Thanks to the support of the cities of Rijeka and Zagreb, Lisinski Hall will put on a concert cycle outside of Zagreb for the first time in its history. It will provide priceless experience to music fans, guaranteed by the brilliant Zagreb Soloists, Papandopulo Quartet, Aljoša Jurinić and Petrit Çeku!
The unique Governor's Palace, one of Rijeka's most beautiful architectural gems from the end of the 19th century, a witness of time and symbol of power and fortune, will host top artists. They will be brought to Rijeka, the 2020 European Capital of Culture, by Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall from Zagreb.
The concert cycle at the Governor's Palace will be opened by one of Croatia's most renowned chamber orchestras, the Zagreb Soloists, on Tuesday, 26 September. It is a sort of introduction to the 65th anniversary celebration of the Zagreb Soloists. The ensemble is well-known for excellent performance skills, discipline, endless enthusiasm and love for music and art, instilled in them from the beginning by their founder and long-time artistic director, renowned cellist Antonio Janigro.
A month later, on Thursday, 26 October, music fans will be welcomed by the Papandopulo Quartet. It is composed of excellent young saxophonists: Nikola Fabijanić, Gordan Tudor, Goran Jurković and Tomislav Žužak. Thanks to their élan and artistic excellence, they attract the attention of the music-loving public, especially younger generations. Their first album is the most sold classical album in the past few years. It also received five Porin Croatian Music Award nominations.
A night to remember will for sure be created by one of Croatia's brightest piano stars today, Aljoša Jurinić, on Monday, 13 November. He attracted the attention of the music world by outstanding talent, piano-playing skills, insightfulness and wisdom, which made him the winner of the 2012 International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, a finalist of the world’s most prestigious 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and winner of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels!
The final concert of the cycle organized by Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall will be held on Thursday, 14 December. It will be a highlight featuring Petrit Çeku – the guitar prince from Prizren, a favourite of the audiences and one of the finest offsprings of the esteemed and renowned Zagreb Guitar School and professor Darko Petrinjak. His artistic maturity, technical perfection and refined sound are only some of the reasons why the acclaimed music critic Colin Cooper called him “a soloist of the highest ability”, which he confirms wherever his musical path takes him.
Ticket sales points in Rijeka:
AUTOTRANS d.o.o., Poslovnica Rijeka - Riva 22, Rijeka
CROATIA RECORDS d.d., RIJEKA - Užarska 3, Rijeka
S.O.L.E.N. D.O.O., AGENCIJA SOLEN - Strossmayerova 2, Rijeka