Guitar and Mandolin to Conclude KotorArt
The twenty-first edition of KotorArt Don Branko’s Music Days concluded with a concert by two artists, one from Montenegro – guitarist Miloš Karadaglić and one from Israel – mandolin player Avi Avital.
With a concert entitled Traces from the Regulus Constellation, at KotorArt Don Branko’s Music Days, the Collegium Musicum Academic Choir paid tribute to Darinka Matić Marović, a conductor who marked the music scene of the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century.
The concert of young artists from the United States of America and Montenegro was held on Friday, August 12, in the Church of the Holy Spirit where they performed for the audience of KotorArt the works of Joseph Haydn, Antonin Dvořák, as well as of contemporary young authors, Slobodanka Dabović Đurić and Dariush Derakhshani.
The artist whom the Kotor audience listened to during the previous editions of the Festival, a pianist recognizable for his research approach to piano repertoire, his virtuoso and intriguing performances – Kemal Gekić, held a recital in the atrium of the Church of St. Nicholas Franciscan Monastery in Prčanj.
It is always valuable for the festival program when the artists bring freshness to it with their repertoire, which results from the fact that the compositions are not sufficiently known to the general public, and that they are permeated by aesthetic norms related to art music.
Followed by the performance of students of the Vida Matjan Primary and Secondary Music School from Kotor, and the students of the Music Academy in Cetinje, the thematic segment titled KotorArt Talents at Don Branko’s Music Days was rounded off by members of the Iskra piano trio.