The second evening of the 2018 Festival marked the performance of the Banja Luka trio consisting of three artists: Marija Pilipovic – flute, Yeon Ju Jeong – violin and Biljana Jasic Radovanović – piano. These three artists, from different cities and countries (Zagreb, Seoul and Banja Luka), founded their trio in 2014 and have been actively performing throughout the region since then. Each of them brought to this ensemble many years of performing experience (both solo and in various chamber ensembles). The University Gallery was an ideal place for a gentle sound of piano, flute and violin, as well as for the program that these ladies chose for numerous Kragujevac’s audience.
We could hear music that was primarily based on the period of late Romanticism and the first half of the 20th century. Extremely interesting program included the works of large and widely known Russian composers, such as Cinq petite duos by Caesar Cui and Five Pieces for Two Violin and Piano by Dmitry Shostakovich, as well as works that we do not often have the opportunity to hear. In that context, the concert began, with work by Melanie Bonis – Suite en trio, outstanding French composer, who especially distinguished herselve in the field of chamber music. In the French spirit there was also the work Doux Interludes by Jacques Ibert, and at the very end visitors had a rare opportunity to hear Trio for flute, violin and piano, one of the “classic” pieces of the famous Nino Rota, whom the public primarily knows as one of the most important music composers for the XX century film.
The members of the Banja Luka trio are contentedly leaving Kragujevac, and it seems that the audience that was looking for the extra place last night, was pleased to accompany this concert.
Author: Anja Lazarevic Kocic
Translation: Ljubica Guzvic
Photo: Milos Dasic