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Katarina Jovanović i Bojana Dimković

Sunday, July 5th, 9 pm
King Peter I’s House
Katarina Jovanović, Soprano
Bojana Dimković, Harpsichord

Mysteries – Baroque Arias and Songs
Niccolò Piccini (1728-1800)
“O nuit, Déesse du mystère“, from opera Le faux Lord

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
“Se Florindo è fedele“, from opera La donna ancora è fedele

Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (1681-1732)  
“Quella fiamma che m'accende“

Alessandro Scarlatti
“Son tutta duolo“

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736)
“Alma del core“, from pastorala La constanza in amor vince l'inganno

Marc’Antonio Cesti (1623-1669)
“Vieni, vieni Alidoro“, from opera Orontea

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
„Mentre dormi amor fomenti“, from opera L’Olimpiade

Marc’Antonio Cesti
“Intorno all'idol mio“, from opera Orontea

Antonio Caldara
“Come raggio di sol“

Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682)
“Col mio sangue comprarei“,  from opera Il Floridoro

Domenico Sarri (1679-1744)
 “Non ha ragione, ingrato“, from opera Didone abbandonata

Katarina Jovanović began her international career winning the First prize and the Audience prize at The Montserrat Caballé International Voice Competition 2000. In 2002 Katarina was the finalist of the Placido Domingo OPERALIA Competition in Washington D.C.
Katarina has worked with Jean Claude Casadessus, Jacques Mercier, Christian Curnyn, Alexandar Rahbari, Peter Robinson, David Porcelijn, Brad Cohen, Mark Shanahan, Edmond Colomer, Thomas Rösner, Mladen Jagust, José Collado, Riccardo Accocela etc.
Operatic roles performed include: Violetta Valery (La traviata), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Marguerite (Faust), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Aida, Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Lina (Stiffelio), Mimì (La bohème), Norma, Contessa (Il Nozze di Figaro), Suor Angelica, Elettra (Idomeneo), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) etc. Since 2003 until 2007 she has performed regularly for Opera Holland Park in London and appeared in the roles of Lina, Mimi, Maddalena and Leonora (Il Trovatore).                  
She has an extensive song repertoire. She appeared in recital in London, Paris, Washington, Chicago, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Reims, Cannes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nice, Avignon, Versailles, Belgrade, Montpellier, Lisbon, Porto, Brisbane, Bucharest etc.
Katarina took part in several international television programmes, notably ARTE production of “Stars von Morgen” under the patronage of Montserrat Caballé. She also recorded Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with RTE Orchestra and Andreas Delfs in Dublin, as well as Jan van Gilse’s La Sulamita with David Porcelijn for RTVE Orchestra in Madrid. She has got a long standing cooperation with the French MEZZO television and some of her most successful recitals from Salle Gaveau and Opera de Reims are regularly broadcast since 2005.                                                                                             
Katarina Jovanović holds the Masters degree in classical singing from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and she was a member of the Opera Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She attended master classes with Graham Johnson and Robin Bowman. Katarina was also a student at the Summer school in Ravinia and studied with Eschenbach, Hvorostovsky, Quasthoff etc.
Some of Katarina’s most important engagements include Elgar’s The Kingdom in Snape Maltings, European tour of Poemes pour Mi with Jacques Mercier, opening concert for the “Sibiu European Capital of Culture”, Bizet’s Clovis et Clotilde marking the 1000 years of Cathedrale de St. Remy in Reims, Aida for Pretoria State Opera in Pretoria and Johannesburg, Verdi’s Requiem in Les Invalides in Paris, Schoenberg’s Songs op. 8 with Janáček Orchestra under David Porcelijn, as well as live broadcast on France 3, from Theatre Antique in Orange in June 2012, when she sang Casta Diva. In September 2014, Katarina Jovanović debuted as Strauss’ Salome in Serbia. She also sang Four Last Songs with the Romanian Radio and Television Orchestra conducted by Cristian Mandeal. Katarina sang recitals in Cairo and Alexandria as part of her Egyptian tour in November 2014. The concert of arias and duets with some of her prominent colleagues, at Les Invalides in Paris in December 2014 was broadcast live on Radio classique with great success.
In August 2011 Katarina Jovanovic began collaborating with the world renowned lutist and guitarist Edin Karamazov. Katarina works regularly with some of the best European pianists like Brino Fontaine, Susan Manoff, Jerome Ducros, Dejan Sinadinović, Rita Kinka.
Katarina recorded for TransArt LIVE and Naxos. The Naxos recording of Bizet’s Clovis et Clotilde and Te Deum under the baton of Jean Claude Casadesus was named “CD of the Month” by Gramophone magazine in February 2011.                                                                                                               
In April 2003 she was awarded the “Young Artist of the Year Award” from the Serbian Association of Classical Music Artist and in 2003 and 2004 Katarina was nominated for the French music award “Victoires de la Musique”. Since 2008 Katarina Jovanović is a professor at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
Katarina Jovanović was Artistic director of Opera of the National Theatre in Belgrade from 2009 until 2011. In 2013 Katarina Jovanović became Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. This very high distinction was given to her by the French Ministry of Culture.
Katarina divides her time between Paris and Belgrade.

bojana-dimkovic-mBojana Dimković leads a versatile career as a pianist, harpsichordist, chamber musician and lecturer. She is currently a staff member at Faculty of Arts, University of Niš and is writing up her artistic doctorate degree at University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Music.
At the age of sixteen she received a scholarship from the Wall Trust to study music at the distinguished Purcell School in London. She graduated in solo piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and subsequently obtained postgraduate degrees in chamber music and historical performance with the highest marks.
As an active chamber musician and continuo player, she collaborates with many ensembles and individuals. Recent projects were realized with the New Belgrade Opera, Belgrade Baroque Academy, Ensemble Metamorphosis, St. George Strings and with many notable singers and instrumentalists.
Concert engagements include performances in the UK, Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Republic of Ireland, Norway and Island. Most noted are appearances in Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St. John’s Smith’s Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Buckingham Palace. She also participated in the Cheltenham Festival, London City, Oxford Lieder, Tudeley, Hampstead/Highgate, Steve Reich and Hendl festivals as well as in all major Serbian festivals.
Bojana has recorded for the radio and television programmes of the Serbian national radio and television (RTS).

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