The Belgrade Philharmonic will open the 53rd Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS) with violinisit Nemanja Radulović instead of pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, who had been announced earlier. The concert will be held at Kolarac Hall on November 1, at 8:00 p.m. Radulović and the Belgrade Philharmonic will perform Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2, in addition to works by Glinka and Rachmaninov, making this unexpected performance a nice introduction to Radulović’s already scheduled concert with the Belgrade Philharmonic in February of next year.
The long-awaited meeting between pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and the Belgrade Philharmonic has been postponed and the audience’s curiosity to hear one of today’s most popular pianists will be replaced by the pleasure of listening to the absolute star of music podiums worldwide – the inimitable Nemanja Radulović.
“We all plan concerts months in advance and occasionally something happens at the last minute to foil our plans. I was in Belgrade for a few days and was due to fly to Paris today. I was happy about Khatia, an artist I love very much, performing at the opening of BEMUS together with my wonderful colleagues in the Belgrade Philharmonic. However, after being invited to remain here and play, I had to check with my family and manager about my next commitment and it turned out that I could fit this in. So, dear friends, I am really looking forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s unplanned performance, where I will play Prokofiev Second Violin Concerto. I am also looking forward to playing for you in February at Kolarac Hall together with the Belgrade Philharmonic. But most of all, I would like Khatia to come to Belgrade as soon as possible and share her art with all of us,” Nemanja Radulović said.
Nemanja performs with the Belgrade Philharmonic frequently, cultivating a special and strong musical friendship. This concert joins the long list of concerts that Nemanja Radulović has had with the Belgrade Philharmonic, including the unforgettable performances at Kolarac Hall and at the famous Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, in addition to the concert scheduled for February, when the audience will be in for a special concert treat: Nemanja Radulović and the Belgrade Philharmonic performing Tchaikovsky’s famous Violin Concerto.