The traditional Evening of the European Union within the Ohrid Summer Festival “will be held tonight under the motto” Bach in the air “.
The clarinetist Mate Bekavac and the flutist Irena Grafenauer will perform in the church “St. Sophia” starting at 9 p.m.
Mate Bekavac is considered one of the most important clarinetists of his generation, despite his relative “commercial shyness”. Born in Ljubljana, he completed his primary music education in his hometown, and then studied at the University of Graz with B. Kovac, holds a master’s degree from the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg in the class of A. Brandhofer. He completed his education at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York in the class of Ch. I also found myself in Paris at the Paris Conservatory with Michel Arignon. He is the winner of the Mozarteum Award in 1992, the Eurovision Jury Prize for Classical Music in Warsaw (1994), the Yamaha Grand Prix in Vienna (1994), as well as the Lisbon Competition (1994), Seville (1994). and Belgrade (1997). He has performed as a soloist with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Istropolitano Chapel, the Israel Camera, the Moscow Soloists, the Salzburg Soloists, the Munich Soloists and the Zagreb Soloists, as well as several symphony orchestras in Germany, Switzerland and all of Switzerland.