Sergey Prokofiev: Piano concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major
Croatia's best artists and one of Germany's best orchestras together on the stage of Lisinski Hall... a priceless experience, isn’t it? Young Croatian pianist Aljoša Jurinić always delights Croatian and international audiences and critics. This young artist’s appearances have an atmosphere created by his artistic greatness, but also his simple and sophisticated spirit. On his path as a musician, he has frequently attracted the attention of numerous demanding juries at most significant international piano competitions. Jurinić won the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, Germany in 2012. He was the first Croatian pianist to make the final of the F. Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2015. He won the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and was an invited competitor in the final of the Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2017. This is why we are looking forward to his guest appearance with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin), which was founded when German radio started broadcasting music, in 1923. The extraordinary sound and uniqueness of the Orchestra has been created by great chief conductors, such as Sergiu Celibidache, Eugen Jochum, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and others. Numerous great music artists, composers and conductors, have collaborated with the Orchestra on the performance of their own pieces (Paul Hindemith, Sergei Prokofiev, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky and Krzysztof Penderecki). Although the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and prominent Croatian conductor Ivan Repušić have been cooperating for a number of years, this will be their first appearance together in Croatia. In the past few years, Maestro Repušić has been building his career in numerous musical centres throughout Europe, especially in German concert halls and opera houses. Starting from this season, he will assume the post of Chief Conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra.