We continue Concert season with sounds of piano and percussions

PLAKAT CM 13. novembarWe continue the Concert season „Convivium Musicum“ in line with our constant goal and desire to present to the audience in Kragujevac the ensembles and works that are rarely heard on our music scene. At the concert that will be held on Tuesday, November 13th, there will be two exceptional duets – a pair of percussions and a piano duo.

The duo of percussionists consists of Srdjan Palackovic – a great percussionist, professor at music academies in Novi Sad and Belgrade, a performer behind which there is a rich soloist, chamber and orchestral career, and Nevena Djordjevic – a young rising artist who can already boast of numerous performances and successes. Members of the piano duo are Stevan Spalevic and Nemanja Egeric, pianists who perform together from 2015 in an ensemble called Stevan Nemanja. Both are prominent pianists of the younger generation, successful both in their solo career and in their joint work.

In the first part of the concert, both duos will be presented separately, while in the second part four artists will perform together Sonata for two pianos and percussions by composer Bela Bartok, one of the most technically demanding pieces in music literature.

Concert program:

J. S. Bach – English Suite, A minor BWV 807
Nevena Djordjevic, marimba and vibraphone
Srdjan Palackovic, marimba

I. Stravinsky – Le Sacre du printemps
Stevan Spalevic and Nemanja Egeric, piano

A. Ignatowicz Glinska – Passacaglia, for marimba and vibraphone
Nevena Djordjević, marimba
Srđan Palačković, vibraphone

A. Vinao – Book of Grooves: IV Dance Groove Drifting, for two marimbas
Nevena Djordjevic, marimba
Srdjan Palackovic, marimba

B. Bartok – Sonata for two pianos and percussions
Stevan Spalevic and Nemanja Egeric, piano
Nevena Djorđdjević and Srdjan Palackovic, percussionists

The concert will be realized with the support of the City of Kragujevac, Faculty of Philology and Art, Music School “Dr. Miloje Milojević” and other friends of the Concert season. We are convinced that the outstanding artists will create an outstanding musical atmosphere for the audience in Kragujevac on November 13th, at the Hall of the First Kragujevac Gymnasium. The start is at 20 hours, and the entry is free.

Author and translation: Ljubica Gužvić

You can read more about the performers below:

Biography: Srdjan Palackovic

IMG_20181013_141617Srdjan Palackovic (1968) graduated from the Poly-Instrumental Department – percussions at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of prof. Miroslav Karlović. He gained the title of Doctor of Art in 2016 at the Poly-Instrumental Department – percussions of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He works as a percussionist and timpanist of the Belgrade Philharmonic from 1990 to 2009. Since 2009 he has been a solo timpanist of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra. He is also a founder, and beside Ivan Marjanovic, member of ensemble the Belgrade Percussionists that has been operating since 1997. His pedagogical activity started as a professor of percussion at the Secondary Music School “Stankovic” in Belgrade. Also he is professor of percussions at the Secondary Music School “Isidor Bajic” in Novi Sad since its founding. Since 2003, with prof. Nebojsa Zivkovic, he leads percussion class at the Departmant for percussions at the Academy of Art in Novi Sad. As associate professor for Percussion and Chamber Music at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, he worked from 1999 to 2009 when he was elected Assistant Professor. He was elected as a docent at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade in 2014, where he leads a class of percussionists. During his rich solo career, he performed a large number of concerts in the country and abroad, as soloists accompanying by the orchestra (Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Binicki Ensemble, St. George’s Strings, Nish Symphony Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra), with duo Belgrade Percussionists, as well as in cooperation with renowned piano duos (Aleksandar and Katarina Šandorov, Lidija and Sanja Bizjak, Belgrade Piano Duo, Gereg duo, Stenzl duo– Germany) participating in many music festivals (Bemus, Nomus, Nimus, A Tempo, Kotor Art, International Conference of the Composers) and premiering works by contemporary music authors for percussions, as well as numerous arrangements and transcriptions. With this concert, Srdjan Palackovic marks 30 years of artistic work.

Biography: Nevena Djordjevic

IMG-20181011-WA0053Nevena Djordjevic was born in 1994 in Belgrade. She gained her elementary and secondary music education at Music School “Stankovic” at the piano in the class of prof. Maja Radosavljevic, as well as at the Music School “Vatroslav Lisinski” at the percussion section in the class of prof. Misa Jovanovic. In 2015 she enrolled Faculty of Music Arts, Department of Percussion Instruments, in Belgrade, in the class of professors Miroslav Karlovic and Srdjan Palackovic. She won the first prize at the “Petar Konjović International Competition” in Belgrade in 2016. She attended master-classes for chamber and orchestral music in Denmark and Croatia where she worked with a prominent artist such as Momoko Kamiya, Garrett Mendelow, Henrik Larsen and Jean-Luc Rimmey-Méele. Nevena is a frequent colaborator to the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, the RTS Symphony Orchestra, Orchestras of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Theater, as well as in numerous chamber ensembles.

Biography: The piano duo STEVAN NEMANJA

stevan-nemanjaThe piano duo STEVAN NEMANJA was founded in 2015 and consists of pianists Stevan Spalevic and Nemanja Egeric. As early as 2016, the duo was named Laureate of the International Competition “Davorin Jenko” in Belgrade, and won the first prize with a maximum number of points (100) in the category of chamber ensembles at “9. Music talents review” Veliko Gradiste, in 2016. Currently, they are mastering their knowledge at post-graduate studies of chamber music at the “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” Academy in Florence (Italy) in the class of legendary Italian pianist Bruno Canino. The piano duo held concerts in Florence, Nis, Belgrade, Vrnjacka Banja, Trstenik and Kraljevo, as well as a remarkable performance at the International Festival of Chamber Music “Franz Schubert” in Nis, 2017. In 2018, Duo Stevan Nemanja devoted themselves to collaborating with percussionists from various countries, performing capital works of classical literature. In addition, in May 2018, the duo Stevan Nemanja performed at the “Musica al Ponte 2018” International Music Classics Festival in Florence, along with Italian percussionists Pietro Mazzetti and Riccardo Soldi. In June, they performed at concert with percussionists Srdjan Palackovic and Nevena Djordjevic at Faculty of Music in Belgrade.