Friday, November 13, at 8 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia

St. George Strings
(Belgrade, Serbia) Conductor: Bojan Suđić
Stefan Milenković, violin

  • Zoran Erić (Serbia) – Seven Glances at the Sky, for string sextet – Mokranjac Award for 2008
  • Ljubica Marić (Serbia) – Asymptote, for violin and strings
  • Ilya Ziblat-Shay (Israel/The Netherlands) – Night Along the Top With Mr. Abdel Wahab
  • Kasia Glowicka (Poland) – Perpetuity, for strings and electronics
  • Miloš Zatkalik (Serbia) – The Four Visions of Absence
  • Aleksandar Vujić (Serbia) – Serbian Kolo, for violin and strings

Saturday, November 14, at 6 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia


Sonja Lončar, Andrija Pavlović, Natalija Mladenović

Saturday, November 14, at 8 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia

Sonanza Ensemble (Stockholm, Sweden)
Conductor: Jan Risberg
Đuro Živković – viola

Sunday, November 15, at 6 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia


Soloists: Dragan Đorđević, violoncello, Stana Krstajić, flute, Jelena Banković, soprano, Mihajlo Samoran, clarinet, Katarina Aleksić, violin

Sunday, November 15, at 8 pm – Kolarac Foundation Hall

Klangforum Wien
Conductor: Emilio Pomárico

  • Bernhard Gander (Austria) – fête.gare
  • Iannis Xenakis (Greece/France) – Waarg
  • Georges Aperghis (Greece/France) – Teeter-Totter
  • Bernhard Gander (Austria) – Beine und Strümpfe
  • Ensemble: Vera Fischer, flutes; Nataša Marić, flutes; Markus Deuter, oboe; Olivier Vivarès, clarinets; Bernhard Zachhuber, clarinets; Reinhold Brunner, clarinets; Lorelei Dowling, bassoon; Gerald Preinfalk, saxophon; Christoph Walder, horn; Anders Nyqvist, trumpet; Andreas Eberle, trombone; József Bazsinka, tuba; Gunde Jäch-Micko, violin; Annette Bik, violin; Andrew Jezek, viola; Benedikt Leitner, violoncello; Andreas Lindenbaum, violoncello; Uli Fussenegger, double bass; Viviane Chassot, accordion; Lukas Schiske, percus- sion; Adam Weisman, percussion; Florian Müller, piano; Mathilde Hoursian- gou, piano / Florian Bogner, sounddesign

Monday, November 16, at 8 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia

String Quartet TAJJ (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Aleksandra Krčmar Ćulibrk and Jovanka Mazalica, violins, Jelena Filipović, viola and Timea Kalmar, violoncello

Monday, November 16, at 10 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia


Sonja Lončar, Andrija Pavlović, pianos, Maja Jokanović, violin, Slobodan Gerić, double bass, Ljubomir Milanović, viola, Dragan Đorđević, violoncello

  • Mark Barden (USA/Germany) – Die Haut Anderer for e.h, for soloist and video
  • Jason Bolte (USA) – Scrap Metal, for piano and fixed media (CD)
  • Katarina Miljković (Serbia/USA) – White City, for violin, electronics and video
  • Karen Power (Ireland) – cows, coffee, birds, bees and a new room, for double bass and tape
  • Nickitas Demos (USA) – intelligent designs for violin, viola, violoncello and video

Tuesday, November 17, at 8 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia

Jasna Tucović, piano, Ivan Knežević, violin, Aleksandar Latković, violoncello Wind Quintet of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra – Marina Nenadović, flute; Bojan Pešić, oboe; Veljko Klenkovski, clarinet; Nenad Janković, bas- soon; Nenad Vasić, horn

Wednesday, November 18, at 6 pm – Hall of the National Bank of Serbia

String Quartet of the St. George Strings (Belgrade)
Mladen Drenić and Miljana Popović, violins, Ljubomir Milanović, viola, Srđan Sretenović, violoncello

Wednesday, November 18, at 8 pm – Kolarac Foundation Hall

RTS Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bojan Suđić
Vladimir Cvijić, piano, Vladimir Milošević, piano

Ivan Brkljačić: A Word from the Selector

Ladies and gentlemen,
The festival which is about to start is in many ways special. This year we celebrate its 18th birthday. It is perhaps for that reasons that now, like never before, we have such important, world-renowned names: Stefan Milenković, Klangforum Wien Orchestra, Sonanza Ensemble from Stockholm. This year’s Review will also see the promotion of a new chamber ensemble, the TAJJ Quartet from Novi Sad.

We have renewed our cooperation with St. George Strings, and continued working with maestro Bojan Suđić, the Wind Quintet of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Serbian Broadcasting System and a whole series of superb domestic soloists who have largely contributed to the Review over the past years, and who have a proper sense of where and to whom they belong.

Through a symbolic conjunction of two creative poetics reflected in the slogan The Echoes of Space, it is the aim of this year’s Review to point out the outstanding achievements of our music, to the values which need to be reemphasized over and over again, both at home and abroad. Ljubica Marić, Vasilije Mokranjac and many other remarkable personalities ought to have a permanent place on the concert podium. They more than deserve it.

Ten concerts in six days will feature 55 compositions, with Asymptote by Ljubica Marić and Poem for piano and orchestra by Vaslilje Mokranjac serving as the frame. It is my pleasure to state that 20 Serbian and 25 foreign composers from Europe, America and Asia recognized their own artistic expression in The Echoes of Space and wished to become part of our Review.

May this year be even more successful, may we be richer and more mature, and may we never lose our youthful spirit and the vitality of an 18-years old. Let my message to the 18th International Review of Composers be Many Happy Returns.

Ivan Brkljačić, selektor