On Thursday, 4thAugust, starting at 9 p.m., the Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet and Jorg Winkler (viola) will give a concert at the Cetinje Concert Hall of the Ministry of Culture (Espressivo Music Festival 2016).
The musicians of the Belgrade Philharmonic Jelena Dragnić, Vladan Lončar, Boris Brezovac and Aleksandar Latković founded their String Quartet within this orchestra in 2011.
In April 2016, the Quartet opened the Sombor Music Festival, realized their first visit to the Turkish city of Izmir and performed at the National Theatre of the Republic Srpska, on occasion of the Day of the city of Banja Luka. In addition to these performances, some of the Quartet’s recent highlights include several successful concerts in the United Arab Emirates, let us mention their performance on the stage of Manarat Al Saadiyat at the Abu Dhabi Classics Festival, their performance at the concert season opening of “Chamber Music in the Desert”, in the Liwa Oasis at Qasr Al Sarab, their two performances at Tianjin Concert Hall during their first, very successful visit to China, and their concert at the Serbian Cultural Centre in Paris. The Quartet’s performance at Studio 6 of Radio Belgrade was broadcast live by RTS Digital.
In January 2016, the Quartet members were mentors to young students at the Winter String Quartet Workshop in Podgorica. On that occasion, they opened the Winter season of the Cultural and Press Centre Budo Tomovic, by giving a concert at the Modern Gallery of the Museum city of Podgorica.
In June 2015, the Quartet’s first compact disc was published by the Belgrade Philharmonic, containing the works of Beethoven and Brahms and with the participation of clarinettist Ognjen Popović.
In the concert season 2013/14, the Quartet gave with their guests performances of five programmes for chamber music, at the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, in the form of cycle, which they named Quartet+1.
Other than compositions for the string quartet, this cycle also included quintets for two violas, quintets with clarinet, piano and voice.
In the concert season 2012/13, the Quartet gave, on the main stage of Kolarac Concert Hall, a memorable performance of the Concert for the string quartet and orchestra by Edwin Schulhoff, played with the Belgrade Philharmonic and directed by the former chief conductor Muhai Tang.
Other former performances by the Quartet, in Serbia and the regional countries, included the opening of Classic Fest in Pancevo, celebration of the Europe Day, organized by the EU Office in Serbia, performance at the Creative Europe Conference at the Cultural Centre Grad, concerts on the Amadeus Royal cruiser sailing from Vienna to the Black Sea, concerts at Gračanica, Kragujevac, Indjia, Mostar and Trebinje, and also performances at Gornji Milanovac, Subotica, Vršac and the village of Stanišor in Kosovo & Metohia, as part of the charity and social accountability projects of the Belgrade Philharmonic