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Ivana Marija Vidovic Croatian pianist touring Pennsylvania, NC, January 14-21, 2008
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/10/2009 | People , Culture And Arts , Charity | Unrated
Ivana Marija Vidović is artistic director of the Epidaurus Festival in Croatia


Ivana Marija Vidović, Croatian pianist and poet



 


Croatia's young international star solo pianist makes her long-awaited Chapel Hill debut!
 
North Carolina

   1. music.unc.edu

The lecture intended for Masterclass students of Piano Department of the University of Carolina will discuss Croatian Piano Literature, with accent on Dora Pejačević, the first Croatian female composer. It will be delivered on Wednesday,  January 14, 2008, 2pm, in the building of the University of North Carolina.
 
Pennsylvania
 
2. www.millersville.edu, www.millersville.edu


The 1st Concert

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Music

William S. Newman Artists Series

Ivana Marija Vidović, piano

January 15, 2009, at 7.30 pm
Hill Hall auditorium, University of North Carolina

PRESENTS


Springtime ...... Michael Denhoff (b.1955)
First performance in the U.S. (dedicated to Ivana Marija Vidović)

Zwölf Variationen über ein Menuett von Johann Christian Fischer KV 179 ...... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Flowers' life (Život cvijeća) op.19 ...... Dora Pejačević (1885-1923), the first important female composer in Croatia
Snowdrops, Violet, Lillies of the valley, Forget-me-not, Rose, Red carnation, Lilies, Chrysanthemums


INTERMISSION


Suite Espańola op.47 ...... Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Granada, Asturias, Aragon


Balade nr. 2 in B minor ...... Franz Liszt (1811-1886)


The audience is invited to a reception for Ms. Vidovic
in the rotunda immediately following the program.



The 2nd Concert

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

PRESENTS

Ivana Marija Vidović, piano

Assisted by:
 Maria Corley, piano

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Lyte Auditorium, Alumni Hall
8:00 p.m.

PROGRAM

Springtime ...... Michael Denhoff (b. 1955)

Sonate KV ...... W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
186c, Allegro, Adagio, Molto presto
                                          

Maria Corley, piano


Flowers' life (Život cvijeća) op.19 ...... Dora Pejačević (1885-1923), the first important female composer in Croatia
Snowdrops, Violet, Lillies of the valley, Forget-me-not, Rose, Red carnation, Lilies, Chrysanthemums
                           
                      
INTERMISSION


Suite Espańola op.47 ...... Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Granada, Asturias, Aragon
                           

Pagers and cell phones must be disabled. Please refrain from using flash photography during the performance for it may be distracting to the performer.




Ivana Marija Vidović in Dubrovnik, Croatia


Životopis


Rođena u Dubrovniku. Uz majku profesoricu glazbe i brata s mnogostranim glazbenim darom susreće se sa svijetom glazbe i prije no što je naučila hodati. Najprimarniji jezik Ivanina djetinjstva bila je glazba. Klavir je počela učiti u najranijoj dobi (s četiri godine) u svom rodnom gradu u klasi L. Cobenz i V. Miletić gdje i maturira u ratnom Dubrovniku 1992. godine. No, prije završenog srednjeg školovanja primljena je na Akademiju za glazbu u Ljubljani. U klasi Tatjane Ognjanovič diplomira s najboljim uspjehom 2002. godine. Nastupa redovito za vrijeme studija solistički, te s Dubrovačkim simfonijskim orkestrom.

Nakon teške automobilske nesreće Ivana ustraje i ne odustaje od umjetnosti. Godine 1997. vraća se na dubrovačku pozornicu, te uz suradnju Dubrovačkog Simfonijskog Orkestra uspješno interpretira Mozartov koncert za klavir i orkestar u F-duru, KV 459. Za isti joj je dodijeljena i “Prešernova nagrada” Ljubljanske Akademije 1998. godine.

Od brojnih dvorana u kojima je nastupala dijeljm svijeta ističu se: Knežev dvor, Sponza i Revelin u Dubrovniku, Hrvatski Glazbeni zavod u Zagrebu, dvorana HNK-a u Zadru, Mala dvorana Slovenske filharmonije, Regent i Steinway hall, St-Martin-in-the-Fields, St James Piccadilly (u organizaciji European Beethoven Society) u Londonu. Nastupila je i u okviru prestižnih festivala kao što su Dubrovačke ljetne igre na kojima je debitirala 2006. godine, Festival Sorrento - Dubrovnik, „Due sponde un mare“ u Termoli, Epidaurus Festival, rođendanski recital Dore Pejačević u Našicama na klaviru same skladateljice kao i gostovala prvi put u Južnoj Americi 2006. (Buenos Aires i La Plata).

