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IPEW 2017 – artists & ensembles

Nicolas Sinković i Filip Merčep

Kratka biografija:
Nicolas Sinković i Filip Merčep dugogodišnji su kolege na udaraljkaškoj sceni. Surađujući u raznovrsnim glazbenim projektima kao sto su Sudar Percussion Ensemble i Ansambl Zagrebačkog Biennala te mnogi drugi, pronalaze zajednički pravac te su započeli projekt u kojem publici žele predstaviti glazbu na suvremeni način, težeći tome da u svakoj kompoziciji naglase strukturu, boje i karakter djela multimedijalnim efektima i specifičnim ambijentima.
Dosad su se predstavili na 41. Osorskim glazbenim večerima u kojem su iskoristili i pretvorili grad u koncertnu pozornicu i jednu zvučnu sliku, izvodeći skladbe u posebno odabranim prostorima (Crkva, Glavni trg, Aleja bisti, Gotovčeva poljana). Kompozicije su povezali elektroničkim interludijima koji su sadržavali motive cijelokupnog recitala te publiku vodile od pozornice do pozornice. Takvim koncertantnim pristupom, s iznimno puno dinamike i raznovrsnih glazbenih doživljaja, od baroka, suvremene, elektroničke do ambijentalne glazbe ostvarili jedinstven koncert pohvaljen od kritike.

Short bio:
Longtime colleagues Nicolas Sinković and Filip Mercep collaborate on various musical projects such as Collision Percussion Ensemble and the Ensemble of the Zagreb Biennale, and many others. Together they find direction and started a project in which they would like to present music to the audience in a contemporary way, striving for that in each composition emphasize the structure, color and character of the work multimedia effects and specific environments.
So far, presented on 41 Osor Musical Evenings which took advantage and turned the city into a concert stage and a sound image, performing songs in specially selected venues (church, Main Square, Alley busts, Gotovac Square). The compositions are connected electronic interludes containing motives of the entire recital and the audience led from stage to stage. Such concertante approach, with an extremely high amount of dynamics and diverse musical experiences, from baroque, contemporary, electronic ambient music to achieve a unique concert is praised by critics.


NICOLAS SINKOVIĆ

Rođen je 1983. u Zagrebu. 2012. godine diplomirao je udaraljke na Muzičkoj Akademiji u Zagrebu u klasi prof. Igora Lešnika. Suradnik je Simfonijskog orkestra HRT-a, Orkestra Hrvatskog Narodnog Kazalista u Zagrebu, Orkestra HNK u Rijeci i Cantus ansambla. Djeluje u nekoliko projekata od koji se ističu udaraljkaški ansambl Sudar Percussion Ensemble s kojim osvaja međunarodnu nagradu Independent Music Award za 2014. godinu. Nastupao je na svim značajnijim festivalima u zemlji kao što su Dubrovačke ljetne igre, Splitsko ljeto, Muzičko Biennale, Izlog suvremenog zvuka…Član je Triko Cirkus Teatra za koji sklada glazbu i s kojim dobiva nagradu za najbolje neovisno kazalište 2013. g. Također djeluje u raznim projektima popularne glazbe nastupajući na renomiranim festivalima kao što su Exit festival u Novom Sadu, InMusic festival u Zagrebu, Hideout festival, BAM festival, Muscailt Art Festival.

Short Bio:
Born in 1983 in Zagreb. 2012 he graduated percussion at the Music Academy Zagreb in the class of professor Igor Lesnik. He cooperates with Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, the Orchestra of the National Theatre in Rijeka and Cantus ensemble. He also participates in several Sudar Percussion Ensemble projects. With Sudar Enesemble he has won an international Independent Music Award for 2014. He has performed at all major festivals in the country such as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer Festival, Music Biennale, Izlog suvremenog zvuka (Showcase of contemporary sound)… He is a member of Triko Circus Theatre, and writes music for them. They have been awarded as the best independent theater 2013. Nicolas also works in various projects of popular music, performing at renowned festivals such as Exit Festival in Novi Sad, InMusic festival in Zagreb, Hideout Festival, BAM festival, Muscailt Art Festival.


