, by Festival ensemble CONVIVIUM MUSICUM: Roma Tic – violin, Natalia Stosic – violin, Mila Krasniuk – viola, Magdalena Bojanovich Koziak – cello and Filip Tomic – cello, audience enjoyed the romantic sound of opposites – a mixture of dramatic clashes, expressive sensibility and refinement. The unusual composition of the quintet, with two cellos (instead of two violas) contributed to the creation of a special colour. Members of the Festival Ensemble CONVIVIUM MUSICUM sounded in sync and balanced, complementing Schubert’s music with specific internal dialogues and layers. In the first and last movement, the real Viennese atmosphere sounded serious, while the purely Schubertian Adagio was played with such depth that it reminded us at times of the mature Beethoven. The trio in Scherzo, which talks about death as a liberator, was played with a distinct emotionality and suggestive gradations.
Long applause and a satisfied audience confirm that the String Quintet, made up of these extremely talented, young people, closed this year’s Festival in the right way.
Author: Katarina Lazarevic Sretenovic
Translation: Ljubica Guzvic
Photo: Milos Dasic