Celebrated violinist Nemanja Radulović returns to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra after many years for a double performance, under the leadership of Maestro Eiji Oue, on Thursday and Friday, 7–8 April (Kolarac, 8pm). Nemanja will play Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1, while the repertoire for die-hard romantics will be opened by Strauss’ Don Juan and concluded by Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony. The distinctive energies of the violin virtuoso, the passionate Maestro and the BPO musicians make the winning combination for performance of the programme that thematically belongs to the series For Lovers.
Nemanja Radulović is one of the world’s best-known artists, who has taken the world of classical music by storm in just a few years with his virtuosic playing and adventurous programming. Music has taken him around the globe several times, and now he returns to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra after 17 years, with a special emotion:
“I am delighted to play in Belgrade again, this time as part of the Belgrade Philharmonic’s concert season, with the brilliant orchestra musicians with whom I grew up and, in my opinion, one of today’s most inspiring conductors, Maestro Eiji Oue, with whom I have cooperated since 2003. I am especially pleased that we will play Bruch’s Violin Concerto, to which I have an emotional attachment because I played the same piece in my first appearance at Kolarac Grand Hall 20 years ago. I hope the audience will enjoy it!”
Nemanja is as an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon, with which he goes from strength to strength, building on his talents by working with some of the most prestigious musical institutions around today. He has nurtured a special professional relationship with Eiji Oue, one of today’s most exciting conductors, which has resulted in their joint CD – Paganini Fantasy. The international conducting star of enviable biography, which includes mentors such as Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein, is Conductor Laureate of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and cooperates with the world’s most prestigious orchestras. Since the season 2014/15, he has been a regular guest conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, rendering its concerts unforgettable with his unique intensity.
Programmatically fitting the series For Lovers, the repertoire performed by the two music stars, in unique combination with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, includes the most romantic works of the entire musical literature. Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 ranks as one of the most popular ones; Strauss’ Don Juan searches for the ideal woman and undergoes the transformation of his personality, while Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony, the best-known of his six works in this genre, derives inspiration from the composer’s hidden emotions and suppressed feelings.