FILIP MERČEP

Diplomirao je na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu u klasi prof. Igora Lešnika 2015. godine s popratnom pohvalom Cum Laude.
Još od studentskih dana, Filip je aktivno prisutan na glazbenoj sceni nastupajući na mnogim značajnijim festivalima poput PASIC u Indianapolisu, SAD, Next Generation festivalu komorne glazbe u Švicarskoj, Molyvos International Music Festivalu u Grčkoj, Dubrovačkim ljetnim igrama, Osorskim glazbenim večerima, Muzičkom biennalu Zagreb, Splitskom ljetu te mnogim drugim. Nastupao je s velikim brojem orkestara poput Zagrebačke filharmonije, Simfonijskog orkestra HRT-a, Dubrovačkog simfonijskog orkestra, ORF simfonijskog orkestra Beč, Puhačkog orkestra OSRH te osvojio neke od najprestižnijih nagrada: nagradu Zagrebačke filharmonije za najboljeg mladog glazbenika 2015., «Ivo Vuljević» Hrvatske glazbene mladeži za najboljeg mladog glazbenika 2011., godišnju nagradu Grada Samobora, Yamaha scholarship Award za najboljeg udaraljkaša Muzičke akademije u Zagrebu, Rektorovu nagradu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Dekanovu nagradu MA u Zagrebu za aktivnu koncertnu djelatnost, 2. nagradu na natjecanju «Universal marimba competition» u Belgiji, 1. nagradu na natjecanju «Boris Papandopulo» u Zagrebu te diskografsku nagradu «Porin» u kategoriji “najbolja interpretacija klasične glazbe”.
Filip Merčep posebnu važnost pridaje promoviranju hrvatske glazbe te je uvrštavanjem djela hrvatskih skladatelja u recitale održane u svijetu (Njemačka, Švicarska, Belgija, SAD…) stekao dodatnu naklonost publike.Uz solističko djelovanje, Filip je član Sudar Percussion ansambla s kojim je u suradnji s velikim imenima klasične i crossover glazbe punio dvorane te najznačajnije festivale zabavne i klasične glazbe u Hrvatskoj.
Kao komorni glazbenik, surađivao je u raznovrsnim glazbenim projektima s renomiranim umjetnicima i ansamblima, a član je i Marimba kvarteta s Katarzynom Myckom, koja mu je bila prvi marimbistički uzor, a sada kolegica i mentorica. Kvartet je vrlo aktivan u Europi i u prosincu prošle godine se vratio s velike turneje po Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama. Od 2015. godine je na poziv gđe. Mycke radio na International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy u Hanoveru kao asistent za komornu glazbu, a 2016. kao asistent na ljetnoj akademiji u Arosi, Švicarska, dok će u lipnju 2017. kao asistent predavati komornu glazbu na IKMMA-i u Arcati, California.

Short Bio:
He graduated on Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, in the class 2015 of Professor Igor Lešnik with the accompanying honors Cum Laude.
Eversince his student days, Filip was actively present on the Croatian music scene, performing on almost every major festival, such as Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Osor Musical Evenings, Music Biennale Zagreb, Zadar Summer, Šibenik Summer, Split Summer, and by performing solo with most of Croatian orchestras – Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, HRT Symphonic Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Orchestra of Croatian Armed Forces. He won the most prestigious rewards, such as “Ivo Vuljević” – Awards of Croatian Musical Youth for the best young artist, Best Young Artist Award by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Samobor reward, Yamaha Scholarship Award for the best young performing artist as the best percussionist of Zagreb Music Academy, 2nd place on “Universal marimba competition” in Belgium, 1st award on “Boris Papandopulo” competition in Zagreb and discographic award “Porin” for “the best interpretation of classical music.
Promoting Croatian music is an important part of Filip Merčep’s concert career. Performance of pieces of Croatian composer on his recitals all over the Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, …) brought him sympathies of the audience and numerous awards. For his interpretation of Concert for percussions and orchestra by Igor Lešnik and Franz Cibulka with Zagreb Philharmonic in Concert Hall Vatroslav Lisinski , and Concert for Xylophone and String orchestra by Boris Papandopulo with HRT Symphony Orchestra, Filip was awarded the Rector’s Award of the University of Zagreb and, a year before, the Music Academy of Zagreb Dean’s Award for his concert activity.
As a chamber musician, he cooperated with well-known Argentinian vocal performers Jose Luis Barreta, Sandra Rumolino and Jorge Rodriguez in project of tango opera for chamber ensemble and solo performers by A. Piazolla “Maria de Buenos Aires”.”Songs Of The Sun” by Sofia Gubaidulina he performed with the cello player Monika Leskovar, Ivana Bilić and Srebrenka Poljak in the “Sfumato” cycle by the choir of the Croatian National Television (HRT). Along with the Russian Court Chapel Choir, directed by Valeria Polyansky, he was a part of the performance of pieces by C. Orff and I. Stravinski, among many other chamber projects.He performed on the Bad Ragaz Festival of Chamber Music in Switzerland, Molyvos International Music Festival in Greece, where he performed Mahler’s 4th Symphony in chamber arrangement, togeather with the best young European music artists and famous soprano Marlis Petersen.
Filip is a member of Sudar percussion ensemble whose cooperation with great names of classical and crossover music filled concert halls and major festival of chamber and pop music festivals in Croatia.
He is also a member of Marimba Quartet with eminent marimba soloist Katarzyna Mycka, which was his first marimba role-model, and now a colleague and mentor. During his years of participating on International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy he had a chance to work with the world best marimba players and percussion educators. In 2015, on Ms. Mycke’s call, he worked on her academy as the assistant, teaching chamber music.
Kompozicija Nicolasa Sinkovića i Filipa Merčepa, Dijalog – za elektroniku i udaraljke, napisana je za recital Filipa Merčepa u suradnji s Nicolasom Sinkovićem na 41. Osorskim glazbenim večerima.
Ideja kompozicije je uglazbiti, harmonizirati i ritmizirati artikulacije raznih europskih jezika. Kako svaki jezik ima svoju specifičnu artikulaciju, melodiju pa i ritam, tako se činilo zanimljivo iskoristiti jezik kao instrument. Sempliranjem prethodno snimljenih zvukova govora smo napravili dijalog udaraljkaškog seta i izgovorenih riječi. Kompozicija je napisana za set udaraljki i live elektroniku. Tematika kompozicije se otkriva kroz dijaloge osoba koje se međusobno ne poznaju i govore različite jezike stavljajući i slušatelja u neku vrstu dijaloga.

