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Klasya Modrusan and Eva Kirchmayer Bilic Croatian musicians performing in Yerevan Armenia in 2019
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  12/14/2019 | Music , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Performing Croatian classical musicians from 16th to 20th centuries

Klasja Modrušan (voice) and Eva Kirchmayer Bilić (piano and organ) in Erevan, capital of Armenia, in December 2019.


Gostovanje hrvatskih glazbenica u Armeniji

U dvorani Konzervatorija Komitas (uz klavir) i Komornoj dvorani (uz orgulje) u glavnom gradu Armenije Erevanu održan je u prosincu ove godine koncert hrvatskih glazbenica gđe Eve Kirchmayer Bilić i gđe Klasje Modrušan.

Izvedene su skladbe hrvatskih skladatelja za glas i klavir, glas i orgulje, klavir solo i orgulje solo, uz kraće predavanje o hrvatskoj povijesti, umjetnosti i glazbi, s naglaskom na hrvatsku vokalnu glazbu.

U Erevanu u Armeniji su nastupile dvije poznate hrvatske glazbenice - Klasja Modrušan i Eva Kirchmayer Bilić - u sklopu projekta "Predavanje o hrvatskoj glazbi i koncert skladbi hrvatskih skladatelja", 3. i 4. prosinca 2019. u Erevanu. Projekt se provodi pod pokroviteljstvom i uz financijsku potporu Ministarstva vanjskih i europskih poslova i diplomatsko-konzularnih predstavništava Republike Hrvatske u svijetu.

Izvor www.hkv.hr




SACRAL MUSIC OF CROATIAN COMPOSERS FOR VOICE AND ORGAN

National Centre of Chamber Music, Yerevan, Armenia
Wednesday, December 4th 2019 at 19:00

PROGRAM:
1. Br. Vinko Jelić (Rijeka, 1596 - Saverne/France, 1636)
- Laetamini in Domino, for voice and organ (instrumented by Albe Vidaković)
2. Br. Ivan Lukačić (Šibenik, 1585? - €“ Split, 1648)
- Sicut cedrus, for voice & organ
3. Unknown composer (Cres, Franciscan monastery)
- Pastorala / Pastorale, organ solo
4. Cithara octochorda (1701)
- O Marijo, ti sjajna zornice / Oh Mary, you shining morning star, for voice and organ
(Croatian traditional Advent song)
5. Ivan pl. Zajc (Rijeka, 1832 - Zagreb, 1914)
- Ave Maris stella, for soprano & organ
6. Br. Bernardin Sokol (Kaštel Sućurac 1888 - Badija/ Orebić 1944)
- Andante religioso for organ, op.10
7. Br. Kamilo Kolb (Okučani, 1887 -€“ Virovitica, 1965)
- Christmas Themes: Toward the stars & On the wings of gold, two variations for organ solo
8. Ivana Lang (Zagreb, 1912 - Zagreb, 1982)
- Agnus Dei, for voice and organ
9. Br. Miroslav Grđan (Čakovec, 1915 - Bleiburg/Klagenfurt, 1945)
- Christus vincit, organ solo
10. Željko Fočić (Zagreb, 1950)
- Ave Maria, for soprano and organ
11. Tomislav Uhlik (Zagreb, 1965)
- Oh, Mary mother of Lord, for soprano and organ
12. Boris Papandopulo (Honnef am Rhein, 1906 - Zagreb, 1991)
- Prelude for organ in E- major
13. Anđelko Klobučar (Zagreb, 1931 - Zagreb, 2016)
- Third sonata for organ: Allegro scherzando (2. movement)
14. Emil Cossetto (Zagreb, 1918 - Zagreb, 2006)
- Aleluja, for soprano and organ

SECULAR MUSIC OF CROATIAN COMPOSERS FOR VOICE AND PIANO - WITH LECTURE

Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan - Innovation Acoustic Laboratory

Tuesday, December 3rd 2019 at 19:00, Yerevan, Armenia

PROGRAM:
1. Vatroslav Lisinski (Zagreb, 1819 - Zagreb, 1854)
- Tuga djevojke / Girl's sadness (Lyrics: Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski)
2. Ivan pl. Zajc (Rijeka, 1832 - Zagreb, 1914)
- Domovini i ljubavi / To the Homeland and to the love (Lyrics: Ilija Orugić)
- Gdje na tvrdu Stancu-brdu / Where on the rocky Stancu-Hill
Recitative and aria Jelena from the opera Nikola Šubić Zrinski (Libretto: Hugo Badalić)
3. Dora Pejačević (Budapest, 1885 - Munich, 1923)
- Pjesma bez riječi / Song with no words op. 10, for piano solo
4. Dora Pejačević (Budapest, 1885 - Našice, 1923)
- U lovu je mjesec na sunce / There is a moon chasing for the sun op. 23 (Transl.: Antun Petrušić)
German title original: Es jagen sich Mond und Sonne (Lyrics: Wilhelmine Wickenburg-Almasy)
- Vjerujem, dragi / I believe, my dear op. 30. (Transl.: Antun Petrušić)
German title original: Ich glaub, Lieber Shatz (Lyrics: Anna Ritter)
5. Blagoje Bersa (Dubrovnik, 1873 -€“ Zagreb, 1934)
- Robinjica / Little slave girl (Lyrics: Josip Bersa)
- Seh duš dan / All saints day (Lyrics: Vladimir Nazor)
6. Krsto Odak (Siverić, 1888 - Zagreb, 1965)
- Mura voda teče / Mura river water flows on (Lyrics: Vinko Kos)
7. Josip Hatze (Split, 1879. - Split, 1959.)
- Suzi / Tear (Lyrics: Milan Begović)
- Serenada / Serenade (Lyrics: Đuro Jakšić)
8. Ivana Lang (Zagreb, 1912 -€“ Zagreb, 1982)
- Jesen / Autmn, from the Cyclus: Impressions for piano op. 64
9. Ivana Lang (Zagreb, 1912 - Zagreb, 1982)
- Lan / Flax op. 20 ( Lyrics: Dragutin Domjanić)
10. Boris Papandopulo (Honnef am Rhein, 1906 - Zagreb, 1991)
- Slavulj pile, ne poj rano / Oh nightingale, don't sing early (Lyrics: Merima Njegomir),
from the cycle: Maiden songs
11. Tomislav Uhlik (Zagreb, 1956)
- Vse se okreče / Everything is spinning (Lyrics: Sanja Sabljak)
12. Darko Domitrović (Zagreb, 1964)
- Ljubavni snovi / Love dreams, for piano solo
13. Jakov Gotovac (Split, 1895 - Zagreb, 1982)
- Oda zemlji / Ode to homeland
Aria Mila Gojsalić from the opera Mila Gojsalić (Libretto: Danko Angjelinović)

