November 2019.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Main hall


Saturday U 19:30
Main hall
Organizer: Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
130 kn
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170.00 kn
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FILIP FAK, piano
S. Dedić: String Quartet No. 2 (premiere)
M. Ravel: String Quartet in F major
L. Boccherini: Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major, G 448
E. Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 for String Quartet and String Orchestra
B. Britten: Young Apollo, Op. 16 for Piano, String Quartet and String Orchestra

Big Celebration of the Zagreb Quartet

In the year filled with important anniversaries, it is a great joy to also recall the 100th (!) anniversary of one of Croatia's most important chamber ensembles – the Zagreb Quartet! It was founded by Vaclav Huml, Ladislav Miranov, Milan Graf and Umberto Fabbri in 1919. During its first period, until 1943, numerous prominent musicians played in the Quartet, among whom also Dragutin Arany, Zlatko Topolski and Stjepan Šulek. The Quartet’s second period started in 1954, when it was re-established by Josip Klima, Tomislav Šestak, Dušan Stranić and Zvonimir Pomykalo. In the rich hundred years of its activities, the Quartet performed on all continents, in renowned concert halls, such as the Sydney Opera, the UN Concert Hall in New York, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, St. John’s Smith Square church in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Beethovenhaus in Bonn and many others.

Numerous sound recordings, among other things more than 40 records, are the proof of the Zagreb Quartet's rich repertoire, but also of their continuing care for Croatian music authors.

This concert is an opportunity for them to present their new, quadruple CD, which includes both historical and contemporary music. A blend of the precise aesthetics of classical music and fearless freedom of contemporary music is the central idea of their programme, which will also be marked by the premiere of Srđan Dedić’s String Quartet No. 2, together with the proven hits, everyone's favourites Ravel, Elgar, Boccherini and Britten.

Many Croatian and foreign composers have dedicated their works to the Zagreb Quartet ever since 1920. The ensemble has received all Croatian awards, and in 1994, it also received the Granada Histórica y Cultural award, with which the Quartet members were named honorary citizens of Granada. Croatia’s “oldest” chamber ensemble is composed of the young, extremely talented musician Martin Krpan as the first violinist, the talented Philips brothers (violinist Davor and violist Hrvoje) and the experienced cellist Martin Jordan. In the Saturday at Lisinski cycle, they will be joined by the famous Zagreb Soloists, as well as the internationally acclaimed young musicians, guitarist Srđan Bulat and pianist Filip Fak.

Discounts are offered for single tickets: a 10% discount for one-off cash payments; a 20% discount for persons with disabilities and their accompanying persons (please produce a copy of disability certificate); school and university students, retired persons, members of the Croatian Automobile Club, employees of Splitska banka, INA and groups (of more than 15 persons). Two hours before the concert, school and university students (please produce a valid document) can purchase tickets at a price of 10 kunas. Discounts apply to the purchase of one ticket only, except in case of persons with disabilities, when the discount applies to their accompanying persons, as well. Discounts cannot be added together.