The composition of Nicolas Sinković and Philip Mercep, Dialogue – for electronics and percussion is written for Filip Mercep’s recital in collaboration with Nicolas Sinković on 41 Osor Musical Evenings. The idea of the composition is introduce articulation of various European languages into melody, harmony and rhythm. As each language has its own specific articulation, melody and rhythm, so it seemed interesting to take advantage of language as an instrument. Sampling pre-recorded sounds of speech have made dialogue percussion sets and spoken words.
The composition was written for percussion set and live electronics. The theme of the composition is revealed through the dialogues of people who do not know each other and speak different languages and putting the listener into a kind of dialogue.

SAVERIO TASCA & DANIELE SABATANI

group leader: SAVERIO TASCA

Kratka biografija:
SAVERIO TASCA studirao je udaraljke u Vicenzi, Italija, pod vodstvom Guida Facchina, a u Amsterdamu na Sweelinck Conservatorium mentori su mu bili Jan Pustjiens, Peter Prommel and Jeroen Goldstein.
Nakon toga nastavio je studirati u klasi Davida Friedmana and Davea Samuelsa. Trenutno je predavač udaraljki na Conservatory of Vicenza. 1998. bio je asistent Davidu Friedmanu na njegovom seminaru, a od 2001. predavač je vibrafona i marimbe zajedno s Daveom Samuelsom na „Summer Jazz Workshop“ u Italiji. Nastupao je s mnogim popularnim svjetskim glazbenicima kao što su: Dave Samuels, David Friedman, Emmanuel Séjourné, Kuniko Kato, Filippo Lattanzi, Bogdan Bacanu,Peter Erskine, Glenn Ferris, Harold Danko, Claudio Roditi, Tony Scott. Sudjelovao je u radu mnogih ansambala klasične, jazz i suvremene glazbe na turnejama po Europi i Južnoj Africi.
Skladao je “four solo pieces for vibraphone” and “concerto for vibraphone and string orchestra”, objavljene u SAD.
U srpnju 2004. osvojio je 3. nagradu na PAS (Percussion Arts Society – USA) Vibraphone Composition Contest, za svoje djelo “Market Day”. 2009. njegovo djelo „Aha Oho“ dobilo je treću nagradu na International Marimba Composition Competition u Belgiji. 2009. također nastupa s Adams International Percussion Group za koju je priliku napisao djelo za šest udaraljkaša, „Olivi Erosi“.

DANIELE SABATANI diplomirao je s izvrsnim ocjenama udaraljke na Glazbenoj akademiji „G. Nicolini“ u Piacenzi pod vodstvom M° Daniele Sacchi. Studirao klavir s Paolom Parmiani. Kao pekusionist surađivao je s Orchestra di Padova e delVeneto, sa Sassari instrumental Ensemble i s Wind Instruments Orchestra of Sassari. Sada nastupa kao timpanist s orkestrom „B. Maderna“ u Forlì. Godinama je surađivao s “Ravenna Festival Foundation”, aranžerima Stefanom Nannijem, Guidom Facchinom, Gianmarcom Gualandijem, Eziom Montijem, Marcom Versari, Mauriziom Pica, te klaviristima Maurom Landi, Stefanom Orioli, Elenom Valentini, Olafom Laneri and Valterom Orsingerom. Sudjelovao je u ostvarenjima mnogih diskografskih izdanja među kojima pamtimo “Rospo” and ” USA e getta ” for the Quintorigo group, and “Ayrton” for Francesco Malapena and Roberto Bonaventura. Sa skladateljem Lucianom Sanpaolijem postavio je premijeru opere “Angelica Battaglia”
Od 1992. predaje na „Italian Academies of Music“ u Monopoliju, Bolzanu, and Ceseni.
Sada sudjeluje u radu “Balafon Chamber Ensemble”, te nastupa u mnogim poznatim talijanskim teatrima.
Daniele Sabatani koristi UFIP činele, Vic Firth palice, Sonor bubnjeve i Giorgio Geminiani doboše.

Short bio:
SAVERIO TASCA studied percussion in Vicenza, Italy, under the guide of Guido Facchin and in Amsterdam at the Sweelinck Conservatorium with Jan Pustjiens, Peter Prommel and Jeroen Goldstein.
Afterwards, he continued his studies with David Friedman and Dave Samuels. He is currently Instructor of Percussion at the Conservatory of Vicenza. In 1998 he was assistant in a David Friedman course and since 2001 he is vibraphone and marimba teacher together with Dave Samuels, in the “Summer Jazz Workshop in Italy”. He played with Dave Samuels, David Friedman, Emmanuel Séjourné, Kuniko Kato, Filippo Lattanzi, Bogdan Bacanu,Peter Erskine, Glenn Ferris, Harold Danko, Claudio Roditi, Tony Scott and many of the most famous musicians in the world. He plays in several groups and ensembles, in classical, jazz and conteporary music, in Europe and in South African tours.
He plays classical, jazz and conteporary music in Europe and in South African tours. As a composer he has written “four solo pieces for vibraphone” and “concerto for vibraphone and string orchestra”, published in the USA.
In July 2004 he was awarded 3rd prize in the PAS (Percussion Arts Society – USA) Vibraphone Composition Contest, for his work “Market Day”. In 2009 “Aha Oho”, another piece of his, was third prize awarded in the International Marimba Composition Competition (Universal Marimba Competition – Belgium).
In 2009 he played in Adams International Percussion Group, for which he wrote a piece for 6 percussionists, “Olivi Erosi”.

