Radivoj Lazić -Vlastimir Peričić

Romantic Concerto in A minor
for Clarinet and Piano

I Mov. Allegro giusto

In 1998, I wrote the Romantic Concerto in A minor for clarinet and piano. In the following year, the composer Vlastimir Peričić did the orchestral arrangement for symphony orchestra.

.Soloist: Sofija Molchanova – clarinet, Tatiana Chernichka – piano. Recorded in May 2014.


II Mov. Andante sostenuto


III Mov. Allegro giocoso




Radivoj Lazić -Vlastimir Peričić

Romantic Concerto in A minor
for Clarinet and Piano

in Three Movements




Ante Grgin: Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and Piano. Movements: Allegro – Blues – Swing. The recording of the grand concert ‘Sonatissimo‘ hold in May 10, 2014. Great Hall of the Ilija M. Klolarac Endowment, Belgrade. Soloist: Ognjen Popović – soprano saxophone,
Ante Grgin – piano


Ante Grgin: ‘Sonata for Clarinet and Piano’. Movements: Allegro – Adagio – Vivo. The recording of the grand concert ‘Sonatissimo‘ hold in May 10, 2014. Great Hall of the Ilija M. Klolarac Endowment, Belgrade. Ante Grgin – clarinet, Antonela Grgin – piano.


Ante Koncert


Aleksandar Benčić, Ante Grgin, Antonela Grgin, Dragana Raić, Ljubiša Jovanović, Melita Benčić, Meri Bojić, Milan Radić, Miloš Vasiljević, Mladen Đorđević, Nenad Janković, Ognjen Popović, Rada Pećanac, Vladimir Stojnić i Zorica Cetković


MIMuzički inkubator is new association which main mission is to contribute to indivdual development of clarinet players, their mutual communication and to support interntional colaboration of young musicians. With a view to achive these goals, Muzički inkubator organises  masterclasses, workshops and summer schools as well as develops programmes and platforms for better domestic and  international collaboration between musicians and similar organisations.

Muzički inkubator organizes in coproduction with SC Zagreb a masterclass by Mate Bekavac. The masterclass is going to be held in MM Center SC Zagreb, Savska cesta 25.

Masterclass is planned to suit the needs of beginners, as well as of more advanced attendees who have already chosen to pursue their career in music. The individually-based music workshops will last for 3 days.

A clarinet workshop is going to be held in Zagreb from 22 to 25 May 2014. The deadline for applications with an enclosed copy of the payment slip is 16 May 2014.

Registration fee is 120 €.
Passive participation in the masterclass is 40 €.


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Mate Bekavac


23. – 25. V 2014.

MM centar SC Zagreb



Mate Bekavac is recognised as one of the great clarinetists of his generation, despite of his “commercial shyness”. Wherever he appears, he’s hailed among collegues and critics as the “secret favorite”, a full-blooded musician and a virtuoso who risks and isn’t spoiled by current fashion tendencies of music industry. A devoted, silent seeker with a special, subtly nuanced sound beyond bright or dark, french or german clarinet stereotype tendencies (he is perhaps the only one who ever gained perfection in both systems), always in favor of musical expression and sincere transmission of written or hidden musical texts. His repertoire ranges from baroque adaptations, classical, romantic and contemporary clarinet repertoire, as well as jazz and klezmer influenced pieces. He gained his wide international acclaim by his single time performance of his own arrangement of the Carmen Fantasy, which is documented on YouTube.


He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1977 and received his first musical education with F. Trzan and D. Brlek in native Ljubljana. He continueted his studies at University of Graz with B. Kovacs, then took his MA degree at Salzburg Mozarteum with A. Brandhofer. He also studied in profesional studies program at Juilliard School of Music in New York under C. Neidich and in “cycle de perfectionement” at Paris Consrvatory (CNSM) with Michel Arrignon. He has won the Mozarteum 1992 award, the Eurovision Jury award in Warsaw 1994, Grand prix of the Yamaha competition in Vienna 1994 and competitions in Lisabon (1994), Seville (1995), Belgrade (1997). He was also finalist of YCA competition on New York 1996.

He appeard as soloist with chamber orchestras Franz Liszt, Cappela Istropolitana, Camerata Israel, Moscow soloists, Salzburg soloists, Munich soloists and Zagreb soloists, Orchester der Philharmonie der Nationen, Saarlandischen Rundfunk, Orchester der Oper in Frankfurt, Symphonie Orchester Basel and all slovenian orchestras.
His special devotion, love and central part of his musical career is chamber music. Frequently he is guest at festivals in Lockenhaus, Jerusalem, Les Museiques in Basel, Rheingau Musik Festival, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Dubrovnik, Lucerne and Munich. As an orchestral musician he played solo clarinet in Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
He tends to enjoy most of his time away from daily tumult in Slovenian mountains, studying, researching, developing new insights and ways of musical understanding as well as discovering nature and passionatly cooking on open fire for his friends and himself.






