05|08|2018 • Concert Hall • 20h

LE FLUTE DU PAN

SANJA STIJAČIĆ • FLUTE
VESNA DAMLJANOVIĆ • PIANO

Debussy Syrinx
Mouquet La Flute de Pan
Widor Suite op.34
Bozza Agrestide
Debussy Clair de Lune

Flutist Sanja Stijačić graduated and earned her master’s degree at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Professor Marijan Egić. Beside the academic studies she attended a master course conducted by the eminent pedagogue Aurel Nicolet (Basel), as well as “Concert’s Academy” master classes at the Petrovaradin Fortress (Prof. Marijan Egić) in 1990, 1991 and 1992. As a soloist and member of chamber ensemble she held over 100 concerts all Serbia, as well as abroad (Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Switzerland, Romania etc.) With notable success she took part in many music festivals (NOMUS, Budva City Theatre, BEMUS, Brankovo kolo, Dubrovnik Summer Games, Sarajevo Winter, LEDAMUS, NIMUS, International chamber music festival Nikšić, Koral – East Sarajevo, Bora’s Week, Zenica Spring etc. ) In recent years she has taken a particular interest in multimedia projects, such as Budva City Theatre and Biennale of Cetinje (Montenegro), making successful collaboration with prominent individuals from different artistic domains. Currently, she is engaged as artistic selector of the “International chamber music festival” in Nikšić (Montenegro). She is an active member of the Montenegrin chamber music ensamble “Anderba” and “Sinergija” (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Also, she is a regular member of Matica srpska in Novi Sad and “Miodrag Azanjac Flutist Association” in Belgrade (Serbia). Her repertoire is includes most acknowledged compositions written for flute from Baroque until XX century music. She is a Full Professor at the Music Academy in East Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) , where she lives .

Vesna Damljanović (Vesna Đokić 1986) is a renowned pianist from Montenegro, DMA of piano from the class of Professor Aleksandar Serdar (FMA Belgrade). The greatest influence on her artistic growth came from recognised and prominent pedagogues such as Anka Asanović, Boris Kraljević, Vladimir Bočkarjov and Aleksandar Serdar. She has received numerous awards: Laureate and First Prize winner at State competitions from 1993 to 2003 held in Montenegro, 1st prize winner at the International competition in Šabac in 2000 (Serbia), Special award for best performance of a piece composed after 1930 at the “Eastman Young Artists Piano Competition” held in Rochester in 2004 (New York). She was awarded with 4th prize and was given the title of Laureate at the VI International piano competition “Chopin in memoriam” which was held in Varna (Bulgaria) in 2010. At the “Competition of Montenegrin pianist – Frederic Chopin” held in 2010 in Podgorica, she was given the title of Laureate and opportunity to perform at the “Paderevsky” Conservatory in Poznan (Poland). Being the best student of the Music Academy in Cetinje (Montenegro), she was awarded a scholarship of the CANU (Montenegrin Academy of Science and Art), Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, Municipality of Nikšić, ZAMTES, and awards given by the City of Cetinje and the City of Nikšić. As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist Vesna has performed in all the main cities of Montenegro and its neighbouring countries. She has appeared at the “A tempo” Festival in Podgorica, the Budva City Theatre, the September Days of Culture in Nikšić, the Festival for Young Montenegrin Pianists in Podgorica, the Days of Chopin in Belgrade ( Serbia) and in the National Concert Season of Serbia. She collaborated with the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra performing at the Montenegrin premiere of Second Symphony “Kosovska” written by Redžo Mulić, which was highly praised by the Montenegrin critics and audience. She cooperated with prominent conductors such as maestro Radovan Papović and maestro Grigorij Krasko. She was a soloist in a production of Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto where she presented herself as a cembalist. She made recordings for RTVCG (Radio and Television of Montenegro). She performed in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Bulgaria, Poland, France, Italy and USA. Since 2015 she was been workng as Artistic Collaborator at the Music Academy in East Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The Duo “Piacevole” was formed as a product of high-quality pedagogical and artistic collaboration of two artist, flutist MA Sanja Stijačić, Full Professor, and pianist DMA Vesna Damljanović, Artistic Collaborator, actively performing since 2016.