SACRAL MUSIC OF CROATIAN COMPOSERS FOR VOICE AND ORGAN

National Centre of Chamber Music
Wednesday, December 4th 2019 at 19:00

PROGRAM:
1. Br. Vinko Jelić (Rijeka, 1596 -“ Saverne / France, 1636)
- Laetamini in Domino, for voice and organ (instrumented by Albe Vidaković)
2. Br. Ivan Lukačić (Šibenik, 1585? - Split, 1648)
- Sicut cedrus


Already from her first debut in the performance of Purcell'€™s Dido and Aeneas, soprano Klasja Modrušan won praise from fans and critics for her sincere, inspiring musical expression, interpretation, and the beauty of her voice. She studied cello under professor Ksenija Janković and solo singing, then specialized in Lied and oratorio under professor Zdenka Žabčić - Hesky at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. Parallel to winning a cello position in the Croatian Radio
and Television Symphony Orchestra, she extensively works on her singing education under professor Eva Blahova in Bratislava, and under the celebrated Croatian mezzo-soprano Ruža Pospiš Baldani.

She has performed at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Varaždin Baroque Evenings, Musical Evening at St. Donat, Osor Musical Evenings, Festival of Croatian Music in Vienna, Rovinj Summer Festival, Piran Musical Evenings, Cultural manifestation Week of Israel - Zagreb. She made performances with the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio Television, such as charity concert entitled Children of Croatia in the full Max-Joseph Saal auditorium in Munich and world premiere of the newly discovered piece Oratorio per il Santo Natale by Leonardo Leo.

She has performed with the Zagreb and Sarajevo Philharmonic, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, South Czech Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, Cappella Istropolitana, Croatian Chamber Orchestra in Croatia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Germany, Slovenia, Russia and Czech Republic. She received the 2006 artist award given by the US music center IMCA from California for her outstanding artistic work, and gave several recitals in the US universities and the Croatian Embassy in Washington.

Upon Pope John Paul II's visit to Croatia in 1998, she recorded a CD Jewels of Sacred Music. Her second CD Dreams includes works by Croatian composers is issued 2011. She gave her opera debut in 2005 playing role of Pamina in the Croatian National Theater Opera in Zagreb. She has performed in operas The Magic Flute (Pamina, Papagena), Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Don Carlos (Tebaldo), Rigoletto (Gilda, Giovanna), Hansel and Gretel (Sandmann /Tau- mann), Carmen (Micaela), as well as in Croatian operas Nikola Šubić Zrinski by Ivan Zajc, Mirjana by Josip Mandić, Adel and Mara by Josip Hatze and Jelka by Blagoje Bersa. She has cooperated with conductors Nikša Bareza, Pavle Dešpalj, Vladimir Kranjčević, Mladen Tarbuk, Miran Vaupotić, Frank Shipway, Daniel Lipton, Klaus Arp, Johannes Wildner, Michael Helmrath, Mihael Sinkevič and Dejan Savić. She is a member of the Croatian Society of Music Artists and a head of Voice Department at the Blagoje Bersa Music School in Zagreb.

Eva Kirchmayer Bilić studied and graduated piano at the Zagreb Academy of Music by prof. Stjepan Radić. At the Institute for Church Music she studied organ (1985-90) in the class of prof. Immaculate Malinka. As a DAAD sholar she studied in Germany at the Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt-Main in the class of Andreas Meyer-Hermann (1993/94). She studied in masterclasses with prominent piano teachers and Lied (Art song) interpretation in Frankfurt, Zagreb and Brussels. Since 2016 she has collaborated with her colleague Davor Ljubić in Piano duo Concordia. She received the Rector's Award (1992), as well as numerous awards at student competitions of Croatia as a soloist and member of chamber ensembles.

She has done numerous performances and recordings for Croatian Radio and Television, she performed as soloist playing piano and organ, and as soloist with orchestra with the Croatian conductors, and as a chamber musician, collaborating with many prominent instrumental and leading Croatian vocal soloists, chamber ensembles, choirs and orchesters, playing the piano, harpsichord and organ. She recorded several albums and has performed throughout her homeland, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Egypt, Ukraine and the United States of America (Wisconsin). She participates regularly as a pianist-artistic associate or even as producer at international master seminars for singers. She is producer of many musical performances and events.

Her passion for music manifests in the fact she is a music writer / publicist. She is co-author of textbooks for Music Education for Elementary Schools. At the Department of singing of the Academy of Music she participates in singing classes, opera performances, vocal-piano duo and Croatian vocal heritage as an accompanist - artistic associate.


Many thanks to Dr. Artur Bagdasarov, Moscow, for providing us with relevant information.


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