ArtLink – Société Générale The Most Promising Young ArtistAward is an excellent example of an inspiring partnership between art and business sectors on a high quality art project. The ArtLink – Société Générale partnership, and the Société Générale’s philanthropic support for this Award, serve as a roll model of the concept that relies on the sustained investment into, and the unrelenting support of talented individuals, while at the same time reviving the time-honored principle of the patronage of the arts and artists.
For eleven consecutive years, ArtLink – in cooperation with its strategic partner – has been conferring the Award to the most promising young artists who have, according to the opinion of the expert jury, deserved to be bestowed this prestigious title and to receive support for their further work.
In conjunction with the monetary prize, the young artist is granted a series of concerts – of which the first at Belgrade’s renowned Grand Hall of the Kolarac Endowment, recording of their first CD, publicity support with the media, and support in attaining professional engagements.
The 2015 Award was, for the first time, presented to a brass player, hornist Urmin Nes Majstorović.
“The Evening of the Laureates” concert, held at Belgrade City Hall on 14 December, presented the most awarded and the best young musicians who refined their skills during the past two years within the ArtLink-Société Générale Young Talents’ Music Cycle. They are Petar Pejčić, Dunja Kalamir, Vuk and Anja Ovaskainen, David Horvat, Vladimir Aćimović, Una Miljuš, Dušan Dakić and Urmin Majstorović.
The evening’s program included the works by Beethoven, Haydn, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Popper, and Sibelius. At the opening of the concert, Ms Jovanka Višekruna Janković, Artistic Director of ArtLink and the Young Talents’ Music Cycle, and Ms. Maria Rousseva, President of the Executive Board of Société Générale Serbia officially conferred the Award to the young horn-player Urmin Nes Majstorović.
Hornist Urmin Nes Majstorović, recipient of the ArtLink-Société Générale Most Promising Young Artist in Serbia Award for 2015
Ms. Maria Rousseva, President of the Executive Board of Société Générale Serbia, officially conferred the Award to the young horn-player Urmin Majstorović
Statuette of the 2015 ArtLink-Société Générale Most Promising Young Artist in Serbia Award
The recipient of theArtLink – Société Générale Most Promising Young Music Artist Award for 2014 is the 17 years old violinist David Horvat. The Artistic Director of ArtLink, pianist, Ms Jovanka Višekruna Janković and the president of the Société Générale Bank Serbia Executive Bard, Mr. Frederic Coin, conferred the Award to the young violinist at a gala event held at Belgrade City Hall on 12 December 2014.
Mr Frederic Coin, president of the Société Générale Bank Serbia Executive Bard and Jovanka Višekruna Janković, pianist and Artistic Director of ArtLink, present the Award for 2014 to 17 years old violinist David Horvat
The winner of the ArtLink – Société Générale Most Promising Young Music Artist Awardfor 2013 was the exceptional young cellist Irena Josifoska.
Recipients of the ArtLink Award are outstanding young artists, including cellist Nemanja Stanković, guitarist Vojin Kocić, violinists Stanko Madić, Una Stanić and Natalija Isaković, as well as pianist Sanja Bizjak, Mirjana Rajić and Sara Vujadinović.