Vuk Ovaskainen, cello
Urmin Majstorović, horn
6th Concert of the International Music Cycle
Vuk Ovaskainen was born in Belgrade in 2001, and started playing cello at the age of 7. Vuk is the laureate of the international competitions Petar Konjović, Dušan Protić, and the Mozart competition in the Quinto Vicentino, in Italy He won the Secod prize at the International Heran violoncello competition in the Czech Republic and in Liezen, in Austria. At the festival of young talents in Sremski Karlovci, he was promoted as the Most Talented Cellist in Serbia. Vuk played several recitals in Serbia and performed at the Cello Fest and at the Chopin Fest in Belgrade. Vuk Ovaskainen is the member of the ArtLink Chamber ensemble and played several times as a soloist with the orchestra within the ArtLink – Societe Generale Young Talents Cycle. His professors were Boža Saramandić, Danijela Militinović and Judit Niederholzer-Josifoska. Vuk participated at the masterclasses of cellist Jan Vogler, Alexander Baillie and Louise Hopkins. In 2016 Vuk has been invited to Colluvio chamber music program and tour in Austria, Germany and the Balkans. Dejan Despić and Ivan Jevtić have composed music for Ovaskainen.
Urmin Nes Majstorović was born in 1998. He started playing the violin at the age of 5, the piano at the age of 7, and the horn when he was 11. Urmin is a student of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with Nenad Vasić and Igor Lazić. He participated at the masterclass of professor Kristijan Lampert, in Ljubljana, in 2014. Urmin Nes Majstorović won several national competitions in piano and violin, and also international competitions in Verbania, Italy and Petar Konjović in Serbia. As a hornist he has won first prizes at the International competition Ohridski biseri and International competition Davorin Jenko. He has performed his first recital in 2012, at the Academy of Arts and Science (SANU) in Serbia. Inspired by this concert, composer Dejan Despić wrote a Concertino for Urmin. As the member of ensemble „Libriko“ he performed more then 30 concerts in Serbia, Turkey, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia. Urmin has been performing in all leading orchestras in Serbia. Urmin was selected as the laureate of the ArtLink the Most Promising Young Artist Award in Serbia for 2015 and played his winning recital at the Kolarac Endowment Concert Hall. His first CD will be published by ArtLInk in October 2016.
Uki Ovaskainen was born in Espoo in Finland in 1975. He studied at the famous Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, graduating from the latter with distinction. He completed postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. He is active as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed concerts throughout Scandinavia and in Germany, Austria, Israel, Spain, Russia, Serbia and Croatia. He has won a number of international prizes. Since 2001 he has worked as a répétiteur for strings at the Belgrade Faculty of Music.
J. Brahms: Melodien zieht es mir no. 2, op. 105
J. Brahms: Cello sonata in F major, op. 99
R. Schumann: 3 Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No 1, Op. 11
S. Rahmaninov: Vocalize, Op. 34, No 14
R. Gliere: Nocturne for Horn and Piano No. 10, Op. 35
P. Dukas: Villanelle