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Jovan Kolundžija & Natalija Mladenović

Wednesday, July 8th, 8 pm
Kolarac Foundation Hall
Jovan Kolundžija, Violin
Natalija Mladenović, Piano


Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Sonata for violin and piano in D major

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata for piano and violin No. 8 in G major, Op. 30/3 (1803)
Allegro assai
Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Allegro vivace


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Dumka, Russian rustic scene in C minor for piano, Op. 59 (1886)
Andantino cantabile – Con anima – Moderato con fuoco – Andante meno mosso – Adagio, diminuendo
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Havanaise, Op. 83 (1887)

Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Polonaise in D major, Op. 4

In cooperation with Guarnerius Art Centre

The leading Serbian violinist Jovan Kolundžija, graduated from the Belgrade Academy of Music under Professor Petar Toškov and continued his post-graduate studies with Professor Henryk Szeryng. During his early career he became Professor Szeryng’s favorite disciple and one of the most praised violinists in the world. Jovan Kolundžija gave more then four thousand concerts all over the world.
Jovan Kolundžija performed in the most prestigious concert halls and in the world such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tchaikovsky concert hall in Moscow, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Concert hall Georges Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Beas Artes in Mexico City, Gevand Haus in Leipzig, Dvořák concert hall, etc. and concert tours took him all over the world. He was invited to the most important festivals (Salzburg, Berlin, Evian, The Prague Spring, Bratislava Musical Festivities, all important festivals in former Yugoslavia…) and he held numerous humanitarian concerts.
He collaborated with many distinguished artists such as Henryk Szerying, Alexis Weissenberg, Aldo Ciccolini, Yevgeni Svetlanov, Carlo Zecchi, Milan Horvat, Lovro Matačić, Václav Smetáček, Oskar Danon, Alexis Hauser, Veronika Dudarova, Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Hans Peter Frank, Siztin Ehrling, Pavle Dešpalj, Živojin Zdravković, Mladen Jagušt, Sheldon Morgenstern…
His exclusive concert projects such as The Magnificent Ten, where he was a soloist in ten different concertos played in only four days (with St. George Strings and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra), have attracted enormous interest. He performed in subsequent seasons complete opuses of violin sonatas by L. van Beethoven (2008), W. A. Mozart (2009) and J. Brahms (2010). He has numerous recordings to his credit, including the recently released CD of complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach.
He plays on the famous Guarnerius violin made in 1754. by Petrus Guarneri in Venice, which was recommended to him by Professor Henryk Szeryng in the USA.
Jovan Kolundžija is the founder of Art Centre “Guarnerius” in Belgrade, which was given the status of the Cultural institution of national importance in 2013 by the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

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