Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Two Croatian Musicians


Ivan Novinc, violin 
Srđan Čaldarović, piano

 "...consummate artistry in coupling an introspective approach with refined sensitivity for phrasing.." - Washington Post


Sunday, 23rd February, 5pm

Two Croatian musicians will perform a recital of solo piano music, featuring the Heroic Polonaise of Chopin and, in the second half, a violin and piano duo, featuring the Brahms Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor, one of the most exciting works in the chamber music repertoire.

They will also be playing some short works by three Croatian composers. I am only familiar with Boris Papandopulo whom I know to be a very fine composer.


Solo piano
Franz Liszt: Invocation
Johannes Brahms: Klavierstücke op. 118 Nos 1, 2 and 3
Bruno Bjelinski: Toccata
Boris Papandopulo: Scherzo fantastico
Frederic Chopin: Polonaise in A flat major, op. 53

Violin and Piano
Ivo Josipović: Mournful song for violin and piano
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for piano and violin op. 108, in d minor
Bela Bartok: Romanian Dances

Ivan Novinc, violin, graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb in 2000. He has played as a soloist and as the first violin of the Porin string quartet. He has also performed in chamber ensembles all over Europe, Turkey, Sweden, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Canada and Argentina, performing with distinguished musicians such as Stephen Kovacevich.

Srdjan Caldarovic, piano, studied at the Music Academy, University of Zagreb graduating in 1995. He did post graduate studies at Indiana University in Bloomington with Prof. Leonard Hokanson (1996), and later at the Trinity College of Music with Prof. Philip Fowke (2000). He obtained a masters degree in piano performance at the University of Miami School of Music. For several of his performances, Caldarovic has won outstanding awards (Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Liszt: Sonata in B minor). For his Washington debut music critic Cecilia Porter wrote, “Caldarovic's playing reveals consummate artistry in coupling an introspective approach with refined sensitivity for phrasing...”

Tickets: 1,000 baht baht per person. Children six years and above will be admitted provided they can sit still.

Reservation: Email or call 038 069681 office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.