Dubrovnik's Musical Spring, the musical cycle of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra held from 18 to 28 April, started with the performances of excellent Croatian pianist Aljosa Jurinic. Tomorrow, April 21st, you will have a chance to listen to a concert that Dubrovnik audience has not yet had a chance to hear - Concert for violia and orchestra by Béla Bartók. Young Croat violist of Ethiopian origin Hiwote Tadesse will play along with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tomislav Facini in Dubrovnik Cathedral at 8:30 pm.
In 2011, Hiwote began studying at the Royal Conservatory in Gent and the Maastricht Conservatory in the class of one of the world's best violists, Michael Kugel, where in 2016 she graduated as the best student of the generation. Hiwote is currently trained at the Belgian prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and since August 2016 has been conducting violias at the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. She is the winner of many awards: the Grand Prix at the International Youth Music Competition in Moscow (2014), the first prize at the Citta di Barletta International Competition in Italy (2013), the first prize at 46th and 48th Croatian music and dance student Competition (2008. , 2010).
The concert that Hiwote will play is not performed frequently. Violist W. Primrose ordered a viola concert from the Hungarian composer Béla Bartok in 1945. Bartok then lived in the United States, sick and poor. He accepted the order, but the concert remained unfinished due to the death of the composer. T. Serly, Bartok's student and assistant, is one of those who took on the task and worked out four confusing bifols in a concert that will be played tomorrow. With the use of modern composing techniques, we hear Bartok's recognizable in the use of the folk motifs of Transylvania and Scotland (the homeland of W. Primrose).
In addition to this concert, the orchestra will also perform Mozart's Serenade for Cello Puffers and Idyl by Blagoje Bersa.