Winner of 48th IJMC is performing in Kragujevac

29666516_2068308553454908_986469810_nAt the next concert of the “Convivium Musicum 17/18” season, on Saturday, March 31th at the National Museum Gallery, at 20 h, we will host the winner of the 48th International Jeunesses Musicales Competition – Belgrade. The competition will be held from March 21st to March 30th, and the day after its completion, the Kragujevac will have the opportunity and honour, after the Belgrade audience, to hear this year’s winner in the discipline: guitar.
The International Jeunesses Musicales Competition – Belgrade is one of the most important musical manifestations held in Serbia. This is an event with a very long tradition, which, due to its artistic quality and importance, has been recognized as a manifestation of special importance for our state. It is held once a year since 1971 and it is dedicated to top young artists who are at the beginning of their professional career. 2000 soloists and 200 chamber ensembles, which came from over 70 countries of the world, took part in the previous 47 editions of the competition. Every year in March, on the scene of the Ilija Milosavljevic Kolarac Foundation in Belgrade, ambitious and talented young artists show their technical skills and artistic achievements on one of the instruments that is scheduled for that year. Disciplines are cyclically changed every five years, and 2018 is reserved for guitar.
The exceptional international significance of this manifestation is confirmed by the fact that the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition – Belgrade enjoys the status of a project of exceptional importance in the International Federation of Music Youth (based in Brussels) – Jeunesses Musicales International, and since 1974 is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (based in Geneva) – which brings together the world’s biggest competitions. The winners of this competition have been confirmed as excellent musicians, who perform at the most prestigious concert podiums and opera stages around the world.
The concert is realized with the help of the City of Kragujevac, and the entrance is free.
Author and translation: Ljubica Guzvic