|Who||Aljoša Jurinić, piano (Croatia)|
|Guest||Latica Anić, cello (Croatia)|
Dora Pejačević Blumenleben, op. 19 · Gabriel Fauré Papillon (“Butterfly”) for cello and piano, op. 77 · Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major “Waldstein”, op. 53 · concert interval · Frédéric Chopin Ballade no. 1 in g minor, op. 23, Ballade no. 2 in F major, op. 38 · Gabriel Fauré Sicilienne for cello and piano, op. 78 · Frédéric Chopin Ballade no. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47, Ballade no. 4 in f minor, op. 52
The concert is held under the auspices of Monika Vintrlíková, the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Atlanta, Georgia
Principal Concert Partner
For the first time ever, the festival event will take place in the Mansion Pohansko, offering combination of extraordinary music and the unusual location. The “delicate and visionary pianist” Aljoša Jurinić and the talented cellist Latica Anić will perform the colourful works of Dora Pejačević. Her works will be presented alongside the pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Fryderyk Chopin and Gabriel Fauré.
Aljoša Jurinić, piano
Aljoša Jurinić – “a startlingly subtle and visionary pianist” with “a rare blend of charm and mastery”. Thirty-two-year-old musician from Croatia studied at the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar and the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb and is now continuing his studies at the University of Toronto. However, he has become well known for winning the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition (2012), Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition (2016) and advancing to the finals of the Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition (2015). Jurinić has performed in major concert halls around the world (Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall) with leading orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra and Hallé Orchestra. He is regularly invited to major festivals (Serate Musicali, Chopin and His Europe, Chopin Festival or Dubrovnik Summer Festival) where he performs both solo and in chamber ensembles with other musicians – Petrit Çeku (guitar), Kian Soltani (cello) or Luka Šulić (cello).
Latica Anić, cello
Cellist Latica Anić is one of this year’s festival edition few performers who has a connection not only to the countries of the former Yugoslavia, but also to the Principality of Liechtenstein as she studied cello at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. Furthermore, she studied at the Music Academy in Zagreb, the Conservatory in Boulogne-Billancourt and the Music College in Karlsruhe as well as attended master classes with Miklós Perényi, Peter Maintz, Gary Hoffman and others. Anić has successfully participated in several competitions, such as International Cello Competition in Liezen and Ferdo Livadić International Competition. She has performed in many European countries (Germany, France, Portugal), not only as a soloist (Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Split Chamber Orchestra), but also in chamber groups with clarinetist Shirley Brill and pianists Matthias Kirschnereit and Jonathan Aner. She has also been invited to several international festivals (Next Generation in Switzerland, Hitzacker Summer Music Days, Katya Popova Music Festival).