četvrtak, 08 oktobar 2015 21:25

CONCERT: RTS Symphony Orchestra and Jean-Paul Gasparian, piano

Kolarac Endowment,
8 October at 20:00h

Jean-Paul GASPARIAN, Symphony Orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia and maestro Bojan SUDJIĆ

Jean-Paul Gasparian performed for the audience in Belgrade on Thursday, 8 October, at Kolarac Endowment’s Great Hall, in cooperation with the Symphony Orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia, conducted by Serbia’s outstanding maestro Bojan Sudjić. Both the Novi Sad and the Belgrade concerts by Gasparian were organised in cooperation with the French Institute in Belgrade under the patronage of ArtLink’s Strategic Partner, the Société Générale Serbia.

Jean-Paul GASPARIAN, Symphony Orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia and maestro Bojan SUDJIĆ

Jean-Paul Gasparian and maestro Bojan SUDJIĆ

Jean-Paul GASPARIAN, Symphony Orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia and maestro Bojan SUDJIĆ

Jean-Paul Gasparian, piano (France)

Born in Paris in 1995, in a family of musicians, he started learning the piano at the age of 6 and entered Olivier Gardon’s class at the Paris CRR, where he graduation in 2009 (with the congratulations of the jury). In February 2010 he was admitted to the National Conservatoire (CNSM), where he first studied with Jacques Rouvier and then Michel Beroff (Licence graduation in June 2013, unanimous jury). Jean-Paul finished his Master in the class of Michel Beroff and Laurent Cabasso with the highest mention. For the past six years he has been working regularly with Mrs Tatiana A. Zelikman.

Jean-Paul is laureate of several international competitions:

Winner of the Bremen European contest, Germany, and prize for the youngest finalist 2014.

Laureate of the Cziffra foundation, France 2014

AVC Charity special prize at the Piano Campus international competition in Pontoise, 2014.

3rd Prize at the Lyon international competition, France 2013

3rd prize at the Hastings International Concerto competition, England 2013

In 2013 he has also obtained the 1st philosophy prize at the Concours général des Lycéens de France (French national contest).

In 2014 he played the Tchaikovsky concerto twice: in Bremen (at Die Glocke) with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, and in Aguilas, Spain, with the Murcia Symphonic Orchestra, for the opening of the season. He also played Beethoven’s 1st concerto with the Opéra de Rouen Orchestra, Chopin’s 2nd concerto with the Garde Républicaine and Mendelssohn’s 1st concerto in the Salle Gaveau in Paris with the Alliance Orchestra.

His recital at the “Flâneries de Reims” in June 2014 has been broadcasted live on Medici.tv, and his Radio France recital on France Musique (Gaelle le Gallic’s program) also. The same year, Jean-Paul was selected for the famous Verbier Academy and worked with Stephen Kovatchevich, Gabor Takacz, Klaus Helwig, and otehrs.

Jean-Paul was invited to festivals such as Chopin de Bagatelle, Flâneries de Reims, Piano en Valois, Nancyphonies, L’Eure poétique et Musicale, Liszt en Provence, Automne Musical de Taverny, Véxin, Pianos Folies, salle Pleyel in Paris and all over the word: in Salzburg (Mozarteum), Leipzig (Bundesverwaltungsgericht), Belgrade ArtLink Festival (City Hall, Old Palace), Tel-Aviv (Museum of Modern Art), Podgorica, Montenegro, Holland, Bremen, Sthur and many others.

In January 2015 he played Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue for the opening of the Piano Campus Festival, then a solo recital in the Parisian Salle Cortot, Mendelssohn’s 1st concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Caen in March and Mozart’s 24th concerto with the Musikkolegium Winterthur in Zürich Tonhalle in June. During the summer 2015 he had recitals at the Nohant Festival, the Touquet “Piano Folies” and in Germany, in Bremen and Berlin. In October 2015 he will play Rachmaninov’s 2nd concerto in Belgrade with the Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, at the ArtLink Young Talent’s Festival. His schedule for 2016 already includes a solo recital in the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, on 15 January, and a concert tour with the Basse-Normandie Orchestra (Mozart’s 24th Concerto), recital in Cordoba Festival in November, and several others.


