REPUBLIC COMPETITION OF YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETISTS / BELGRADE 2013

BELGRADE, April 11- 12 2013
Music school “Dr Vojislav Vučković”

REPUBLIC COMPETITION OF YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETISTS

Traditionally, The Republic Competition of Young Sеrbian Clarinetists is held every second year in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia), organized by the Association of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia. This year, the best young clarinetists of Serbia applied for a competition to show their skills, and their teachers their achievements in the field of clarinet pedagogy.

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According to the Rules of the Republic Competition, participants in each category could select one from three given compositions, and complete the rest of performance time with pieces chosen by their free wish. They were divided into 5 categories according to age:

VuckovicPRE-CATEGORY: born in 2002 and younger
CATEGORY I
: born in 2000 and younger
CATEGORY II
: born in 1998 and younger
CATEGORY III
: born in 1996 and younger
CATEGORY
IV
: born in 1994 and younger

To avoid bias and irregularities that have for decades undermined the validity of this important event, The Association of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia, brought a wise decision this year – indicated trust to a neutral foreign expert jury for the clarinet which consisted of:

Stefano KarsiliStefano Carsili, who graduated in the class of Paolo Raspoti, and then continued his studies of clarinet with Professor Vincenzo Mariozzi. He plays in the Milan Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the brass orchestra and several chamber ensembles. He has received numerous prestigious awards in national and international competitions and performed at major world stages.

He has been member of the jury at the national and international competitions for clarinet and chamber music. Stefano Carsili holds master classes for clarinet and chamber music.

He worked as a teacher of clarinet and chamber music at the University of Kuwait and the Conservatory of Music in Manila.

He is also a professor of clarinet and brass section at the European Youth Orchestra C.E.I. director and a professor of clarinet and theory at the Music School “Una Sera All’opera” and a professor at the Academy in Milan. Stefano is a promoter of Italian handmade clarinets M.A.R.C.A and French handmade mouthpieces.

Stefano KarsiliVedran Tuce, who finished postgraduate studies for clarinet and bass clarinet in Bern (Switzerland) in the class of renowned professor Ernesto Molinari. He has performed in many countries of Europe and America. He was a jury member in several international competitions of clarinetists and a teacher in the country and abroad. He is very active as a soloist on the clarinet.

He is a member of chamber ensembles, often plays as a member of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera and BalletVedran Tuce is a regular member and one of the founders of the ensemble for contemporary art music SONEMUS. Many composers dedicated their clarinet works to him which he recorded on CDs.

He works at the Music Academy in Sarajevo as a professor of clarinet and chamber music, where he is also the Head of Department for wind instruments.

Stefano KarsiliAndrej Zupan, who has been a  member of the Symphony Orchestra of RTV Slovenia for 10 years, solo clarinetist of the Ljubljana Opera and Ballet for 11 years. He is a  soloist and member of chamber ensembles and has recorded 21 CD. He is the founder of the famous Slovenian clarinet quartet with which he has performed all over Europe. He is also the founder of the trio in which he performs with his wife, Natasha Zupan, accomplished soprano.

He works as a professor at Music Academy in Ljubljana and at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet. He held a number of seminars and workshops for clarinet across Europe. He has been member of the jury of national and international competitions of clarinetists. As a visiting professor, he taught at foreign universities (Oxford – England, University of New York – The United States of America, Academy of Banska Bystrica – Slovakia, the Royal Academy – Belgium, the Music Academy in Sarajevo – Bosnia).

He also works as a conductor of brass orchestra KGBL and Eta Cerkno and mandolin orchestra in Ljubljana and is a director of the International Music Festival – Music Summer at Podsreda castle.

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RESULTS OF THE REPUBLIC COMPETITION OF YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETISTS, April 2013

RESULTS OF THE REPUBLIC COMPETITION OF YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETISTS

The loud sounds of the clarinet could be heard at the beautiful hall of The Music School “Dr. Vojislav Vuckovic” in Belgrade. The audience was more than satisfied with performance of the young clarinetists of all five categories, and the jury expressed its opinion by figures.

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The results of a foreign jury of the Republic Competition 2013 in the discipline of the clarinet are as follows:

PRE-CATEGORY Andrej Zupan

Laureate Miloš Zeljković, the class of professor Radivoj Lazić, The Music School “Kosta Manojlović“ Zemun. Milos was the only one to receive 100 points from each member of the jury at this Competition.

Milos-i-profesor

Laureate Miloš Zeljković with his professor Radivoj Lazić.

Milosev-nastup

Miloš Zeljković playing at the Republic Competition of Young Clarinetists. The piano accompanist professor Jelena Cvetković.

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CATEGORY I: Andrej Zupan

Laureate Nebojša Brkić, the class of professor Aleksandar Antonijević, The Music School “Kosta Manojlović“ Zemun.

