As part of the #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans project, Kosovo’s Chopin Piano Fest have organized a workshop entitled “Professional Education and Classical Music“ in Prishtina, held from 9 May to 10 May, in which the Dubrovnik Summer Festival participated as a project partner.
The two day “Developing Audiences for Classical Music“ workshop organised by the Vox Baroque international festival from Albania was held from 28 March to 29 March in Tirana as part of the #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans on which the Dubrovnik Summer Festival are a project partner.
The expert jury on the #synergy project, formed by respected classical music experts, have selected 12 composers who will take part in two-week residency programmes where they will be given an opportunity to promote their work, exchange experiences, and start creating newly commissioned works.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival, one of the longest-running European festivals, will be held this year from 10 July to 25 August for the 73rd time. During 47 days of summer, the audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy a carefully selected programme comprising the Festival’s own productions and top guest performances featuring some of the best Croatian and international artists.
The two day workshop “Programing Classical Music “, hosted by the International Festival KotorArt, was held on 23 and 24 November in Kotor, Montenegro as part of the #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans project on which the Dubrovnik Summer Festival are a project partner.
Workshop entitled 'Financing Classical Music: different funding opportunities and ways to achieve financial sustainability' was held at the Križanke Knights’ Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 4 until 6 October 2021 as part of the EU project #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans. It was hosted by the Festival Ljubljana while Dubrovnik Summer Festival participated as one of the six project partners.
72nd Festival closed: Opera stars and symphonists with maestro Repušić in the magnificent Festival finale
The 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival closed last night, 25 August, in front of the Cathedral with a magnificent opera gala featuring opera stars, coloratura soprano Diana Damrau and bass Nicolas Testé, with young tenor Roko Radovan and the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Ivan Repušić. The gala was followed by a brief closing ceremony in which Gloria Dubelj recited verses by Milan Milišić while Dubrovnik actors and musicians brought out and folded up the Libertas flag until next summer, accompanied by the beloved song La musica di note which the audience sang along with the opera soloists.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival brings to a close yet another successful Festival season, despite ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, holding over 47 Festival days – from 10 July to 25 August – 76 drama, music, dance, folklore and other programmes at 16 open-air and site-specific locations in Dubrovnik as was concluded in today’s press conference ahead of the formal closing, which was held in the Marin Držić Theatre. The Croatian Minister of Culture and Media Nina Obuljen Koržinek, City of Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković, Dubrovnik-neretva County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival leadership: Executive Director Ivana Medo Bogdanović and Artistic Director Dora Ruždjak Podolski spoke at the press conference.
Orlando Awards for best artistic achievements at the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival presented to artists
The winners of the Orlando Award for the best achievements in the drama and music programme of the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival, as well as the Grand Prix Orlando, were announced by the Croatian Radio and Television today, August 25, at an awards ceremony held at the Marin Držić Theater in Dubrovnik.
Guitar virtuoso and true artist Petrit Çeku, held a guitar recital last night, 23 August in the Rector's Palace atrium where he confirmed his status as a festival audience favourite, enchanting everyone with excellent playing that reached the very heights of guitar performance. Long applause wrapped up the last festival concert at the Rector’s Palace for which the evening programme – consisting of pieces by Bach, Mozart, van Beethoven, Listeš, Barrios and Villa-Lobos – was specially and carefully chosen.