Tonight Ohrid Summer Festival brings “Music Timeline” by the clarinet player Andrija Minchic, who is to perform together with Tadija Minchic in collaboration with the pianist Nikola Cvetkovic.
The concert will take place in St Sophia church at 9 p.m.
Andrija Minčić has graduated in the class of prof. Ante Grgin, then specialized at the Department of Chamber Music at the Faculty of Arts-University of Nis. As a concert soloist, he has played at over 200 concerts in the country and abroad – Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, France, Turkey, Qatar, Portugal, Canada… He performed at the most prominent concert halls in Europe, such as: Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palau de la Musica, Gran Teatro de Liceu, L’Audotorio (Barcelona), L’Auditorio, (Madrid), etc. He held the scholarship by the city of Niš and won several prizes awarded by the city. In March 2013 he started his pedagogical activity as a Docent at the Department of wind instruments of the Faculty of Arts in Niš, teaching several subjects. As saxophone player he performs various genres, from Big Band formation (lead alto saxophone and soloist in Nis Big Band), to contemporary, jazz, funk, pop, electronic, and fusion bands.
Tadija Mincic was born in 1990 in Niš and began playing the bassoon with Prof. Mirko Isaeski (FMU Belgrade), continuing to graduate from the class of Prof. Eberhard Marschall (solo-bassoonist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. During his studies he won twelve First prizes (six Laureates) at various national and international competitions and was a soloist with the Nis Symphony Orchestra and the Thessaloniki Chamber Orchestra. As of 2021, he plays solo bassoon for the RTS Symphony Orchestra (Radio Television of Serbia), as well as for the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nikola Cvetkovic, born in 1990 is a classically trained pianist from Serbia. He graduated from Faculty of Arts in Nis in 2013, receiving a Master’s degree in piano performance. During his studies he has participated in many music competitions around the country. He has performed both as a solo artist and a chamber musician in Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Portugal, Russia, Canada, Qatar, Ukraine and Latvia. In 2017, with an agreement with the well-known Swedish band Katatonia and after getting their approval, he released a full album titled ‘’Nikola Cvetkovic Plays Katatonia (a collection of solo piano renditions)’’, and gained a lot positive feedback from around the world.