The third evening of the eighth Festival

On the third evening of the festival, Kragujevac audience was introduced to the Belgrade Trio, an ensemble that has stood out on the music scene of Belgrade and Serbia for the past six year since their . The trio consisting of violinist Dušan Panajotović, cellist Ivan Jarić and pianist Igor Dražević is known to the wider professional public primarily for performing music by (contemporary) Serbian composers. However, for the performance at the 8th International Chamber Music Festival Convivium Musicum, they chose a significant work of chamber music of romanticism – Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Concerts like this are really a “treat” for the professional audience, but also for fans of chamber music – one, extremely important and extensive work and excellent performers. And indeed, the artists presented this demanding composition in a romantic way, in accordance with the epoch in which it was created. The introspective, melancholic tone with which the trio exudes was most prominent in the violin section in the enviable interpretation of Dušan Panajotović. The sound of the cello was counterpointed by the sensitive violin musical “expressions”, while the pianist Dražević evoked a romantic, inner storm with his energetic performance. It should be emphasized that this trio works especially well in lyrical moments and the piano, which seems to have been the culmination of every movement in their performance. Thus, the work is dedicated to the memory of the composer’s friend and teacher Nikolai Rubinstein, last night in the best way presented to fans of musical art in Kragujevac.

Author: Anja Lazarević Kocić
Translation: Ljubica Gužvić
Photo: Marko Dašić