CATEGORY II:

Laureate Nikola Marjanov, the class of professor Lazara Kondića, The Music School in Vrbas.

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CATEGORY III:

Laureate Vukašin Gogoš, the class of professor Albert Alfeldi, The Music School “Jovan Bandur“ Pančevo.

CATEGORY IV:

Laureate Milica Jovanović, the class of professor Radivoj Lazić, The Music School “Kosta Manojlović“ Zemun.

Milicin-nastup

Milica Jovanović playing at The Republic Competition of Young Clarinetists. The piano accompanist professor Jelena Cvetković.

GALA CONCERT OF LAUREATES / Clarinet 2013

BELGRADE, 12 April 2013
The Music School “Dr Vojislav Vučković”

GALA CONCERT OF THE LAUREATES OF THE COMPETITION OF YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETISTS 2013

A gala evening concert of all laureates was held on the second day of the Republic Competition of Young Serbian ClarinetistsThe best among the best clarinetist, this time in a much more relaxed atmosphere, showed once more their playing skills and justified the awards – to themselves and to the audience, as well as to the jury.

R. LazićV. Peričić, 2 pieces:
Melancholy and Wild west story


Laureate Miloš Zeljković, the class of professor Radivoj Lazić, The Music School “Kosta Manojlović“ Zemun. At the Republic Competition of Young Serbian Clarinetists Milos was the only one to receive 100 points from each member of the jury. The piano accompanist Jelena Cvetković, a professor.

R. LazićV. Peričić:
CONCERTINO in G minor


Laureate Milica Jovanović, the class of professor Radivoj Lazić, The Music School “Kosta Manojlović“ ZemunThe piano accompanist Jelena Cvetković, a professor.

We heartily congratulate the awarded students, their professors and their parents on the achieved results!!!

THE BEST YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETIST IN 2013 RECEIVED THE AWARDS

BELGRADE, 12 April 2013
The Music School “Dr Vojislav Vučković”

THE BEST YOUNG SERBIAN CLARINETIST IN 2013 RECEIVED THE AWARDS

At the gala closing concert of laureates of the Republic competition of young Serbian clarinetist in 2013, the best young clarinetist of Serbia (laureates) were first addressed by Competition director Dragomir Bratić.

Opening speech of the Competition director Dragomir Bratić

Audience and young artists were also addressed by the jury member Andrej Zupan from Slovenia,clarinetist and professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.

Welcoming speech of a clarinetist
Andrej Zupan from Slovenia

After the welcoming speech of a professor and clarinetist Andrej Zupan, audience and competition laureates were addressed by the jury member from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a clarinetist and professor at the Music Academy in Sarajevo, Vedran Tuce.

Welcoming speech of a clarinetist
Vedran Tuce from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Closing speech was given by a renowned Italian clarinetist and professor at the Academy in Milan, Stefano Carsili. Stefano heartily congratulated young clarinetists on the achieved results and gave them awards which he had provided from sponsors of this high-ranking competition.

Most valuable and most significant award, the clarinetL.A.Ripamonti“, was given to pre-category laureate, Miloš Zeljković, in the class of professor Radivoj Lazić, a pupil of the Musical School “Kosta Manojlović“ in Zemun, who only received 100 points from each member of the jury at this Competition.

Milos-&-Carsili

Italian clarinetist and a professor at the Academy in Milan, Stefano Carsili, gives the clarinet “L.A.Ripamonti” worth € 2000, to the Republic Competition laureate in 2013, Miloš Zeljković.

LAUREAT-&-KLARINET

— I’m so happy to receive such a valuable clarinet. I have been collecting money for a long time to buy it one day, but could not reach a significant sum. I’m really very happy! Many thanks to the sponsors and Mr. Stefano Carsili!

The sponsors’ awards were also given to the following laureates: Nebojša Brkić (6 boxes of Marca reeds) and Milica Jovanović (a Citizen watch), both from The Music School “Kosta Manojlović” Zemun; Vukašin Gogoš (Licostini mouthpiece) from The Music School “Jovan Bandur“ Pančevo and Nikola Marjanov (…) from The Music School in Vrbas.

Welcoming speech of a clarinetist
Stefano Carsili from Italy
and awarding of valuable prizes

WHO were THE SPONSORS of those valuable awards?

Note that the sponsors of those beautiful and valuable prizes were: L.A. Ripamonti“, “ Piermas“, “ MarcaandAlessandro Licostini.

   Awarded students, professors, parents, and representatives of the Association of Music and Ballet Schools of Serbia, are grateful to all members of the jury, and especially to Mr. Stefano Carsili, who delighted them with valuable gifts.

Belgrade, 12 April 2013

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