02.08.2014.

XL AVENUE, my new quintet

I composed a new piece dedicated to Eric Aubier & Tuba Quartet XL. Its a two movement piece for Trumpet surrounded with 2 Tubas, Euphonium and Wagner Tuba. They will premiere/perform it on prestigious summer festivals like Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Zagreb Summer Festival and Osor Musical Evenings. TOITOITOI
29/07 Zagreb
31/07 Dubrovnik
02/08 Osor


06.07.2014.

Another Porin Award for best classical music composition

On recently held 21st Porin Awards ceremony I won my second Porin for best classical composition.This time it was for "Several Miniatures for saxophone quartet" recorded by Papandopulo Quartet. Their album "Papandopulo" is a best selling classical music album!!! Thanks to everyone that voted for us!


27.05.2014.

On tour with East Rodeo

Last May days are a perfect time to go on tour with East Rodeo septet, an amazing Croatian-Italian art collective!
Concerts are:
27/05 Kino Šiška (Ljubljana, SLO)
http://www.kinosiska.si/glasba/east-rodeo-septet-hrita-brns-belgija

28/05 Ring Ring festival (Belgrade, RS)  
http://www.tanjug.rs/news/127819/ring-ring-festival-to-take-place-from-may-15-28.htm

29/05 KSET (Zagreb, HR) 
http://www.jutarnji.hr/talijansko-hrvatski-avant-rockeri--inovatori-zvuka--nastupit-ce-u-klubu-kset/1183267/
31/05 Stockwerk jazz (Graz, A)
http://www.grazjazz.at/index.php/termin-details/items/the-east-rodeo-septet.html


11.05.2014.

Premiere of my first String Quartet

On monday, 19th of May at KDVLisinski, Sebastian String Quartet is giving a premiere performance of my first string quartet. They commisoned a piece for their 12th concert season at Lisinski hall.
The concert starts at 20h and besides my "alla morlaca" string quartet they are playing music by Papandopulo and Brahms.
http://www.lisinski.hr/event.php?id=1052


01.05.2014.

1st NOCHTA SAXOPHONE COMPETITION 2014

I am very honoured and proud to be invited as a member of the jury at 1st International Saxophone Competition Josip Nochta in Zagreb with Eugene Rousseau, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle, Dragan Sremec, Matjaž Drevenšek and great Croatian composer and conductor Pavle Dešpalj. My QuarterTone Waltz is an obligatory piece for more then 50 saxophone players from all over the world.
Best of luck to all of them!

Zagreb, May 12. - 17. 2014.
Croatian Musical Institute
http://kdz.hr/index.php/en/competitions/international-saxophone-competition-josip-nochta