About us

Who we are

We are dedicated to creativity.

Adria = sea or water, possibly from ancient Venetic and Illyric word adur.

 

 

Maja Žarković, director

I have been working in music, theatre and media as a musician, manager, consultant and educator for over 25 years: I was co-founder and director of several international projects in Croatia: Baroque Seminars Aestas Musica, Musical Vehicle, Musica Eterna Dubrovnik and Early Music Festival Dubrovnik and director of  Opera at Croatian National Theatre of Split as well as director of Music Programme of Split Summer Festival. I was also Head of Music at the European Mozart Academy in Poland.  As a broadcaster at Croatian Radio 3 Programme I edit and host music and culture programmes, appear as a music dramaturge and create Ars Acustica works. After schooling in Split and Zagreb and being a violinist of Croatian National Theatre of Split Opera for several years, I got a scholarship and graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, where I studied viola with Brian Hawkins, violin with Grigori Zhislin and Baroque violin with Catherine Mackintosh. My strong interests in creativity, psychology and sociology led me to further my studies at UCL Institute of Education (Master of Arts in Music Education) and City University London (Master of Arts in Arts Management).

 

Dunja Puača, assistant manager / marketeer

I attended my first classical music concert when I was 1 year old and I got “infected” so much that I have been a regular concert and theatergoer ever since.

Arts and creativity are my passions. I studied marketing at the University of Split, Faculty of Economics, participated in productions by theatre company Play Drama in Split, led by theatre director and writer Elvis Bošnjak, and took part in organisation and marketing of several arts education projects and festivals such as Musical Vehicle in Split and  Aestas Musica in Varaždin.

I am also a certified jewelry maker and attended advanced jewelry workshops in Florence. I volunteer for a non-profit association Animal Friends Croatia.