NOVEMBER 24, 2017
Contemporary Gallery Subotica 6:00 pm
NIKOLA ZDRAVKOVIĆ (SERBIA)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op. 27 No.1 (Sonata quasi una fantasia) Andante Allegro molto e vivace Adagio con espressione Allegro vivace
Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 7
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61
Nikola Zdravković (Valjevo, 1990), completed his undergraduate and master studies in piano performance with the highest marks, under professor Aleksandar Serdar, at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where he is currently attending his final year of doctoral studies. Within his dissertation, he is dealing with the interpretation of the fantasy phenomenon in the piano music of the 19th century.
He participated in numerous competitions in the country and abroad, where he achieved notable results, among which the following stand out: second place in the Citta di Gorizia International Piano Competition (2007), silver medal in the International Young Musician Competition in Barletta (2005), and he was made a laureate of the Belgrade competition of Bach piano music (2000). He had his first solo concert when he was only 13 years old.
Among his most relevant solo and chamber music performances, the most significant ones include the concert in the Kolarac University great concert hall, the SANU Gallery (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Progress Gallery, the Historical Museum of Serbia, the Atrium of the Museum of Vojvodina, the Student Cultural Centre in Belgrade (SKC), and various concerts all across Serbia where he performed as the youngest pianist of the National Concert Season supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information.
With chamber music ensembles, he collaborated with the violinist Sreten Krstić, the concertmaster of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the pianist Aleksandar Serdar, the flautist Ana Marija Krkuleski, the string quartet “Mokranjac”, the clarinetist Sofija Molčanova, and the oboist Ivan Kirn. He participated in the manifestation “Cultural Summer of Europe” in Pfaffenhofen and Munich in Germany, as well as the international festival Piano City in Novi Sad. He continued his education by attending courses with professors Paul Badura-Skoda, Martin Hughes, Carl Ponten, Baruch Meir, Aleksandar Madžar, and Natalia Trull. He also collaborated with eminent pedagogues – Andrea Lucchesini and Boris Petrushansky.
Since 2012, he has worked as an accompanist in the Music School “Kosta Manojlović” in Zemun, with the wind instruments department, and since 2014 as the musical program editor in the Historical Museum of Serbia. He also created permanent recordings for Radio Belgrade.
Contemporary Gallery Subotica 8:00 pm
IRIS KOBAL (SERBIA)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier Book Two Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C minor Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F major Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major
Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier Book One Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp minor Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp major
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
Born in Novi Sad, she graduated from the Art Academy of Novi Sad, under Prof. Arbo Valdma, with whom she also completed her Master’s degree. She did post-graduate work at the Hoch-schule fur Musik in Vienna under Prof. Roland Keller.
She works as a professor of piano at the Academy of Arts, Novi Sad. She was chief of Piano Department and Head of Music Department from 2005 untill 2015 at Academy of Arts Novi Sad. She has performed in almost every significant piano stage of former Serbia as well as abroad (Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, French, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Canada…).
She also performed as soloist with following orchestras: Zagreb Filharmonic orchestra, Yugoslavian National Army orchestra, Symphony orchestra of RTB, „Camerata academica“ chamber orchestra, and Symphony orchestra of Academy of Arts Novi Sad.
She has played in the following music festivals: Academic Symposium at Rovinj, Zagreb and Podgorica, The Emil Hajek Memorial Music Festival in Belgrade, the Theatre City Festival at Budva,The Herceg Novi Summer Festival, NOMUS Festival at Novi Sad, The Festival of Moderm Music at Opatija and The Cotor Art Festival et Montenegro.
She has appeared as solist with The Yugoslav National Army Orchestra, The Radio-Television Simphony Orchestra of Belgrade, The Zagreb Philharmonic and The Novi Sad Academy Chamber and Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a member of the Musica Viva Chamber Ensemble and for three decades has collaborated with the flautist Laura Levai-Aksin.