DANIELE SABATANI is qualified with distinction in “Percussion Instruments” at the “G. Nicolini” Academy of Music in Piacenza with M° Daniele Sacchi. He deepened the study of piano with Paolo Parmiani. He collaborated as a percussionist and a timpanist with the “Arena di Verona” orchestra, with the “Teatro Comunale di Bologna” orchestra, with the Orchestra di Padova e delVeneto, with the Sassari instrumental Ensemble and with the Wind Instruments Orchestra of Sassari. Now he plays as a timpanisit in the “B. Maderna” orchestra in Forlì. During the years he has collaborated with the “Ravenna Festival Foundation”, the arrangers Stefano Nanni, Guido Facchin, Gianmarco Gualandi, Ezio Monti, Marco Versari, Maurizio Pica, and the pianists Mauro Landi, Stefano Orioli, Elena Valentini, Olaf Laneri and Valter Orsinger. He took part in the registration of many discographic works and among them we remember “Rospo” and ” USA e getta ” for the Quintorigo group, and “Ayrton” for Francesco Malapena and Roberto Bonaventura.
With the composer Luciano Sanpaoli staged the premiere of the “Angelica Battaglia” opera. Since 1992 he teach at Italian Academies of Music in Monopoli, Bolzano, and Cesena.
Nowadays he takes part in the “Balafon Chamber Ensemble”, performing concerts in many famous ltalian theatres. Daniele Sabatani uses UFIP cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Sonor drums and Giorgio Geminiani snare drums.
The performance is a journey through these four compositions.
“A Mexican France”, inspired by french music musette, is a delicate portrait of country life, and “Pollicino” tells the fantastic and mysterious world of children.
“Incenso” is a piece with two contrasting characters, the first sweet and relaxed, the second very resolute. The all day long story “Market Day” is inspired by the interesting life of street merchants, particularly in Italy.

biNgbang

percussion ensemble of the Music Academy Zagreb
group leader: IGOR LEŠNIK


Assistants to artistic director: Božidar Rebić & Marko Mihajlović
Janko Adamek, Štefan Đurković, Rupert Čunko, Dominik Šabić, Marin Borščak, Julija Furek, Jaan Štokelj Wu, Luis Camacho Montealegre, Petar Pranjić, David Topić, Francesco Mazzoleni, Gregor Hrovat
SPONSOR: Zagreb Music Academy

Kratka biografija:
biNgbang – udaraljkaški ansambl zagrebačke Muzičke akademije ima kratku, ali bogatu povijest. Pod umjetničkim vodstvom Igora Lešnika ansambl je osnovan 1999. godine kao ansambl Hrvatske glazbene mladeži. Nakon pet godina intenzivnog međunarodnog djelovanja postali su neovisni 2004. godine.
biNgbang Ansambl je laureat mnogih međunarodnih i hrvatskih glazbenih nagrada. U 2009. su osvojili summa cum laude prvu nagradu Međunarodnog natjecanja u Belgiji, a 2004. godine ih je prestižni Arts Society International Convention u Nashvilleu USA proglasio najboljim studentskim ansamblom u svijetu. Među hrvatskim nagradama valja spomenuti nagradu “Ivo Vuljević” za najbolji mladi ansambl u Hrvatskoj te dvije Rektorove nagrade Sveučilišta u Zagrebu.
Ansambl se sastoji od najboljih studenata udaraljki zagrebačke Muzičke akademije. Nastupao je diljem svijeta, od Europe i Azije do Amerike. biNgbang je također ugostio mnoge velike međunarodne soliste kao što su: Andy Narell, Dave Samuels, Art Lipner, Ney Rosauro, Jean Geoffroy John Beck, Angel Frette, Daniella Ganeva, Ludwig Albert…
Njihov nosač zvuka pod nazivom “biNgbang plays Lešnik” objavljen za američku tvrtku Equilibrium postigao je međunarodni uspjeh.

Short bio:
biNgbang – Percussion ensemble of the Zagreb Music Academy has a short but rich history. Under the artistic direction of Igor Lešnik ensemble was founded in 1999 as an ensemble of the Jeunesses Musicales Croatia.
After five years of intense international activity they became independent in 2004.
biNgbang ensemble is laureate of many International and Croatian Music awards. In 2009 they won summa cum laude First prize of International in Belgium and in 2004 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Nashville USA declared them the best student percussion ensemble in the world. Among Croatian prizes it is worth mentioning they received the prize “Ivo Vuljević” as the best young ensemble in Croatia and twice the Rector’s Award of the Zagreb University.
As an international ensemble consisting of best percussion students of the Zagreb Music Academy, biNgbang has performed worldwide: from Europe and Asia over to Americas. biNgbang also hosted many great international soloists like: Andy Narell, Dave Samuels, Art Lipner, Ney Rosauro, Jean Geoffroy John Beck, Angel Frette, Daniella Ganeva, Ludwig Albert…
Their compact disc entitled “biNgbang plays lesnik” published by the American company Equilibrium achieved considerable international success.


