The sounds of various musical instruments played by excellent musicians, who once again passed on their rich knowledge and experience to young musicians at the Youngmasters International Summer School, echoed in the St. Anastasia church in Samobor on August 27th, 2021. The concert that started with gentle flute sounds played by Marko Zupan that were accompanied by the piano sounds played by Nataša Veljković led the audience through different moods while bringing compositions of various characters and emotional interpretations of great Croatian and foreign musicians and participants of our summer school.
Cellist Tobias Stosiek and pianist Nataša Veljković coveyed special feelings to the audience with the performance of Vocalize no. 14, op. 34 from Sergei Rachmaninoff. The young Croatian pianist Aljoša Jurinić made himself stand out with a virtuoso and energetic interpretation of the Hungarian Rhapsody no. 11 composed by Franz Liszt. The concert ended with a musical performance from Lovro Peretić, a guitarist who is also the winner of last year’s Ida Presti International Guitar Competition. He performed the Premier Concertino in C major composed by Ivan Padovac with the Youngmasters String Quartet. The special feature of this concert was the short announcements of each composition that was being played, which contributed to greater motivation and attention of the audience. Although the concert was long, the audience showed their satisfaction and gratitude to the performers with warm and long applause.
Author: Lucija Vukoja, participant of the Youngmasters music criticism workshop