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Music cycle in Serbia and Montenegro


ArtLink, in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil, presents the music of the two most important Brazilian composers, Carlos Gomez and Villa-Lobos, through concerts and workshops.

The cycle of workshops and concerts will be presented in Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Belgrade and Montenegro.

Antonio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896), is the most prominent Brazilian composer of the romantic period, the only composer who was not from Europe, and was accepted and successful as an opera composer in Italy, during the “golden age of opera”. He composed operas in the Italian style with national themes.

Heitor Vila-Lobos (1887-1959) Brazilian composer, conductor, folklorist, teacher, the greatest musical and public figure in Brazil, who contributed in every possible way to the development of Brazilian musical culture. He became known for his synthesis of stylistic characteristics of Brazilian folk and European academic music.

The first cycle of workshops is realized in cooperation with the Association of Guitarists of Vojvodina at the Youth Stage in the Cultural Center of Novi Sad on April 17, 18 and 19.

On Friday, April 19, at 4 p.m., pianist Julia Ball will give a lecture and presentation of the arrangement of Vila-Lobos’ guitar Etudes for piano.
The concert of young artists will be held in the City Hall in Novi Sad on April 19 at 7 p.m. and pianist Julija Bal will be a guest of the concert. The program will include Carlos Gomez’s Sonata for Strings, as well as Villa-Lobos’ Guitar Etude.

After the concert in Novi Sad, there will be workshops and a concert in Kragujevac at Đački trg on May 17, in Belgrade two concerts, at the Belgrade Fortress, Victor monument plateau on June 21 and September 7 in a venue to be announced later.

ArtLink invites young artists, soloists and ensembles, to apply for workshops at Registration for workshops in Novi Sad is until April 15, in Kragujevac until May 10 and in Belgrade until June 1 for young artists, soloists and ensembles. The best performers will be invited to perform at the XII ArtLink Festival in 2024.

The music cycle BRAZILIANS in Serbia and Montenegro is held with the support of the Embassy of Brazil and in cooperation with the Cultural Center of Novi Sad, the City of Novi Sad, the Association of Guitarists of Vojvodina, the Music School “Dr. Miloje Milojević” from Kragujevac, the Belgrade Fortress, music schools in Belgrade. The artistic director is Jovanka Višekruna Janković.