Luka Čubrilo (b. 1987 in Belgrade) studied piano at the School of Music Mokranjac in Belgrade with Jasna Vukasović. Since 2005 he has studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Isidora Žebeljan.
In 2007 he composed music for the theatre play Hamlet, directed by Nenad Gvozdenović. His pieces have been performed at the students’ festival KOMA in Belgrade.
He organised a concert of Oliver Messiaen’s organ music at the St Mary Cathedral in Belgrade, where he played the music of O. Messiaen and his own organ piece Procesije (Procesisions). The concert was supported by the Centre Culturel Français in Belgrade. In 2009 the piece Procesije will be performed in Austria.
Together with Sara Vujadinović he won the prize for the most perspective young artist in 2008, awarded by Art Link and Audi.
He participated in the master class of Luka Francesconi in Belgrade (organised by Art Link). Luka Čubrilo’s piece Krilata jeka for two trumpets, French horn and trombone, was performed at the closing concert of the course at the Belgrade City Hall.
Together with a group of colleagues he is active as an organiser of concerts of artistic music.
Three solo songs
Three solo songs for mezzo-soprano, oboe and percussion, based on the lyrics by Vasko Popa, are written on commission of the trio Margriet van Reisen – Arnold Marinissen – Borislav Čičovački. This particular combination of three instrumental timvres, together with the characteristic poetry of Vasko Popa (in his songs Puzavica, Maslačak and Kesten), inspired me to explore melodic ornamentation and very complex rhythmic details, which in my imagination correspond to Popa’s surrealistic representation of flora.