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Smiljka Isaković, harpsichord

Monday, 4 July
Captain Miša's Mansion Courtyard at 9 PM

Smiljka Isaković, harpsichord
Guest: Andrija Sagić, Percussions


Dejan Despić
TROUBADOUR STANZAS Op.112  for harpsichord
(Verses by 12th and 13th century Troubadour poets)

Jugoslav Bošnjak
MEMORY - REMINISCENT for harpischord

Miloš Raičković

Ivan Jevtić

Zoran Simjanović

Bora Dugić

Vladimir  Maričić

Vera Milanković
(U bašti mi zumbul cveta, Sitan kamen do kamena, Nedo Nedo bela Nedo, Čarna goro puna ti si lada, Stole mi se oženi)
Supported by SOKOJ
Smiljka Isaković is often described as “the Queen of the Harpsichord” and the “First Lady of the Harpsichord” by foreign music critics. She took her Master degrees in Piano from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and in Harpsichord from Royal Music Conservatory in Madrid. Her music education continued with harpsichord specialist studies in Venice, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela and Granada. Smiljka Isaković’s performances throughout Europe, the USA, South and Central America have been highly appraised. In the former Yugoslavia, she frequently performed at all major festivals. Today she performs throughout Serbia, carrying her harpsichord with her.
Her professional biography includes several LPs and CDs for the most eminent music labels in the country and the USA, recordings for Yugoslav Radio Television and numerous foreign broadcasting networks, harpsichord master classes, music essays and reviews, interviews, articles on music and travel reports etc. In 2008 she did her PhD thesis on Art Management, which she teaches at the Faculty of Culture and Media, Megatrend University in Belgrade.
In 2007, Prometej Publishing House from Novi Sad released her book, Zubati osmeh Maksa Grafa (Max Graf’s Large Smile), which contains over 700 music reviews and articles. It has been nominated for the Annual Award of the City of Belgrade, the Isidora Sekulić Award and the Journalists’ Association of Serbia Annual Award.
Smiljka Isaković was included in International Who is Who in Music – an international encyclopaedia of eminent musicians (edited in Cambridge for twenty years now). American Biographical Institute (ABI) put her in 5000 Personalities of the World as the “First Lady of the Harpsichord”. She is also included in Who is Who in Serbia and International Encyclopaedia of Harpsichordists and Organists (St. Petersburg, Russia).
In 1997 she was awarded the prestigious International Tomas Masaryk Award for connecting nations through art, which Luciano Pavarotti had received before her. In 2003 she received International Musician Award 2003 in Cambridge, Great Britain and Golden Badge Award for her unselfish, dedicated and decades-long work and contribution to culture from the Serbian Community of Culture and Education two years later.

Andrija Sagić is a percussionist, composer and producer, who specializes in the interpretation of Medieval music according to authentic manuscripts. The music inspired him to seven years’ research leading to many authentic musical interpretations, through playing of different instruments such as: recorders, baglama, tombak, davoul (tapan) and darabukka. Special attention is brought to medieval motets, Italian Ars Nova and Arabic music.

CEBEF prepares and organizes film, music and multimedia ambient festivals with a tradition spanning over decades.


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