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Lana Zorjan, violin (Serbia)
Natalija Mladenović, piano (Russia)
Veronika Mona Bogić, violin (Serbia)
Natalija Mladenović, piano (Russia)
E. Elgar: Salut d’amour, Op. 12
H. Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37
C. Saint-Saëns: Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34
P. de Sarasate:Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Lana Zorjan, born in 2008 in Belgrade, began playing the violin at the age of four and entered her first competition a year later. Her first professional performance was as a soloist with the Zrenjanin Chamber Orchestra at concerts in the Zrenjanin and Novi Sad city halls and the Belgrade city assembly. She has won over 60 first prizes in international and Serbian national competitions, including at the international competitions Jaroslav Kocian and Jozef Micka in the Czech Republic, the talent show Virtuosos V4+ in Budapest 2020, the Franjo Krežma competition in Croatia, The North International Music Competition in Stockholm, the Moscow Meets Friends festival in Russia and Ohridski biseri 2016 in Macedonia. Lana has also performed in the Viennese Musikverein as a Serbian representative alongside others from 22 different countries. She was the youngest soloist to perform with the Youth Philharmonic at the Serbian New Year’s Eve celebration organised by Fondacija Novi Sad 2021 in the Synagogue in January 2018.Lana regularly collaborates with Ivana Aćimoski-Žikić at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and plays a violin belonging to Uroš Žikić, a collector from Belgrade.
Veronika Mona Bogić, who was born in Belgrade in 2004, attended the Kosta Manojlović music school at primary and secondary levels in the class of Ana Ilijoska Bogić. She is currently a student at the Faculty of Musical Art in Belgrade in the class of Maja Jokanović. At the age of 11 she embarked on her first tour with recitals performed in Belgrade, Čačak, Valjevo, Mostar, Split, Makarska, Trieste, Koper, Piran, Izola, Sežana, and Nova Gorica, among other towns and cities. Since then she has performed in France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Veronika has won many first prizes in international competitions, and as a soloist she has cooperated with orchestras such as the RTS Symphony Orchestra, the chamber orchestra at the Conques La Lumiere du Roman festival in France, the Janacek Chamber Orchestra from the Czech Republic, the orchestras Art Link and Master Art Academy, and the Chamber Orchestra from Zrenjanin. She has perfected her technique in masterclasses held by Zoran Milenković, Marko Josifoski, Dora Schwarzberg, Nemanja Radulović, Tymur Melnyk, Tatjana Balašova, Adrian Pincar, and Dragan Sredojević, among others. Veronika has been the holder of a Fundacija Dobar Glas grant since 2021.
Natalija Mladenović embarked on her musical path at the age of five when she began learning to play the piano in her native Samara (Russia). Aged 11, she enrolled in the music school of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she was taught by the professors Vladimir Bunin and Anatoly Ryabov. At 17, she was admitted to the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she studied in the classes of Larissa Dedova, Irina Osipova and Yevgeny Malinin. Natalija continued with post-graduate studies at the same school, which she completed in 1996 with honours. She is a laureate of the international piano competitions Petar Konjović in Belgrade and Nikolai Rubinstein in Paris. Natalija has performed all over the former USSR, Germany, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Montenegro and Croatia. As a soloist she has performed with the Samara Philharmonic Orchestra and the RTS (Radio and Television of Serbia) Symphony orchestra under the baton of Angel Šurev and Bojan Suđić. She was the piano accompanist at the public class held by Mischa Maisky in Belgrade. Natalija is employed full time as a collaborative pianist at the String Instruments Department of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade. She holds a teaching position at the Arlemm Summer School. In December 2021, following a decision by the rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade and a proposition by the Faculty of Music, Natalija Mladenović was awarded the silver coin of the University of Arts for her important and creative contribution to the work and development of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.