Music timeline with pieces from various eras was prepared yesterday evening at Ohrid Summer Festival by the Serbian artists Andrija Minchic on clarinet, Tadija Minchic of bassoon and Nikola Cvetkovic on piano, performing on the podium of the acoustic St Sophia church.
The young Andrija Minchicin in his solo career has had over 200 concerts across Serbia and internationally, and has won numerous awards and recognitions. Besides that, he works as a teacher as a clarinet professor and other subjects at the Wind Instruments Department in the Faculty of Art in Nish. Minchic, as a saxophonist plays various genres, jazz, pop, funk, rock and electronic music, and with his project “Saxtime” has touched worldwide audiences through social media and youtube.
– At Ohrid Summer Festival we brought fragments leading us throughout the eras. We sought presenting pieces which are fundamental in classic music. Our opinion is that we should exceed the standard patterns and provide the audience with interactive concerts in order to feel that it is part of the circle we’re playing in. Based on that, we made the programme for the festival, said Andrija.
The concert at Ohrid Summer Festival united the Minchic brothers on a concert podium after 5 years, when they performed in Istanbul.
– I am happy to be playing with my brother Tadija. The colleague, Nikola Cvetkovic, is a fantastic pianist I have collaborated with at the Faculty for years. I cooperate with many Macedonian colleagues, but this is my first performance at Ohrid Summer Festival, a festival which poses an example for all of us, added the clarinettist Minchic.
The concert started with the Sonata for bassoon G major op 168 by Camille Saint-Saens, and continued with the Sonata for piano, third movement by the Macedonian composer Goce Kolarovski. The repertoire included the Concertino for clarinet by Ante Grgin, as well as the Trio for clarinet, bassoon and piano “Gassenhauer Trio” by Beethoven.