Umag(o) Classica is a project that has organised a diverse palette of appealing musical projects involving eminent Croatian and foreign artists for a number of years. The concerts are held in Umag's parish church. During July and August, Umag(o) classica will host the following musicians and ensembles;
14 July 2018 at 9:00PM, ANSAMBL EX ARTE, Umag parish church
The members of the EX ARTE ensemble are internationally acclaimed soloists Monika Leskovar (cello) and Sreten Krstić (violin), as well as chamber musicians Dani Bošnjak (flute), Srđan Berdović (guitar, composition, arrangements), Kruno Marić (violin) and Hiwote Tadesse (viola).
18 July 2018 at 9:00PM, VIRTUOSI DI PRAGA (Prague, Czech Republic), Umag parish church
- Miroslav Ambroš – solo violin
- Oldřich Vlček - solo violin, artistic director
The world-famous Virtuosi di Praga orchestra has been led since the very beginning by conductor and violinist Oldřich Vlček. In 1990, a smaller chamber orchestra was formed, composed of selected soloists, which is today a partner to world-famous figures in classical music. The list of soloists with whom the orchestra has had the pleasure of working with includes great figures such as Plácido Domingo, José Cura, Barbara Hendricks, Mstislav Rostropovich, Igor Oistrakh, Pavel Kogan, Mario Carbota, Mario Brynello, Sergei Krylov, Maryna Vyskvorkina, and many others.
27 July 2018 at 9:00PM, IDA GAMULIN, piano, Umag parish church
Ida Gamulin is the leading figure amongst Croatia's middle generation of pianists. She graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Prof. Jurica Murai. She received additional training in Weimar from Rudolf Kehrer and in London from Alfred Brendel, Annie Fischer, John Lill and Stephen Kovacevich. Her international career began when she won the Myra Hess Award (1983). She is also the winner of numerous awards and recognitions for her work. She is a jury member of many piano competitions and a full professor at Zagreb's Music Academy.
2.8.2018. um 21:00 ACOUSTIC PROJECT – STREICHORCHESTER, Pfarrkirche Umag
- 1st violins - Marco Graziani, Katarina Kutnar, Zvonimir Krpan, Ivan Graziani
- 2nd violins - Davide Albanese, Ivo Jukić, Antonio Palanović
- Violas - Aleksandar Jakopanec, Tvrtko Pavlin
- Cellos - Zita Varga, Alja Mandič
- Double bass - Dubravko Palanović
Aside from performing standard compositions for a string orchestra repertoire, the ensemble has also moved in the direction of innovation both in their programme and in their performance by experimenting with various styles and musical eras, as well as by performing entirely new pieces. The members of the ensemble are young, renowned musicians who lend their powerful interpretive energy and new enthusiasm to the project.
9 August 2018 at 9:30PM, I.N.K. EXPERIMENT DUO, Park „Luciano Delbianco“
- Nikola Krbanyevitch
- Ivana Kuljerić Bilić – Percussion
This dynamic, creative duo of percussionists is fascinated by both classical music and new styles, and cooperates with a wide range of composers and artists. The passion, spontaneity and openness of their compositions is the result of their artistic curiosity and diverse musical experiences – from rock and pop to modern, experimental and traditional music. Combined with their classical education, it makes for an explosive cocktail.
23 August 2018 at 9:00PM, ZAGREB GUITAR QUARTET, Umag parish church
The Zagreb Guitar Quartet came about in 1990 when Professor Ante Čagalj, a renowned guitar teacher and artistic director, combined his best students into an ensemble. After a few changes, the quartet stabilised into its current lineup: Tomislav Vasilj, Krunoslav Pehar, Melita Ivković and Frane Verbanac. The quartet has won many awards and recognitions, and it has performed at numerous festivals in many renowned concert halls in thirty countries across four continents.