Musical Production of the Radio-Television of Serbia – Symphonic Orchestra and Choir

The ensembles of the Musical Production of the Radio-television of Serbia – its Symphonic Orchestra (1937) and Choir (1938) – have been active for over 70 years, and constitute a pillar of the musical activities of radio and television in Serbia. The ensembles have well-developed concert activities and their carefully conceived and engaged work, performances in Belgrade, throughout Serbia, and abroad, have contributed to the quality of musical life, cultivating Serbian musical heritage in particular. Alongside major established visiting conductors, the ensembles have been led, in the capacity of chief conductor, by some of the most prominent artists including: Mihajlo Vukdragović and Milan Bajšanski, the Orchestra’s and Choir’s first conductors, and then by Stevan Hristić, Krešimir Baranović, Borivoje Simić, Mladen Jagušt, Vančo Čavdarski, Vladimir Kranjčević, Milen Načev, and David Porcelijn. Since 2005, Bojan Suđić – who began his career precisely by working with the Choir and the Symphonic Orchestra of the RTS, in 1985 and 1989, respectively – has been the artistic director and chief conductor of both ensembles. The ensembles have performed at every major festival in Yugoslavia and Serbia, and toured, with much success, England, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Russia, Romania, Morocco, Montenegro, and Croatia.

In addition to producing archive recordings of their concert performances, whose programmes are usually conceived with that purpose in mind, the orchestra has produced a large number of studio recordings, most of which feature works by national authors (Yugoslav and Serbian) and pieces of contemporary music with domestic soloists. Over the years, the programming objectives of their work have not changed significantly: quality (usually première) performances and recordings of domestic music (both historical and contemporary), première performances of those works from the international musical canon that are underrepresented on the Serbian concert stage, especially monumental vocal-instrumental, symphonic, and a cappella works. This trajectory of achieving the highest professional standards in performance and the realisation of inspired original creations has incorporated projects realised over the past ten years under the artistic leadership of maestro Bojan Suđić.

In addition to establishing concert seasons and frequent performances of the principal works of the international musical heritage, the ensembles have retained their focus on interpreting and recording works by Serbian composers, such as Vasilije Mokranjac, Ljubica Marić, Konstantin Babić, Vladan Radovanović, Rajko Maksimović, Dejan Despić, Vlastimir Trajković, Milan Mihajlović, Ivan Jevtić, Zoran Erić, Jugoslav Bošnjak, Rastislav Kambasković, Vera Milanković, Svetislav Božić, Isidora Žebeljan, Ivan Brkljačić, Aleksandar Simić, Aleksandar Sedlar, Zoran Mulić, and many others, as well as Serbian music classics, such as Kornelije Stanković, Stevan Mokranjac – to whom the ensembles paid special attention on the occasion of the centenary of his death in 2014, Petar Konjović, Stevan Hristić, Marko Tajčević, and others.



Bojan Suđić, conductor (Serbia)

A leading name in Serbian conducting, Bojan Suđić is chief conductor of the Radio and Television of Serbia’s (RTS) Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, and executive and artistic director of the Musical Production of the RTS. He is also employed as a full professor and head of the conducting department at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade; in 2015, maestro Suđić celebrates 30 years of his professional career in conducting. Since the very beginning, his work and repertoire have featured an extraordinary breadth and diversity of choral, symphonic, and stage music, remarkable achievements in all of these domains, and numerous awards – ranging from First Prize at the 1989 Yugoslav Young Artists’ Competition in Zagreb, to significant professional awards on the national music scene: the prize of the International Composers’ Forum, the annual prize of the Association of Musical Artists, The City of Belgrade Prize, the Golden Armlet [beočug], the annual prize of the Musica classica journal, and others. He performs regularly in Serbia and abroad.

Since 1992, he has been a permanent conductor with the RTS Choir and Symphonic Orchestra, performing a large number of works from the international heritage of choral, symphonic, and vocal-instrumental music. Most of these concerts have been recorded for radio and TV, constituting the basis of Suđić’s extensive discography.

Since 1989, he has engaged in intense collaboration with the Belgrade Philharmonic. In 1993, Suđić turned to conducting in opera, becoming a leading conductor at the National Theatre Opera in Belgrade, and its chief conductor during the season of 1999‒2000. He was also the general music director of the Opera during the season of 2004‒2005.

In 1998, Bojan Suđić was engaged as a visiting conductor at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, becoming its conductor in residence in 2000. With their ensemble, he realised over 150 opera and ballet productions. He has also pursued a fruitful collaboration with the ensemble of the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki. As a visiting conductor, Suđić has performed with over 40 orchestras in the region and abroad, such as the Helsinki Philharmonic, Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Turku Philharmonic, and UNAM Philharmonic.


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