New Festival ensemble Convivium Musicum is performing on third evening
The third concert within the 4th International festival of chamber music Convivium Musicum, on Thursday, 16th March 2017, is reserved for the ensemble that we announce with special pride, our Festival ensemble Convivium Musicum.
Convivium Musicum chamber ensemble was first formed last year as a special gift to the audience of the Festival. The idea behind the formation is that every year we connect artists who have not performed together before. For the first time for our Festival, they will be playing under the same name but in different forms of chamber ensemble and perform the work selected by our artistic director. Our desire is to introduce the audience, not just to chamber ensembles, but also to exceptional classical music, which is never or not often heard at domestic scenes.
This year we have chosen for audience Piano Quintet. Members of excellent String Quartet Evenos will be joined on the scene by the eminent pianist Boris Kraljevic (Montenegro / Singapore). We are very proud that this artist with an extremely successful teaching and performing international career will be a member of our ensemble. His virtuosity, musical expression, the emotion he brings to performances, as well as an impressive experience, combined with excellent skills that are bringing members of the String Quartet Evenos, guarantee that the audience will surely enjoy.
Festival Ensemble Convivium Musicum will perform:
- J. Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
- Allegro non troppo
- Andante, un poco adagio
- Scherzo: Allegro
- Finale: Allegro – Allegro non troppo – Presto non troppo
Biographies of pianist Boris Kraljevic and String Quartet Evenos can be read below:
Boris Kraljevic, an internationaly renown pianist, finished elementary music school in his native town of Herceg Novi (class of Milena Lucic), secondary school in Sarajevo (Prof. Neda Stankovic), and undergraduate and graduate studies at the State Conservatory “Tchaikovsky” in Moscow with Professor Leo Naumova. During his education he participated in national (throughout the former Yugoslavia) and international competitions, winning first and special prizes. Then followed performances in many countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, where he performed recitals and piano concertos (with the symphony and chamber orchestras), often playing as a member of the prominent chamber ensembles in prestigious concert halls ( “Musikverein” in Vienna, the United Nations Palace in Geneva, Conservatory “Tchaikovsky” in Moscow, Cairo Opera House and Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City, ” Teatro Solis “in Montevideo,” Rudolfinum ” in Prague, Hall “KUMHO” and art Centre in Seoul, Hall “kIOI ” in Tokyo …). Worth of mentioning is the Kraljevic’s cooperation with the Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Prague Virtuosi Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Saigon and Tokyo Ensemble at international festivals in Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Czech Republic, Italy, South Korea, Vietnam and Japan, as well as performances with orchestras and ensembles from Paris, Kharkov, Warsaw, Florence, Cairo, Singapore, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Detmold, Skopje, Sarajevo, Mostar, Nis, Belgrade, as well as with the Moscow String Quartet, saxophone Quartet Glinka and Parisian saxophone quartet Axon. Performing in Warsaw in 2016, he continued cooperation with the Polish Prima Vista Quartet, which has this season celebrated 20 years of successful work. With concerts all over the world, Boris Kraljevic leads master classes in several countries in Asia and Europe. From 2006 he lives and teaches in Singapore. Professor Kraljevic’s students won the first of many awards at national and international piano competitions held in Europe, Asia and North America. To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of W. A. Mozart, renowned pianist recorded a compact disc with works by famous composers for the “KNS Classical” in Spain, and for the same publisher released the compact disc with the compositions of Johannes Brahms. Boris Kraljevic is the artistic director of the international festival “Days of Music” in Herceg Novi, a member of the jury of renowned international competitions and honorary member of the advice of international music festivals and art associations in Russia, Czech Republic and South Korea.
The Evenos String Quartet was formed in the German city of Essen in 2012 by four string players with international roots all being graduates of music conservatories in North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2013, the four musicians started the Master of Music Instrumental study course for the major Chamber Music at Folkwang University of the Arts with Prof. Andreas Reiner. After having graduated successfully, they were accepted for the Folkwang Concert study course of excellence in 2015. Their Chamber Music studies in the class of Prof. Andreas Reiner are accompanied by their own Folkwang concert series as well as by numerous national and international performances.
In summer 2014, the Evenos* String Quartet debuted with a concert tour in Greece which continued in 2015 thanks to its tremendous success. As part of this concert tour, the ensemble initiated a musical and educational cooperation with young music students in Greece.
The Evenos String Quartet focuses on a broad and multifaceted repertoire currently including works by composers from Joseph Haydn and Arvo Pärt to Boris Joffe. The quartet has proven its musical versatility in numerous appearances in Germany and abroad and was invited to the Open Auditions of WDR3 (West German broadcasting) in Cologne in November 2014.
Their international breakthrough was the ensemble’s successful participation in the International Competition ‘Paper de Música de Capellades’ in Spain in spring 2015. There, the Evenos String Quartet was awarded the first prize straight away, which gave them regular concerts in Spain, Catalonia 2016. In addition, they won the KöhlerOsbarprize for string quartet in Duisburg in May 2016.
Artistic partners of the Evenos String Quartet include renowned artists like Claudio Bohórquez, Gareth Lubbe, Julian Arp and Ewa Kupiec. The quartet is currently funded by the Villa Musica foundation of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The young musicians from Greece, Serbia and Belgium received their musical education with distinguished instrumentalists of the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln” (HfMT Cologne), the “Orchesterzentrum|NRW”, the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and Folkwang University of the Arts.
* The term ,,evenos” is Greek and means ebony, the wood from which the fingerboard of a string instrument is made.