2003. snimila je svoj prvi nosač zvuka u Velikoj Britaniji. Nekolicina slovenskih i hrvatskih suvremenih kompozitora posvetilo joj je skladbe kao npr. Primož Ramovš, Gregor Pirš, Žiga Stanič, hrvatski skladatelj Pero Šisa, te britanski skladatelj Peter Seabourne.
Nastupala je s velikim imenima iz svijeta glazbe kao što su Alberto Portugheis, Pavel Berman, Tonko Ninić, Fatos Querimaj i dr. Posebno su na stvaralaštvo I. M.Vidović utjecali susreti s imenima kao što su: Evgenij Timakin i Naum Starkmann (Moskva), Alberto Portugheis (London), Eugen Indjić (Paris). 2004. bila je pozvana raditi s velikom legendom svjetskog pijanizma, Lazarom Bermanom do iznenadne smrti maestra u Veljači, 2005.
Trenutno se usavršava u Barceloni kod Alicije De Larrocha koja Ivanu opisuje ovako: "…mlada umjetnica s izražajno naturalnim instiktom, predivnom muzikalnošću, snažnom potrebom da izrazi sebe na umjetnički način, s ukusom, poetično, ekstrovertno…"

Pjesnikinja

Ivana nije samo glazbenica. Od rana djetinjstva posvećuje se stihovima. 2003. izdala je prvu zbirku poezije na Hrvatskom jeziku-osebujni izbor njenih stihova koji izražavaju raznolikost literarnog izričaja, razigranog i živahno, slikovitog stiha do najdubljih osobnih i ljubavnih poema. Autorica je zbirku prevela na slovenski i talijanski jezik, te izdala i svoju drugu knjigu na Slovenskom jeziku pod nazivom "Srečno otroštvo", u veljači 2006., a u rujnu 2006. izdala je pod pokroviteljstvom grada Našice zbirku na ukupno četiri jezika (Talijanski, Francuski, Engleski i Hrvatski) pod nazivom "Život cvijeća" prema istoimenom opusu za Klavir, najveće Hrvatske skladateljice Dore Pejačević kojoj je posvećena ova knjiga.

U svibnju 2007. Ivanina se poezija, prevedena na Talijanski pojavila u Italiji u ediciji izdavačke kuće Akkuaria pod naslovom "Felice infanzia" (Sretno djetinjstvo) gdje je autorica održala pijanističko-pjesničke recitale na dvjema promocijama.Ovim izdanjem postala je počasni član literarne udruge Akkuaria za koju se uskoro očekuju i nova izdanja.

Ivana M. Vidović inicijator je i umjetnički direktor "Epidaurus Festivala" u Cavtatu (Hrvatska) od rujna 2007.


 
Biography

Born in Dubrovnik into a family of mother and a brother musicians.

First contacts with music were a part of Ms Vidovic's life before she even learned how to walk. Her mother is a music teacher at the school "Luka Sorkocevic" in Dubrovnik where Ivana got her first education and her brother was a hyper talented and versatile musician. The most common tounge of their childhood was music. At the age of four Ivana started her piano studies at the Music Conservatory in Dubrovnik. Her first teacher was L. Cobenzl who was later succeeded by Vesna Miletic and completed her studies in 1991-1992 during the war in Croatia. She subsequently continued her musical education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with Tatjana Ognjanovich and graduated with honours in 2002. During her student years Ivana performed frequently.

Despite suffering a serious car accident in 1996 she pursued her musical studies and literary interests. In 1997 she returned to the Dubrovnik stage with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and for her interpretation of the Mozart concerto in F-Major, KV 459, won the "France Preseren" award from the Academy of Ljubljana in 1998. Meetings and work with Evgenij Timakin; Naum Starkmann (Moscow); Alberto Portugheis (Argentina / London) and Eugen Indjic (Paris) had a great impact on Miss Vidovic's playing and creative development. In the last year Miss Vidovic was invited to study with maestro Lazar Berman until his sudden death.

