Beethoven - Brahms CD
This disc resulted from the Quartet’s wish to make a lasting recording of the their Cycle of chamber music concerts in the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall, immediately after completing the cycle, at the end of June 2014.
The concert season 2013/14 was a great challenge for the four of us. In addition to the roles of Don Quichotte and Sancho Pansa performed by Aleksandar and Boris as soloists in Strauss’s masterpiece, at the concert closing the mentioned season, we were intensely dedicated to music for the quartet.
Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet was founded in 2011 by the members of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra Jelena Dragnić (first violin), Vladan Lončar (second violin), Boris Brezovac (viola) and Aleksandar Latković (cello).
The Quartet’s latest achievements include concerts at festivals such as Silver Lyra Festival in St. Petersburg (Russia), Musikfesttage an der Oder (Poland/Germany), the Abu Dhabi Classics Festival, the OHO Concert series in Oberwart, Austria, concert tours in China including Harbin and Tianjin, followed by concerts at the Centre Culturel de Serbie, in Paris, and the Cultural Centre in Izmir, Turkey.
In July 2017, the Quartet performed at Ljubljana Festival in Slovenia. It recently had its premiere in Montenegro, featuring Viaggio in Italia by Giovanni Sollima, with cellist Maja Bogdanović and actor Vladimir Aleksić, and has performed at Festival Espressivo in Cetinje, the Modern Gallery in Podgorica, and the Strings Festival in Perast. In Serbia, the Quartet performed at the Festival Mokranjčevi Dani in Negotin, the SOMUS Festival opening in Sombor, and Filip’s Days Festival in Niš. Other performances in the region have taken the Quartet to Sarajevo Evenings of Music (SVEM) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to Banja Luka, Bratunac and Trebinje in Republic of Srpska. In addition to these performances, the Quartets concert at Studio 6 Belgrade was broadcasted live by the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation Channel 3.
During the 2015/16 season the Quartet members were mentors for their young colleaguеs at the Winter String Quartet Workshop in Podgorica, and at the Montenegro Summer Chamber Music Camp at Ivanova korita, Lovćen.
In June 2015, in cooperation with clarinetist Ognjen Popović, the Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet released their first compact disc containing compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms.
In the season 2013/14, the Quartet and their guests appeared in a cycle of five chamber music concerts named Quartet+1, in the Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall. In addition to compositions for the string quartet, this cycle also included quintets with two violas, with clarinet, piano and voice.
In the season 2012/13, the Quartet gave a memorable performance of a “Concerto for String quartet and Orchestra” by Erwin Schulhoff at the Kolarac Great Hall, with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and their Chief Conductor of that time Muhai Tang.
The Quartet worked with prof. Eberhardt Feltz, prof. Wolfgang Redik (Vienna Piano Trio) and prof. William Coleman (Kuss Quartet).
They performed with artists such as Jorg Winkler, Claudi Arimany, Darko Brlek, Maja Bogdanović, Ognjen Popović, Veljko Klenkovski, Branko Kabadajić, Jelena Draškoci, Svetlana Jovanović…
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