Anić, Latica | cello

Date created: 05.07.2023.
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Latica Anić (Zagreb, 1994) started learning the cello with Mihovil Karuza at the age of seven. She participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned cellists and educators such as Miklós Perényi, Jérôme Pernoo, László Fenyö, Jens Peter Maintz, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Gary Hoffman, and as a Musik und Jugend Foundation scholarship holder she attended Valter Dešpalj’s seminars at the Liechtenstein Music Academy. From 2010 she studied under Valter Dešpalj at the Zagreb Academy of Music and the Liechtenstein Music Academy. As an Erasmus student, in 2014/15 she studied with László Fenyö at the Karlsruhe University of Music. She graduated in Zagreb in 2016, and from October 2016 she studied with Raphael Merlin and Michel Strauss at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris. She has won numerous national and international competitions, including the International Cello Competition in Liezen, Austria, and the 3rd Papandopulo Competition of Young Musicians in Zagreb. In 2015 she won the City of Samobor Award at the 12th Ferdo Livadić International Competition of Young Musicians in Samobor for best performance of a work by a Croatian composer (B. Papandopulo: Rapsodia concertante). In April 2017 she won the 50th Darko Lukić Competition, organised by the Croatian Musicians Association and the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, for the recital she gave with pianist Krešimir Starčević at the Lisinski Small Concert Hall. In 2020 she received the Town of Omiš Plaque. Her recent notable performances include chamber music appearances in Germany and the Czech Republic with renowned artists such as pianist Matthias Kirchnereit, violist Razvan Popovici, hornist Přemysl Vojta, pianist Jonathan Aner and clarinettist Shirley Brill. She has collaborated with members of ensembles such as the Quatuor Ébène and the Kuss Quartet, and is a member of the Ensemble Esperanza. In 2018 she cofounded the Ostinato International Chamber Music Festival Omiš with pianist Lovre Marušić. The same year, she appeared as a soloist in concert with the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and maestro Ivo Lipanović on the occasion of the Lisinski Hall Day. In September 2019 she participated in the performance of Beethoven’s complete Sonatas for cello and piano at the Croatian Music Institute on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. As a soloist, she appeared with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Split Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of renowned conductors such as Aurélien Bello, Boguslav Davidow, Mladen Tarbuk, Tonči Bilić and Pavle Zajcev. She has given solo recitals in Austria, Germany, France, Portugal, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, at international music festivals such as the Next Generation Festival in Switzerland, the Sommerliche Musiktage in Hitzacker, Germany, the Katya Popova Music Festival in Bulgaria and the Vaduz Classic in Liechtenstein.