At this moment Miss Vidovic is ocasionally studying with Alicia De Larrocha in Barcelona who describes Ms Vidovic like this: "....young pianist with great natural instinct, a beautiful musicality, lovely desire to express herself artistically, with taste, poetry and extroversion…"

Miss Vidovich has got a very intense international carrier. Some of her most eminent concerts in Croatia have been held at the Rector’s Palace, Sponza and Revelin Fort in Dubrovnik, Glazbeni Zavod in Zagreb, An Anniversary concert of the Croatian woman composer Dora Pejačević in her native town, Našice, when she played on the composer's piano which is a museum treasury. In abroad she has appeared at the Regent Hall Festival in London, Steinway Hall, St Martin-in-the- Fields, St James Piccadilly (organisation of European Beethovem Society) all in London. Ms Vidovic had also toured Argentina in 2006 (Buenos Aires, La Plata), appeared in the Small hall of the Slovenean Philharmonic in Ljubljana, etc.

Miss Vidovic is often a guest of some most prestigious Festivals like Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Sorrento-Dubrovnik festival in Sorrento, Epidaurus Festival, "Due sponde un mare" in Termoli etc. She performs regularly with Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and has played under button of Ivo Dražinić, Tonko Ninić, Zlatan Srzić, Marko Vatovec and has collaborated with few other eminent musicians like Alberto Portugheis, Fatos Querimaj, Pavel Berman etc.

Several contemporary Slovenian composers have dedicated to Ivana their compositions, notably Primož Ramovš, Gregor Pirš, Žiga Stanič, Croatian composer Pero Šiša and English composer Peter Seabourne.

And a Poet

In addition to being a musician, Ivana has been writing poetry since her early youth. In 2003 she published her first book of poetry in Croatian rich, resonating selection, representative of her works. Ivana's poems express the variety and intensity of her literary experience, encompassing youthful and vividly picturesque verses, to deeply personal love poems and haunting laments. The same has been translated into Italian and Slovenian, published under the title "Srečno otroštvo" (Happy childhood) in January, 2006. In September 2006 Miss Vidovic published a new book dedicated to Dora Pejačević under the title a "Flower's life", after the same named cycle of miniatures for piano, op. 19, by Dora Pejačević. This book is sponsored by Pejacevic's native town, Našice, in Northern Croatia and is translated into four languages.

In May 2007. her first book of poetry appeared also in Italy (Akkuaria Edition) under the title "Infanzia felice" in Italian language. She therefore became a member of Akkuaria Association and also joined an Anthology of many contemporary poets called "Con gli occhi di un gatto" (With cat's eyes) published in the fall of 2007. She donated her "Trilogy on four legs" as an aid to the abbandoned animals. Other publishments for Akkuaria are soon beeing planned and expected.

Ms Vidovic is the creator and the artistic director of the Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat, Croatia since September, 2007.




The region of Cavtat - ancient Epidaurus near the City of Dubrovnik, is of amazing beauty.





 

CD

If you wish to purchase Ivana's CD please visit web sites for details.

Stayaround

emusic.com

musicload.de

martianmusic.com

imeem.com

puretracks.com

Ten percent (10%) of the proceeds of each CD sold, goes to support Ante Kardum a boy from Croatia, victim of the war in 1991-1992.


Ante Kardum

Ante kardumAnte Kardum is a sweet, lovely boy from Zadar - a beautiful old town on the enchanting dalmatian cost in Croatia.

During the cruel war in Croatia (1991-1996) his mother was killed and little Ante was in her embrace. Unfortunately, his mother died right away, and little Ante remained without his left leg, up to the knee.

Nowdays he lives in Zadar with his father and his aunt (Ante's mother sister) who looks after after him. They can't afford a good life to the little boy. The main problem is the constant changing of the artificial part of his leg, as he rapidly grows up, and it needs quite often a new extending which is expensive. His father is a bus driver - possibly has got retired by now - and he can not afford to Ante something like that.

This lovely support and kind project we are doing together, might help a little and perhaps facilitate a bit his awful and cruel tragedy.

If you want to participate in our project please purchase my CD or contact me at: ivanamarija.vidovic@gmail.com

Thank you all for joining me!

Ivana





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