IGOR LEŠNIK – Hrvatska
Kratka biografija
Igora Lešnika (1956) dobro upućeni znalci drže jednim od vodećih europskih udaraljkaša. Njegove kompozicije nalaze se na programima renomiranih solista i ansambala te svjetskih udaraljkaških natjecanja a suradnjom s glasovitim kolegama, bogatom diskografijom i međunarodnom koncertantnom djelatnošću ucrtao je Hrvatsku na udaraljkaške zemljovide.
Kao utemeljitelj studija udaraljki na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu redovit je gost uglednih sveučilišta a udaraljkaška glasila objavljuju njegove stručne radove. Član je međunarodnog odbora svjetskog udaraljkaškog udruženja Percussive Arts Society i predsjednik njegove hrvatske podružnice.
Dobitnik je nagrada Josip Štolcer Slavenski (1990) i Milka Trnina (1995). Francusko ministarstvo kulture odlikuje ga (2003) naslovom viteza reda umjetnosti i književnosti.
Nastupa na glazbalima Adams, Arbiter i Zildjian.

IGOR LEŠNIK – Croatia
Short Bio:
All well-informed experts know of Igor Lešnik as being among the leading European percussionists. His works for percussions are part of concert programmes of many renowned soloists and ensembles as well as percussion competitions around the world. His collaboration with famous colleagues, rich collection of recording and his international concert activities he introduced Croatia to the world percussion map.
As a founder of the percussion department at the Music Academy of Zagreb, he is a regular guest at many important universities and percussion magazines publish his specialist works. Lešnik is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the president of its Croatian branch. He received several awards for his artistic achievements at home and in 2003 was awarded with French knighthood title for accomplishments in arts and literature.
He performs on Adams, Arbiter and Zildjian instruments.

FLamaDUO

Luis Camacho Montealegre / Spain
Francesco Mazzoleni / Italia
SPONSOR: Zagreb Music Academy

Kratka biografija:
Španjolac Luis Camacho Montealegre i njegov kolega Francesco Mazzoleni iz Italije studiraju udaraljke u Zagrebu, na Muzičkoj akademiji, u klasi prof. Igora Lešnika i Ivane Bilić. Uz to što redovito nastupaju kao članovi biNgbang udaraljkaškog ansambla, također su aktivni na međunarodnoj sceni kao FLamaDUO. Njihov nedavni međunarodni uspjeh je druga nagrada na natjecanju komorne glazbe održanom u studenom 2016. u Valenciji, Španjolska.

Short bio:
Luis Camacho Montealegre from Spain and Francesco Mazzoleni from Italy study percussion at Zagreb Music academy with Igor Lešnik and Ivana Bilić. Along with regularly performing as members of the biNgbang percussion ensemble they are internationaly active as FLamaDUO. Becomming laureates of the second prize at the chamber music competition held November 2016 in Valencia, Spain is one of their recent international successes.

BELGIAN MARIMBA GROUP +

In collaboration with LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmensinstituut
group leader: CHIN CHENG LIN
Siemen Van Gucht, Greetje Meuris, Jelle Dewulf, Kjell De Raes,
Robin Binon, Nueny A. Herreno Villa
SPONSOR: LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmensinstituut

Kratka biografija:
Ovaj mladi, dinamični ansambl – Belgian Marimba Group osnovali su Chin-Cheng Lin i njegovi studenti 2013. Cilj ove grupe je fokusiranje na razvoj komornog repertoara i predstavljanje marimbističke komorne glazbe publici. Proteklih godina, grupa je bila na koncertnim turnejama po kulturnim centrima, srednjim i osnovnim školama, a surađivali su također i s privatnim organizacijama u Belgiji.
Za svoj prvi nastup u Bjelovaru grupa je pažljivo odabrala repertoar koji će pokazati njihovu raznovrsnost, od baroka, folka do suvremene glazbe.

Short bio:
The young and dynamic ensemble – the Belgian Marimba Group is founded by Chin-Cheng Lin and his students in 2013. The purpose of this group focus on developing the chamber music repertoire and introduces the marimba chamber music to the general audience. During the past years, the group has toured in culture centres, secondary and elementary schools as well as collaborated with private organizations in Belgium.
For their debut concert in Bjelovar, Croatia, the group has carefully selected various repertoires to present its diversity, from Baroque, folk, to contemporary music.

CHIBAL TRIO

group leader: JEAN GEOFFROY
Hsieh I-Chien, Malatray Martin, His Mahier Théo

Kratka biografija:
Chibal Trio, tri perkusionista članovi su „National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance“, Lyon. Udružili su svoje glazbene osobnosti i različita nadahnuća (improvizacija, tradicionalna i elektronska glazba, jazz). I-Chen, Martin i Théo dijele zajedničku želju za obnovom interpretacije klasičnog i suvremenog repertoara. Ovaj mladi trio, nastao u rujnu 2015., već je nastupio na više francuskih pozornica kao što su Opera of Lyon. Audiotorium Joseph Kosma u Nici i The Renaissance Theatre of Oullins.

