9.7. 2016 ob 21:00
Vila Prešeren
Free admission.

An evening of opera arias and popular songs, performed by Dragoljub Bajić, Ksenia Dyachenko and Natalija Radić.

Dragoljub Bajić, bas, soloist of the opera of the National Theatre, was born in Belgrade.  He started learning singing with Prof Ljubica Zivkovic in "Stankovic” music school. After finishing secondary music school he enrolled the Operatic Studio of the National Theatre in Belgrade where he worked with the famous prima donna Biserka Cvejic on vocal technique, and at the Faculty of Music Art he studied solo singing with Prof Nikola Mijailovic, another great name of the Serbian music scene.

He won numerous awards among which are the first prizes at the competitions "Vojislav Vuckovic”, "Petar Konjovic” and "Lazar Jovanovic”. He is the laureate of the republic competition of solo singers (2003) and the recipient of the special award for the best performing of the given composition at the International competition of the Musical youth in Belgrade in 2003. At the same competition in 2008 he won the first prize.During 2009.  In November 2013 he won first prize on international competition –Elena Teodorini in Romania. he had several concerts in Austria and Italy with maestro Riccardo Muti.In the season 2009/2010 Dragoljub is singing in Wiener Staatoper.

In 2004 he became the soloist of the Opera of the National Theatre in Belgrade. He is a regular guest of the Opera Houses in Novi Sad,Craiova(Romania) and he also gives concerts throughout Serbia.

Dragoljub  Bajic, one of the most beautiful voices that has appeared in the last few years, of noble timbre( Tone colour), profound depth of feeling, great musicality and flawless technique, praised both by the public and the critics, at the main stage of the Belgrade opera, has realised the following leading roles:

Sarastro in Die Zauberflőte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mustafa in L italiana in Algeria by Gioacchino Rossini, Raimondo in Lucia de Lammermoor, Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti, Prince Gryemin in Eugene Onegin by Pjotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky,Zaccaria in Nabucco, Fernando in Il Trovatore and Sparafucile in Rigoletto by Guiseppe Verdi,La forza del destino and he also played in Don Carlos and Aida by Guisepe Verdi, and in Gianni Schicchi and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

Ksenia Dyachenko was born in Russia and started to play piano when she was 6 years old. She finished her studies in Russia (Saratov State conservatory named alter L.Sobinov) with professor Asya Kireeva and in Spain (Conservatorio Superior de Musica "Salvador Segui” in Catellon) with professor Brenno Ambrosini.

In 2007 she won the Special Prize for Contemporary Music at the "IBLA GRAND PRIZE" International Piano Competition (Ragusa, Italia) and the 1st Prize at the National Competition for Professors in Volgograd. 

 In 2009 she obtained the 1st Prize at the International Festival for Young Pianists in Sigüenza (Spain) and the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition "Antón García Abril” (Teruel, Spain). In 2010 she got the 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition "Ciutat de Carlet” (Valencia, España), and she started her activity in Spain playing Recitals in towns like Valencia, Castellón, Zaragoza, Huesca, Teruel, Siguenza.

In October 2010 she received unanimously the First Prize at the XIII "José Roca” International Piano Competition in Valencia, where her performance of the Concerto KV466 by Mozart in the big Hall of the Palau de la Música was applauded by public and critics. In 2011 she played recitals in Spain such cities as Zaragoza, Teruel, Huesca, Gandia, Valencia (Palau de la Musica), where she got very good critics in local and national newspapers, and also in Germany (Hamburg). 

In July 2011 she received a Special mention and Diplom of «Best performer of Music of 20th Century” at the International Piano competition "Carl Filtch” (Sibiu, Romania) and in August 2012 she got the 3rd Prize at the International "PanMusica” Piano competition in Vienna (Austria), continuing during all the year her activity with solo recitals in Spain, where she was invited by the prestigious "Juan March” Foundation (Madrid), and in Germany (Hamburg).

In February 2013 she offered recital Barcelona and in May 2013 she offered recital in Valencia and Castellón (Spain). During autumn 2013 she offered recitals in Hamburg ("Alfred Schnittke Academy International”) and Dortmund in "Internationales Konservatorium am Phoenixsee” (Germany).
During the season 2014-2015 she offered recitals in november and in march in Belgrade, Serbia (Kuca Kralja Petra I) and in Siguenza, Spain (Auditorio "El Pósito”) in May. In september and november 2015 she offered recitals in Kolarac and in UK "Parobrod” (Belgrade, Serbia) and in february 2016 in Serbian Academy Science and Art.

From 2008 she is living in Belgrade (Serbia) and following her pedagogical activity, giving group, individual lessons and Masterclasses. Her pupils won many Prizes at the International Piano competitions in Europe. 

Natalija Radić completed her primary school education at Muzicka Skola Herceg Novi-violin department in Herceg-Novi, Montenegro. 
Her High School education is continued in Kotor, Montenegro- department for solo singing in the class of Professor Mirela Scasni (1997-2001).

She participated in numerous competitions in the country and abroad, where she has won a great number of first place awards. In 2001. Natalija began her university education in Belgrade, Serbia at the Academy of Arts- solo singing in the class of Professor Radmila Smiljanic where she graduated in 2006. with an average score of 9.5.

With the academy choir „Colegium musicum" she performed on concerts in Italy, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia and China.

As a member of the Opera Studio of the „National Theatre" in Belgrade she had a role in the following operas: „A Would-be Lady"- M. Logar, „Suor Angelica"- G.Puccini, „Gianni Schicchi"- G.Puccini, „The Bat"- J. Strauss.

She also participated as a solist on a numerous authorial concerts by distinguished composers Aleksandar Simic and Ivan Brkljacic, as well as drama performances at the Belgrade Drama Theatre.

From 2007-2014 she was employed as a professor of solo singing and the head of the department at the school for primary and secondary music education „Josif Marinkovic" in Belgrade, Serbia.
Her students have brought her outstanding achievement and numerous awards in the country and abroad.

Currently working as a professor of solo singing at the school for music education in Trzic, Slovenia, Natalija continues to gain awards on various competitions.

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