BRUNO BRUN

     Bruno Brun was a prominent artist on the clarinet, a professor at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade.

     Slovenian by birth, born on 14 August, 1910 in Hrastnik – Bruno Brun first completed Military Music school in Vrsac, and studied at the just founded the Belgrade Academy of Music, in class of the professor Franjo Partlic. He graduated in 1945 and later spent some time in Paris improving his knowledge.

          His long and prolific artistic activity had begun thus: he had performed countless times as a soloist on the concert stages of Belgrade and other Serbian cities, radio stations, and also, in order to bring musical art closer to the broadest audience, in schools, cultural centers and on the other events. In addition to this, he devoted himself to subtle chamber music playing with the Belgrade Wind Quintet, and gave his great contribution to the development of our orchestra as a prominent soloist of theBelgrade Philharmonic Orchestrathe Belgrade Opera and the Symphony Orchestra of Radio-Television Belgrade. Warm, generous and well differentiated tone of his clarinet, brilliant technique, extraordinary musicality and sophisticated art culture will remain permanently in the memories of all those who were lucky enough to be partakers in live sound experience of the great artistic interpretation of Bruno Brun.

    Bruno Brun’s significance as an educator is invaluable. For three decades of his activity at the Music Academy, i.e. the Faculty of Music, he had formed his pedagogical laboratory with more than fifty clarinetists, a unit of top artists who now occupy prominent positions in the musical life of Serbia (and previous Yugoslavia). Milenko Stefanović, Ernest Ačkun, Mihailo Kelbli, Mihailo Živanović, Božidar Milošević, Ante Grgin, Nikola Srdić, Vladimir Žikić, Vasil Gelev – these are just a few clarinet players of younger and the youngest generation, who gained their knowledge in class of Bruno Brun. We can rightfully claim that Bruno Brun is Continue reading

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THE WORKS OF BRUNO BRUN

   As already stated above, the work of Professor Bruno Bruno is invaluable for music performing art and pedagogy.

     Professor Bruno Brun wrote three books for the clarinet:

                     School for Clarinet I, II and III

  

    Our modest clarinet literature is enriched with transcriptions of small pieces of well-known composers, which a professor Bruno Brun edited, published and entitled the Choice of Small Pieces for Clarinet and  Piano (Prosveta – Belgrade).

Izbor malih komada za klarinet i klavir

Choice of Small Pieces

       For concert performance, he wrote 4 beautiful Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano (Belgrade 1971).

       4 Miniatures was a compulsory piece at the 42nd International Jeunesses Musicales Competition 2012 in Belgrade.


IV minijature za klarinet i klavir

4 Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano

Bruno Brun – Four miniatures
(42nd INTERNATIONAL JEUNESSES MUSICALES COMPETITION
Belgrade / Clarinet, March 30, 2012 – Second stage)

Jumi Ito – Clarinet, Antonela Grgin – Piano

4 Miniatures for Clarinet and Piano, B. Brun are performed by :
Nikola Jančić – clarinet, class of Professor Andrija Gigić,
and Marieta Gigić – piano

* Find out more about Bruno Brun at Wikipedia.