Mirko Marić, third horn
Orchestra member since 2013
I take special pride in the fact that:
as a child, convinced of the ugly duckling’s bright future, I was introduced to the world of Momo Kapor;
I grew up under the influence of Andrić, Dučić, Crnjanski, Selimović;
I experienced Rade Šerbedžija’s theatre on the Brioni Islands;
I was intoxicated by Arsen’s arsenic;
my favourite poem is Santa Maria della Salute;
I always cry in front of a Modigliani painting;
I listen to vinyl;
I like the feel of a photograph under my fingers;
I believe in Friendship;
I vote for Love;
I come from the Plains;
most importantly, I learnt how to make dreams come true with the magic power of music…
Mirko Marić was born in Sremska Mitrovica in 1983. He started his music education in the Petar Krančević Music School’ in the class of Aleksandar Gošev (Macedonia). He finished the Isidor Bajić Music High School in Novi Sad in the class of Jelena Jeremić. Following enrollment in the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, he studied in the class of Professor Ferenc Tarjáni (Budapest, Hungary) and Professor Nenad Vasić. He finished his studies at Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of Professor Boštjan Lipovšek. During his education, he received many first, second and special awards at state and international competitions in Novi Sad and Belgrade.
In 2008, he performed as a soloist accompanied by the Academy of Arts Orchestra at the Novi Sad Synagogue. On that occasion, he performed Mozart’s Concerto No 3 in E flat Major for horn and orchestra.
So far, he has attended seminars held by recognized hornists from Europe and worldwide such as: Stefan Dohr (Germany), Ferenc Tarjáni (Hungary), Boštjan Lipovšek (Slovenia), Luis Garcia (Brazil), Andreas Casale (France), Georg Pol (Germany), Francis Orval (Belgium), Michael Hinterholzer (Austria/Germany).
He has gained his experience as an orchestra player in many orchestras where he held different positions from first horn to eighth horn: Subotica Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Serbia, Ns Brass Orchestra, Academy orchestras (Novi Sad, Ljubljana), Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphonic Orchestra, Junge Philharmonie (Stuttgart), Serbian National Theater Opera Orchestra (worked part-time as third horn), Woodwind and Brass Orchestra of the Academy of Music (Ljubljana), Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra (since 2004), Youth Symphony Orchestra of South-Eastern Europe and Maribor International Orchestra. Since the establishment of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Banjaluka, he has worked as a guest first hornist. He is also a solo hornist of the Orfelin Orchestra from Novi Sad.
In 2010, as a member of the Academy of Music Horn Quartet, he won a gold plaque and also the first award at the Slovenian state competition TEMSIG.
In February 2011, he was part of the EUPHONY Symphony Orchestra on Central European tour under the baton of maestro Zoltán Kocsis (Hungary). He performs regularly at NOMUS and BEMUS festivals as a chamber and orchestral musician.
He is the founder of the Novi Sad Wind Quintet and the HoRORn horn octet from Slovenia.