I met an excellent young clarinetist (and pianist!) Sofija Molchanova long ago in 1998 at the Republic Competition of Young Clarinetists of Serbia, when, so young, she fascinated the jury and the audience in the auditory with her extraordinary music and thus overshadowed all the other competitors and won the absolute first award, gaining 100 points from all the members of the jury.


Let’s find out where the 26 year-old Sofija lives today, where she works, how her life has been until now and what she occupies herself with today


RL: Hello, Sofija! Can you tell us where do you live now and what do you do?

– Hello to all the visitors of this extraordinary and valuable clarinet site. I live in Augsburg (Germany). I work as a docent in High music school (Berufsfachschule) in Dinkelsbuehl. I am also employed in two primary music schools at the same time.

Besides all mentioned, I play a lot and perform in chamber music concerts, and I also work as aid in several orchestras such as: Georgian chamber orchestra, Junge Philharmonie Köln and Orchester Jakobsplatz München.

RL: Where were you born and where did you finish your primary and secondary music education?

I was born in the town Cherkassy in Ukraine. I first gained primary and secondary music education in primary music schools in Negotin and Zaječar, and after this I finished school for primary and secondary music education in Kotor (finished in 2003).

Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (I and II).
Soloist: Sofija Molchanova – clarinet.

RL: How was your further music education going?

– After I finished secondary music school, I moved to Germany in 2003. I first studied in München in professor’s Ulf Rodenhauser class at Hochschule für musik und theater. I graduated here. From 2008 to 2011 I studied at the Music academy in Freiburg, in professor’s Jörg Widmann‘s class – post graduate studies.

RL: What is your title at the moment?

– Docent for clarinet and chamber music / free artist.

RL: What awards and recognitions have you won and where?

Melis Peykoğlu: Two Folk Dances. Sofija Molchanova (clarinet), Melis Peykoglu (piano), Christian Bernt (bongo&conga drums) and Christoph Hobmair (finger cymbals&woodspoons)

– Until now, I have won these awards:

Before going to Germany

  • 1997 Special Award at the Republic Competition in Belgrade and Special Award at the Federal Competition in Kotor. I have won these Special Awards in both piano and clarinet disciplines.
  • 1998 Award for the Best Woodwind Performers at the Competition in Sremski Karlovci.
  • 1999 Special Awards at the Republic and Federal Competitions in Belgrade.
  • 2001 Special Awards in categories piano, clarinet and chamber music, in Montenegro.
  • 2002 Third Award at the International Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucarest in discipline clarinet, as well as participating in finale, in discipline piano.

After going to Germany

  • 2004 First Award at Chamber Music Competition Premio Seiler in Palermo.
  • 2005 First Award at Chamber Music Competition Individualis in Kiev.
  • 2008 Third Award at Chamber Music Competition Miranent in Barcelona.
  • In the same year, 2008, I was the finalist in the Second International Competition in Freiburg.
  • 2012 I won the Award of Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung, for the achieved results in the field of chamber music.

RL: Have you recorded any CDs and for what publishing house?

– Yes, I have. I have recorded French sonatas for Clarinet and Piano / HandM Records.
Fr. sonate

RL: What is the brand of your clarinet, mouth piece and reed?

– I play on both German clarinets of the brand Dietz, Solist 21 and on the French clarinet of the brand Buffet Crampon, Prestige RC, mouthpiece of the brand Maxton D4-2. I use reeds Vandoren No 3.

For Buffet Crampon clarinets I also use the mouth piece Maxton-Mate1, and the reeds of the company Steuer, model Advantage, No 3.

Radivoj Lazić: Three Caprices for Solo Clarinet.
Soloist: Sofija Molchanova – clarinet. December 2013.

RL: Are you familiar with the works of Radivoj Lazić and Vlastimir Peričić and have you used that literature in your work until now?

– Yes, I am very familiar with the literature, because I use it very much in my work with the students in music schools where I work.

RL: Do you intend to put in your repertoire any of my works and which one?

– Of course I do. I intend to record a CD with the works of the composers Radivoj Lazić and Vlastimir Peričić, and I have already recorded 3 Capriccios for Clarinet Solo in a studio, I shall soon record Romantic Concert in A Minor and other works.

RL: Can you describe your working day for the visitors of the site

– I usually get up at 6.30 a.m. and have breakfast.

Then I go to the orchestra rehearsal (half an hour warming up orchestra, and then three hours of rehearsal).

Then I have lunch. After that, I usually have four hours of classes with my students. If I have any significant concerts soon, I gladly stay for a couple of hours to practice.

RL: What would you say about yourself that I did not ask?

– I like to travel, I like to spend my holidays on the sea, to read books, to listen to jazz and spend a lot of time with my friends!

RL: What would you like to say to young clarinetists and the visitors of this clarinet website?

– Persistence, work and will are the best conditions to achieve the wanted result.

RL: Do you intend to visit Belgrade in the future?

– Yes, of course! I shall probably perform some concert there.

RL: Thank you for your kindness and a nice interview, we shall meet in Belgrade. Until then, I wish you luck and success in everything! Cheers!

– Thank you. I wish all the visitors of the site good health, successful career and happy forthcoming holidays!