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Cro-Art Festival Vienna and violinist Andrea Nikolic

Violinist Andrea Nikolic organises a festival of contemporary Croatian music in Vienna from 4 to 8 May 2020 at Bank Austria Salon im Alten Rathaus, Barocksaal, at the address Wipplingerstraße 8, 1010 Wien.

The festival will feature 20th century composers as well as contemporary ones in a programme of chamber instrumental and vocal works, performed by the festival’s artistic leader, violinist Andrea Nikolic and the Wien International Soloists Ensemble WISE.

This is the first edition of the festival that aims to promote Croatian music during Croatian presodency over the Council of Europe in 2020.






Experience performances in magical places


Nela Šarić, Soprano

Soprano NELA SARIC sings Contessa in the New Generation Festival in Florence in August 2019. The NGF network offers audiences an array of awe-inspiring performances throughout the year, showcasing rising stars of the opera, theatre, visual arts and music industry in extraordinary settings from the Swiss mountains of Andermatt in Winter to the Italian Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini al Prato in Florence at the end of every August.

LA SERENISSIMA WINS Baroque Instrumental Gramophone Award 2017

“La Serenissima have a glorious and all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project, and ‘The Italian Job’ has all their typical hallmarks: a fresh, zinging tone alive with vitality and enjoyment, an effortless easy panache from both ensemble and soloists, and the whole underpinned by a scholarly attitude to programming and performance style.” La Serenissima’s The Italian Job was announced as winner in the Baroque Instrumental category of the 2017 Gramophone Awards. Artistic Director Adrian Chandler will be accepting the award on 13 September at the 40th anniversary ceremony in London.

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SMETANA TRIO BBC Music Magazine Chamber Award Winner 2017

“These are quite simply benchmark performances of these life-affirming works. The Smetana Trio proves hugely responsive to the Czech composer Martinů’s characteristic sprung rhythms, effervescent humour and contrasting moments of introspective lyricism. It’s an intoxicating mixture that leaves you puzzled as to why such incredible music has not yet established itself firmly in the repertory.”



Mare Nostrum and Andrea De Carlo