The Quartet at the Days of Mokranjac
Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet performed at the 51st Days of Mokranjac in Negotin, on Monday, 12thSeptember. The fourth day of the festival was devoted to the music of Petar Konjovic and Dmitri Shostakovich, performed on the Small stage of the Cultural Centre, at the Krajina Cinema.
Four musicians – Jelena Dragnic (first violin), Vladan Loncar (second violin), Boris Brezovac (viola) and Aleksandar Latkovic (cello), prepared for the festival audience the rarely performed Konjovic Quartet No.2 and Shostakovich’s Quartet No.4.
“Not so many people know that Mokranjac was the founder of the string quartet in Serbia, back in 1889. Negotin is alive owing to the immortal Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac and his work. We are happy to have contributed, through our performance of the Second String Quartet by Petar Konjovic at the Days of Mokranjac, which was last performed more than thirty years ago, to keeping this event go on and also to preserving the Serbian cultural heritage“, said Jelena Dragnic on behalf of the Quartet.