Short bio:
The Chibal Trio, three percussionists from the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon. Associating their different inspirations and musical personalities (improvisation, traditional and electronic music, jazz), I-Chien, Martin and Théo share the same wish of renewing the interpretation of the classical and contemporary repertoire. Created on September 2015, this young trio has already played on several national French stages, like Opera of Lyon, the Auditorium Joseph Kosma of Nice, or The Renaissance Theatre of Oullins.

ALXARQ PERCUSSIO

Carles Salvador
Jesús Fenollosa
Miquel Mateu

Kratka biografija:
Alxarq Percussió, mladu i dinamičnu grupu, formirali su tri udaraljkaša koji su tražili novi jezik kojim bi komunicirali s auditorijem. Oni nastoje predstaviti veliki broj stilova i glazbenih oblika s velikim tonalnim rasponima instrumenata. Članovi sastava bili su u orkestrima poput JONDE i Jeuness World Orchestra Musicians. Njihov nastup donosi glazbu u rasponu od minimalizma, preko stohastičke glazbe i glazbenog kazališta, a oni također kreiraju i svoja vlastita djela bazirana na afričkim ritmovima. Ova multidisciplinarna grupa surađuje s umjetnicima iz raznih područja kao što su suvremeni ples i scenska umjetnost. Među njihovim posljednjim nastupima treba spomenuti nastupe na Festival Percute (Zaragoza / Valencia) 2012., Le Corps a corps (Perpignan) i Experimentam-tam Festival (Valencia). Ansambl je svoje vještine usavršavao studirajući na Conservatoire Regional of Perpignan of chamber music pod vodstvom percusionista Philippea Spiessera. Alxarq Percussió osvojio je više nagrada, uključujući prvu nagradu na International Competition of Chamber Music for Percussion Percute in 2013. i prvu nagradu na „II National Contest of Chamber Music“ (Montserrat, 2014).

Short bio:
Alxarq Percussió is a young and dynamic group, formed by three percussionists who are looking for new language which they can communicate with the audience. They supply the large number of styles and musical forms with the large tonal range of the instrument. The members have been part of orchestras like JONDE and Jeuness World Orchestra Musicians. Their shows are nourished with music ranging from minimalism, through stochastic music, musical theater, also they create their own works and pieces based on African rhythms. This multidisciplinary group collaborates with artists from different kind of arts such as contemporary dance and performance art. Among their performances, latest were at the Festival Percute (Zaragoza / Valencia) in 2012, Le Corps a corps (Perpignan) and Experimentam-tam Festival (Valencia). The group improved their ensemble skills by studying in Conservatoire Regional of Perpignan of chamber music under care of percussionist Philippe Spiesser. Alxarq Percussió won several awards including 1st prize at the International Competition of Chamber Music for Percussion Percute in 2013 and 1st prize at the II National Contest of Chamber Music in Montserrat in 2014.

LUDWIG ALBERT

Kratka biografija:
Ludwig Albert, međunarodno priznat glazbenik i predani pedagog pripada u sam vrh svjetskih virtuoza. 2011., tada promotor kompanije Yamaha, uspostavlja suradnju s Adams Percussion Company u dizajnu, konstrukciji i izdavanju novog modela Adams marimbe s njegovim potpisom. On je prvu europski glazbenik koji je imao tu čast. Uz to treba reći da je američka kompanija Innovative Percussion započela proizvodnju palica s njegovim potpisom još 2007. Obasut pozitivnim reakcijama medija i dodijeljenim titulama, izdao je 15 albuma koji sadrže prve snimke njegovih djela, improvizacija i aranžmana, koji prikazuju svestranost njegovog umjetničkog opusa i stvaranja glazbenih kombinacija. On je počasni profesor marimbe na Royal Antwerp Conservatoire i LUCA Leuven University College of Arts. Oba sveučilišta sudjelovala su u kreiranju europskog Marimba Master’s programa i postaju najuspješniji odjel za marimbu. Posebna pomoć pokretanju tog programa bio je inovativan i unikatan pristup razvoju muzikalnosti i revolucionaran pristup zvuku – Albert Method of Movement.
Dr. Ludwig Albert pokretač je i organizator više internacionalnih akademija i natjecanja kao što su: Ludwig Albert Int. Marimba Academy, internacionalno natjecanje – Percussion Youth Competition, prestižno natjecanje – Universal Marimba Competition u Belgiji i International Percussion Competition Jeju Korea.
Osim toga, bio je prvi marimbist koji publici daje vizualnu komponentu na koncertima, a njegovo korištenje osam palica zaslužilo je ovacije auditorija i nagrade za poseban zvuk. Nastupao je na koncertima kao solist ili u suradnji s gostima, renomiranim glazbenicima, ansamblima i orkestrima, vodio je majstorske tečajeve, te je redovito na turnejama u više od 30 zemalja. Razvio je posebnu marimbističku kulturu u više zemalja i priznat je kao zvijezda i začetnik novih ideja. Poznat je kao jedan od rijetkih i izuzetnih lirskih izvođača, nagrađen brojnim nagradama i priznanjima glazbene kritike i medija.


