De Kerstroos23 november 2018
Le Groupe des Six et Satie24 juli 2019
Een modern programma met een mix van verschillende stijlen.
|ANTE B.K. |
|Rhapsody for piano duet||Kroatië|
|FRANCIS POULENC |
(*1899 – †1963 Parijs, Frankrijk)
|URMAS SISASK |
(Rapla, Estonia, *1960)
|The Sombrero Galaxy||Opus 119 (2008)||Estland|
Ante B. K.
Ante Božić-Kudrić (Split, 1990) is a pianist and composer. He gained elementary and secondary music
education in the music school ‘Josip Hatze’ in Split in the class of Valentine Štrbac-Čičerić. He
graduated his piano education from the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb in the class of
Ante Milić in 2012. He has won several awards at competitions for young pianists in Croatia. During his
schooling he attended seminars of distinguished pedagogues (Valdma, Kämmerling, Simone, Bogino,
Krpan, Inđić). In addition to composing after his studies, he was working as accompanist in the ballet
studio and with singers, and as piano teacher he has worked both in school and in private.
From 2012 Ante is actively engaged into composition. He composed music for the animated short film
"From the Depths" in 2014. It won the award for Best Animated Short Film of the children's jury 2014
at the Olympia International Film Festival. He made his first major work in 2014 with the Suite for 2
violins and a piano which has been performed in 2015 in the small Hall Lisniska in Zagreb. Furthermore
we can find in his smaller works a song for tenor or soprano ‘Oblak’ by the text of Dobriša Cesarić, two
colorful Vocalizes for soprano, Serenade and Minuet for the double bass, music for ballet, a Sonatina
and the piece "Für Pavla" for the piano.
FRANCIS POULENC As a composer he was almost autodidact. The work Sonata for four hands composed in 1918 still bears the fresh young spirit which is more obvious in his compositions from his younger years like f.i. the Mouvements perpétuels. The Sonata consists of three movements: first a Prelude with a very striking rhythmical basic ostinato theme, second a Rustique which appears to have only white keys, and third a Final in which a part of the first movement theme comes back and gives it more a sonata like feeling.
URMAS SISASK Urmas Sisask was born in Estonia in 1960. In addition to his main activities as a composer, he is engaged in astronomical observations and gave numerous concert lectures in the musical observatory Planetarium in his former hometown in Jäneda, Estonia. His compositions are eclectic in style and often steeped in symbolism. But above all, astronomy remains Sisasks greatest source of inspiration, which can be seen from the titles of several of his larger works (Starry Sky, Pleiades, Andromeda). Similarly, the works Milky Way from 1990 and the Sombrero from 2008. With his predilection for astronomy he has defined an entirely new unique composition style under the name 'Astro-music'.
Poster from the World-Première 'Rhapsody for piano duet' in Split, Croatia on August the 17th, 2019