MAG FESTIVAL 2019
Ivan Božičević (1961), Croatian composer, organist, pianist, arranger and jazz musician. He studied composition in Belgrade with A. Obradović and organ in Frankfurt with E. Krapp. His
opus encompasses four symphonic works, as well as numerous chamber, choral, soloistic and electronic compositions. His works are performed and recorded all over Europe and the USA, issued at 17 CD-s, printed by several
US publishers (Walton Music, EC Schirmer, Abundant Silence, Manhattanbeach) and in Germany (Schott). Ivan was awarded with many recognition and prizes for his works. He leads the composition class at the Split Academy
of music (Croatia).
Ante Grgin completed his clarinet studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. For several years, he was the lead clarinetist at the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1995 he became professor of clarinet at
the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He has won numerous recognitions in contests in Geneva, Munich and Prague and he has served on the jury of many national and international contests. Among the numerous national awards,
he has received for his performance skills and pedagogy, the Association of the Musicians of Serbia Lifetime Achievement Award stands out. His composition opus with interwoven elements of jazz, evergreen and classical
music has enriched the literature for wind instruments
Ivan Končić (Dubrovnik, 1988) gained his musical education at the Luka Sorkočević Art School in Dubrovnik and then he studied composition at the Zagreb music academy in the class of prof. Željko Brkanović. His works
were performed by Zagreb Philharmonic, student projects „Foot-note“ and „HR project“, Zagreb youth chamber orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Cantus ensemble and others. He won many prizes and scholarships. His
current employment is external associate at the Zagreb Music Academy, and at the “Brkanović music school” in Zagreb as a teacher of theoretical subjects.
Composer and double bass player, Dubravko Palanović (Zagreb, 1977.) finished his double bass studies in 1999 with prof. Josip Novosel and composition studies with prof. Željko Brkanović in 2008, both at Zagreb Music
Academy. Currently he is a member of Zagreb Philharmony Orchestra. He is founder of „Acoustic project“ where he plays, composes and arranges music with other renowned Croatian musicians. Dubravko composed pieces for
many renowned orchestras and ensembles in Europe. He was awarded with numerous prizes for his works. His music is performed worldwide and recorded by many renowned Croatian musicians.
Margareta Ferek Petrić was born 1982 in Zagreb, Croatia. She studied composition with Ivan Eröd, Chaya Czernowin and Klaus Peter Sattler at The University of Music and performing Arts in Vienna. She was granted scholarships
from various institutions and foundationsIn 2011 she received a "Theodor Körner award" for an orchestral composition "Take 7".2017 the city of Vienna honored Ferek-Petric with "Förderungspreis des Stadt Wien“
for music.Few of her latest works have been recorded on albums published by Decca Records and Croatia Records. Margareta´s music is being regularly commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles, instrumentalists
and festivals, as well as played in radio stations around the world. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Gordan Tudor (1982), saxophone player and composer. He was educated in Split, Zagreb, Amsterdam and Paris. Gordan is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions for saxophone players and composers
and has performed throughout Europe and North America. His music is performed in Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil and RSA. Gordan works as a Saxophone and Chamber Music Docent at the Split
University Art Academy.
Bruno Vlahek (Zagreb, 1986) is a Croatian pianist and composer. He graduated piano at the Zagreb Academy of Music as one of the youngest students in the history of this institution. He obtained a soloist diploma
at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and received a master's degree at the Hochschule für Musik Köln (piano, composition and improvisation). He has composed more than 50 orchestral, chamber, solo and choral works of various
genres which have been performed around the world. His compositions acclaimed highest awards.