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Massimo Mercelli & Meri Bojić-Radojčić

Tuesday, July 14th, 8.30 pm
King Peter I’s House
Massimo Mercelli, Flute
Meri Bojić-Radojčić, Piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  
Sonata for flute and piano in G minor BWV 1020

Sonata for flute and piano in B minor BWV 1030
Largo e dolce


Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Sonata in C

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Chansons de Bilitis
La flûte de Pan
La Chevelure
Le Tombeau des Naïades

Michael Nyman (1944)
Yamamoto Perpetuo for solo flute (dedicated to M. Mercelli; Belgrade première)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonata for flute and piano
Allegretto malinconico
Cantilena: Assez lent
Presto giocoso

MASSIMO MERCELLI was a student of the famous flautists Maxence Larrieu and André Jaunet, at the age of 19 became the first flute of the Teatro La Fenice of Venice and won the ‘Francesco Cilea Prize’, the International Competition ‘Giornate Musicali’ and the Stresa International Competition.  
He plays regularly in the most important concert halls of the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, Herculessaal in Munich, Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Auditorium RAI in Turin, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Saint Martin in the Fields and Wigmore Hall in London and at the festivals of Ljubljana, Berlin, Santander, Vilnius, S. Petersburg, Bonn, Jerusalem and  Warsaw.  
He performs with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Massimo Quarta, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Peter-Lukas Graf, Maxence Larrieu, Aurèle Nicolet, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Susanna Mildonian, Patrizzia Tassini and with orchestras such as the Moscow Soloists, the  Wiener Symphoniker, the Solisti della Scala, the Prague Philarmonia, the S. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Virtuosi Italiani, the Salzburg Soloists, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
He is the artistic director and founder of the Emilia Romagna Festival and since 2001 has been a member of the directing committee of the European Festivals Association (EFA) and in April 2011 he was elected as vice president of this prestigious European association.
He played in the first performance of ‘Facades’ by Philip Glass accompanied by the composer on the pianoforte and has held a masterclass for the Rostropovich Foundation.  He performed at the Berlin Philharmonic during the official season and at the Moscow Philharmonic in a Galà with Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer.  In August 2008 as a soloist in the premier of Ennio Morricone’s Cantata ‘Vuoto di Anima Piena’ directed by the composer himself and at the Warsaw Philharmonic he participated in the festival celebrating Krzysztof Penderecki’ 75th birthday. He performed the world premier of the concert for flute and orchestra by Michael Numan dedicated to him.  
Massimo Mercelli has been a member of the juries for the numerous international competitions.

MERI BOJIĆ-RADOJČIĆ received her BA and MA degree from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she is appointed as a senior artistic associate at the Department for Wind Instruments. During her career she performed with Aurel Nicolet, Knut Sonstevold, Mathias Allin, Stanislav Apolin, Ljubiša Jovanović, Leonid Peisahov, Vincent Lucas, Julie Koidin, Dejan Gavrić, Matej Zupan, Matjaž Debeljak, Agustin Leon Ara, Gergelji Ices, Sara Čang, Bulent Evcil,  Mišel Belavans.
She performed at the International Review of Composers, Belgrade International Cello Fest, Budva Theatre City, Belgrade Flute Fest. International Competition Petar Konjović engaged her several times as an official pianist for highest categories. Same appointed was given to her by 37th edition of the Jeunesses Musicales International Competition in Belgrade.

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