Short bio:
Dr. Ludwig Albert, Internationally acclaimed as a virtuoso artist and devoted pedagogue, belongs with the absolute top flight throughout the world. In 2011 Albert, a Yamaha artist up to that point, began an important relationship with the Adams Percussion company in the design, construction and release of his own new signature Adams marimba model. He is the first European marimba virtuoso to receive this honor. In addition, the American company Innovative Percussion began production of his signature mallet line in 2007. Showered with titles and positive reception by the press abroad, he has released 15 albums containing first recordings of his own compositions, improvisations and arrangements, displaying his versatile art and the creation of musical combinations. He is titular professor of marimba at the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire and the LUCA Leuven University College of Arts. Both universities have assisted in the European creation of a Marimba Master’s program and degree and have become known as Europe’s most successful marimba departments. Helping to drive this program is his innovative Albert Method of Movement, a unique new approach for developing musicality and producing a revolutionary new sonority.
Albert is the founder and organizer of several international academies and competitions such as the yearly Ludwig Albert Int. Marimba Academy, the Int; Percussion Youth Competition, the prestigious Universal Marimba Competition Belgium and the Int. percussion Competition Jeju Korea. As the first European marimbist to incorporate the visual with the auditory in concert, his performances that includes use of the Ludwig Albert eight-mallet grip received standing ovations and praise for his unique sound. Ludwig Albert has performed concerts as a soloist and in collaboration with significant guest artists, ensembles and orchestras and has conducted master classes, touring regularly in more than 30 countries. He has developed a true marimba culture in several countries and achieved acknowledgement as a celebrated star and pioneer. Well-known as one of the rare outstanding lyrical performers, he has been honored with several awards and has been reviewed and praised by music critics in the international press.
(www.ludwigalbert.com)

MARTA SCHWAIGER

Kratka biografija:
Marta Schwaiger rođena je u Zagrebu gdje je započela učiti solo pjevanje kod prof. Darije Hreljanović. Studij je nastavila u Beču, na Vienna Konservatoriumu, gdje je i diplomirala u klasi prof. Fontane. Tijekom studija usavršavala je vokalnu tehniku kod prof. Natele Nicoli i KS Elene Filipove, a interpretaciju kod maestra Roberta Homena. Pohađala je majstorske tečajeve kod Laurenca Cummingsa, Catherine Denley (Aestas musica), Annemarie i Gerharda Zellera, Luciane Serre, Delfa Menicuccia (Montalto Opera studio), Elene Filipove, Katie Borissove, Marianne Prizzon te kod prof. Dunje Vejzović.
Među najistaknutijim nastupima su koncertne izvedbe dijelova Verdijevih opera Rigoletto (uloga Gilde) te Trubadur (uloga Ines) u Diano Marini i San Remu pod ravnanjem Paola Bianchija, uloga Jungfer u Weberovoj operi “Der Freischütz” pod ravnanjem Matije Fortune (Neue Studiobühne Wien), sudjelovanje na gala koncertu Dunje Vejzović uz orkestar Opere HNK Ivana pl. Zajca pod dirigentskim vodstvom Mladena Tarbuka te sopranska solistička dionica u praizvedbi Requiema Srećka Bradića u koncertnoj dvorani V. Lisinskog u Zagrebu.
Završila je studij prevođenja (njemački, ruski i hrvatski jezik) na Institutu za prevođenje sveučilišta u Beču (Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Universität Wien). Usavršavala se na Državnom institutu za ruski jezik “A.S.Puškina” u Moskvi. Prevodi njemačke i ruske drame za Hrvatski radio te hrvatske drame za izdavačku kuću “Kaiser Verlag” u Beču. Postala je stipendistica opernog studija u Gijónu za majstorski tečaj Fiorenze Cedolins za ljeto 2016.

Short bio:
Marta Schwaiger was born in Zagreb, where she began to study singing with prof. Darius Hreljanović. She continued her studies at the Vienna Conservatory, where she graduated in the class of prof. Fontane. During her studies, she studied vocal technique with prof. Nate Nicoli and Elena Philippi, and interpretation with Maestro Robert Homen. She attended master classes with Laurence Cummings, Catherine Denley (Aestas musica), Annemarie and Gerhard Zeller, Luciana Serra, Delphi Menicuccia (Montalto Opera Studio), Elena Philippi, Katie Boriss, Marianne Prizzon and with prof. Dunja Vejzović.
Among the most notable performances are concert performances of Verdi’s opera Rigoletto parts (the role of Gilda) and Il Trovatore (role Ines) in Diano Marina and San Remo conducted by Paola Bianchi, Jungfer role in Weber’s opera “Der Freischütz” under the direction of Matthias Fortune (Neue Studiobühne Wien) take part in a gala concert Dunja Vejzović with the Opera Orchestra of Ivana pl. Zajc, conducted by Mladen Tarbuk and soprano solo part in the premiere of Requiem Srecko Bradic in a concert hall V. Lisinskog in Zagreb.
She studied translation (German, Russian and Croatian) at the Institute for Translation University of Vienna (Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, University of Vienna). She attended the State Institute of Russian Language “A.S.Puškina” in Moscow. She has translated the German and Russian drama for Croatian Radio and Croatian drama for the “Kaiser Verlag” in Vienna. She became a scholar of the Opera Studio in Gijón for the master class Fiorenza Cedolins for summer 2016.

