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PagArtFestival founded on Croatian island of Pag by Lovro Pogorelic dedicated to classical music
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  07/2/2016 | Music , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
PagArtFestival was founded in 1999


Lovro Pogorelić, Croatian pianist, the founder and art director of the PagArtFestival, professor at the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb.
Pag is the name of the town in which the festival takes place, as well as of the corresponding island. Photo by Josip Portada.

 
PagArtFestival

PagArtFestival was founded in 1999 and it has already become a tradition to have it opened by Lovro's recital. Lovro traces his origin to Pag, and the Festival originated out of his wish to help and dignify life of the town of Pag by meaningful companionship of quality through various projects.



The town of Pag is a small renaissance town made of stone, a zoning unicum well known not only by the famous Pag lace and cheese, but also by the tradition of cultural events. Pag has five churches, among which the Church of St. Francis is the Festival’s main stage with wonderful acoustics, as much as the beautiful St. Mary's Church in the Old Town of Pag. The Festival realises a high level diverse arts programme.

Among the performers were Russian pianists Andrei Gavrilov and Konstantin Bogino, Eugen Indjic (France, SAD), opera star Dunja Vejzović (Croatia), guitarists Aniello Desiderio (Italy), Zoran Dukić (Croatia), Petrit Çeku (Kosovo/Croatia) and Krešimir Bedek (Croatia), lutenist Edin Karamazov (BiH/Croatia), Piano Trio Tchaikovsky (Russia-France-Great Britain), Brahms Trio Moscow, string quartets Shostakovich (Russia) and Fine Arts and Meridian (USA), Tartini Quartet (Slovenia), violinists Grigory Zhislin (Russia/ Germany), Stefan Milenkovich (Serbia/Italy), Nikita Borisoglebsky (Russia) and Ilja Grubert (Nederland), cellist Monika Leskovar (Croatia), Rodoevre Percussions Copenhagen, ZUM Quintet (GB), Cappella Istropolitana (Czech Republic), but also some young artists and numerous amateur ensembles from Pag itself. Among them, the Company which performs the traditional folk play Paška robinja (The Slave from Pag), a symbolic representation of the eternal desire of Croatian people for freedom and independence, deserves to be mentioned.

Among the exhibitions were: Paška čipka (The Lace from Pag, Etnographic Museum Zagreb, produced by architect Nenad Fabijanić), etc.

Source www.lovropogorelich.net


 
Program of PagArtFestival
  • Monday 1st     Apollon Quartet, (Czech Republic) and Krešimir Bedek guitar, concert in St. Mary’s Church in the Old Town of Pag at 9 p.m
  • Tuesday 2nd     Apollon Quartet, and Krešimir Bedek guitar, concert in St. Catherine’s Church in Novalja at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 3rd     Aleksandar Milošev (Croatia/Slovenia), viola, and Lovro Pogorelich piano, concert in St. Francis’ Church in Pag at 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4th     Aleksandar Milošev, and Lovro Pogorelich piano, concert in St. Catherine’s Church in Novalja at 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 7th     Srdjan Bulat guitar, concert in St. Catherine’s Church in Novalja at 9 p.m.
  • Monday, 8th     Srdjan Bulat guitar, concert in St. Francis’ Church in Pag at 9 p.m.
  •  Tuesday, 9th     Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet, concert in St. Catherine’s Church in Novalja at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10th     Papandopulo Saxophone Quartet, concert in St. Luc’s Church in Kolan at 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 12th     Youth Evening: Filip Merčep, percussions, concert in St. Francis’ Church in Pag at 9 p.m. opening of the photo exhibition Rythm of the Tones by Ela Vuković at Rector’s Palace in Pag, after the concert
  • Wednesday, 17th     Michel Bourdoncle (France), piano, concert in St. Francis’ Church in Pag at 9 p.m.
Source lovropogorelich.net



Photo by Josip Portada.

Josip Portada: Landscape around the island of Pag, behind it is the legendary Croatian mountain of Velebit.

A famous Croatian lace from the island of Pag: Paška čipka, a part of exsquisite local national costumes.

Hours and hours of patient work to get the Pag lace.

An old photo from 1916, representing a very young and beautiful Pag Lace weaver. 
The photo is from the Pag Lace Museum in the town of Pag, on the island of Pag.
MUST SEE IT!

Croatian Coat of Arms, made by Pag Lace weavers.

Maestro Lovro Pogorelić



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