JEAN GEOFFROY

Kratka biografija:
Nakon studija na Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris gdje je osvojio prvu nagradu kao udaraljkaš, Jean Geoffroy slijedi svoj osobni put u svijet udaraljki, koji ga je odveo u kreacije i izvedbe mnogih djela.
Njemu su posvećena mnoga djela za solo udaraljke, a mnogima je i prvi izvođač, uključujući djela I. Malec, Y. Taira, J.L Campana, F. Durieux, E. Tanguy, P. Leroux, L. Naon, F. Paris, Y. Maresz, D. Tosi, P. Hurel, B. Giner, B. Mantovani, B. Dubedout, C. Lenners, L. Martin, M. Reverdy, M. Matalon, J. S. Baboni, S. Giraud, I. Urrutia, P. Jodlowski, Xu Yi, Mr. Lupone, F. Narboni, T. Mey… Također je izvodio i djela mlađih skladatelja kao što su J. Dassié, J. Choi, Mei Fang, J. Koskinen…
Redovito pozivan kao solist na najprestižnijim festivalima diljem Europe, sudjelovao je u Nizozemskoj na seriji koncerata s Keiko Abe. Također redovito održava recitale i majstorske tečajeve po cijeloj Europi, Južnoj Americi (Argentina, Čile, Meksico, Columbija), Aziji (Koreja, Japan, Kina, Tajvan) i Sjevernoj Americi (Kanada i SAD).
Pasionirani je pedagog, autor mnogih edukativnih naslova kao što je Collection “Point de Vue”, urednik je “10 years with the Percussion…”, koji izdaje “Cité de la Musique”. Također je direktor zbirke “Editions Lemoine”. Kreirao je novu kolekciju “Regards” 2005., objavljenu u “Editions Alfonce”.
Profesor je udaraljki na Nacionalnom konzervatoriju u Lyonu od 1999. godine, Jean Geoffroy također je predavao od 1993. do 1998. godine na Nacionalnom konzervatoriju u Parizu, a od 1998. do 2007. godine na Geneva Superior Conservatory.
Umjetnički je direktor udaraljkaškog centra Eklekto (Ženeva) od 2006. do 2013. godine.
Predsjednik je Međunarodnog natjecanja za vibrafon “Claude Glo”, predsjednik Međunarodnog natjecanja udaraljkaša 2009. godine u Ženevi, a također redovito pozivan u ocjenjivačke sudove mnogih međunarodnih natjecanja i član odbora na IRCAM-u. Umjetnički je direktor „Percussions de Strasbourg“ od početka 2015.

Short Bio:
Further to studies at the Paris National Superior Conservatory where he won the first prize in percussion, Jean Geoffroy has followed his personnal path in the world of percussion, that led him to create and play many works.
Jean Geoffroy is dedicatee and often, the first performer in a lot of works for solo percussion including pieces of I. Malec, Y. Taira, J.L Campana, F. Durieux, E. Tanguy, P. Leroux, L. Naon, F. Paris, Y. Maresz, D. Tosi, P. Hurel, B. Giner, B. Mantovani, B. Dubedout, C. Lenners, L. Martin, M. Reverdy, M. Matalon, J. S. Baboni, S. Giraud, I. Urrutia, P. Jodlowski, Xu Yi, Mr. Lupone, F. Narboni, T. Mey… He also created young composers pieces such as : J. Dassié, J. Choi, Mei Fang, J. Koskinen…
Regularly invited as a soloist in the most prestigious festivals all over Europe, he has participated in the Netherlands to a series of concerts with Keiko Abe. Jean Geoffroy regularly gives recitals and master classes all over Europe, South America (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Colombia), Asia ( Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan) and North America (Canada and USA).
Passionate about teaching , author of several educational books including a book on the teaching of percussion in the Collection “Point de Vue”, he is editor of “10 years with the Percussion…”, published by the “Cité de la Musique”. Collections Manager at the “Editions Lemoine”, he created “Regards” in 2005, a new collection published by the “Editions Alfonce”
Teacher of percussion at the Lyon National Superior Conservatory since 1999, Jean Geoffroy taught from 1993 till 1998 at the Paris National Superior Conservatory with J. Delécluse and from 1998 till 2007, at the Geneva Superior Conservatory within its percussion department.
Furthermore, since few years, Jean Geoffroy assures a conductor activity which leads him to direct different formations in France and South America, in particular with the instrumental steel band of the Bogota’s National University, with who he has performed works of P. Boulez / K. Stochausen / H. Vasquez… but also worked with the steel band Namascae around the works of Eric Gaudibert.
Guest conductor of the Mésostics ensemble with whom he plays regularly, he has recorded a CD dedicated to Martin Matalon as well as a DVD / Philippe Hurel .
Artistic Manager of the Geneva International Centre of Percussion “EKLEKTO” from 2007 till 2013 and didactic teacher at the Paris National Superior Conservatory, he is jury in many international contests. He is also a member of the reading committee at IRCAM. Artistic director of the Strasbourg Percussion since early 2015.